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AMD's latest drivers reduce power consumption by up to 72%, but not for gaming


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AMD recently released the Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 driver update. That updated drivers bring several significant features, such as the ability to stream games between PCs. While those features are impressive, the new drivers appear to bring one more important change that AMD didn't mention; greatly reduced power consumption. According to TechPowerUp, Radeon RX 6000-series GPUs use significantly less power in non-gaming scenarios following the update.

The RX 6700 XT, RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT were tested by TechPowerUP. The RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT showed reductions in idle power consumption at 1440p resolution. Those cards dropped from 25W to 5W, which is a massive reduction of 72%. Multi-monitor power consumption stayed almost exactly the same in testing. The RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT saw a reduction of up to 30% for media playback.

AMD's latest drivers reduce power consumption by up to 72%, but not for gaming | Windows Central


Good news for AMD owners. 

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