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AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 released, optimized for Far Cry 6 & Battlefield 2042 Open Beta

AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 driver is optimized for both Far Cry 6 and Battlefield 2042’s Open Beta.

Moreover, this new driver adds support for Windows 11, and improves performance in Naraka: Bladepoint and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

According to the red team, this driver improves performance by up to 10% in Far Cry 6 at 1080p Ultra Settings with raytracing on the Radeon RX 6700 XT. It also improves performance by up to 12% at 4K/Medium Settings on the Radeon RX 6800 XT. Additionally, it improves performance by up to 13% at 1440p/Medium Settings with Ray Tracing on the Radeon RX 6600 XT.

This driver also packs a number of bug fixes. For instance, it fixes some crashes in Horizon Zero Dawn. It also resolves an issue that could cause the Radeon Software to display higher than actual GPU power consumption values on full load.

You can download this new driver from here. Below you can also find its complete changelog.

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 Driver Release Notes

Support For
  • Microsoft® Windows® 11 Operating System
  • Far Cry® 6
    • Up to 10% increase in performance in Far Cry® 6 @ 1080p Ultra Settings with raytracing enabled, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 on the 12 GB Radeon™ RX 6700 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.9.2.RS-412
    • Up to 12% increase in performance in Far Cry® 6 @ 4K Medium Settings, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.9.2.RS-413
    • Up to 13% increase in performance in Far Cry® 6 @ 1440p Medium Settings with raytracing enabled, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 on the 8 GB Radeon™ RX 6600 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.9.2.RS-414
  • Battlefield™ 2042 (Open Beta)
  • Naraka: Bladepoint™
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds™
    • DirectX® 12
      • Up to 11% increase in performance in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds™ @ 4K Ultra Settings with DX12, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.10.1 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.9.2.RS-415
Fixed Issues
  • Playing Horizon Zero Dawn™ for an extended period may lead to driver timeouts or game crash on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6700 XT.
  • 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.
  • Some users may experience high idle memory clock speed values when two or more monitors are connected to their system.
  • Driver timeouts may be experienced while playing The Medium™ on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6700 XT.
  • On full GPU load, Radeon™ Software may incorrectly display higher than actual GPU power consumption values.
  • While playing Wreckfest™ or Arma™ 3, image corruption may be experienced when viewing foliage.

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