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AMD's Latest Drivers Deliver Tremendous Performance Gains in this Week's Game Releases

Up to 21% performance boost is possible in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

AMD's Latest Drivers Deliver Tremendous Performance Gains in this Week's Game Releases

AMD's latest drivers are a must download for the latest games

AMD has just launched their Radeon Software 21.10.3 drivers for Windows 10 and Windows 11, delivering tremendous performance gains in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and Age of Empires 4. If you are interested in playing either of these games, you should install these new drivers to get the most out of your Radeon graphics card. 

With AMD's RX 6800 XT, AMD has reported a 45% increase in performance at 4K Max settings in Age of Empires IV and a 21% increase in performance within Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy at 4K Ultra settings. These performance increases from AMD are staggering, so much so that it makes pre-launch AMD performance information regarding both games irrelevant. 21% and 45% are insane performance increases for a driver update. Props to AMD's driver team for implementing these changes so quickly. 

These new drivers from AMD also add support for DOOM Eternal's 6.66 update and Riders Republic. What follows are AMD's full release notes for their Radeon Software 21.10.3 driver. 
  

AMD's Latest Drivers Deliver Tremendous Performance Gains in this Week's Game Releases  

Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.3 Highlights

Support For

- Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

- Up to 21% increase in performance in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy™ @ 4K Ultra Settings, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.10.3 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6900 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.10.2.RS-423

- Up to 21% increase in performance in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy™ @ 4K Ultra Settings, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.10.3 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.10.2.RS-424

- Riders Republic

- Age of Empires IV

- Up to 45% increase in performance in Age of Empires™ IV @ 4K Max Settings, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.10.3 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.10.2.RS-425

- Doom Eternal: Update 6.66

Fixed Issues

- In Radeon™ Software, the CPU Tuning feature may be missing for some users with AMD Processors such as Ryzen™ 9 5950X Processor.
- Some users may experience elevated disk space consumption by the Multimedia Athena Dumps folder.
- While playing a game, some users may experience a black screen flicker if they have multiple displays connected and they attempt to switch between open windows (via Alt + Tab shortcut).
- Battlefield™ V may crash during gameplay on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6600 Graphics.
- Image corruption may be observed on some characters when Radeon™ Boost is enabled while playing Cyberpunk 2077® on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6700 XT Graphics.

Known Issues

- Users may experience display corruption issues when they set their Samsung™ Odyssey G9 C49G95T monitor to 5120X1440 @ 240Hz.
- Visual artifacts may be observed while playing Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6800M Graphics.
- AMD Radeon™ Software may crash or become unresponsive while playing some DirectX® 11 games such as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds™ with multiple displays connected in extended mode.
- 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.
- 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.

Footnote

RS-423 – Testing conducted by AMD as of October 21, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.3 and 21.10.2 on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy™. Game tested with ultra preset at 4K. Performance may vary.

RS-424 – Testing conducted by AMD as of October 21, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.3 and 21.10.2 on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy™. Game tested with ultra preset at 4K. Performance may vary.

RS-425 – Testing conducted by AMD as of October 20, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.3 and 21.10.2 on Age of Empires™ IV. Game tested with max preset at 4K. Performance may vary.



AMD's Latest Drivers Deliver Tremendous Performance Gains in this Week's Game Releases  

Desktop GPUs 

Radeon Product Family Compatibility

Radeon RX 6000 SeriesRadeon RX 6000M Series
Radeon RX Navi 5700/5600 SeriesRadeon VII
Radeon RX 5500 SeriesRX 5300M (Notebook GPU)
Radeon RX Vega SeriesAMD Radeon Pro Duo
Radeon RX 500 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics

 

Download Links

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


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