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Hey all!

 

I currently have a AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB (Sapphire Nitro+) and I just bought a AMD Radeon 6700 XT 12GB (also Sapphire Nitro+)(I paid $1,096.20 for it (after tax) from Newegg if anyone was wondering). I know just plugging in a new GPU can cause driver conflicts and in turn, cause other issues.
 

So I was wondering, should I delete the current GPU drivers and let the new one load it’s own? I should mention that I am using AMD’s software, I think it’s called Adrenalin? It takes care of driver updates, can record gameplay, edit how your GPU works, etc. Would the program just update the drivers immediately so I don’t have to do anything? I Googled it but didn’t really get a clear answer. I don’t really want to uninstall the program and have to reinstall it and lose all of my settings. Does the program have a built in feature that can do this? I looked a bit, but didn’t see anything along those lines.

 

Thank you for any help or insight!

Motherboard - Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) Z390 Gaming ; CPU - Intel i9-9900k ; GPU - AMD Radeon Sapphire Nitro+ 6700 XT 12GB ; RAM: Corsair Vengence RGB PRO 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz ; PSU - Corsair RM850x, 850 Watt, 80+ Gold Certified ; Displays - Asus 27" 144hz 1080p curved monitor, Samsung 24" 1080p monitor, Sceptre 24" 1080p tv, Hisense 43" 4k tv ; Case - Corsair Crystal Series 680x ; Cooling - Corsair H100i RGB Platinum SE AIO, 6 Corsair iCue QL120 RGB 120mm fans, 2 Corsair iCue QL140 RGB 140mm fans

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The general consensus for this is usually "It's preferred but not required." Things will usually work just fine when sticking with the same brand of GPU, but it's usually a good idea to do it just in case. If you really don't want to lose settings and things like that, run it with the old drivers, and if you run into issues, then go for DDU.

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RX 480 and 6700XT use the same driver package so you shouldn't have to do anything with drivers.

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Thanks Cyracus and Ronothan for your replies.

 

I installed the GPU without doing anything beforehand and it seems to be working perfectly. Though it didn’t update any drivers or such after starting it with the new GPU in, which worries me some (I assume each card has its own specific driver, but could be wrong). But all is working okay so far.

 

Hope this may help someone in future!

Motherboard - Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) Z390 Gaming ; CPU - Intel i9-9900k ; GPU - AMD Radeon Sapphire Nitro+ 6700 XT 12GB ; RAM: Corsair Vengence RGB PRO 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz ; PSU - Corsair RM850x, 850 Watt, 80+ Gold Certified ; Displays - Asus 27" 144hz 1080p curved monitor, Samsung 24" 1080p monitor, Sceptre 24" 1080p tv, Hisense 43" 4k tv ; Case - Corsair Crystal Series 680x ; Cooling - Corsair H100i RGB Platinum SE AIO, 6 Corsair iCue QL120 RGB 120mm fans, 2 Corsair iCue QL140 RGB 140mm fans

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Thanks Cyracus and Ronothan for your replies.

 

I installed the GPU without doing anything beforehand and it seems to be working perfectly. Though it didn’t update any drivers or such after starting it with the new GPU in, which worries me some (I assume each card has its own specific driver, but could be wrong). But all is working okay so far.

 

Hope this may help someone in future!

Motherboard - Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) Z390 Gaming ; CPU - Intel i9-9900k ; GPU - AMD Radeon Sapphire Nitro+ 6700 XT 12GB ; RAM: Corsair Vengence RGB PRO 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz ; PSU - Corsair RM850x, 850 Watt, 80+ Gold Certified ; Displays - Asus 27" 144hz 1080p curved monitor, Samsung 24" 1080p monitor, Sceptre 24" 1080p tv, Hisense 43" 4k tv ; Case - Corsair Crystal Series 680x ; Cooling - Corsair H100i RGB Platinum SE AIO, 6 Corsair iCue QL120 RGB 120mm fans, 2 Corsair iCue QL140 RGB 140mm fans

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30 minutes ago, Subratrix said:

Thanks Cyracus and Ronothan for your replies.

 

I installed the GPU without doing anything beforehand and it seems to be working perfectly. Though it didn’t update any drivers or such after starting it with the new GPU in, which worries me some (I assume each card has its own specific driver, but could be wrong). But all is working okay so far.

 

Hope this may help someone in future!

Unless you're coming from a really old GPU that isn't supported in the latest drivers, the drivers are the same.

If you really want, you can run DDU and reinstall the driver.

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