AMD today released the latest version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers, which are now in version 21.7.1 beta. This new version introduces optimizations for F1 2021, with a improvement of performance of 6% in 4K resolution on a Radeon RX 6800 XT compared to the previous version. Support for new GPUs for Radeon laptops is also introduced RX 6700M Yes RX 6600M, and many fixes that we detail below.
Among the issues fixed in this version of the AMD Adrenalin drivers, an Oculus service error that prevented Oculus Link from running on machines with Radeon RX 5000 and RX 6000 Series graphics stands out, along with other minor errors in the games. We will see everything, but at the beginning you already know that you can download them from the AMD site but also directly update the version you have installed.
What’s New in AMD Adrenalin 21.7.1 Drivers?
As we have already mentioned, this version of AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin adds support for the new GPUs for RX 6700M and RX 6600M laptops, in addition to improving performance by up to 6% in F1 2021 in resolution. 4K (with ultra graphics settings and with Ray Tracing enabled) and up to 26% improvement at 1080p resolution (in this case with ultra settings but without ray tracing).
As usual, this new version of AMD drivers also fixed a handful of issues found in previous ones, such as:
- Sometimes the Oculus Link configuration software did not work when the computer had a Radeon RX 5000 or RX 6000 Series GPU.
- With Radeon Boost enabled, lighting corruption would occasionally occur when playing Apex Legends.
- Some users experienced unusually high memory consumption while running the AMD User Experience Program.
- Sometimes a driver mismatch error appears when two versions of Radeon software are installed on the system.
- Some users have encountered unusually high memory usage while running 3D Mark Time Spy.
- In Carrion, some users encountered a fragmented image when anisotropic filtering was enabled.
Known bugs in this release
No new version is bug-free, and in the one they released today, AMD has already detected issues that they will fix in future versions. Therefore, if any of the following issues happen to you, have no fear as they are already working on fixing them.
- The Game Compatibility Advisor in Radeon Software Experience may incorrectly notify some users that their CPU and / or GPU does not meet the minimum requirements for playing certain games.
- Resident Evil Village may experience an intermittent crash or TDR during the game’s first mission when running on an AMD Radeon VII.
- Enhanced sync may cause a black screen when enabled in some games and system settings. Any user who might experience issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a workaround.
- Connecting two displays with large differences in resolution / refresh rate may cause flickering on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
- Radeon logging functions and performance metrics can intermittently report extremely high and incorrect memory clock values.
- If Ryzen Master is not detected in AMD Adrenalin software after installation, a system restart may be required.
- If you see blue or black screen on mobile systems, they advise you to temporarily turn off enhanced connection.
- You may see a blue or black screen after updating to the latest Radeon software. A workaround is to turn off kernel isolation.
- Below expectation performance may be observed on some AMD Athlon mobile systems.