AMD Radeon RX 580 astonishingly pushes over 500 FPS in Minecraft after the Adrenaline 22.7.1 update
AMD recently launched the latest Adrenaline 22.7.1 drivers for Radeon graphics cards. The update not only brought AMD Noise Suppression but also provided an immense boost in OpenGL performance. Thanks to YouTuber 54 FPS, we now have an idea about the impact of the driver update on old GPUs like the RX 580.
RX 580 is based on the comparatively ancient Polaris 20 GPU. It was a price-to-performance champion when it first launched. Per 54 FPS, the RX 580 has gotten a significant OpenGL performance uplift after the Adrenaline 22.71 update. In Minecraft, the RX 580 manages to push an average of 547 FPS and a 1% low of 32 FPS with the new drivers. As a comparison, the card produces an average FPS of 302 and a 1% low of 71 FPS on the previous Adrenaline 22.6.1.
In other words, just by installing the newest drivers, users can experience an astounding 81% average FPS boost.
Discreet GPUs aren’t the only ones that are posting better numbers after the Adrenaline 22.7.1 update. AMD Radeon 680M, the RDNA 2-based iGPU featured in the Ryzen 7 6800U mobile APU, sees a 12% improvement in the OpenGL-based Unigine Heaven benchmark as tested by YouTuber Cary Golomb. Increasing the power budget of the APU from 10 W to 20 W witnesses the chip score 21% better.
All in all, it looks like AMD has hit a home run with the Adrenaline 22.7.1 when it comes to OpenGL optimizations.