AMD Radeon 21.8.2 driver carries improvements for Myst and Aliens: Fireteam Elite

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For the second time of the month, AMD has launched a driver for graphics card owners on the red team. The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.2 is bringing along optimizations for two games: the Myst remake and Aliens: Fireteam Elite. Both have release dates this week.

Cyan, the original developer behind Myst, is finally bringing the game's VR remake to regular screen users, with the title launching on August 26. According to AMD's testing, the latest driver can deliver a performance increase of up to 6% over the previous driver. The testing was done on a RX 6800XT while playing the game with medium settings at 4K with raytracing enabled.

Meanwhile, the cooperative shooter experience that is Aliens: Fireteam Elite just launched on PC, and while AMD hasn't detailed the exact performance improvements, the new driver is a recommended install here as well.

Here are the fixed issues in this driver:

  • 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 6800 XT.
  • While playing F1® 2021 in Split Screen mode, image corruption may be observed on one of the players’ screens.
  • Radeon software application may become unresponsive when some users attempt to launch the application.
  • While playing Control™ using DirectX® 12, users may observe corrupt light rays on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6600 XT.
  • Upgrading to the latest Radeon™ graphics driver may cause the auto update feature on Ryzen™ Master to stop working.

The known issues are as follows:

  • Open Broadcaster Software™ may continue to run in the background after a user ends a recording session and closes the application.
  • Visual artifacts in PAYDAY™ 2 may be observed during gameplay on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6800 XT.
  • AMD is investigating a black screen issue that may be experienced while playing Myst™ or Kingshunt™ on some Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics products. A temporary workaround is to disable Performance Metrics Overlay or Radeon™ Image Sharpening in Radeon Software.
  • 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.
  • 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.

The new AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.2 driver can be downloaded through the links in its official release notes page for a standalone installation or be updated via the optional section in the Radeon Software app on Windows.

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