AMD Adrenalin Edition 22.12.2 Driver Slashes RX 7900 XT(X) Power Consumption


AMD has released the second driver with support for the new Radeon RX 7900 XT and XTX graphics cards. Adrenalin Edition 22.12.2 WHQL is an RDNA 3 GPU series-exclusive driver, and its headlining quality is that it can significantly reduce power usage when the GPU is used to accelerate video decoding. Elsewhere in the driver, there are a handful of system and gaming fixes, but no new features seem to have been added.

A number of tech sites and enthusiasts have noticed that the new RX 7900 family GPUs consume a surprising amount of power when decoding video, when multi-monitor setups are idling, or while desktop windows are being moved around. Germany’s ComputerBase was among those that shined a light on these quirky power issues, and it comments that the RDNA 3 GPUs were much more power thirsty during those tasks than the RX 6000 series graphics cards (with RDNA 2 GPU architecture).



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