If you have one of AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards and are looking RTX 4090, we may have good news for you. The new third-party utility software is claiming to provide big performance boosts for RDNA 2 GPUs, enough to potentially outperform the Nvidia flagship RTX 3090 Ti, and all without the crazy prices now attached to Team Green cards.
‘Radeon Monster Profile’ (RMP) comes from encoder and overclocking enthusiast Yuri Bubliywho claims to have created utility software that delicately modifies the voltage and frequency curves of RDNA 2 boards to improve performance.
Bubliy is well known in the hardware enthusiast space, having already created AMD-focused software for monitoring and overclocking components (most notably its HYDRA software for Ryzen CPUs, of which RMP is a utility extension). RMP is his latest work and will be available in late 2022.
In a Twitter post detailing some details, Bubliy explains that RMP allows the RX 6000 cards to reach their ‘full potential’, with particular attention paid to areas such as the VRAM subsystem, where a reduction in operating voltage has allowed heat generation to maintain the board as a whole operating within a safe temperature range.
Autumn plans. You’ve heard of my new calculator for DDR5 (demo coming soon), today it’s time to talk about presets for RDNA2 graphics cards that might surprise you. 🔴 RX 6800XT > 🟢 RTX 3090TI this is reality.🔥RADEON MONSTER PROFILE (RMP) More on the slides…😎 pic.twitter.com/WnVUJOdmuRSeptember 24, 2022
Analysis: This is impressive, but let’s not get too excited just yet
Bubily claims that the Radeon Monster Profile can increase the performance of the RX 6800XT at over 13% with no thermal throttling issues, which makes this card slightly outperform stock settings RTX 3090 Ti – with significantly lower power consumption as well. It’s a serious performance leap, but as always, we’d be wary of using third-party software to tune your GPU.
It’s also worth noting that the performance numbers listed are from the 3DMark Time Spy GPU test – a synthetic benchmark often used to measure graphics performance. We don’t know what other components Bubliy used to test, nor do we know how well this overclocked RX 6800 XT performs in real-world gaming and rendering benchmarks.
Using third-party software to tune your GPU – especially in such an aggressive way – can also void your warranty, so be careful if you choose to test RMP when it’s released. AMD has your own software, Radeon Adrenalin, to tweak your GPU, which might be a safer bet. You can also check out our guide to overclocking your GPU.
Still, we’re quite intrigued by the RMP as it represents a way for RDNA 2 GPU owners to close the performance gap once RDNA 3 arrives this year. Of course, the RX 6800 XT is not one of the best graphics cards out there, but if RMP can reliably improve its performance, it becomes a much more reasonable GPU choice.