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Note to Windows 8 users: Beginning with the release of driver version 17.4.4, AMD will not be releasing newer drivers with support for Windows 8.

What's New:

Support For

  • AMD Radeon RX 6700 Graphics
  • DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part Two
  • Radeon Boost
    • Now supports DirectX 12 with Variable Rate Shading for select titles.
  • Radeon Anti-Lag
    • Now supports DirectX 12.
  • Performance Tuning Stress Test
    • A new built in tool for Performance Tuning in Radeon Software that allows users to stress test their graphics products tuning profiles.

Added Vulkan Extensions

  • VK_KHR_synchronization: This extension modifies the original core synchronization APIs to simplify the interface and improve usability of these APIs. It also adds new pipeline stage and access flag types that extend into the 64-bit range. Pipeline stages and access flags are now specified together in memory barrier structures, making the connection between the two more obvious. Additionally, Layout transitions have been simplified by providing generic layouts, which are contextually applied based on the image format. Events are made more efficient as well as they include memory dependency information when they are set on the device. Furthermore, Queue submission has also been changed to wrap command buffers and semaphores in extensible structures, which incorporate changes from Vulkan 1.1, VK_KHR_device_group and VK_KHR_timeline_semaphore. This adds a pipeline stage to the semaphore signal operation, mirroring the existing pipeline stage specification for wait operations.
  • VK_EXT_4444_formats: This extension defines the VK_FORMAT_A4R4G4B4_UNORM_PACK16_EXT and VK_FORMAT_A4B4G4R4_UNORM_PACK16_EXT formats for compatibility with other graphics APIs to help with porting without having to resort to swizzling.
  • VK_EXT_conditional_rendering: This extension allows conditional draws, compute dispatches or clears based on a value in command buffer memory. These commands could be discarded without the application's intervention if the condition is not met, which may result in reduced latency.
  • VK_KHR_sampler_ycbcr_conversion: This extension provides the ability to perform color space conversions during texture sampling operations for the Y'CBCR color space, which is mainly used for processing inputs from video decoders and cameras. It also adds a selection of multi-planar formats, image aspect plane, and the ability to bind memory to the planes of an image collectively or separately.

Fixed Issues

  • Radeon Software may sometimes have higher than expected CPU utilization, even when a system is at idle.
  • A system hang or crash may be experienced when upgrading Radeon Software while an Oculus VR headset is connected to your system on Radeon GCN graphics products.
  • Minecraft DXR may exhibit corrupted or missing textures when raytracing is enabled on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products.
  • An application crash may occur in Call of Duty : Modern Warfare when raytracing is enabled on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products.
  • Lighting fails to render correctly on Radeon RX 6800 series graphics products in Star Citizen.
  • A black screen may occur when enabling and disabling Enhanced Sync while vsync is enabled in some Vulkan API games.
  • A black screen or system hang may occur on Hybrid Graphics systems for some Vulkan API games when Enhanced Sync is enabled.
  • Bethesda launcher may experience an application crash on startup when launching some games.
  • Users may be unable to create a new scene in the Radeon Software Streaming tab on first launch or after a settings factory reset.
  • Game specific performance tuning profiles may fail to load when a global performance tuning profile has been created or set.
  • Disabling HDCP support and performing a factory reset and/or system restart may sometimes trigger a system crash or hang on boot.
  • Epic Games social overlay or launcher may exhibit color corruption.
  • Xuan-Yuan Sword VII may experience an application crash with DirectX 12 raytracing enabled on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics.
  • Color corruption may be experienced in Cyberpunk 2077 when Radeon Boost is enabled.
  • Display flicker or corruption may occur on high refresh rate/resolution multi-monitor system configurations on Radeon RX Vega series graphics.
  • Audio loss or cutout may intermittently occur on some TV displays when Windows audio is set to use 5.1 or 7.1 speaker configurations.

Known Issues

  • The start and cancel buttons in the performance tuning stress test may disappear when Radeon Software is resized to be small.
  • On a limited number of displays, the preferred desktop resolution in Windows may change when the display is power cycled.
  • Enabling vsync in Rocket League and setting the game to use borderless fullscreen may cause stuttering or ghosting.
  • Radeon RX 400 and 500 series graphics products may experience a TDR during extended periods of video playback.
  • Brightness flickering may intermittently occur in some games or applications when Radeon FreeSync is enabled, and the game is set to use borderless fullscreen.
  • 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.

Important Notes

  • AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics FAQ for Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition can be found here.

Package Contents

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.3.1 installation package contains the following:

  • Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.3.1 Driver Version 20.50.03.01 (Windows Driver Store Version 27.20.15003.1004)

Radeon Product Compatibility:

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility ​

  • Radeon RX 6900 Series Graphics
  • Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics
  • Radeon RX 6700 Series Graphics
  • Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics
  • Radeon RX 5600 Series Graphics
  • Radeon RX 5500 Series Graphics
  • Radeon VII
  • Radeon RX Vega Series Graphics
  • Radeon RX 500 / Radeon 500X Series Graphics
  • Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 Nano Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R5 300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R5 200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon Pro Duo
  • AMD Radeon HD 8500 - HD 8900 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 - HD 7900 Series Graphics

Mobility Radeon Family Compatibility

Radeon Mobility Product Family Compatibility ​

  • AMD Radeon RX 5700M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon RX 5600M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon RX 5500M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon RX 5300M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 M300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R5 M300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 M200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 M200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon 600 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R5 M200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 M400 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 8500M - HD 8900M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 M300 Series Graphics

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

AMD APU products codenamed "Kaveri", "Godavari" and "Carrizo" are only supported by AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition on Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows 10 (64-bit). AMD’s 7th Generation APU products Radeon Graphics are only supported by AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition on Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit) and Windows 10 (64-bit)​.

​AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

  • AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R4, R5, R6, or R7 Graphics
  • AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, or R8 Graphics
  • AMD Pro A-Series APUs with Radeon R5 or R7 Graphics
  • AMD Pro A-Series APUs with Radeon R5, R6, or R7 Graphics
  • AMD Athlon Series APUs with Radeon R3 Graphics
  • AMD FX-Series APUs with Radeon R7 Graphics
  • AMD Sempron Series APUs with Radeon R3 Graphics
  • AMD E-Series APUs with Radeon R2 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 8180 - HD 8400 Series Graphics

Compatible Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)

Package Contents:

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 Driver Version 17.40.1031 (Windows Driver Store Version 23.20.788.0​)

Previous versions:

AMD Radeon Crimson Edition Graphics Driver 2016-03-29

AMD Radeon Crimson Edition Graphics Driver 2015-12-21