AMD’s Radeon Software 21.2.2 Beta driver deliver new bug fixes and extended Vulkan API support

AMD's Radeon Software 21.2.2 driver will address your Blender issues

AMD’s Radeon Software 21.2.2 Beta driver deliver new bug fixes and extended Vulkan API support

AMD has launched a new Beta edition of their Radeon Software 21.2.2 driver, offering Windows users access to the Vulkan API’s new Synchronization 2 Extension and a lot of new bug fixes. 

With this new driver, AMD has updated release notes and a new list of known issues that AMD are working on. Fixed issues include custom fan speed retention issues on Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards, fixes for graphical issues when using RX 500 series GPUs with multiple high refresh rate displays and stuttering issues when AMD’s Record Desktop and Instant Replay options are used on some system configurations. 

This driver is a minor release from AMD, so much so that it retains the 21.2.2 name. Do not download this driver unless you want to use the Vulkan Synchronization 2 extension or are suffering from any of the bugs that are fixed by this driver. 
 

AMD's Radeon Software 21.2.2 Beta driver deliver new bug fixes and extended Vulkan API support  

Fixed Issues

– Objects may fail to render correctly when using EEVEE render in Blenderâ„¢ on Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
– Quake III Arenaâ„¢ may experience corruption during loading or gameplay.
– Performance may be lower than expected in Wolfenstein: Youngbloodâ„¢ when a system is AMD Smart Access Memory enabled.

Known Issues

– A system hang or crash may be experienced when upgrading Radeon Software while an Oculusâ„¢ VR headset is connected to your system on Radeon GCN graphics products. A temporary workaround is to disconnect the headset before install.
– Some resolutions may be unavailable or unlisted in the resolution settings drop down menu for Counter-Strike: Global Offensiveâ„¢ when using 4:3 aspect ratio.
– Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable in Forza Horizon 4â„¢.
– AMD is currently investigating end user reports that Radeon Software may sometimes have higher than expected CPU utilization, even when a system is at idle. Users who are experiencing this issue are encouraged to file a bug report in Radeon Software.
– Brightness flickering may intermittently occur in some games or applications when Radeonâ„¢ FreeSync is enabled, and the game is set to use borderless fullscreen.
– 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.

Added Vulkan Support

VK_KHR_synchronization2

– This extension modifies the original core synchronization APIs to simplify the interface and improve usability of these APIs. It also adds new pipeline stage and access flag types that extend into the 64-bit range. Pipeline stages and access flags are now specified together in memory barrier structures, making the connection between the two more obvious. Additionally, Layout transitions have been simplified by providing generic layouts, which are contextually applied based on the image format. Events are made more efficient as well as they include memory dependency information when they are set on the device. Furthermore, Queue submission has also been changed to wrap command buffers and semaphores in extensible structures, which incorporate changes from Vulkan 1.1, VK_KHR_device_group and VK_KHR_timeline_semaphore. This adds a pipeline stage to the semaphore signal operation, mirroring the existing pipeline stage specification for wait operations.

Fixed Issues

– Enabling Record Desktop and Instant Replay may cause hitching or stutter during fullscreen video playback on some system configurations.
– Custom fan settings may not retain after waking from sleep on Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
– Graphical glitching may occur on Radeon RX 500 series graphics products when at idle or at desktop with multiple high refresh rate Radeon FreeSync displays connected.
– Disabling performance metrics overlay while in game can sometimes cause frame freeze or stuttering.
– Lower than expected performance may be experienced on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products in Xuan-Yuan Sword VIIâ„¢.
– Mouse corruption may be experienced when changing graphics options to Vulkan® API in Serious Sam 4â„¢.
– Corruption may be visible on some surfaces in Far Cryâ„¢ Primal on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.

Known Issues

– Brightness flickering may intermittently occur in some games when Radeon FreeSync is enabled, and the game is set to use borderless fullscreen.
– Metro Exodus, Shadow of the Tomb Raiderâ„¢, Battlefieldâ„¢ V, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War may experience intermittent application crashes with DirectX® Raytracing enabled.
– Anisotropic Filtering in Radeon Software graphics settings is not taking effect in DirexctX®9 applications on RDNA graphics products.
– Crysisâ„¢ Remastered may experience corruption on character models on Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics products.
– World of Warcraft: Shadowlands may fail to launch when DirectX®12 API is selected on Windows®7 system configurations.
– Some games may experience stuttering when set to borderless fullscreen and an extended display is connected running the Netflixâ„¢ windows store application on RDNA graphics products.
– Radeon recording and streaming features may fail to enable on AMD Radeon HD 7800 series graphics products.
– Screen space reflections may appear with flickering corruption in Battlefieldâ„¢ V on RDNA graphics products.
– Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.
– Performance Metrics Overlay and the Performance Tuning tab incorrectly report higher than expected idle clock speeds on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products. Performance and power consumption are not impacted by this incorrect reporting.
– 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

AMD's Radeon Software 21.2.2 driver will address your Blender issues


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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