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Blue screen in Windows with your AMD GPU? Try these new drivers

There is no doubt that post-apocalyptic games with a post-nuclear theme have their audience. To classics such as the Fallot, Metro or Stalker sagas, a new contender has now been added under the name of Chernobylite, a game that is also based on the same theme, but that differs from the rest by taking the Survival Horror perspective and based on an ultra realistic recreation of the Chernobyl Excluded Zone.

It is a game that is not a typical Survival Horror, totally linear, since it allows free exploration and has RPG elements. So it is the closest thing to a Fallout in the middle of Chernobyl. But, if something stands out is in its visual quality and it is normal that AMD has wanted to optimize its latest graphics driver, the Adrenalin 21.7.2, to get the most out of Chernobylite, both with its AMD Radeon graphics cards and the GPUs integrated within its AMD Ryzen APUs.

Fixed issues in the AMD Adrenalin 21.7.2 driver

AMD Adrenalin

Updating a driver is not limited to giving only support to the latest games, but to solving problems that occur due to old versions of the driver and one of the most talked about has been that they cause blue screens or hangs. This problem and not the optimization for Chernobylite is the reason why AMD has released this new driver.

The blue screen of death problem occurred after installing the latest Adrenalin drivers and only in the event that we had a kernel configured as a kernel isolated from the rest, which allows it to function in a safe environment. So AMD has had to release the Adrenalin 21.7.2 drivers to fix it. The blue or black screen, depending on the version of Windows, also occurred on laptops with the Enhaced Sign-in. So AMD recommends disabling it for the time being if we run into the problem again.

Another problem is in the operation of the Game Compatibility advisor in the AMD Radeon Software, where the information it gives on whether certain games reach the minimum to be played in a decent way is wrong. AMD has fixed this problem in the new version of the game. As well as crashes and problems in Resident Evil Village when playing with a Radeon VII.

There are still problems to solve

Generic AMD Radeon Render

AMD has work to do for the next version of its drivers, which we expect for the launch of the AMD RX 6600 (XT) based on its Navi 23 GPU. The problems that AMD has recognized that it plans to solve are the following:

  • There is a mismatch between playing a game and streaming it on the Radeon RX 500.
  • Users have trouble logging out of Open Broadcaster Software if HEVC codec is used to broadcast on AMD RX 6800s and the like.
  • If you are playing Player Unknown ‘s Battlegrounds with multiple screens the AMD Radeon Software crashes.
  • Interested in playing Horizon Zero Dawn? The game crashes after many hours of play.
  • Enhaced Sync can cause games to be completely black in some games. AMD recommends disabling this feature at this time.
  • If we connect two screens with different characteristics in resolution and / or refreshment and use an AMD Vega, annoying flickering ends up.
  • Radeon software performance metrics can intermittently give erroneous memory clock speed values.

We hope that AMD will fix these issues in future iterations of its graphics drivers.

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