Looking to turn your AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU into Nvidia’s flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti? Well, that might actually be impossible, but one developer claims that this new third-party tool will effectively do just that.
Through clever voltage and frequency modifications, the developer was able to increase the frequency of the RX 6800 XT by a considerable amount. But can these claims be trusted?
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🔥RADEON MONSTER PROFILE (RMP)
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Yuri Bubliy shared the news on Twitter, describing the tool and showing benchmark results to prove the claim. Through a clever mix of overclocking and undervolting the GPU, Bubliy was able to increase the clock speed of the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT by 300 MHz, which is no small feat. What is perhaps even more impressive is that the developers have achieved this without changing the card’s fan and thermal throttling settings from the factory.
While anyone can tinker with the voltage and frequency to try and get the result they want, not everyone wants to. That’s why Bubliy is working on an upcoming third-party tool called Radeon Monster Profile. This tool improves the performance of AMD Radeon RDNA 2 graphics cards by adjusting these things for you, and the result seems promising.
According to the benchmark shown by Bubliy, the utility was able to increase the frequency of the RX 6800 XT by 13% above its default maximum speed. This indeed puts it on par with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and if that proved sustainable it would be a great way to boost your GPU with minimal effort. However, it is important to view these claims with some skepticism.
For one thing, we’re only seeing a synthetic benchmark here, and to see if the RX 6800 XT can really keep up with the RTX 3090 Ti, it would take a lot more than that, including some real-world scenarios where the GPU could be tested. Just because Bubliy was able to achieve this result in a single benchmark doesn’t mean the gains will be the same everywhere. The second thing is that to do this safely you would need pretty heavy cooling to ensure the GPU stays stable.
Add to that the fact that pure frequency adjustments won’t magically turn an AMD card into an Nvidia card; The feature set will still be different and that might matter to some users. However, if you just want to see an increase in performance, it’s nice that there could soon be a tool that could make this task more accessible. Remember that you can already try this at home through GPU undervolting, for which we have a detailed guide here.