The most interesting aspect of this patch is AMD’s claim of a 4.5% performance improvement in Prey using the RX 580 8GB over 17.5.1. The fine print reveals their system specs:
- Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card
- Intel i7 5960X CPU
- 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory
These components combined with performing the tests at 3840x2160 ensure a bottleneck on the GPU during testing, just as we do. An average of 24.5 FPS on version 17.5.1 versus 25.6 FPS on 17.5.2 isn’t exactly buttery smooth, but a 1.1 FPS increase does indeed round up to 4.5%.