New AMD software has emerged: the PRO Edition 22.Q3 driver – and AMD claims to deliver “the most significant performance improvement to date across all OpenGL applications.”
According processor manufacturer, users can expect a performance increase of up to 72% compared to previous versions. The team also provided support for the Windows 11 2022 operating system update.
The redesigned OpenGL driver is compatible with several high-profile releases of the company, most notably AMD 7000 series processors, incl AMD Ryzen 7 7700X and powerful AMD Ryzen 9 7950X.
Tracking significant rebrand in June 2022, the business suite, formerly known as Radeon PRO Software for Enterprise, placed more emphasis on accelerating performance and workflows – especially when using the best 3D modeling softwareCAD tools, VFX softwareand other hardware-intensive applications.
And in series comparative testscomparing the 22.Q3 driver with the previous iteration, the results suggest a significant improvement in content authoring software.
Testing on professional AMD W6600 and W6800 GPUs, the team behind the new driver saw a performance increase of 28-29% in SolidWorks’ top CAD software.
In Autodesk Maya rendering software, that number jumps to 72% on the W6800; 40% on the W6600. Meanwhile, in CATIA – one of the best software tools for architecture – performance gains ranged from 57% to 66%.
Across all areas, AMD announced improved model visualizations, improved handling of larger projects, and streamlined operations. Some tools, such as Maya, also improved overall stability and performance.
“We took a redesigned OpenGL and adjusted it to improve the performance of OpenGL-based Creator and CAD applications such as Autodesk Maya, which saw an increase of 72% over the previous driver and up to 41% over the competition. The new architecture will also benefit low-power Radeon PRO graphics cards, significantly improving the performance of integrated platforms, ”confirmed AMD.
AMD Software Driver: PRO Edition 22.Q3 is available for download here (opens in a new tab).