If you have one of the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards and are looking rather longing for RTX 4090, we may have good news for you. The new third-party utility software claims to provide a massive performance boost for RDNA 2 GPUs, enough to potentially outperform the flagship RTX 3090 Ti of the current generation, all without crazy price tags now attached to the Green Team cards.
“Radeon Monster Profile” (RMP) comes from the coding and overclocking enthusiast Yuri Bubliywhich claims to have developed an application software that gently modifies the voltage and frequency curves of RDNA 2 cards to improve performance.
Bubliy is well known in the hardware enthusiast community as it has already developed AMD focused software for component monitoring and overclocking (in particular, its HYDRA software for Ryzen processors, whose RMP is a tool extension). RMP is his latest creation and will be available later in 2022.
In a Twitter post explaining some of the details, Bubliy explains that the RMP enables the RX 6000 cards to reach their “maximum potential”, with particular focus on areas such as the VRAM subsystem, where lowering the operating voltage has allowed a reduction in heat generation to keep the card as a whole working within a safe temperature range.
Autumn plans. You already heard about my new calculator for DDR5 (demo coming soon), today it’s time to tell you about settings for RDNA2 graphics cards that may surprise you. 🔴 RX 6800XT> 🟢 RTX 3090TI this is reality. RADEON MONSTER PROFILE (RMP) More on the slides … pic.twitter.com/WnVUJOdmuRSeptember 24, 2022
Analysis: It’s impressive, but let’s not get excited just yet
Bubily claims the Radeon Monster Profile can boost performance RX 6800 XT by over 13% without any thermal throttling problems, which makes this card slightly above the standard settings RTX 3090 Ti – with much lower power consumption. This is a major performance leap, but as usual, we don’t use third-party software to improve the GPU.
Also note that the performance data provided is from the 3DMark Time Spy GPU Test – a synthetic benchmark often used to evaluate graphical performance. We don’t know what other components Bubliy used for testing, nor do we know how well this overclocked RX 6800 XT performs in actual gaming and rendering testing.
Using third-party software to fine-tune your GPU – especially in a way as aggressive as this one – can also potentially void your warranty, so be careful if you decide to test the RMP post-release. AMD has own software, Radeon Adrenalin, for GPU overclock that could be safer. You can also check out our guide to GPU overclocking.
Still, we’re quite intrigued by the RMP as it represents a way for RDNA 2 GPU owners to bridge the performance gap for once. RDNA 3 arrives later this year. Sure, the RX 6800 XT is not one of the the best graphics cards there, but if the RMP can safely improve its performance, it will become a much more sane GPU choice.