AMD Releases Radeon Adrenalin 2020 21.7.2 Drivers


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Radeon Adrenalin 21.7.2
Radeon Adrenalin 21.7.2

AMD recently released the Radeon Adrenalin 2020 21.7.2 Software update for Windows 10. This latest driver adds support for the game Chernobylite as well as additional Vulkan support. There are also several known bug fixes incorporated into this patch. For a complete list of GPU compatibility for this driver please continue reading AMD’s press release.

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 21.7.2 Update

Support For

  • Chernobylite™

Chernobylite
Chernobylite

Chernobylite
Chernobylite

Added Vulkan® Support

  • VK_KHR_copy_commands2
    • This extension introduces extensible versions of the Vulkan® buffer and image copy commands that can now accept extension-specific information via their copy parameters.
  • VK_EXT_extended_dynamic_state2
    • This extension allows more states to be set dynamically to reduce the number of unique pipeline state objects used by an application

Fixed Issues

  • Game Compatibility advisor in AMD Radeon™ Software may incorrectly advise some users their CPU and/or GPU do not meet the minimum requirements to play some games. If some users are still experiencing this issue, reinstall or upgrade your driver and perform a factory reset.
  • If a Blue or Black screen is observed in mobile systems, temporarily disable Enhanced sign-in.
  • Resident Evil Village™ may experience an intermittent application hang or TDR on AMD Radeon™ VII graphics products in the first mission of the game.
  • A Blue or Black screen may be observed after updating to the latest Radeon™ Software when core isolation is enabled.

Known Issues

  • 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.

Package Contents

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.7.2 installation package contains the following:

  • Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.7.2 Driver Version 21.20.21.01 for Windows® 10 (Windows Driver Store Version 27.20.22021.1002).

Important Notes

  • After updating to the latest Radeon™ Adrenalin software, a D3 information code is seen on some motherboards. However, AMD has not identified any issues pertaining to it – it is an information code and not an error code.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.7.2 installation package can be downloaded from the following links:

By clicking the Download button, you are confirming that you have read and agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement (“EULA”).  If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of these licenses, you do not have a license to any of the AMD software provided by this download.

Installing Radeon Software Adrenalin

For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install Radeon Software Adrenalin, please refer to the following support resources:

NOTE:
This driver is not intended for use on AMD Radeon products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.

When installing Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.7.2 for the Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.7.2.

Product Compatibility

Radeon Product Compatibility

Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.7.2 is compatible with the following AMD Radeon products.

Radeon™ RX 6900/6800/6700 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 21.7.2 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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