What Is AMD Rage Mode?

What is AMD's Rage Mode and should you enable it? What benefits does it give you and is it worth it? Here's a short guide.

Answer:

Rage Mode is an automatic overclocking feature created exclusively for RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT GPUs.

AMD launched its latest GPU series known as AMD RX 6000, comprising of two innovative components that enhanced performance in comparison to competitor products. These components, named Smart Access Memory (SAM) and Fierce Mode, were introduced by Lisa Su.

SAM is a trait linked to RX 6000 GPUs and Ryzen 5000 CPUs, while Rage Mode is a feature for only the RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT.

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How Rage Mode Works

The term Rage Mode is a callback to one of the first GPUs released by AMD (then known as ATI). In 1996, Rage GPUs were among the most powerful, hence AMD referencing that kind of performance increase with the modern-day feature and new SKUs.

Fury Mode is a software tuning profile that automatically enhances the GPU and increases the fan curve. This won’t provide much improvement, but even a 3% performance increase can make a positive difference.

This might not seem like much, but, considering NVIDIA doesn’t even have built-in manual overclocking, let alone an automatic one, it is an advantage.

We hope that, at some point in the future, NVIDIA will remove some of the less useful features of the GeForce Experience application and implement more important settings/features, including manual overclocking.

How To Enable Rage Mode

AMD Radeon Software

To maximize the performance of your RX 6800 XT or RX 6900 XT, you must utilize the AMD Radeon Software.

This can be started either from the Windows taskbar (the small red icon) or by right-clicking on your desktop and selecting the first option.

After opening Radeon Software, click the Performance tab upstairs and pick Tuning.

This is the overclocking section of the software. All you need to do is select the Rage Mode tuning profile, and you can enjoy the performance increase.

Keep in mind that the speed increase you get from this tuning profile relies totally on the type of your GPU. Various GPU models will provide a distinct automatic overclock.

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