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AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Performance

We take the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and AMD Radeon RX 580 and test performance in 13 games (DX11, DX12, Vulkan) from video card launch press drivers to the latest AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 driver released in December. We will see how performance in old and newer games has changed over the course of 2017.
 
Cool little review on driver performance, wish more places would do that. At least the drivers showed some gain over time, but unless something is broken in a driver I would doubt seeing large gains. Sometimes I think gains come more from a developer finally using a feature from a driver that they were not before.
 
It seems 580 owners are better sticking with the last Crimson driver for most games although this is a subset.
Very good article.
 
Interesting, this doesn't mirror my own experiences however. Adrenalin drivers actually lowered performance from 17.11 drivers.

In my own tests, there was an increase in performance between 17.11.1 and 17.11.4 and a drop in performance with 17.12.1.

That's why I am back using 17.11.4's even though there are some nice features in the Adrenalin drivers that I would like to use.
 
I won't update to this. I've spent far too long creating custom profiles for a bunch of games. Until I can save my profiles and then import them into a new driver, I'll keep the old driver.

C'mon AMD: Import/export settings.
 
Why aren't the games which use Vulcan tested at 4k? Vega 64 clearly dominates 1440p with these games and can run them at 4k.

How much of an increase would you even expect in Doom 1440p when your already getting 142fps.
 
A little improvement is better than no improvement. The drivers are very nice in general. It would be hard to improve upon them, really. The user experience is waves better than the green offering. The extra features just added well makes up for the lack of a "game changing" performance improvement.
 
A little improvement is better than no improvement. The drivers are very nice in general. It would be hard to improve upon them, really. The user experience is waves better than the green offering. The extra features just added well makes up for the lack of a "game changing" performance improvement.
Please enlighten us on each of those points.
 
I do like the interface better on AMD the Nvidia driver just seems old school to me on the interface. Either way the important part of any driver is that the card works properly with the game. Very rare a driver update gives a huge boost in performance, usually just means something was broken before.
 
I do like the interface better on AMD the Nvidia driver just seems old school to me on the interface. Either way the important part of any driver is that the card works properly with the game. Very rare a driver update gives a huge boost in performance, usually just means something was broken before.

Yeah AMD's interface is cleaner, but sometimes its harder to find things for new users, its not as intuitive as having a list of everything on one side, also I wish watt man's stability was better.
 
I really like the AMD interface now. It looks modern and proper for 2018. WattMan could still be more stable, but at least you can save profiles now so it's easy to restore if it resets.
 
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