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AMD's Radeon Software 21.10.1 driver delivers healthy performance boosts and Windows 11 support

Up to a 13% performance boost in Far Cry 6

AMD's Radeon Software 21.10.1 driver delivers healthy performance boosts and Windows 11 support

AMD's Radeon Software 21.10.1 delivers up to 13% more performance in Far Cry 6

AMD has just launched its Radeon Software 21.10.1 driver, delivering game-specific optimisation for four games including Far Cry 6, Battlefield 2142's Open Beta, Naraka: Bladepoint and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. This driver also features full support for Windows 11. 

In Far Cry 6, this new driver from AMD delivers performance gains as high as 13% with AMD's RX 6600 XT at 1440p Medium Settings with Ray Tracing Enabled. Similar performance gains can also be seen with AMD's RX 6700 XT and AMD's RX 6800 XT at various settings//resolution combinations. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' DirectX 12 mode has also received a performance boost, with AMD stating that their RX 6800 XT can now deliver up to 11% more performance in the game at 4K Ultra settings. 

AMD's Radeon Software 21.10.1 driver also delivers several stability fixes, all of which can be seen in the driver's release notes. These release notes can be read below. 

AMD's Radeon Software 21.10.1 driver delivers healthy performance boosts and Windows 11 support  

Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 Highlights

Support For

- Microsoft® Windows® 11 Operating System

- Far Cry® 6

- Up to 10% increase in performance in Far Cry® 6 @ 1080p Ultra Settings with raytracing enabled, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 on the 12 GB Radeon™ RX 6700 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.9.2.RS-412
- Up to 12% increase in performance in Far Cry® 6 @ 4K Medium Settings, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.9.2.RS-413
- Up to 13% increase in performance in Far Cry® 6 @ 1440p Medium Settings with raytracing enabled, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 on the 8 GB Radeon™ RX 6600 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.9.2.RS-414

- Battlefield™ 2042 (Open Beta)

- Naraka: Bladepoint™

- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds™

- DirectX® 12
- Up to 11% increase in performance in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds™ @ 4K Ultra Settings with DX12, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.9.2.RS-415

Fixed Issues

Playing Horizon Zero Dawn™ for an extended period may lead to driver timeouts or game crash on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6700 XT.
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.
Some users may experience high idle memory clock speed values when two or more monitors are connected to their system.
Driver timeouts may be experienced while playing The Medium™ on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6700 XT.
On full GPU load, Radeon™ Software may incorrectly display higher than actual GPU power consumption values.
While playing Wreckfest™ or Arma™ 3, image corruption may be experienced when viewing foliage.

Known Issues

- Open Broadcaster Software™ may continue to run in the background after a user ends a recording session and closes the application.
- 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-412 – Testing conducted by AMD as of September 30, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 and 21.9.2 on Far Cry 6. Game tested with ultra preset at 1080p, raytracing enabled. Performance may vary.
- RS-413 - Testing conducted by AMD as of September 30, 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 21.10.1 and 21.9.2 on Far Cry 6. Game tested with medium preset at 4K. Performance may vary.
- RS-414 – Testing conducted by AMD as of September 30, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6600 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 and 21.9.2 on Far Cry 6. Game tested with medium preset at 1440p, raytracing enabled. Performance may vary.
- RS-415 – Testing conducted by AMD as of September 29, 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 21.10.1 and 21.9.2 on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Game tested with ultra preset at 4K, DX12. Performance may vary.


AMD's Radeon Software 21.10.1 driver delivers healthy performance boosts and Windows 11 support  

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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