AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition Adds Game Support for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, a Software UI Redesign, Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling, and HYPR-RX Eco for Power Savings

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AMD has announced that the AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition driver for Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems is now available for download.

This new driver from AMD not only adds game support for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, the new game from Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment that comes out this Thursday, but also a new Software UI Redesign for what AMD has described as a more “vibrant” experience, including easier access to HYPR-RX profiles:

…we’ve put HYPR-RX right into the Home Tab, so it’s even easier to find. All you need to do is click “Enable” and for HYPR-Tuned games you’re ready to go; for games that aren’t HYPR-Tuned, after you click “Enable”, you can simply open your game and either choose the FSR preset desired or lower your in-game resolution for RSR to automatically kick in. You’ll also notice that there are profiles to cycle through on the top left in the Global Experience block – HYPR-RX, Quality Mode, and our newest profile: HYPR-RX Eco.

Additionally, users will find AMD HYPR-RX Eco, a new feature that is supposed to offer power savings when enabled. (This feature appears to be exclusive to the Radeon RX 7000 Series and other RDNA 3 products for now.):

HYPR-RX Eco has been designed specifically for gamers who want to reduce power consumption and/or extend their play time on battery. Like HYPR-RX, this HYPR-RX Eco profile will enable a various suite of features within AMD Software and in this case, deliver power savings across your system when you’re gaming, in some instances up to 68% in power consumption reduction. Currently, AMD HYPR-RX Eco product support is limited to RDNA3 architecture-based products, including the Radeon RX 7000 Series GPU or newer, and will run best for applications in Exclusive Fullscreen mode.

It also looks like HAGS (Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling) is back, albeit for select Radeon RX 7000 Series GPUs only.

AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.12.1 Release Notes

New Feature Highlights

  • New Game Support
    • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
  • NEW AMD Software UI Redesign – The Home and Gaming tab have undergone a UI redesign in this latest update of AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition.
    • HYPR-RX profiles can now be enabled easily on a global basis, or per-game on the Home Tab; additionally, games on the Home tab now will display key art for a more vibrant experience
    • When users go to the Graphics section within the Gaming tab, they will be able to learn more about specific features in each HYPR-RX profile by clicking on individual features to display a content block that contains more information about what benefits each feature enables
    • Now when you view your performance metrics in AMD Software, you can choose to customize elements such as the background or text colours, default enabled metrics through profiles, as well as select options such as showing the metrics overlay only while a game is open.
  • Introducing: AMD HYPR-RX Eco – designed with power savings in mind, when HYPR-RX Eco is enabled, AMD Software will enable a suite of features for gamers to experience power savings with one click
    • HYPR-RX Eco will launch initially with support for Radeon️ 7000 Series graphics support and RDNA️ 3 platforms
  • Expanded OpenGL Interop Support – AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.12.1 expands support for FRTC, Radeon Super Resolution, Overlay, Record and Stream features to OpenGL games.
  • Additional OS Feature Support
    • Support for Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling for Radeon RX 7900/7800/7700 series GPUs. Click HERE for more information.
  • Additional SDK Support
    • Additional Vulkan extensions. Click HERE for more information.

Fixed Issues

  • Improvements to high idle power when using select dual monitor display setups with mixed resolutions and high refresh rate displays (such as 1440p @ 120/144Hz + 1080p @ 120/144Hz or 2160p @ 120/144Hz + 1080p @ 120/144Hz) on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
  • Intermittent micro-stuttering may be experienced when running Chromium-based browsers on systems that pair a Radeon RX 7000 series GPU with a secondary display connected to an AMD Ryzen 7000 series processor.
  • Stars may intermittently fail to appear while playing Crysis Remastered.
  • Certain textures may become invisible while playing Final Fantasy X HD Remaster on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
  • Intermittent corruption may be observed on the racetrack while playing EA Sports WRC.
  • Intermittent stutter while playing Overwatch 2 on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeon RX 6900 XTX.

Known Issues

  • Audio may intermittently become out of sync with video when recording from AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition with AV1 codec.
  • Intermittent grey screen after driver upgrade with certain monitors (such as Nixeus NX-EDG274K) on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
  • Performance drop may be observed in some DirectML workloads.
  • Graphics API metric may show as N/A in certain UWP applications.
  • Intermittent flickering of certain ground textures may be observed while playing War Thunder with 4x SAAA enabled on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeon RX 7900 XTX.

Radeon Product Compatibility

  • Radeon RX 7900/7800/7700/7600 Series Graphics
  • Radeon RX 6900/6800/6700/6600/6500/6400 Series Graphics
  • Radeon RX 5700/5600/5500/5300 Series Graphics

Mobility Radeon Product Compatibility

  • AMD Radeon RX 7900M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon RX 6800M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon RX 6700M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon RX 6600M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon RX 6500M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon RX 6300M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon RX 5700M/5600M/5500M/5300M Series Graphics

AMD Processors with Radeon Graphics Product Compatibility


  • AMD Ryzen Processors with Radeon Graphics
  • AMD Ryzen PRO Processors
  • AMD Athlon Processors with Radeon Graphics
  • AMD Athlon PRO Processors

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