AMD today brought forth another driver update for its Radeon graphics cards lineup, and this is the first release to arrive after the much-delayed feature overhaul that landed last month. The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.5.1 driver is what graphics card owners on the red team will want to install if they are keen on playing Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition or Resident Evil Village.
The PC exclusive enhanced edition of Metro Exodus is aimed solely at ray-tracing capable graphics cards, and it is now available as a free update to all owners of the post-apocalyptic title. However, while AMD is working on a DLSS competitor, FidelityFX Super Resolution, Metro developer 4A Games has confirmed that the FidelityFX technology will not be utilized in its game.
As for Capcom's Resident Evil Village - the survival horror title releasing on May 7 - AMD promises up to 13% better performance with the latest 21.5.1 driver compared to the 21.4.1 release. The tests were performed on an RX 6800XT graphics card while the game was running at 4K resolution on maximum settings.
Here are the resolved problems of this release, which include a fix for a Disco Elysium issue, game detection support for some Xbox Game Pass titles, and more:
- Disco Elysium™ may experience texture flickering on trees with Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products.
- Performance metrics may incorrectly report temperatures on Ryzen™ 5 1600 series processors.
- Lower than expected performance may be experienced at 4K resolutions on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products in some Payday 2™ missions.
- Moonlight Blade™ may experience an application crash when entering a game with ray tracing enabled.
- Green corruption may be observed in some video previews on the Radeon Software media pages or thumbnails.
- Radeon Software hotkeys using the numpad may sometimes fail to correctly save or work after upgrading to a newer Radeon Software version.
- Radeon Software recording and media files may intermittently fail to detect and tag Rainbow Six Siege™ screenshots, replays, or recordings.
- Added Radeon Software game detection for some recently added Xbox Game Pass games.
The larger than usual known issue list follows:
- Uninstalling or upgrading Radeon Software using the factory reset option may delete AMD chipset driver folders if they are stored in the same directory as the Radeon Software installation. Users who wish to perform a factory reset are recommended to use the AMD cleanup utility instead.
- Resident Evil Village™ may experience an intermittent application hang or TDR on AMD Radeon VII graphics products in the first mission of the game.
- 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.
- Connecting two displays with large differences in resolution/refresh rates may cause flickering on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
- Radeon performance metrics and logging features may intermittently report extremely high and incorrect memory clock values.
- Radeon Software may experience a crash when Record & Stream tab is in use and a display is hot plugged.
- Radeon FreeSync™ may intermittently become locked while on desktop after performing task switching between extended and primary displays upon closing a game, causing poor performance or stuttering. A system restart is a potential workaround if this is experienced.
- Cyberpunk 2077™ may experience shadow corruption on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics when ray tracing is enabled.
- The download or launch Ryzen Master buttons in Radeon Software may intermittently disappear or may fail to initialize Ryzen Master.
- If Ryzen Master is not detected in Adrenalin software after installation, a system restart may be required.
- DOTA®2 may experience flickering and corruption on RyzenTM Mobile 5000 series.
- FPS logging may log incorrectly or fail to log on RyzenTM Mobile 4000 series and RyzenTM Mobile 5000 series.
The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.5.1 driver is now available for download via the optional section in the Radeon Software app on Windows. Standalone download links can be found on AMD's official release notes portal here.