AMD’s launches their Radeon Software 21.8.2 driver for Myst and Aliens: Fireteam Elite

AMD releases its Radeon Software 21.8.1 driver for their RX 6600 XT graphics card

AMD’s launches their Radeon Software 21.8.2 driver for Myst and Aliens: Fireteam Elite

AMD has launched its Radeon Software 21.8.2 driver for Windows, adding new game-specific optimisations for Myst’s new PC version, Aliens: Fireteam Elite and the new Enhanced Edition of Little Nightmares II. 

Alongside these new game optimisations comes a series of new bug fixes, enhancing the stability of AMD’s graphics cards when recording H.265/HEVC video using OBS, and stability improvements for players of F1 2021 and Control. AMD has also confirmed that they are working on issues that impact Payday 2, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Myst. 
 
Below are the release notes for AMD’s Radeon Software 21.8.2 driver. 

AMD's launches their Radeon Software 1.8.2 driver for Myst and Aliens: Fireteam Elite  

Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.2 Highlights

Support For

– Myst

– Up to 6% increase in performance in Myst @ 4K Medium settings with Raytracing enabled, using Radeonâ„¢ Software Adrenalin 21.8.2 on the 16GB Radeonâ„¢ RX 6800XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver edition 21.8.1.RS-398

– Aliensâ„¢: Fireteam Elite
– Little Nightmares IIâ„¢: Enhanced Edition

Fixed Issues

– Users may experience difficulties ending a recording session on Open Broadcaster Softwareâ„¢ when recording in H265/HEVC codec on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeonâ„¢ RX 6800 XT.
– While playing F1® 2021 in Split Screen mode, image corruption may be observed on one of the players’ screens.
– Radeon software application may become unresponsive when some users attempt to launch the application.
– While playing Controlâ„¢ using DirectX® 12, users may observe corrupt light rays on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeonâ„¢ RX 6600 XT.
– Upgrading to the latest Radeonâ„¢ graphics driver may cause the auto update feature on Ryzenâ„¢ Master to stop working.

Known Issues

– Open Broadcaster Softwareâ„¢ may continue to run in the background after a user ends a recording session and closes the application.
– Visual artifacts in PAYDAYâ„¢ 2 may be observed during gameplay on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeonâ„¢ RX 6800 XT.
– AMD is investigating a black screen issue that may be experienced while playing Mystâ„¢ or Kingshuntâ„¢ on some Radeonâ„¢ RX 6800 XT graphics products. A temporary workaround is to disable Performance Metrics Overlay or Radeonâ„¢ Image Sharpening in Radeon Software.
– Driver timeouts may be experienced while playing a game & streaming a video simultaneously on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeonâ„¢ RX 500 Series Graphics.
– Radeon Software may crash or become unresponsive while playing some DirectX® 11 games such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegroundsâ„¢ with multiple displays connected in extended mode.
– Playing Horizon Zero Dawnâ„¢ for an extended period may lead to a driver timeout or game crash on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeonâ„¢ RX 6700 XT.
– 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.
– 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.

Footnotes

RS-398 – Testing conducted by AMD as of August 18, 2021 on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.2 and 21.8.1 on Myst. Game tested with Medium preset at 4K with ray tracing enabled. Performance may vary.

AMD's launches their Radeon Software 1.8.2 driver for Myst and Aliens: Fireteam Elite  

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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