Adrenalin Software Edition 19.1.1 Driver Performance Analysis featuring the Red Devils RX 590 and the RX Vega 56 with 39 Games

As a regular feature of BabelTechReviews, this driver performance analysis will chart the performance of 39 PC games using the latest Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 19.1.1 which was released last week. We will compare these new drivers with the 18.12.2 and 18.8.40 launch drivers for the RX 590, and also with the 18.12.3 and 18.12.2 drivers for the RX Vega 56.

Last month, the Adrenalin 2019 Edition (18.12.2) was AMD’s special annual update which introduced important new features, and we are comparing 19.1.1 performance with them using both of our test cards.  BTR driver performance analyses track the progress of every major driver release from AMD and from NVIDIA with the games in our 39-game benchmark suite including Just Cause 4 and Battlefield V

We document the performance changes of the current Adrenalin Software 19.1.1 Edition on Windows 10 at 1920×1080 and at 2560×1440 resolutions.  Our testing platform is a recent install of Windows 10 64-bit Home Edition, and we are using an i7-8700K which turbos all 6 cores to 4.7 GHz, an EVGA Z370 FTW motherboard, and 16GB of HyperX DDR4 3333MHz. The games tested, settings, and hardware are identical except for the drivers being compared

For the performance changes of the Adrenalin 19.1.1 drivers in 39 games, let’s get to the test configuration, to the driver release notes, and then to our results.