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What's New:

Support For

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
    • Up to 21% increase in performance in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy @ 4K Ultra Settings, using Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.3 on the 16 GB Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.10.2.RS-423
    • Up to 21% increase in performance in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy @ 4K Ultra Settings, using Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.3 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.10.2.RS-424
  • Riders Republic
  • Age of Empires IV
    • Up to 45% increase in performance in Age of Empires IV @ 4K Max Settings, using Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.3 on the 16 GB Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.10.2.RS-425
  • Doom Eternal:
    • Update 6.66

Fixed Issues

  • In Radeon Software, the CPU Tuning feature may be missing for some users with AMD Processors such as Ryzen 9 5950X Processor.
  • Some users may experience elevated disk space consumption by the Multimedia Athena Dumps folder.
  • While playing a game, some users may experience a black screen flicker if they have multiple displays connected and they attempt to switch between open windows (via Alt + Tab shortcut).
  • Battlefield V may crash during gameplay on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon RX 6600 Graphics.
  • Image corruption may be observed on some characters when Radeon Boost is enabled while playing Cyberpunk 2077 on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon RX 6700 XT Graphics.

Known Issues

  • Users may experience display corruption issues when they set their Samsung Odyssey G9 C49G95T monitor to 5120X1440 @ 240Hz.
  • Visual artifacts may be observed while playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon RX 6800M Graphics.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Package Contents

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.3 installation package contains the following:

  • Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.3 Driver Version 21.30.25.05 for Windows 10 and Windows 11 (Windows Driver Store Version 30.0.13025.5005).

Footnote

  • RS-412 – Testing conducted by AMD as of September 30, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 and 21.9.2 on Far Cry 6. Game tested with ultra preset at 1080p, raytracing enabled. Performance may vary.
  • RS-413 - Testing conducted by AMD as of September 30, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 and 21.9.2 on Far Cry 6. Game tested with medium preset at 4K. Performance may vary.
  • RS-414 – Testing conducted by AMD as of September 30, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6600 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 and 21.9.2 on Far Cry 6. Game tested with medium preset at 1440p, raytracing enabled. Performance may vary.
  • RS-415 – Testing conducted by AMD as of September 29, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 and 21.9.2 on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Game tested with ultra preset at 4K, DX12. Performance may vary.

Previous Notes:

Auto Overclocking for AMD Powered PCs

Gamers who have a PC powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor and AMD Radeon™ 6000 series graphics card can now take advantage of a new, simple to use, auto overclocking feature found in AMD Radeon Software. Beginning with our latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin ver. 21.9.1, gamers can get a boost in performance from just a simple click of a button.

To access this easy-to-use feature, open up Radeon Software using the hotkey ‘ALT’ + ‘R’, navigate to the ‘Performance’ tab found at the top of the window, and select ‘Tuning’ in the sub tab directly below it.

If you have the latest generation of AMD Ryzen and Radeon product installed on your system, a ‘Tuning Control’ section should appear for your system, allowing you to select ‘Auto Overclock’ to increase performance on both your processor and graphics card. We also have a new tuning section for CPUs, allowing you to overclock just your CPU.

When the feature is selected, the system will ask for a restart and once you are back in Windows, you will be good to go!*

Radeon Software Support for Microsoft® Windows 11

Windows 11 is just around the corner, and we know many users are participating in the Microsoft® Windows Insider Program and have access to an early build of Windows. If you’re one of those people, you can now take advantage of all the features found in Radeon Software. Download the new Windows 11 driver from AMD.com to get access to the latest performance optimizations as well as features like Radeon Boost**, Radeon Anti-Lag*** and Radeon Image Sharpening**** that can improve performance, reduce latency and enhance visuals. Take advantage of built-in capture and streaming tools, as well as AMD Link, a free app that can let you play your PC games from almost any connected device.

