Want to turn your AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU into Nvidia’s flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti? Well, that might actually be impossible, but a developer claims that this new third-party tool will do just that.
Thanks to clever voltage and frequency changes, the developer was able to significantly increase the frequency of the RX 6800 XT. But can we trust these claims?
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Yuri Bubliy shared the news on Twitter, describing the tool and showing benchmark results to prove the claim. Using a clever mix of GPU overclocking and under-clocking, Bubliy was able to increase the clock speed of the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT by 300 MHz, which is no small feat. Perhaps even more impressive is that the developer achieved this without changing the factory settings of the card’s fans and thermal throttling.
Although anyone can change the voltage and frequency to try and get the desired result, not everyone wants it. For this reason, Bubliy is working on an upcoming third-party tool called Radeon Monster Profile. This tool will improve the performance of AMD Radeon RDNA 2 graphics cards by adjusting these things for you, and the result looks promising.
According to the benchmark shown by Bubliy, the utility was able to increase the frequency of the RX 6800 XT by 13% from its maximum storage speed. That, in effect, puts it on par with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and if it proves durable, it would be a great way to boost your GPU with minimal fuss. However, it is important to take these claims with some skepticism.
For one thing, we only see one synthetic benchmark here, and to see if the RX 6800 XT really tracks the RTX 3090 Ti would require a lot more than that, including real-world scenarios where the GPU could be tested. . Just because Bubliy was able to achieve this result in a single benchmark does not mean that the gains will remain the same in all areas. The second thing is that to do this safely would require pretty strong cooling to ensure that the GPU remains stable.
There’s also the fact that pure frequency adjustments won’t magically turn an AMD card into an Nvidia card; the feature set will always be different and that might be important for some users. Still, if all you want is to see a performance boost, it’s good that there may soon be a tool to make this task more accessible. Don’t forget that you can already try this at home thanks to GPU underpowering, for which we have an in-depth guide here.