Radeon delivers major changes with AMD Software 23.12.1

AMD Software is rounding off 2023 with a major update – New UI, new features, and more

AMD has launched a new driver update for users of Radeon RDNA graphics cards. This update gives AMD’s drivers a new UI design, adds new features in the form of HYPR-RX Eco, Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling (HAGS), and delivers improved AI performance.

This new driver update from AMD is also ready for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. This is the second driver that AMD has released for this game. This new driver from AMD brings this game’s optimisations into AMD’s primary driver stack. It may also include further game optimisations.

AMD has also improved their Radeon Drivers with support for new Vulkan API extensions, expanded OpenGL Interop support, and a long list of fixed issues. This includes improvements to idle power consumption for RX 7000 series GPU users who use high refresh rate multi-monitor setups. Full release notes for AMD’s 23.12.1 driver update are included below.

New Feature Highlights

  • New Game Support
    • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
  • NEW AMD Software UI Redesign – The Home and Gaming tab have undergone a UI redesign in this latest update of AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition.
    • HYPR-RX profiles can now be enabled easily on a global basis, or per-game on the Home Tab; additionally, games on the Home tab now will display key art for a more vibrant experience
    • When users go to the Graphics section within the Gaming tab, they will be able to learn more about specific features in each HYPR-RX profile by clicking on individual features to display a content block that contains more information about what benefits each feature enables
    • Now when you view your performance metrics in AMD Software, you can choose to customize elements such as the background or text colours, default enabled metrics through profiles, as well as select options such as showing the metrics overlay only while a game is open.
  • Introducing: AMD HYPR-RX Eco – designed with power savings in mind, when HYPR-RX Eco is enabled, AMD Software will enable a suite of features for gamers to experience power savings with one click
    • HYPR-RX Eco will launch initially with support for Radeon 7000 Series graphics support and RDNA 3 platforms
  • Expanded OpenGL Interop Support – AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.12.1 expands support for FRTC, Radeon Super Resolution, Overlay, Record and Stream features to OpenGL games.
  • Additional OS Feature Support
    • Support for Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling for Radeon RX 7900/7800/7700 series GPUs. Click HERE for more information.
  • Additional SDK Support
    • Additional Vulkan extensions. Click HERE for more information.
  • AI and Machine Learning
    • DirectML improvements and optimizations for Topaz AI and DaVinci Resolve on AMD Radeon RX 600M, 700M, 6000, and 7000 series graphics.

Fixed Issues

  • Improvements to high idle power when using select dual monitor display setups with mixed resolutions and high refresh rate displays (such as 1440p @ 120/144Hz + 1080p @ 120/144Hz or 2160p @ 120/144Hz + 1080p @ 120/144Hz) on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
  • Intermittent micro-stuttering may be experienced when running Chromium-based browsers on systems that pair a Radeon RX 7000 series GPU with a secondary display connected to an AMD Ryzen 7000 series processor.
  • Stars may intermittently fail to appear while playing Crysis Remastered.
  • Certain textures may become invisible while playing Final Fantasy X HD Remaster on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
  • Intermittent corruption may be observed on the racetrack while playing EA Sports WRC.
  • Intermittent stutter while playing Overwatch 2 on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeon RX 6900 XTX.

Known Issues

  • Audio may intermittently become out of sync with video when recording from AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition with AV1 codec.
  • Intermittent grey screen after driver upgrade with certain monitors (such as Nixeus NX-EDG274K) on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
  • Performance drop may be observed in some light DirectML workloads.
  • Graphics API metric may show as N/A in certain UWP applications.
  • Intermittent flickering of certain ground textures may be observed while playing War Thunder with 4x SAAA enabled on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeon RX 7900 XTX.

Important Notes

  • Starting in January, AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition driver releases will no longer support AMD Link. This move will allow AMD to put more focus on developers with our SDKs such as the AMD Advanced Media Framework that allow them to enable streaming functionality within their solutions. Gamers can continue to use AMD Link until then. Click HERE for more information.
  • Factory Reset has been temporarily disabled as a precautionary measure while we address isolated installation issues that have been reported during PC upgrades. Users may use AMD Cleanup Utility as a temporary option.
  • For users who previously installed an AMD Software insider preview driver, running AMD Cleanup Utility is recommended before installing this driver.
  • Graphics profiles and performance metrics setting mays may be adjusted after upgrading from previous AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition driver versions. Users experiencing issues may use the settings reset option in either the graphics or performance metrics page to recover to default settings.

AMD Software GPU support

AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.12.1 supports graphics cards as far back as AMD’s Radeon RX 5000 series. This driver only supports RDNA based Radeon graphics cards.

PC gamers can download AMD’s 23.12.1 GPU driver for RDNA and newer GPUs here.

You can join the discussion on AMD Software 23.12.1 on the OC3D Forums.

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