AMD's latest Radeon Preview Driver delivers DirectX 11 Optimisations and a Smart Access Memory boost

Expect better Smart Access Memory performance in Death Stranding and Watch Dogs Legion

AMD's latest Radeon Preview Driver delivers DirectX 11 Optimisations and a Smart Access Memory boost

Expect performance gains in DirectX 11 games with AMD's latest Radeon Preview Driver

AMD has released a new AMD Software preview driver that contains a new suite of DirectX 11 optimisations, promising gamers up to an 8% performance boost. Additionally, AMD has also released a new set of Smart Access Memory enhancements for Watch Dogs Legion and Death Stranding, enabling significant performance gains in both titles.

Since this is a preview driver, not a numbered Radeon Software release, this driver only supports a limited amount of hardware. Currently, this driver only supports AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series products, though it is likely that these optimisations will be supported on other Radeon products with a future AMD Software release.

AMD's latest Radeon Preview Driver delivers DirectX 11 Optimisations and a Smart Access Memory boost

AMD Software Preview Driver May 2022 Release Notes

Radeon Super Resolution

- New “Sharpen Effect” slider that allows you to fine-tune the sharpness effect of RSR to your own desired settings.

DirectX 11 optimizations for Radeon RX 6000 series

- Up to 8% increase in performance in DirectX® 11-based games, using AMD Software Preview Driver May 2022 on the Radeon RX 6950 XT, versus the previous software driver version 22.5.1 RS-470

AMD Smart Access Memory optimizations for Death Stranding and Watch Dogs: Legion

- Up to 10% increase in performance with new SAM optimizations in Death Stranding™ @ 1440p Very High settings and up to 13% increase in performance with new SAM optimizations in Watch Dogs™: Legion, using AMD Software Preview Driver May 2022 on the Radeon RX 6950 XT, versus AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.1RS-471
- Up to 12% increase in performance with new SAM optimizations in Death Stranding™ @ 1440p Very High settings and up to 24% increase in performance with new SAM optimizations in Watch Dogs™: Legion, using AMD Software Preview Driver May 2022 on the Radeon RX 6850 XT, versus AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.1RS-472
- Up to 6% increase in performance with new SAM optimizations in Death Stranding™ @ 1440p Very High settings and up to 6% increase in performance with new SAM optimizations in Watch Dogs™: Legion, using AMD Software Preview Driver May 2022 on the Radeon RX 6650 XT, versus AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.1RS-473

Known Issues

- Visual corruption may be seen in-game menus on Age of Empires™ II: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires™ III: Definitive Edition using Radeon™ RX 6000 Series.
- Some textures may flicker during movement in War Thunder™ using Radeon™ RX 6000 Series.
- Foliage corruption may be seen in The Elder Scrolls® Online with ultra pre-set settings using Radeon™ RX 6000 Series.
- Performance drop may be experienced while playing Fortnite™ with Multithreaded Rendering and DirectX® 11 API on some AMD Graphics Products such as the Radeon® RX 6900 XT Graphics.
- GPU utilization may be stuck at 100% in Radeon performance metrics after closing games on some AMD Graphics Products such as Radeon™ 570.
- Display may flicker black during video playback plus gameplay on some AMD Graphics Products such as the Radeon™ RX 6700 XT.
- Using Radeon™ Super Resolution on 2560x1600 resolution displays may produce a system hang. A temporary workaround is to set the display Scaling Mode to Full Panel.
- 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.

Footnote

- RS-470 – Testing conducted by AMD as of April 26th, 2022, on a test system configured with a Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU, 32GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6950 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with AMD Software Preview Driver May 2022 and 22.5.1 in 10 select DX®11-based games at different resolutions and settings: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey™ (1080p, ultrahigh pre-set), Far Cry 6®, (1080p, ultra pre-set), Farming Simulator 22™ (1080p very high pre-set), Grand Theft Auto™ V (4K, ultra pre-set), A Total War Saga™: Troy (1080p, ultra pre-set), Total War™: Warhammer III (1080p, ultra pre-set), Watch Dogs Legion (1080p, ultra pre-set), Apex Legends (4K, ultra pre-set), Overwatch (1080p, Epic pre-set), Valorant™ (1440p, high pre-set). Performance may vary.
- RS-471 – Testing conducted by AMD as of April 26th, 2022, on a test system configured with a Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU, 32GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6950 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.1 and AMD Software Preview Driver May 2022 with 2 games. Game tested with various presets at different resolutions. Performance may vary.
- RS-472 – Testing conducted by AMD as of April 26th, 2022, on a test system configured with a Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU, 32GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6750 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.1 and AMD Software Preview Driver May 2022 with 2 games. Game tested with various presets at different resolutions. Performance may vary.
- RS-473 – Testing conducted by AMD as of April 26th, 2022, on a test system configured with a Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU, 32GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6650 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.1 and AMD Software Preview Driver May 2022 with 2 games. Game tested with various presets at different resolutions. Performance may vary.

AMD's latest Radeon Preview Driver delivers DirectX 11 Optimisations and a Smart Access Memory boost

Desktop GPUs 

Radeon Product Family Compatibility

Radeon RX 6000 SeriesRadeon RX 6000M Series

 

Download Links

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

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