Rage Mode is an automatic overclocking feature exclusively made for RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT GPUs.
With the release of the AMD RX 6000 series, AMD’s latest GPU lineup at the time, Lisa Su showcased two new features that brought additional performance increase over the competition. Those two features were Smart Access Memory (SAM) and Rage Mode.
SAM is a feature tied between RX 6000 GPUs and Ryzen 5000 CPUs while Rage Mode on the other hand is a feature only for the RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT.
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How Rage Mode Works
The term Rage Mode is a throwback to one of the first GPUs release from AMD (ATI back then). In 1996, the GPUs in the Rage lineup were pretty powerful, thus AMD hinting towards that kind of performance with this feature and new SKUs.
Rage Mode is a software tuning profile that automatically overclocks the GPU and increases the fan curve. Of course, this won’t bring too much improvement, but even a 3% performance increase is nice to see.
It might not seem like a whole lot, but considering that NVIDIA doesn’t even have built-in manual overclocking, let alone an automatic one is a pretty good advantage.
We hope that one day in the future, NVIDIA will remove some of the useless features on the GeForce Experience application and will start implementing real settings/features, including manual overclocking.
How To Enable Rage Mode
To get the most out of your RX 6800 XT or RX 6900 XT, you will need to access the AMD Radeon Software.
It can be started either from the Windows system tray (the small red icon) or by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting the first option.
Once Radeon Software is opened, head over to the Performance tab at the top and then select Tuning.
This is the overclocking section of the software and all you have to do is select the Rage Mode tuning profile. That’s it. Enjoy the extra performance.
Keep in mind, the performance boost you will get out of this tuning profile depends entirely on the model of your GPU. Different brands will deliver a different automatic overclock.