AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is up to 67% Faster with the Latest Adrenalin Driver Update

AMD recently released a new graphics driver that boosts performance by double-digit percentages. This Radeon Software Adrenaline Edition update mostly focuses on “Forza Horizon 5” and “The Last of Us.” The performance uplift conferred, though, is not something you see with an everyday driver update. For example, Forza Horizon 5 is a whopping 67% faster with the new driver on the Radeon RX 7900 XT at 1080p. Via Ancient Gameplays.

Similarly, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX also sees a healthy ~32% boost in performance with the new driver at 1080p. The gains are smaller at higher resolutions, indicating a CPU bottleneck rather than a GPU limitation. At 1440p, the Radeon RX 7900 XT is 46% faster with the latest driver, while the 7900 XTX gains over 30% more frames than the previous drivers.

At 4K, the gains drop to 23% on the Radeon RX 7900 XT, further evidence of a CPU-side limitation with the previous driver. The RX 7900 XTX is ~24% faster at 4K, in line with what the XT exhibited.

The Last of Us sees a smaller uplift on both RDNA 3 cards. The RX 7900 XTX is 22% faster at 1080p and 14% faster at 4K using the new drivers.

It’s worth noticing that even the older Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs get a healthy 10-25% boost with the new drivers.


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