AMD Radeon 21.8.1 driver comes with support for the new RX 6600 XT

AMD Radeon 6600 XT

AMD will be launching its latest Radeon graphics card, the RX 6600 XT, tomorrow, August 11, and to match with it, now there is a graphics driver.

The release, named the Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.1 driver, is almost solely focused on this new GPU, which is aimed at 1080p gaming, arriving as the successor to the RX 5700 XT. The graphics card comes in at $379.

In the fixed issues section, there is only a single entry this time, with a crash in The Medium being fixed for when FrameView (an app for measuring real-time GPU data) was running alongside the atmospheric horror game.

The known issues list has not changed since the last driver of AMD from a couple of weeks ago:

  • Upgrading to the latest Radeon™ graphics driver may cause the auto update feature on Ryzen™ Master to stop working. A temporary workaround is to manually update Ryzen™ Master.
  • While playing Control™ using DirectX® 12, users may observe corrupt light rays on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6600 XT.
  • Driver timeouts may be experienced while playing a game & streaming a video simultaneously on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 500 Series Graphics.
  • Users may experience difficulties ending a recording session on Open Broadcaster Software™ when recording in H265/HEVC codec on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6800XT.
  • AMD Radeon™ Software may crash or become unresponsive while playing some DirectX® 11 games such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds™ with multiple displays connected in extended mode.
  • Playing Horizon Zero Dawn™ for an extended period may lead to a driver timeout or game crash on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6700 XT.
  • 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.

AMD Link for Windows Known Issues

  • Intermittent grey frame corruption might be observed when streaming with HEVC on certain configurations via an Internet connection. A workaround is to use the AVC encoding setting instead.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.1 driver is now available for download in the optional section in the Radeon Software app on Windows. Standalone download links can be found on AMD's official release notes here.

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