Support For

  • Deathloop
  • Call of Duty Vanguard Open Beta
  • AMD Smart Access Memory on Radeon RX 5000 Series Graphics

Added Vulkan Support

  • VK_KHR_zero_initialize_workgroup_memory
    • This extension allows implementations to use the null constant initializer on shader workgroup memory variables. This in turn allows applications that run untrusted content to defeat memory-scraping attacks.
  • VK_KHR_shader_integer_dot_product
    • This extension adds support for the integer dot product SPIR-V instructions defined in SPV_KHR_integer_dot_product. The SPV_KHR_integer_dot_product extension allows dot product operations on integer vectors with optional accumulation. In addition to allowing dot product operations for all input vector types, it also allows integer dot product for 4-component vectors of 8-bit integers that are packed into 32-bit integers.
  • VK_EXT_shader_atomic_float2
    • This extension provides shaders with the capability to perform 16-bit floating-point atomic operations on buffer and workgroup memory. It additionally allows floating-point atomic minimum and maximum operations on buffer, workgroup, and image memory.
  • VK_EXT_load_store_op_none
    • This extension allows an application to specify the contents within the render area that will not modified or can be expected to be undefined after rendering.

Fixed Issues

  • Visual artifacts in PAYDAY 2 may be observed during gameplay on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6800 XT.
  • Connecting two displays with large differences in resolution/refresh rates may cause flickering on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
  • On Radeon RX 5500 XT Graphics, higher than expected memory clock speed and power consumption may be experienced when idle and the display’s resolution and refresh rate are set to specific values such as 1080p @ 60Hz.
  • While playing Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey, driver timeouts or black screens may be experienced on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon RX 480 Graphics when the user quickly navigates through the game menus or swiftly looks around an environment with their character.

Known Issues

  • Open Broadcaster Software may continue to run in the background after a user ends a recording session and closes the application.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Radeon performance metrics and logging features may intermittently report extremely high and incorrect memory clock values.

Previous release notes

Support For

  • Myst
    • Up to 6% increase in performance in Myst @ 4K Medium settings with Raytracing enabled, using Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.2 on the 16GB Radeon RX 6800XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver edition 21.8.1.
  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite

Fixed Issues

  • 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 6800 XT.
  • While playing F1 2021 in Split Screen mode, image corruption may be observed on one of the players' screens.
  • Radeon software application may become unresponsive when some users attempt to launch the application.
  • While playing Control using DirectX 12, users may observe corrupt light rays on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon RX 6600 XT.
  • Upgrading to the latest Radeon graphics driver may cause the auto update feature on Ryzen Master to stop working.

Known Issues

  • Open Broadcaster Software may continue to run in the background after a user ends a recording session and closes the application.
  • Visual artifacts in PAYDAY 2 may be observed during gameplay on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon RX 6800 XT.
  • AMD is investigating a black screen issue that may be experienced while playing Myst or Kingshunt on some Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics products. A temporary workaround is to disable Performance Metrics Overlay or Radeon Image Sharpening in Radeon Software.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Package Contents

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.2 installation package contains the following:

  • Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.2 Driver Version 21.20.21.01 for Windows 10 (Windows Driver Store Version 27.20.22021.1002).

Note: This driver is not intended for use on AMD Radeon products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.

Note to 32-bit Windows users: AMD has discontinued support for 32-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 10. Users are required to upgrade to a 64-bit system should they wish to use the most up-to-date drivers available.

Note to Windows 8 users: Beginning with driver version 17.7.2, AMD will not be releasing newer drivers for Windows 8.

Radeon Product Compatibility

Note: AMD Radeon R9 Fury, Radeon Pro Duo, Radeon RX 400 Series, Radeon RX 500 Series and Radeon RX Vega Series graphics are only supported by Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition on Windows 7/10 64-bit.

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility ​

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

Mobility Radeon Family Compatibility

  • AMD Radeon R9 M300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 M200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 M300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R5 M200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R5 M300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 8500M - HD 8900M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 M200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700M - HD 7900M 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:

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms. Operating System support may vary depending on your specific AMD Radeon product.

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

Notes:

  • This driver is not intended for use on AMD Radeon products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support. When installing Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Editionfor the Windows operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition. Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
  • AMD terminated support for Windows 8 32-bit. We have links version 17.1.2, which was the last version for Windows 8 32-bit.

Previous versions: