AMD has released Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.5.1. The latest driver adds support for Capcom’s Resident Evil Village, improving performance by up to 13 percent at 4K max settings on 16 GB Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics cards versus the previous driver. It also adds support for 4A Games’ Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition, which is out today for systems equipped with ray tracing-capable GPUs.
Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.5.1 Highlights
- Resident Evil Village
- Up to 13% increase in performance in Resident Evil Village @ 4K MAX settings, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.5.1 on the 16GB Radeon RX 6800XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver edition.
- Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition
- Disco Elysium may experience texture flickering on trees with Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products.
- Performance metrics may incorrectly report temperatures on Ryzen 5 1600 series processors.
- Lower than expected performance may be experienced at 4K resolutions on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products in some Payday 2 missions.
- Moonlight Blade may experience an application crash when entering a game with ray tracing enabled.
- Green corruption may be observed in some video previews on the Radeon Software media pages or thumbnails.
- Radeon Software hotkeys using the numpad may sometimes fail to correctly save or work after upgrading to a newer Radeon Software version.
- Radeon Software recording and media files may intermittently fail to detect and tag Rainbow Six Siege screenshots, replays, or recordings.
- Added Radeon Software game detection for some recently added Xbox Game Pass games.
- Uninstalling or upgrading Radeon Software using the factory reset option may delete AMD chipset driver folders if they are stored in the same directory as the Radeon Software installation. Users who wish to perform a factory reset are recommended to use the AMD cleanup utility instead.
- Resident Evil Village may experience an intermittent application hang or TDR on AMD Radeon VII graphics products in the first mission of the game.
- 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.
- Radeon Software may experience a crash when Record & Stream tab is in use and a display is hot plugged.
- Radeon FreeSync may intermittently become locked while on desktop after performing task switching between extended and primary displays upon closing a game, causing poor performance or stuttering. A system restart is a potential workaround if this is experienced.
- Cyberpunk 2077 may experience shadow corruption on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics when ray tracing is enabled.
- The download or launch Ryzen Master buttons in Radeon Software may intermittently disappear or may fail to initialize Ryzen Master.
- If Ryzen Master is not detected in Adrenalin software after installation, a system restart may be required.
- DOTA 2 may experience flickering and corruption on Ryzen Mobile 5000 series.
- FPS logging may log incorrectly or fail to log on Ryzen Mobile 4000 series and Ryzen Mobile 5000 series.
AMD Link for Windows Known Issues
- AMD is investigating isolated reports of intermittent loss of signal during Stream Optimization if HEVC is used on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products or later. A workaround is to use the AVC encoding setting instead.
- 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 Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.5.1 installation package can be downloaded from the following links:
- Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.5.1 Driver for Windows 10 64-bit
- Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.5.1 Driver for Windows 7 64-bit