AMD promises up to 26% more performance in F1 2021 with its latest GPU drivers

AMD promises up to 26% more performance in F1 2021 with its latest GPU drivers

AMD promises up to 26% more performance in F1 2021 with its latest GPU drivers 

AMD has just launched its Radeon Software 21.7.1 driver, which optimises the company’s graphics cards for F1 2021, promising up to a 26% Performance boost at 1080p on an RX 6800 XT (with Ray Tracing Disabled) and up to a 6% performance increase at 4K with RT enabled. 

With this new driver release, AMD has also added official support for their Radeon RX 6700M, and RX 6600M graphics chips, which will power AMD’s latest wave of Radeon powered laptops. These notebooks will help to add some much-needed variety to the gaming laptop market, a segment where Nvidia has long been dominant. 

Below are AMD’s release notes for their Radeon Software 21.7.1 driver. 

AMD promises up to 26% more performance in F1 2021 with its latest GPU drivers


Radeonâ„¢ Software Adrenalin 21.7.1 Highlights

Support For

AMD Radeonâ„¢ RX 6700M Graphics
AMD Radeonâ„¢ RX 6600M Graphics

F1 2021

Up to 6% increase in performance in F1® 2021 @ 4K Ultra High settings with Raytracing enabled, and up to 26% increase in performance @ 1080p Ultra High settings, Raytracing disabled, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.7.1 on the 16GB Radeon™ RX 6800XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.6.2.RS-389

Fixed Issues

An Oculus service error may be received on Radeon RX 5000 & 6000 series graphics products which prevents the Oculus Link setup software from running.
Lighting corruption may be experienced in Apex Legendsâ„¢ when Radeonâ„¢ Boost is enabled.
Some users may experience elevated memory usage by AMD User Experience Program.
A driver mismatch error may appear when two versions of Radeon software (Windows Store & AMD Support versions) are installed on your system.
Some users may experience higher than expected memory utilization when running 3DMark Time Spyâ„¢.
While playing Carrionâ„¢, some users may experience image corruption when Anisotropic Filtering is enabled.

Known Issues

– Game Compatibility advisor in Radeonâ„¢ Software Experience may incorrectly advise some users their CPU and/or GPU do not meet the minimum requirements to play some games.
– Resident Evil Villageâ„¢ may experience an intermittent application hang or TDR on AMD Radeon VII graphics products in the first mission of the game.
– Enhanced Sync may cause a black screen to occur when enabled on some games and system configurations. Any users who may be experiencing issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a temporary workaround.
– Connecting two displays with large differences in resolution/refresh rates may cause flickering on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
– Radeon performance metrics and logging features may intermittently report extremely high and incorrect memory clock values.
– If Ryzen Master is not detected in Adrenalin software after installation, a system restart may be required.
– If Blue or Black screen is observed in mobile systems, temporarily disable Enhanced sign-in.
– A Blue or Black screen may be observed after updating to the latest Radeon Software. A workaround is to disable core isolation.
– Lower than expected performance may be observed on select AMD Athlonâ„¢ mobile systems.

AMD Link for Windows Known Issues

– Intermittent grey frame corruption might be observed when streaming with HEVC on certain configurations via an Internet connection. A workaround is to use the AVC encoding setting instead.


RS-389, Testing conducted by AMD as of July 14th, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.7.1 and 21.6.2 on F1 2021. Game tested with ultra high presets at 1080p (Raytracing disabled) and 4K (Raytracing enabled). Performance may vary.

AMD promises up to 26% more performance in F1 2021 with its latest GPU drivers

 Desktop GPUs 

Radeon Product Family Compatibility

Radeon RX 6000 Series Radeon RX 6000M Series
Radeon RX Navi 5700/5600 Series Radeon VII
Radeon RX 5500 Series RX 5300M (Notebook GPU)
Radeon RX Vega Series AMD Radeon Pro Duo
Radeon RX 500 Series Graphics AMD Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics


Download Links

– Windows 10 (64-bit)

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