AMD RX6000+ family GPU owners, please update to 22.7.1 drivers for optimal F@H performance

It seems that a lot of GPU problems revolve around specific versions of drivers. Though AMD has their own support structure, you can often learn from information reported by others who fold.

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AMD RX6000+ family GPU owners, please update to 22.7.1 drivers for optimal F@H performance

Post by muziqaz »

Hi,

as cs9k already reported in another thread, AMD finally fixed OpenCL performance with their latest driver version (22.7.1).
Until today majority of RX6000 series GPUs were folding at ~50% of it's capabilities and the last driver which was still offering good performance was 21.3.2, which was not compatible with majority of RX6000 series GPUs. Now your RDNA2 GPUs can match nVidia OpenCL performance with 22.7.1.

If you have older AMD GPUs, you can keep folding on 21.3.2 or older.

For those wondering how much you will gain? Your PPD pretty much will double, or even triple in certain scenarios.
If you are seeing 2.5-5m PPD with your 6800/6900xt GPUs, that means new driver is working for you.

Good luck, and thank you for your contribution
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Re: AMD RX6000+ family GPU owners, please update to 22.7.1 drivers for optimal F@H performance

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I set this post as a Global announcement. Such long awaited big news deserve it ... :)
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Re: AMD RX6000+ family GPU owners, please update to 22.7.1 drivers for optimal F@H performance

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Hear hear! :D
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Re: AMD RX6000+ family GPU owners, please update to 22.7.1 drivers for optimal F@H performance

Post by psaam0001 »

I saw the performance boost on my RX 6500 XT right away. Though things also may have stabilized as well on that Ryzen 3 3200G's iGPU as well.

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Re: AMD RX6000+ family GPU owners, please update to 22.7.1 drivers for optimal F@H performance

Post by BobWilliams757 »

I'm not sure if anyone else noticed, but in the release notes under Fixed Issues:
Lower than expected Folding@home™ compute performance with OpenCL™ API on some AMD Graphics Products such as the Radeon™ RX 6800.
Auto Undervolt may disable Zero RPM fan feature.


It might have taken them a while, but they did hear the concerns from the Folding@Home community. I've also seen people mention the zero RPM issue, so included that.

Though this issue seems to have impacted the faster cards the most, it looks like even my iGPU is going to see a boost based on initial WU's since the update.
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Re: AMD RX6000+ family GPU owners, please update to 22.7.1 drivers for optimal F@H performance

Post by psaam0001 »

The older Vega based iGPU cores that are in the 2000/3000 series Ryzen's may not see that much of a boost. But the RX 6000 series dGPU's will fare better with the right WU's.

Though, we will see what enhancements are in store from the F@H software/OpenMM development team(s), to optimize the AMD card performance in the future (as we saw with adding optimized CUDA support for the NVidia cards).

Paul
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