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AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.3 release notes

AMD has released their latest driver, version 21.2.2, that gives support for DIRT 5 Energy content Pack, along with a few fixes.

If you have one of AMD’s latest cards (Radeon 6000 series) and have had issues with Substance Painter, this driver may solve your issues. This driver also resolves a couple of HDMI problems. The first HDMI problem they resolved being an audio issue, where HDMI audio devices may fail to install when using an RX 400 or RX 500 series graphics card.

The second HDMI issue resolved in this release is plugging an HDMI TV into a multi-monitor setup should no longer cause your system to crash. You can read the full list of fixes and known issues below or directly on the AMD website here.

Support For

  • DIRT 5™ Energy Content Pack

Fixed Issues

  • HDMI Audio Devices may fail to install on Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
  • Hot plugging HDMI TV displays in multi monitor system configurations may sometimes cause a system crash or hang.
  • An application crash or hang may occur in Substance Painter™ on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products.
  • A system crash or hang may occur on the HP Reverb G2™ when connected to Radeon RX 6900 series graphics products.
  • Radeon Software may sometimes fail to gather the latest available Radeon Software versions when performing or checking for updates.

Known Issues

  • A system hang or crash may be experienced when upgrading Radeon Software while an Oculus™ VR headset is connected to your system on Radeon GCN graphics products. A temporary workaround is to disconnect the headset before install.
  • 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.

Package Contents

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.3 installation package contains the following:

  • Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.3 Driver Version 20.45.35.03 (Windows Driver Store Version 27.20.14535.3005)

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.3 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 21.2.3 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 21.2.3. 

Radeon Product Compatibility

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.3 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 21.2.3 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 21.2.3 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 Levere
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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