It has been a few weeks since the last AMD graphics driver update, but the wait is a worthwhile one. Today, AMD pushed out a major release that brings forth the long-awaited Radeon Super Resolution driver-side spatial upscaling feature, newer version of Radeon Image Sharpening, and more abilities to the Radeon software offerings.
The Adrenalin 22.3.1 driver can be used to enable Radeon Super Resolution on almost any game running in exclusive full screen without input from the developer. This technology is using the same algorithm as the popular FidelityFX Super Resolution implementation. An RDNA-based graphics card is required to enable this, however.
Meanwhile, AMD has brought improvements to its Image Sharpening tech that boasts it can now be used to enhance visuals in video playback and other productivity applications in addition to just games. Updates to AMD Link to allow up to four users to connect to a Radeon graphics card alongside customizable hotkeys is also here. Link is now available as a standalone feature on the Microsoft Store as well, even enabling its capabilities on non-AMD machines.
Lastly, improved toast notifications as well as faster driver downloads and installations on the Radeon Settings app are also here thanks to it intelligently downloading only the required files when updating or upgrading.
No games have received any specific improvements, at least according to the release notes. There are fixed issues though, including one for the missing transparency aero effect on Windows 10:
- Some users on Windows® 10 operating system may observe the absence of the windows transparency aero effect.
- On some AMD Graphics Products such as Radeon™ RX 6800 XT Graphics, the Tuning page within AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition may display incorrect preset selections after installing the latest AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition driver.
- While playing Forza Horizon 5™ on some AMD Graphics Products such as Radeon™ RX 6800 Graphics, longer than expected load times may be experienced when Ray Tracing is enabled and set at either Medium or High Ray Tracing Quality setting.
- Visual artifacts may be observed while playing It Takes Two™ on some AMD Graphics Products such as Radeon™ RX 6900 XT Graphics.
- Enabling Radeon™ Chill for SteamVR™ may lead to inconsistent performances being experienced.
- After disabling the Hotkeys feature in AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition, some hotkeys still function for some users when they restart their system.
Known issues are these:
- 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.
- While playing Cyberpunk 2077™ on some AMD Graphics Products such as Radeon™ RX 570 Graphics, some users may observe an issue where indoor areas appear darker than expected.
- 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.
The Radeon Software Adrenalin 22.3.1 driver is now available for Windows 10 and Windows 11. It can be found on the Radeon Settings app in the Recommended section. A standalone download link is also listed on the official release notes page.