There is no doubt that Lisa Su’s have the intention of strengthening an ecosystem with products only of their brand, first we saw it with the use of SmartShift technology in the RX 5000 Mobile GPUs, then it was the Smart Access Memory that implemented the PCI Express and a few weeks ago we saw a full stop in the Adrenalin drivers due to a new version with functions that are designed to take advantage of the Ryzen-Radeon duo.
Well, the latest version of the AMD Adrenalin drivers is the most important since the great renovation of the same produced a few months ago by including a new feature, which causes a great performance improvement in PCs with purely AMD configurations. Let’s see what it consists of.
Autooverclocking comes to AMD Adrenalin 21.9.1 drivers
If you have one AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU on your PC or a 5000H and 5000U for laptops and also a AMD Radeon RX 6000 family graphics card, then you can make use of a new feature of automatic overclock found in the AMD Radeon Software.
From version 21.9.1 of the Adrenalin drivers you can get autooverclocking or automatic overclocking with the simple push of a click. To do this you just have to access the Radeon Software by pressing ALT + R, go to the performance or performance tab, move to the top of the window and select “Tuning” in the sub-tab below.
What this feature does is detect the CPU workload and increases its clock speed from 50 by 50 MHz, even beyond what the SMU allows you, resulting in increase power consumption and processor temperatures in exchange for gaining more clock speed and thus performance. This function also varies the clock speed of the graphics card if you have an AMD Radeon RX 6000 installed in it.
In addition, from everything previously explained, AMD has added support for Smart Access Memory on your RX 5000 series graphics cards, where to activate it it is recommended to have the latest BIOS installed on the motherboard and activate ResizableBAR in it, after which the option will appear within performance -> adjustment -> intelligent access memory.
Windows 11 support for AMD CPU and GPU
If you are testing Windows 11 under Microsoft’s Insider program and have been given access to a beta version of the next Redmond system, you can now use the following features of the AMD drivers:
- Radeon Boost, Radeon Anti-Lag, and Radeon Image Sharpening.
- Now you can make use of the capture and live broadcast tools that include the new versions of the Adrenalin drivers.
- Support for AMD Link.
So little by little AMD is finalizing its Adrenalin graphics drivers and their functions for the next great version of Windows.
New profiles for games and problems fixed in Adrenalin 21.9.1
AMD has not forgotten to add new profiles optimized for its graphics cards for the latest launches in the market, in this case it is Deathloop and the Call of Duty Vanguard open beta. If we already talk about the problems solved in the new driver, these are the following:
- The problem of visual errors in PAYDAY 2 when using an RX 6800 XT gaming GPU and the like have disappeared.
- The problem of continuous flickering no longer occurs if we have two monitors with different resolution and refresh rate than an RX Vega.
- The problem that did not put in low power mode when the PC went to sleep in the AMD RX 5500 XT has been solved.
- In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey black screens were produced on some GPUs such as the RX 480 when the user accessed the game menus. In the new driver this no longer happens.
AMD has also added new extensions to the Vulkan API that are intended to make use of the capabilities of its GPUs:
Remember that the extensions for Vulkan are not part of the main branch and are added by the manufacturer of each graphics card to take advantage of the unique capabilities of its hardware.