AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Gains Nearly 40% Improved Ray Tracing Performance with Latest Drivers (23.2.1): 3DMark DXR Testing

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AMD released its new 23.2.1 Adrenalin Edition driver for Radeon RX 6000 and Radeon RX 7900 Series GPUs this week, and while a complementary article has done well to advertise the performance gains and added features that users can expect from the update, there is apparently some more to that. According to new testing that has been shared online, AMD’s new driver also grants a significant boost to ray tracing performance, with one Radeon RX 6800 XT owner, Beards & Chips’ Florin Musetoiu, sharing 3DMark DirectX Raytracing feature test results that include a boost from 26.2 to 36.2 FPS. This is a nearly 40% improvement over the previous driver, according to some publications.

From a Wccftech report:

Results published by long-time Wccftech reader, Florin Musetoiu over at Twitter, show that his AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT got a boost from 26.20 FPS to 36.20 FPS within the 3DMark DirectX Raytracing feature test. This is a 38.2% improvement over the previous drivers using the same settings & test setup.

Florin also tested the performance within games such as Dying Light 2 where he initially got 59 FPS at 1440p with FSR2 enabled. With the latest drivers, the game saw a boost to 72 FPS using the same settings, PC configuration, and the same location too. This is an improvement of 22% however, this performance jump was already present in the older drivers (22.11.2) which launch in December 22.

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