Latest AMD 21.10.2 driver fixes a black screen problem, OBS issue, and more

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AMD has released a beta display driver version 21.10.2 today. The driver brings game optimizations for Back 4 Blood and The Riftbreaker.

More importantly, perhaps, the new driver fixes an issue where Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) would continue to run in the background even after closing the application. It also resolves a black screen problem encountered by some users of Polaris-based cards like the RX 580 while playing Assassin’s Creed Origins. Sadly though, the black screen issue related to Enhanced Sync still remains.

The full list of fixed issues with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.2 is given below:

  • Driver timeouts or black screens may be experienced while playing Assassin’s Creed® Origins on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 580 Graphics.

  • Some users may experience a game freeze when they attempt to launch Dota 2™ using OpenGL®.

  • Open Broadcaster Software™ may continue to run in the background after a user ends a recording session and closes the application.

Here are the unresolved problems that remain:

  • Some users may experience elevated memory consumption by the Multimedia Athena Dumps folder.

  • In Radeon™ Software, the CPU Tuning feature may be missing for some users with AMD Processors such as Ryzen™ 9 5950X Processor.

  • 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.

  • 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.

There's also a known issue in AMD Link for Windows:

  • 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 new 21.10.2 driver is compatible with both Windows 11 and Windows 10 64-bit OSs. If you wish to update to the new driver, you can do so via the AMD Radeon Software app or you can also download it from AMD's site from the link provided.

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