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Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.7.1 [21.20.17.01] - 15/07/2021

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Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.7.1 Release Notes | AMD

Article Number
RN-RAD-WIN-21-7-1
Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.7.1 Highlights
Support For

  • AMD Radeon™ RX 6700M Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ RX 6600M Graphics
  • F1® 2021
    • Up to 6% increase in performance in F1® 2021 @ 4K Ultra High settings with Raytracing enabled, and up to 26% increase in performance @ 1080p Ultra High settings, Raytracing disabled, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.7.1 on the 16GB Radeon™ RX 6800XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.6.2.RS-389
Fixed Issues
  • An Oculus service error may be received on Radeon RX 5000 & 6000 series graphics products which prevents the Oculus Link setup software from running.
  • Lighting corruption may be experienced in Apex Legends™ when Radeon™ Boost is enabled.
  • Some users may experience elevated memory usage by AMD User Experience Program.
  • A driver mismatch error may appear when two versions of Radeon software (Windows Store & AMD Support versions) are installed on your system.
  • Some users may experience higher than expected memory utilization when running 3DMark Time Spy™.
  • While playing Carrion™, some users may experience image corruption when Anisotropic Filtering is enabled.
Known Issues
  • Game Compatibility advisor in Radeon™ Software Experience may incorrectly advise some users their CPU and/or GPU do not meet the minimum requirements to play some games.
  • 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.
  • If Ryzen Master is not detected in Adrenalin software after installation, a system restart may be required.
  • If Blue or Black screen is observed in mobile systems, temporarily disable Enhanced sign-in.
  • A Blue or Black screen may be observed after updating to the latest Radeon Software. A workaround is to disable core isolation.
  • Lower than expected performance may be observed on select AMD Athlon™ mobile systems.
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 21.7.1 installation package contains the following:
  • Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.7.1 Driver Version 21.20.17.01 for Windows® 10 (Windows Driver Store Version 27.20.22017.1004).
 
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Shmee

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Cool. Are these WHQL? They always make it difficult to tell in the release notes. Anyway, my Radeon cards are stuck on 21.4.1 until PM is updated to support later drivers.
 

bbhaag

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Cool. Are these WHQL? They always make it difficult to tell in the release notes. Anyway, my Radeon cards are stuck on 21.4.1 until PM is updated to support later drivers.
No I don't believe they are. Screen capped this off the driver page from AMD.
radeoen driver whql.png
 

Justinus

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I was having an occasional hard driver crash/reboot in Riftbreaker Demo (Prologue) on 21.6.2 that was not due to an overclock.

21.7.1 appears to have also extended that issue to Time Spy - frequently fails the run or hard driver crash initiating reboot.

I rolled back to 21.6.2 since I only saw the issue in Riftbreaker but then I needed to connect an Oculus via Oculus link And 21.7.1 has the magic fix to allow it to work again.

Pick your demons, I guess.

Also, if you can get Time Spy to complete a run, they either fixed SAM in Time Spy or blacklisted it - on 21.6.2 and earlier you'd score around 1000 points less with SAM enabled on a 6800xt/6900xt and with 21.7.1 that is no longer the case.
 

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