AMD Software 22.5.2 delivers DirectX 11 Boosts and optimisations for Sniper Elite 5 and Hitman 3

Will AMD's DirectX 11 optimisations ever come to older Radeon GPUs?

AMD Software 22.5.2 delivers DirectX 11 Boosts and optimisations for Sniper Elite 5 and Hitman 3

AMD Software 22.5.2 makes Radeon's new DirectX 11 Optimisations Official

AMD has just launched AMD Software 22.5.2, a new set of drivers for the company's Radeon series products that delivers new optimisations for Sniper Elite 5, Hitman 3's new Ray Tracing update, and support for new Vulkan API extensions. In addition to this, this driver also officially adds the company's new DirectX 11 optimisations to the company's AMD Software suite, as these optimisations were previously part of Preview drivers. 

AMD's new DirectX 11 optimisations are exclusive to AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs. At this time, it is unknown if these optimisations will ever arrive on AMD's older Radeon products. You can see the impact of this driver with our preview testing here

AMD Software 22.5.2 delivers DirectX 11 Boosts and optimisations for Sniper Elite 5 and Hitman 3

AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.2 Release Notes

Support For

- Sniper Elite 5
- Hitman 3 Ray Tracing Update
- Additional Vulkan extensions. Click here for more information.

Radeon Super Resolution

- Additional support – RSR is now compatible with AMD Ryzen™ 6000 series processors with integrated graphics.
New “Sharpen Effect” slider that allows you to fine-tune the sharpness effect of RSR to your own desired settings.

AMD Privacy View

- A unique software powered by cutting-edge, eye tracking technology built in partnership with the team at Eyeware – monitors your eye movement and reveals only the spot on the screen you are looking at while dimming the rest, keeping prying eyes away from your screen and your information safer. To learn more, check out our blog post HERE.

DirectX 11 optimizations for Radeon RX 6000 series

- Up to 8% increase in performance in DirectX 11-based games, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.2 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: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.2 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: Adrenalin Editiosn 22.5.2 on the Radeon RX 6750 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: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.2 on the Radeon RX 6650 XT, versus AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.1RS-473

Known Issues

- 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.
- Stuttering may be experienced while playing Call of Duty®: Warzone™ on the Caldera map with some AMD Graphics Products such as the Radeon® RX 6900 XT Graphics.
- Higher than expected CPU usage when Instant Replay is enabled 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: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.2 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: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.2 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: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.2 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: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.2 with 2 games. Game tested with various presets at different resolutions. Performance may vary.

AMD Software 22.5.2 delivers DirectX 11 Boosts and optimisations for Sniper Elite 5 and Hitman 3

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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