Image: AMD

You never know what you’ll discover when you start digging into the BIOS of a new graphics card, such as deprecated or unannounced features. Igor Wallossek has found something interesting, as has become the norm with this year’s graphics card releases. This was done with the latest BIOS supplied by software engineer Patrick Shur. You might remember Patrick’s name, as he was the one who reported that the ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 6800 XT could boost up to 2.56 GHz.

Using overclocking software More Power Tool (MPT) with an AIB AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, he discovered various power modes available to the card. It has become normal to see at least two or three modes (e.g., quiet, balanced, turbo), which can save headaches for those wanting to switch performance. Igor found a new “Rage” mode with this card.

Image: Igor’s Lab

We see three modes in this screenshot, along with the new Rage mode. While it may seem the same as the balanced mode, take a closer look at the power limit – it’s been raised to six percent. What is even stranger is that Rage mode’s RPM equals Quiet. Igor estimates this increased power limit would put TDP at around 320 W, but it could be far higher. Clock speed and other unknowns would play a large factor in the final TDP.

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4 Comments

  1. Is it a secret mode if amd announced it and used it in their charts? It isn’t like we didn’t know about a rage mode. I’m scratching my head at this one.

  2. [QUOTE=”Grimlakin, post: 23024, member: 215″]
    Is it a secret mode if amd announced it and used it in their charts? It isn’t like we didn’t know about a rage mode. I’m scratching my head at this one.
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    AMD had announced it but never fully clarified about its implementation. To be honest it still doesn’t sound like they’ve settled on common language for how it works or what it will do exactly. Igor was the 1st one to find legitimate existence of it in the BIOS while AMD has only spoken about it being some kind of feature, possible user profile, or something using a slider. See this article. [URL]https://www.pcinvasion.com/amd-rage-mode-overclocking-warranty/[/URL]

  3. Im betting this is something for AIBs to use and benefit from, perhaps even define their own marketing on it.

  4. [QUOTE=”Uvilla, post: 23038, member: 397″]
    Im betting this is something for AIBs to use and benefit from, perhaps even define their own marketing on it.
    [/QUOTE]
    I agree. At this point it seems like AMD kind of threw it out there but, for the moment, is leaving AIBs to develop.

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