When gaming on your desktop PC, you need the best performance possible. Fortunately, your AMD graphics card is well-suited for high-performance gaming thanks to its unique architecture and excellent driver support. The latest AMD drivers even come with a special feature meant specifically for gamers called Frame Rate Target.
This feature allows you to set a resolution target to monitor performance and track any frame rates below the target while maintaining whatever settings you desire throughout gameplay. With that said, here are some top tips for gaining effective performance from your AMD graphics card in games.
Check Your Driver Version
AMD GPU drivers are constantly updated to improve performance and add new features. Unfortunately, the process of updating these drivers can be a bit iffy at times. To ensure optimal performance and avoid issues with your system, always ensure your AMD drivers are up-to-date. This is especially important if you recently upgraded your GPU or motherboard. Avoid installing a new motherboard or GPU into your system while the AMD driver is still in beta.
On the other hand, AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers are completely different and do not require updating. These drivers are only meant for end-users using the free AMD Ryzen Master Software suite.
Set the Right Settings in games
If your resolution or settings are too low, you’ll most likely experience performance issues. If you’re experiencing low frame rates in games, try to raise the resolution and graphics settings. But, again, too much of something is poisonous. Ensure you do not crank your graphics settings too much to cause overheating.
Overheating will cause reduced performance and even crashes. Increase the graphics settings for better performance while getting a solid 60 FPS. That way, you’ll have the best of both worlds.
Take Advantage of Frame Rate Target
If you’re looking for a way to ensure that you get a solid frame rate at a certain resolution without cranking up the graphics settings, you might want to look into setting up Frame Rate Target. AMD has provided a detailed guide for using this feature.
Go to AMD Gaming Evolved App and click on the “Settings” button in the bottom right-hand corner. From there, select “Advanced Settings,” “Performance Monitoring,” and then look for the “Frame Rate Target” option. Select “Real-Time Resolution” for the best results and enter the desired resolution. Once you’ve done this, refresh the Gaming Evolved App, and you should see new option in the menu to enable “Frame Rate Target.” Select this option, enter your desired frame rate, and you’re ready.
AMD graphics cards can handle various game settings and resolutions thanks to their high performance. Keep your graphics settings as low as possible while playing games with an AMD graphics card to maintain low temperatures and improve performance. When playing, ensure that your power settings are set to high performance and your fan speed is set to auto. This will help keep your system cool and avoid any crashes due to overheating.