AMD has made breakthroughs that no one expected, along with the new RDNA 2 architecture and the RX 6000 series. Energy efficiency, hardware optimization, pure performance and technical details aside, we also see some innovations on the software side. Rage Mode, which we will consider here, is basically about overclocking.
First, let’s remind you that the new RX 6000 series graphics cards carry the DirectX 12 Ultimate label. So thus, technologies such as Ray Tracing, Variable Rate Shading, Mesh shadows and Sampler Feedback are supported.
In addition, FidelityFX will support features such as Contrast Adaptive Sharpening, Denoiser, Variable Shading, Screen Space Reflections and Super Resolution. The red team also offers a technology called Radeon Boost that will lower latency values.
Rage Mode: One-Click Overclocking
Rage Mode, in the simplest terms, is a feature that we can speed up our video card without additional settings just with one click.
In fact, this type of feature was previously available in different software. AMD, however, includes this feature in its Radeon Software, allowing its users to perform overclocking in a more controlled way.
Rage Mode allows the system to find the highest stable clock speeds available if activated by the user. When clock speeds increase, performance is directly affected positively.
The automatic overclocking feature will work entirely according to AMD’s own algorithm, and users will not need to adjust it.
So much so that we emphasize that there is always a risk in overclocking operations. As long as this mode is activated, high frequency speeds can cause problems such as crashing, freezing, or warming. But it also matters how well the red team optimizes this feature.
In addition, performance gains from overclocking will also vary depending on the GPU, components on the card, and cooling quality. For this reason, it would be wrong for every user to expect the same experience from Rage Mode.
In addition, we already know that production partners include much higher clock speeds in their own custom designs. Even video cards can be divided into two different models, OC and standard.
Performance gain with Rage Mode
Chipmaker Rage mode did not mention specific performance gains. But a slide image was released that included a combination of Rage Mode and Smart Access Memory Technologies. According to this table, performance increases of up to 13% are seen in total.
On the other hand, the same features are active in comparisons between the RX 6900 XT and the RTX 3090.
It recently introduced a similar feature to its users along with the new GeForce Experience update. Of course, it is a positive development for AMD to make such improvements.
As a result, we have the ability to activate or disable Rage Mode at any time. On the other hand, let’s note that this overclocking process does not invalidate the warranty.
How To Turn On Rage Mode?
In order for us to evolve into this mode, we need to use the current drivers that AMD offers. We change Performance > Tuning via Radeon Software to Preset. All we have to do is activate the Rage option that comes up next