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AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.1 release notes

AMD Adrenalin game ready driver for Medium.

AMD releases its first driver for February 2021, version 21.2.1. This update finally provides some aid to multi-monitor setups. It also comes with a few other fixes and support for Medium, which AMD claims an up to 9% increase in performance.

Support For

Medium™

  • Up to 9% increase in performance in The Medium @ 4K High settings, with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.1 on the 16GB Radeon™ RX 6800XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver edition 21.1.1. RS-351

Fixed Issues

  • Display flicker or corruption may be experienced when two displays are connected to Radeon RX Vega series graphics products with at least one display set to a high refresh rate.
  • Screen flickering might be observed when using MSI Afterburner.
  • Radeon™ recording and streaming features may fail to enable on AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 series graphics products.
  • Some models may fail to render or may render incorrectly when using SketchUp™ on Radeon RDNA graphics products.
  • Some Samsung™ CRG9 series displays may experience a black screen when waking from sleep.
  • Metro Exodus™ may experience intermittent application crashes with DirectX® Raytracing enabled.
  • Video playback on secondary displays may experience stutter while playing Doom Eternal™ on the primary display.

Known Issues

  • Hitman 3™ may experience an application crash in the Apex Predator mission on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products.
  • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable in Forza Horizon 4™.
  • AMD is currently investigating end user reports that Radeon Software may sometimes have higher than expected CPU utilization, even when a system is at idle. Users who are experiencing this issue are encouraged to file a bug report in Radeon Software.
  • Brightness flickering may intermittently occur in some games or applications when Radeon™ FreeSync is enabled, and the game is set to use borderless fullscreen.
  • 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.

Disclaimer

  • RS-351. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of Jan 28, 2021 on the 16GB Radeon™ RX 6800XT, using a test system comprising of AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU (3.7 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3200MHz memory, and Windows 10×64 with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.1 versus the previous driver edition 21.1.1 on The Medium @ 4k High settings. Performance may vary.

Package Contents

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.1 installation package contains the following:

  • Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.1 Driver Version 20.45.33.01 (Windows Driver Store Version 27.20.14533.1000)

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.1 installation package can be downloaded from the following links:

By clicking the Download button, you are confirming that you have read and agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement (“EULA”).  If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of these licenses, you do not have a license to any of the AMD software provided by this download.

Installing Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition

For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, please refer to the following support resources:

NOTE: 
This driver is not intended for use on AMD Radeon products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.

When installing Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.1 for the Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 21.2.1. 

Radeon Product Compatibility

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.1 is compatible with the following AMD Radeon products.

Radeon™ RX 6900 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series Graphics
Radeon™ RX 6800 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R9 Nano Series Graphics
Radeon™ RX 5700 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R9 300 Series Graphics
Radeon™ RX 5600 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R9 200 Series Graphics
Radeon™ RX 5500 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R7 300 Series Graphics
Radeon™ VIIAMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series Graphics
Radeon RX Vega Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R5 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ Pro DuoAMD Radeon™ R5 200 Series Graphics
Radeon™ RX 500 / Radeon 500X  Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8500 – HD 8900 Series Graphics
Radeon™ RX 400 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7700 – HD 7900 Series Graphics

Mobility Radeon™ Product Compatibility

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.1 is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.

AMD Radeon RX 5700M Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R7 M300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 5600M Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R5 M300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 5500M Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R9 M200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 5300M Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R7 M200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ 600 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R7 M400 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8500M – HD 8900M Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R9 M300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7700M – HD 7900M Series Graphics

​​​​AMD Processors with Radeon Graphics Product Compatibility

Important Note for Laptop and All-In-One (AIO) PCs 
AMD recommends OEM-provided drivers which are customized and validated for their system-specific features and optimizations.
If you experience issues using the Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition driver package downloaded from AMD.com, please install the OEM-provided drivers for full support and compatibility.

DESKTOPMOBILE
AMD Ryzen™ Processors with Radeon™ Vega graphicsAMD Ryzen™ Mobile processors with Radeon™ Vega graphics
AMD Ryzen™ PRO Processors with Radeon™ Vega graphics    AMD Athlon™ Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics
AMD Athlon™ Processors with Radeon™ Vega GraphicsAMD A-Series and FX processors with Radeon graphics
AMD Athlon™ PRO Processors with Radeon™ Vega GraphicsAMD Ryzen™ PRO Mobile processors with Radeon™ Vega graphics
AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R4, R5, R6, or R7 GraphicsAMD Athlon™ PRO Mobile processors with Radeon™ Vega graphics
AMD Pro A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R5 or R7 GraphicsAMD A-Series™ PRO processors with Radeon™ graphics
AMD Athlon™ Series APUs with Radeon™ R3 GraphicsAMD FX-Series APUs with Radeon™ R7 Graphics
AMD Sempron™ Series APUs with Radeon™ R3 GraphicsAMD E-Series APUs with Radeon™ R2 Graphics
 AMD Radeon™ HD 8180 – HD 8400 Series Graphics

Compatible Operating Systems

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.1 is designed to support the following Microsoft® Windows® platforms. Operating System support may vary depending on your specific AMD Radeon product.

  • Windows® 10 64-bit version
  • Windows® 7 64-bit version
Charles Leverehttps://www.riverbankwebdesign.ca/
Charles Levere is the editor-in-chief (dork-in-chief) of Urban Dork. When he is not writing or tinkering with hardware, he is most likely playing one of his favorite video games. He also loves being near the water, kayaking, water skiing, or anything that gets him on the water and in the sun.

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