AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 21.8.1 Driver Update


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AMD has just released the Radeon Adrenalin 2020 21.8.1 driver update in conjunction with the launch of the (not so anticipated) AMD RX 6600 XT series graphics cards. The latest driver provides support for the new GPUs as well as a fix for a crash issue that has been documented with the game The Medium. Below are the highlights for this update as well as AMD’s download link.

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 21.8.1 Driver Update

AMD 6000 Series
AMD 6000 Series

AMD 6000 Series
AMD 6000 Series

Support For

  • AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT Graphics

Download Link

Fixed Issues

  • The Medium™ may crash after launching the game while running FrameView™.

Known Issues

  • 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.

Package Contents

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.1 installation package contains the following:

  • Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.1 Driver Version 21.20.23.01 for Windows® 10 (Windows Driver Store Version 27.20.22023.1004).

Product Compatibility

Radeon Product Compatibility

Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.1 is compatible with the following AMD Radeon products.

  • Radeon™ RX 6900/6800/6700/6600 Series Graphics
  • Radeon™ RX 5700/5600/5500/5300 Series Graphics
  • Radeon™ VII
  • Radeon™ RX Vega Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo
  • Radeon™ RX 500 / Radeon 500X Series Graphics
  • Radeon™ RX 400 Series Graphics

Mobility Radeon™ Product Compatibility

Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.1 is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.

  • AMD Radeon™ RX 6800M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ RX 6700M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ RX 6600M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ RX 5700M/5600M/5500M/5300M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ 600 Series Graphics

-John Nester (Blaylock)

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