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AMD promises up to a whopping 24% performance increase in some games with the latest Adrenaline driver update

AMD has released Adrenaline 22.22.2 driver update with a promise of up to 24% performance gain. (Image source: AMD)
AMD has released Adrenaline 22.22.2 driver update with a promise of up to 24% performance gain. (Image source: AMD)
AMD has released the Adrenaline 22.22.2 driver update, promising up to a 24% performance increase in select games on some of the company's mobile CPUs and GPUs. The company achieved the gains by optimizing its Smart Access Memory (SAM) feature.

AMD has released a new driver update for some of the company’s mobile CPUs and GPUs. The update, Adrenaline 22.22.2, promises up to 24% performance uplift in certain games when using Smart Access Memory (SAM). With SAM, AMD CPUs have full access to a GPU’s memory, resulting in potentially increased performance.

According to AMD, after installing Adrenaline 22.22.2 and turning SAM on, users can expect performance improvements of up to 24% in games such as Assassins Creed: Valhalla, Fortnite, Battlefield 5, Borderlands 3, and Cyberpunk 2077. For instance, In Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, users running the game on 1080p with Ultra-quality settings on a system with a Ryzen 7 5800H and an RX 6600M can expect the game to gain around 24% more fps compared to Adrenaline 22.2.1.

For F1 2021 and Gears 5, with the same CPU/GPU configuration and graphics settings, reported performance gains fall around 17% and 12% respectively. Battlefield 5 and Borderlands 3 are expected to improve by 23% and 18% respectively while running on a Ryzen 9 5900H and RX 6800M machine with a resolution of 1080p and Ultra quality presets.

Finally, Cyberpunk 2077 will only enjoy an uplift of around 10% on 1080p/Ultra with a Ryzen 9 5900H and a Radeon RX 6800M in tow.

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Fawad Murtaza, 2022-02-18 (Update: 2022-02-18)