AMD Releases PRO Edition 22.Q3 Driver: greatly improve OpenGL performance

AMD’s GPUs have historically underperformed Nvidia’s GPUs for OpenGL-based games and professional applications, and the mediocre OpenGL driver architecture has been criticized. Over the years, AMD has tried to redesign its OpenGL driver several times, but there is still a big gap with its competitors, and Nvidia has more obvious advantages in some areas, relying on better support for application programming interfaces.

AMD recently published a blog post saying that the latest AMD Software PRO Edition 22.Q3 driver rebuilt its OpenGL driver architecture and can significantly improve OpenGL performance by between 2% and 115%, depending on the specific GPU and workload. There will be significant improvements in some CAD and content creation software, such as Autodesk Maya, which is a 72% improvement over the previous version of the driver. There will also be performance advantages in some applications over competitors’ products.

AMD said that the new OpenGL driver architecture would be implemented as early as the AMD Software Adrenalin Edition 22.7.1 driver, which would be available in late July 2022, users of consumer-grade Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards can try the new driver to improve performance.

AMD Software: PRO Edition 22.Q3 drivers have been tested and approved for stability by Lenovo, HP, and Dell, so users can use them with confidence. However, it should be noted that users who use the PC manufacturer’s workstation need to download the driver from the corresponding service provider’s website.