AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 WHQL

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  1. MIG-31

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    AMD today released the Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 drivers, which introduce major updates to the soft-product that completes your AMD Radeon graphics cards.

    Support For
    AMD Link


    A brand-new AMD Link for Windows client is now available that allows you to stream your games and desktop to other Radeon graphics enabled PCs.
    New “Link Game” feature that allows you to easily connect with a friend to play games together on a single PC or even help them troubleshoot a PC issue or problem.
    Redesigned streaming technology for better visuals and lower latency.
    New quality of service feature that dynamically adjusts your streaming settings based on your internet connection.
    Now supports up to 4k/144fps streaming.


    Radeon Software

    Customized user interface options are now available in the Radeon Software installation to modify the user interface. Options exist for a Full Installation, Minimal Installation and Driver only installation.
    Vivid Gaming Display Color Enhancement GD-187: A new color profile that allows users to enable a more vivid look for their display color.
    Color Deficiency Correction GD-187: A new feature that allows users to adjust their display colors for all three major color deficiency types with strength sliders.

    Improved search bar functionality.

    Stats information for games is now available in the games tab.
    Historical navigation buttons added to easily move back and forth between tabs.
    Toggle added to enable or disable the built-in web browser.
    Settings option added to enable or disable all hotkeys in a single click.

    Record & Stream

    Recording and streaming settings have been consolidated into one easy to use tab.
    A new Streaming Wizard is now available which helps users configure their recording and streaming settings for the first time. A new ‘adaptive’ quality setting is available in the wizard that allows Radeon Software to monitor your stream and make changes to quality based on your stream’s performance.
    Improved scene editor usability for creating and editing scenes.
    An option is now available to select which display you would like to record or stream from in multiple display system configurations.

    Performance Tuning

    Introduced CPU metrics and monitoring to the performance metrics tab in Radeon Software.
    Improvements made to the performance metrics tab including design updates to the graphs for metrics, more performance readouts, improved logging controls and improved performance overlay controls and graphs.

    AMD Crash Defender

    Preserves data and keeps your system running in some cases where your system may have otherwise experienced a crash or hang.

    Microsoft® PlayReady AV1 Decode Support

    AMD Eyefinity support extended to Ryzen™ Mobile 4000 and Ryzen™ Mobile 5000 series.

    Fixed Issues

    Brightness flickering may intermittently occur in some games or applications when Radeon™ FreeSync is enabled, and the game is set to use borderless fullscreen.
    SteamVR™ may experience an application crash when a VR headset is connected on Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
    Some high refresh rate, high resolution TV displays may experience corruption when connected via HDMI on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products.
    Applying changes in Radeon Performance Tuning may sometimes fail to take effect for changes made to power tuning.
    Lower than expected performance may be experienced in some CPU intensive workloads or games.
    Global performance tuning overclock profiles may sometimes override game specific performance tuning profiles or cause game specific performance tuning profiles to fail to load on a games launch.
    Radeon Chill may experience lower than expected performance when a game is left idle for an extended period with Radeon Chill enabled.
    Flickering may be observed in Radeon Software performance overlay while playing Cyberpunk 2077™ on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products.

    Known Issues

    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.
    Cyberpunk 2077™ may experience shadow corruption on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics when ray tracing is enabled.
    Disco Elysium™ may experience texture flickering on trees with Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products.
    Radeon Software may experience a crash when Record & Stream tab is in use and a display is hot plugged.
    Radeon FreeSync™ may intermittently become locked while on desktop after performing task switching between extended and primary displays upon closing a game, causing poor performance or stuttering. A system restart is a potential workaround if this is experienced.
    Performance metrics may incorrectly report temperatures on Ryzen™ 5 1600 series processors.
    The download or launch Ryzen Master buttons in Radeon Software may intermittently disappear or may fail to initialize Ryzen Master.
    If Ryzen Master is not detected in Adrenalin software after installation, a system restart maybe required.

    AMD Link for Windows Known Issues

    AMD is investigating isolated reports of intermittent loss of signal during Stream Optimization if HEVC is used on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products or later. A workaround is to use the AVC encoding setting instead.
    Intermittent grey frame corruption might be observed when streaming with HEVC on certain configurations via an Internet connection. A workaround is to use the AVC encoding setting instead.

    Package Contents
    The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 installation package contains the following:

    Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 Driver Version 21.10.02 for Windows 10 and 21.09.02 for Windows 7 (Windows Driver Store Version 27.20.21002.112)

    Download Links: AMD.
     
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  2. Dyre Straits

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    This was no fun!

    Downloaded the drivers as usual. Installed, as usual. Restarted...as usual. NO KEYBOARD on restart! Used the mouse to Restart again. NO KEYBOARD on restart.

    Had to SHUTDOWN, pull the power cord, discharge the system, plug in the power cord, start the system...FINALLY A KEYBOARD. Nothing else had changed other than installing the AMD drivers.
     
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    Not sure on these yet Until yesterday using the Oculus with Virtual desktop to play Alyx through Steam has been a pretty smooth ride but after installing these im experiencing lots of Hitching and Framerate stutter that just wasn't there before
     
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    Hmm, thanks for the feedback, guys!
     
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    keep in mind that these new drivers highly recommend that a factory reset should be used and clean out existing since such a big change occured. Additionally it takes quite awhile for the new software/drivers to rebuild shader caches.
     
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    I did the factory reset for these ,I tend to do one every second set, but I am still having problems today so if it continues tomorrow i am going to roll back a set and see what happens .
     
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    Hmmm this is odd, I rolled back the drivers and the VR/Steam gameplay is smooth again, the driver info says im running a pretty stable 70 FPS

    Upgraded the drivers again and the stutter is back but the driver says im a steady 75 FPS

    So FPS is higher meaning it should be a smoother ride but its not
     
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    Check some of the graphics settings, AMD changed a few of the defaults, I'm not sure if you use the profiles they offer (gaming, esports, etc).

    I'd suggest disabling everything they have and seeing.

    I do know they've made some VERY nice improvements though to the package and solved a number of bugs that were a problem on their previous sets.

    I Suspect we'll get some tweaks occurring in the next few drivers releases.
     
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    I will have a more thourough look tomorrow but your most likely correct and its something I need to change in the settings as everything on the PC is good (Control is playing just as good as ever), probably a game specific setting.
     
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    Set the gaming profile for Alyx to gaming and then flipped it back to standard did a reboot and now it all seems ok

    Odd thing is it was already on standard but for some reason taking it off and putting it back seems to have (for now) worked .. odd one
     
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    Does anyone know how we disable the tray icon now I have System Tray menu set to off but its there on every reboot

    I am also curious why I have a microphone Icon that was never there before these drivers that tells me that Radeon Software is using my microphone ..Why ? I don't seem to recall agreeing to that.

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    It's a bug in the startup, if you open radeon software at any point it'll disappear "Oh hey right sorry i was supposed to not show up"

    Mic is disabled by default. The Video recording options and such are being tweaked and sorted, it's not necessarily accessing the mic outside of having it on a "standby" like state since so many people are now recording and providing video/audio commentary too. I suspect it's a bug or that you may have enabled it incidentally perhaps?
     
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    I had gotten into the habit of closing it then looking at settings but you are correct it just goes with any interaction and hopefully thats fixed soon

    Not changed anything or touched anything and its happened twice in about 9 reboots, its not me (not knowingly anyway) but its not often enough to be annoying its just in 15 years of AMD cards I have never had it happen before.. hopefully just another Bug
     

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