Wednesday, August 25th 2021

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.2 Released

AMD today released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin. Version 21.8.2 beta comes with optimization for "Myst," with up to 6% performance improvement seen at 4K medium settings on a machine powered by a Radeon RX 6800 XT, compared to the previous 21.8.1 drivers. The drivers also feature optimization for "Aliens: Fireteam Elite."

The drivers also fix a handful of issues. Difficulties ending an OBS recording session with h.265 or HEVC codec on some of the newer Radeon GPUs, such as the RX 6800 XT, have been fixed. An image corruption bug with split-screen multiplayer on "F1 2021," has been fixed. Unresponsive behavior with Radeon Software in rare cases, has been fixed. Lighting corruption noticed in "Control" with DirectX 12 on cards such as the RX 6600 XT, has been fixed. Upgrading to the lastest Radeon Software causing auto-updates in Ryzen Master to stop working, has been fixed. Grab the drivers from the link below.

DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.2 beta
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.
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4 Comments on AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.2 Released

Random Radeon Software crash, and a video driver timeout when mostly idle with Edge running with multiple tabs, IIRC, with 21.8.1. I doubt that got fixed with 21.8.2. :(

Possibly a brand new software bug introduced this summer! (on my Radeon RX 5600 XT) (Despite it talking about the Radeon RX 500 series, looks like Navi is at risk, too.)
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There's definitely something up with compatibility with MS Edge.

Currently if I use MS Edge to host a Teams video call, it almost always crashes the driver.
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Still testing but I've had multiple games crash while essentially loading in. Guild Wars 2, Far Cry New Dawn, and Black Desert Online. No issues so far with Warframe and Biomutant. Will update if I keep running into more issues.
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File name needs to be longer... :D
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