AMD's latest Graphics driver prep Radeon for WWZ: Aftermath, Diablo II: Resurrected and New World
Up to a 13% performance increase in Diablo
Published: 21st September 2021 | Source: AMD Radeon Technologies Group |
AMD's Radeon Software 21.9.2 driver has arrived
AMD has just launched their Radeon Software 21.9.2 driver, delivering game-specific optimisations to users of their graphics cards for World War Z Aftermath (with releases today), Diablo II: Resurrected, and New World (Amazon's upcoming MMO).
In Diablo II: Resurrected, AMD has reported that their Radeon 21.9.2 drivers deliver performance boosts of up to 13% at 4K Very High Settings on an RX 6700 XT when compared to their older 21.9.1 driver. Sadly, AMD has not revealed what framerates the game was running at under these in-game settings.
AMD has also updated their drivers to enable their Auto-overclocking feature for users of Ryzen 5000 series processors and Radeon 6000 series graphics cards. Previously, some users of AMD's 21.9.1 drivers were unable to access this new feature.
Below are AMD's full release notes for their Radeon Software 21.9.2 drivers.
- World War Z: Aftermath
- Diablo II: Resurrected
- Up to 13% increase in performance in Diablo® II: Resurrected @ 4K Very High settings, using Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.9.2 on the 12GB Radeon RX 6700XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver edition 21.9.1.RS-403
- New World
- In Radeon™ Software, the CPU Additional Metrics section within the Performance tab may be missing for some users.
- Some users may receive a compatibility error message when they attempt to load a previously saved tuning profile.
- While playing Hitman™ 3 on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6800 XT, users may experience an issue where water along the shores becomes missing.
- The Auto Overclock feature for CPU in Radeon™ Software may be missing for some users with an AMD Ryzen™ 5000 series processor and AMD Radeon™ 6000 series graphics card.
- Open Broadcaster Software™ may continue to run in the background after a user ends a recording session and closes the application.
- Driver timeouts may be experienced while playing a game & streaming a video simultaneously on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 500 Series 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.
- Playing Horizon Zero Dawn™ for an extended period may lead to a driver timeout or game crash on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ 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.
- 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.
RS-403 – Testing conducted by AMD as of September 17, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 7 5800X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU, and Windows Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.9.2 and 21.9.1 on Diablo II: Resurrected. Game tested with very high preset at 4K. Performance may vary.
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
- Windows 10 (64-bit)