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AMD Radeon 21.2.2 Adrenalin driver lands with a handful of bug fixes

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition driver

It is time for another AMD graphics driver update. The red team's driver suite received an update today that bumped it up to version number 21.2.2 of the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 (still) Edition series of releases.

AMD did not detail any game optimizations that may be present in the driver this time. This release seems to be solely focused on fixing a few specific issues related to Blender, Quake III Arena, and AMD Smart Access Memory.

Here are the handful of bug fixes included in this driver:

  • Objects may fail to render correctly when using EEVEE render in Blender™ on Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
  • Quake III Arena™ may experience corruption during loading or gameplay.
  • Performance may be lower than expected in Wolfenstein: Youngblood™ when a system is AMD Smart Access Memory enabled.

The known issues are as follows:

  • A system hang or crash may be experienced when upgrading Radeon Software while an Oculus™ VR headset is connected to your system on Radeon GCN graphics products. A temporary workaround is to disconnect the headset before install.
  • Some resolutions may be unavailable or unlisted in the resolution settings drop down menu for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive™ when using 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable in Forza Horizon 4™.
  • AMD is currently investigating end user reports that Radeon Software may sometimes have higher than expected CPU utilization, even when a system is at idle. Users who are experiencing this issue are encouraged to file a bug report in Radeon Software.
  • Brightness flickering may intermittently occur in some games or applications when Radeon™ FreeSync is enabled, and the game is set to use borderless fullscreen.
  • 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.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.2 optional driver is now available for download via the Radeon Settings app on Windows and the links on the official release notes page over here.

The reason these drivers still sport 2020 in their names is due to AMD's yearly driver revamp not coming through last year. However, recent reports indicate that the 2021 edition is on the way and that AMD is aiming for a spring launch with an enhanced Radeon Boost implementation.

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