AMD’s latest driver boasts a 13% performance boost for Resident Evil Village and more!

AMD delivers tonnes of new features with their Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 driver update

AMD’s latest driver boasts a 13% performance boost for Resident Evil Village and more!

AMD has just launched their Radeon Software 21.5.1 driver for Windows, offering PC gamers official support for Resident Evil Village and Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition. 

When using a Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD has reported a 13% performance boost when using their latest drivers in Resident Evil Village over driver version 21.4.1 at 4K Max settings. In Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition, no performance changes were noted in AMD’s release notes. 

AMD’s full Radeon Software 21.5.1 release notes are available to read below, including the driver’s know issues and a list of bugs that have been addressed since the release of Radeon Software 21.4.1.   

For additional performance data for Resident Evil Village, please read our PC Port Report and Performance Analysis for the game. 

AMD's latest driver boasts a 13% performance boost for Resident Evil Village and more!  

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.5.1 Highlights

Support For

– Resident Evil Village

– Up to 13% increase in performance in Resident Evil Village @ 4K MAX settings, with Radeonâ„¢ Software Adrenalin 21.5.1 on the 16GB Radeonâ„¢ RX 6800XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver edition 21.4.1.RS-362

– Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition

Fixed Issues

– Disco Elysiumâ„¢ may experience texture flickering on trees with Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products.
– Performance metrics may incorrectly report temperatures on Ryzenâ„¢ 5 1600 series processors.
– Lower than expected performance may be experienced at 4K resolutions on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products in some Payday 2â„¢ missions.
– Moonlight Bladeâ„¢ may experience an application crash when entering a game with ray tracing enabled.
– Green corruption may be observed in some video previews on the Radeon Software media pages or thumbnails.
– Radeon Software hotkeys using the numpad may sometimes fail to correctly save or work after upgrading to a newer Radeon Software version.
– Radeon Software recording and media files may intermittently fail to detect and tag Rainbow Six Siegeâ„¢ screenshots, replays, or recordings.
– Added Radeon Software game detection for some recently added Xbox Game Pass games.

Known Issues

– Uninstalling or upgrading Radeon Software using the factory reset option may delete AMD chipset driver folders if they are stored in the same directory as the Radeon Software installation. Users who wish to perform a factory reset are recommended to use the AMD cleanup utility instead.
– 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.
– Radeon Software may experience a crash when Record & Stream tab is in use and a display is hot plugged.
– Radeon FreeSyncâ„¢ may intermittently become locked while on desktop after performing task switching between extended and primary displays upon closing a game, causing poor performance or stuttering. A system restart is a potential workaround if this is experienced.
– Cyberpunk 2077â„¢ may experience shadow corruption on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics when ray tracing is enabled.
– The download or launch Ryzen Master buttons in Radeon Software may intermittently disappear or may fail to initialize Ryzen Master.
– If Ryzen Master is not detected in Adrenalin software after installation, a system restart may be required.
– DOTA®2 may experience flickering and corruption on RyzenTM Mobile 5000 series.
– FPS logging may log incorrectly or fail to log on RyzenTM Mobile 4000 series and RyzenTM Mobile 5000 series.
– AMD Link for Windows Known Issues
– AMD is investigating isolated reports of intermittent loss of signal during Stream Optimization if HEVC is used on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products or later. A workaround is to use the AVC encoding setting instead.
– 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.

Footnotes

– RS-362, Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of April 30, 2021 on the 16GB Radeonâ„¢ RX 6800XT, using a test system comprising of AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU (3.7 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3200MHz memory, and Windows 10×64 with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.5.1 versus the previous driver edition 21.4.1 on Resident Evil Village @ 4k MAX settings. Performance may vary.

AMD's latest driver boasts a 13% performance boost for Resident Evil Village and more! 
Desktop GPUs
 

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility

Radeon RX 6900XT Radeon RX 6800 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 580/590 AMD Radeon RX 570
Radeon RX 560  AMD RX 550
Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics AMD Radeon R7 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon Pro Duo AMD Radeon R7 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series Graphics AMD Radeon R5 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Nano Series Graphics AMD Radeon R5 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 300 Series Graphics AMD Radeon HD 8500 – HD 8900 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7700 – HD 7900 Series Graphics


Supported APUs

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility

AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Vega Graphics AMD Athlon Mobile Processors with Vega Graphics
AMD A-Series and FX Processors with Radeon Graphics AMD Ryzen pro Mobile Processors with Vega Graphics
AMD Athlon Pro Mobile Processors with Vega Graphics AMD A-Series Pro Processors with Radeon Graphics


Download Links

– Windows 10 (64-bit)

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