AMD Releases Radeon Adrenalin 21.12.1 Driver Update


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Recently, AMD released the Radeon Adrenalin 21.12.1 update which adds support and improved performance for several games. ICARUS, Fortnite, HALO Infinite, and Blender 3.0 are among the titles gaining support. Also included are fixes to known bugs. To download AMD’s latest driver for Windows 10 or 11, click this link. For additional information, please read AMD’s official press release below.

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 21.12.1

Support For

  • Halo Infinite™
    • Up to 17% increase in performance in Halo Infinite @ 4K Ultra Settings, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.12.1 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6900 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.11.3.RS-434
    • Up to 19% increase in performance in Halo Infinite @ 4K Ultra Settings, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.12.1 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.11.3.RS-435
    • Up to 16% increase in performance in Halo Infinite @ 4K Ultra Settings, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.12.1 on the 12 GB Radeon™ RX 6700 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.11.3.RS-436
  • Fortnite™
  • Icarus™
  • Blender 3.0™ on Radeon™ RX 6000 series Graphics.

ICARUS
ICARUS

HALO Infinite
HALO Infinite

Fixed Issues

  • While running SteamVR Home on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ VII Graphics, some users may experience a crash.
  • During Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy™ gameplay, some users may experience driver timeouts on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 5500 XT Graphics.
  • While playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds™ with multiple displays connected in extended mode, Radeon™ Software may become unresponsive when the user is in the lobby and attempts to open Radeon Software on the secondary display via the context menu.
  • Visual corruption may be observed on a vehicle’s logo or license plate number while playing Forza Horizon 5™ on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 500 series Graphics.

Known Issues

  • After upgrading to the latest Radeon™ Software, the Power Tuning component of a saved tuning profile may not load correctly when a user imports a previously saved tuning profile.
  • 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.

Package Contents

The Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.12.1 installation package contains the following:

  • Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.12.1 Driver Version 21.40.11.03 for Windows® 10 and Windows® 11 (Windows Driver Store Version 30.0.14011.3017).

Radeon Product Compatibility

Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.12.1 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 21.12.1 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

Footnotes

  • RS-434 – Testing conducted by AMD as of December 1, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR6, Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.12.1 and 21.11.3 on Halo Infinite. Game tested with ultra preset at 4K. Performance may vary.
  • RS-435 – Testing conducted by AMD as of December 1, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR6, Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.12.1 and 21.11.3 on Halo Infinite. Game tested with ultra preset at 4K. Performance may vary.
  • RS-436 – Testing conducted by AMD as of December 1, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 12GB DDR6, Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.12.1 and 21.11.3 on Halo Infinite. Game tested with ultra preset at 4K. Performance may vary.

 

-John Nester (Blaylock)

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