No Love for older GPUs – AMD’s Forspoken driver is RDNA 3 exclusive

No Love for older GPUs - AMD's Forspoken driver is RDNA 3 exclusive

AMD has not released a driver for pre-RDNA 3 GPUs since early December – Radeon’s Forspoken Driver is RDNA 3 exclusive, for now

Radeon has just released AMD Software version 23.1.2, another RDNA 3 RX 7900 series exclusive driver released that delivers to gamers optimisations for Forspoken, support for new Vulkan extensions, and new bug fixes alongside a new IREE compiler that uses the MLIR interface on Vulkan. 

It is now over 48 days since AMD has released a GPU driver for their pre-RX 7900 series graphics cards, a factor that leaves users of the company’s RX 6000 series and older GPUs concerned. This is the first driver that features game-specific optimisations to launch without support for AMD’s older Radeon graphics cards, leaving users of AMD’s older products with a sub-par experience in Forspoken, an AMD branded PC release. Let’s hope that AMD releases a new driver soon that supports their their older Radeon graphics cards.

No Love for older GPUs - AMD's Forspoken driver is RDNA 3 exclusive

Highlights

Support for:

– Forspoken
– IREE compiler using MLIR interface on Vulkan.
– Additional Vulkan extensions. Click here for more information.

Fixed Issues

– AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition may fail to launch with the error message “Delayed Write Failed” on Microsoft® Windows® 11 version 22H2.
– Poor performance and load time may be observed while playing SpaceEngineâ„¢.
– Missing or flickering textures may be observed while playing Emergency 4â„¢.

Known Issues

– High idle power has situationally been observed when using select high-resolution and high refresh rate displays.
– Video stuttering or performance drop may be observed during gameplay plus video playback with some extended display configuration.
– Stuttering may be observed in UNCHARTEDâ„¢ 4: A Thief’s End during the opening game sequence.
– Stuttering may be observed in Forspokenâ„¢ when dynamic resolution is set to enabled.
– Application crash may be observed while opening Premium Gold Packs in EA SPORTSâ„¢ FIFA 23.
– Stuttering may be observed while playing Sea of Thievesâ„¢.
– Corruption may be observed while playing Battlefieldâ„¢ 4 with Post Process Quality settings set to high or ultra
– Some virtual reality games or apps may experience lower-than-expected performance.
– Maximum encode bitrate is limited to 100Mbps for certain applications.  

No Love for older GPUs - AMD's Forspoken driver is RDNA 3 exclusive

Desktop GPUs 

Radeon Product Family Compatibility

Radeon RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XT

 

Download Links

– Windows 10 (64-bit)
– Windows 11 (64-bit)

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