Improve the performance of your AMD GPU in F1 2021 with these drivers

AMD has released today the latest version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers, which are now in the version 21.7.1 beta. This new version introduces optimizations for F1 2021, with a improvement of 6 performance% at 4K resolution on a Radeon RX 6800 XT compared to the previous version. Support for new Radeon laptop GPUs is also introduced RX 6700M Y RX 6600M, and numerous corrections that we detail below.

Among the problems resolved in this version of the AMD Adrenalin drivers, an Oculus service error that prevented Oculus Link from running on machines with Radeon RX 5000 and RX 6000 Series graphics stands out, as well as other minor errors in games. We are going to see everything, but at the beginning you already know that you can download them from the AMD website but also directly update the version that you have installed.

What’s new in the AMD Adrenalin 21.7.1 drivers?

As we have already mentioned, this version of AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin adds support for the new RX 6700M and RX 6600M laptop GPUs, in addition to improving performance by up to 6% in F1 2021 at 4K resolution (with graphics settings in ultra and with Ray Tracing enabled) and up to 26% improvement at 1080p resolution (in this case with ultra settings but no ray tracing).

Fixed bugs

As usual, a handful of problems found in the previous ones have also been fixed in this new version of the AMD drivers, such as:

  • The Oculus Link configuration software would sometimes not run when the computer had a Radeon RX 5000 or RX 6000 Series GPU.
  • With Radeon Boost enabled, lighting corruption would sometimes occur when playing Apex Legends.
  • Some users experienced abnormally high memory consumption when running the AMD user experience program.
  • Sometimes a driver mismatch error would appear when two versions of the Radeon software were installed on the system.
  • Some users experienced abnormally high memory utilization when running 3D Mark Time Spy.
  • On Carrion, some users were experiencing image streakiness when anisotropic filtering was enabled.

Known bugs in this release

No new version is free of problems, and in this one that they have released today AMD has already detected some problems that they will correct in later versions. Therefore, if any of the following problems happens to you, do not fear because they are already working to solve them.

  • The Game Compatibility Advisor in Radeon Software Experience may incorrectly inform some users that their CPU and / or GPU do not meet the minimum requirements to play some games.
  • Resident Evil Village may experience an intermittent block or TDR during the first mission of the game when running on an AMD Radeon VII.
  • Enhanced sync can cause a black screen when enabled in some games and system settings. Any user who may have issues with Enhanced Sync enabled will need to disable it as a workaround.
  • Connecting two displays with large differences in resolution / refresh rate may cause flickering on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
  • Radeon performance metrics and logging functions may intermittently report extremely high and incorrect memory clock values.
  • If Ryzen Master is not detected in the AMD Adrenalin software after installation, a system reboot may be required.
  • If you see a blue or black screen on mobile systems, they advise temporarily disabling Enhanced Login.
  • You may see a blue or black screen after updating to the latest Radeon software. A workaround is to disable kernel isolation.
  • Lower than expected performance may be observed on certain AMD Athlon mobile systems.

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