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AMD Claims – latest GPU driver provides an 18% performance boost

by  Tabassum -  Last Updated On 25th January 2022
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AMD claims it’s latest Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.10.2 driver release has a Performance boost of over 18 percent for Radeon RX 5700 XT owners when using the ultra-present to play Modern Warfare, and AMD says in the Outer Worlds, 5700 XT owners would see a performance boost of up to 8 percent.

These claims are asserted based on comparisons between the 19.10.2 and its predecessor, 19.10.1 driver. Fine prints disclose the fact that AMD has taken the numbers from a test system comprising of 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and an Intel Core i9-9900K processor. Depending on the varying configuration of your system, you can expect the results to vary which includes the GPU, AMD’s released notes do not supply any information concerning the performance claims for any other cards like the 5700 or the 5500.

However, unfortunately, pretty bad rendering changes between prior drivers and 19.10.2 has been seen in The Outer Worlds. The changes are so bad that we right away recommend you not to run 19.10.2 when you’re playing The Outer World. Irrespective of what configuration you use, the new driver does cause more than a subtle rendering horizon when it comes to certain effects that didn’t happen with the previous drivers, neither in Intel GPUs nod on Nvidia GPUs. 

The 19.10.2 release has tweaked performance benefits that squashes a few bugs, this includes: 

  • When enabled or disabled Radeon Chill might create an incorrect registry entry.
  • After the change of resolution, or running the in-game benchmark, Borderlands 3 might undergo an application hang.
  • Some Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX Vega series graphics might experience TDR or a thread stuck crash when there is a high GPU load.
  • Launching League of Legends might cause the display to go blank for a few seconds.
  • While playing media in TV applications and Movies by using USB Type-C, The display might flicker for some time.

However, the number of known issues are larger, which includes: 

  • Performance Metrics Overlay can cause screen flashing and stuttering on some applications.
  • AMD Radeon VII might experience elevated memory clocks on desktop or at idle.
  • The Outer Worlds might undergo incorrect rendering of a character model on the screen.
  • In some games at a low game setting or at 1080p, Radeon RX 5700 series graphics might experience stuttering. 
  • When resumed from hibernate or sleep when multiple displays are connected, Radeon RX 5700 series graphics might experience display loss.

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