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New AMD Radeon driver delivers Hitman 3 performance boost, other updates and fixes

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AMD has released a new version of their AMD Radeon Software driver—Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 21.1.1, bringing a slew of performance updates and fixes to Radeon graphics cards. This includes support for Hitman 3 and delivering a 10 per cent increase in 4K performance with Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics cards. It also brings support for Quake II RTX.

The update fixes a slew of issues—from minor user experience niggles to major performance problems. One of the minor issues fixed includes the Radeon Software Installer not displaying the correct release date of the Radeon Software version you are installing. Some annoyances such as Doom Eternal crashing while gaming and having Steam overlay enabled.

Some known issues also include screen flickering when using MSI Afterburner and older Radeon HD 7800 series GPUs may see Radeon recording and streaming features fail.

For full list of fixed and known issues, refer to this list:

Fixed Issues

  • The recording and streaming overlay indicator may sometimes reset itself to the default position.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay size may intermittently reset or may not match values that are set in Radeon Software after performing a task switch.
  • The Radeon Software installer screen can sometimes display the incorrect release date of the Radeon Software version you are installing.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay may flicker during video playback on displays with HDR enabled.
  • Reflections in Grand Theft Auto V™ may fail to appear when ‘Reflection MSAA’ is enabled in the game settings.
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds™ session timer may continue in Radeon Software even after the game has been exited.
  • DOOM Eternal™ may experience an application crash while gaming and having Steam™ overlay enabled.
  • Recorded content from Radeon Software may appear cropped or recorded at an incorrect resolution on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
  • The Samsung™ Odyssey G9 C49G95T may experience display or corruption issues when set to 5120×1440@240hz.
  • Anisotropic Filtering in Radeon™ Software graphics settings is not taking effect in DirectX®9 applications on RDNA graphics products.
  • Some displays such as the Sceptre C series or Samsung™ Odyssey G9 series may experience an intermittent black screen on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products.
  • Oculus Link users may experience intermittent crashes on Polaris and Vega series graphics products.

Known Issues

  • Brightness flickering may intermittently occur in some games or applications when Radeon™ FreeSync is enabled, and the game is set to use borderless fullscreen.
  • Display flicker or corruption may be experienced when two displays are connected to Radeon RX Vega series graphics products with at least one display set to a high refresh rate.
  • Metro Exodus™ may experience intermittent application crashes with DirectX® Raytracing enabled.
  • Radeon™ recording and streaming features may fail to enable on AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 series graphics products.
  • Screen flickering might be observed when using MSI Afterburner.
  • 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.

Download the latest Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.1.1 driver here. Refer to the full release note here.

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