AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.1 Driver with Radeon RX 6600 XT Support

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AMD has released its Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.1 driver.

The latest driver adds support for red team’s latest graphics card, the Radeon RX 6600 XT, which will officially go on sale tomorrow on August 11, 2021 with a starting MSRP of $379.

AMD’s new Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.1 driver also addresses an issue with Bloober Games’ psychological horror title, The Medium. Players may have encountered crashes after launching the game while running NVIDIA’s FrameView, an app designed for measuring frame rates, frame times, power, and performance-per-watt of graphics cards. That issue should be fixed with the latest driver.

Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.1 Highlights

Support For

  • AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Graphics

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.

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.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.1 installation package can be downloaded from the following links:

Source: AMD

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