New AMD graphics cards promise performance gains through ray tracing. However, the boost has not been very significant with users reporting performance problems when running the Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs and Ryzen processors when they run on Microsoft's DirectX 11.
AMD is now rolling out WHQL driver version 23.2.2 which it claims makes the relevant fixes that will allow users to see better performance. On the release notes for the driver, the company details the fix:
“Situational performance drop may be observed in DirectX® 11 based games on Radeon™ RX 6000 series GPUs using Ryzen™ processors.”
AMD has been mostly keeping this flaw from official release notes. The company has not discussed the issue in previous driver changelogs. Although, AMD does make it clear that the issue is “situational”, which explains why it has not been discussing it on notes for wide releases.
In the new release note, the company says the 6000s Radeon GPUs are affected but does not explain which specific Ryzen CPUs are experiencing problems. It is all of them? Maybe.
As this is not a Microsoft-specific problem, Windows 11 and Windows 10 users are left hoping that AMD's changes have fixed the flaw.
As for the wider WHQL driver version 23.2.2 update, it comes with support for two new games. Specifically, Atomic Heat which launched on February 21 and Company of Heroes, which is making its debut today (February 23).
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