AMD's DirectX 11 Boosting Driver Tested - Great news for classic PC games on Radeon

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Wow!

AMD's DirectX 11 Boosting Driver Tested - Great news for classic PC games on Radeon

Huge Performance Gains in Assassin's Creed Odyssey

In Assassin's Creed Odyssey, the performance of our Radeon RX 6800 shot up from an average of 77.4 FPS at 1080p to an average of 90.4 FPS with AMD's May Preview driver. That represents performance gains of 16.7%. 

When looking at 1st percentile framerates, things are even more impressive, as at 1080p our framerates were boosted from 57.2 to 74.3. That's a performance gain of almost 30%. Not bad. 

At 1440p, our Radeon RX 6800 achieved similar performance gains to our 1080p results, achieving nigh-identical framerates. This shows us that Assassin's Creed Odyssey has some kind of hardware/software bottleneck with our system, and that means that higher gains could be possible on a system that offers higher, levels of performance (likely on the CPU/memory side).

At 4K, we saw smaller performance gains, signalling that the gains offered by this new driver (at least in this game), appear to alleviate what was traditionally considered to be a CPU/memory performance bottleneck in Assassin's Creed Odyssey. 

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12-05-2022, 19:53:01

Well I didn't install this i'll wait for it next month no doubt, but i did install the latest driver and tested out death loop with fsr2 it plays fine idk if better or not thou tbh as it was some time since i played it so looks wise not sure but seemed less grainy than i remembered it.

fps wise it's higher thou and the only odd thing is when you load into game the fps is low then rockets afterwards so it's doing something different.Quote

13-05-2022, 09:36:47

Regarding Far Cry 5 you said

That said, it makes us wonder if performance would chance with a processor like AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D or Intel's latest 12th generation CPU models. Would we see performance gains with AMD's new driver if we were less CPU limited?
The AMD blog post about the performance update says that Far Cry 5 has a 4% improvement, and the driver release notes say that at least the gains mentioned in the release notes are with the 5800X3D, so I'd say that yes, you should expect a small improvement with the 5800X3D.Quote

14-05-2022, 18:18:37

I'm curious, With Crysis Remastered, What were the graphical settings as it's not mentioned ?Quote

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