Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.3, AMD drivers improve performance with Age of Empires IV (but not enough)

Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.3, AMD drivers improve performance with Age of Empires IV (but not enough)

AMD has released the new drivers Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.3 compatible with Radeon GPUs (both dedicated and integrated) of the latest generations and designed to best support four games such as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Riders Republic, Age of Empires IV e Doom Eternal (Update 6.66).

As for the Guardians of the Galaxy title developed by Eidos-Montral and published by Square Enix, AMD reports a up to 21% performance boost at 4K Ultra settings with an RX 6900 XT or 6800 XT compared to the previous version of the drivers. This is an estimate obtained from internal tests, and suggests that some improvements – the extent of which varies according to the GPU and the rest of the configuration – will also be seen on other models, especially those based on the RDNA 2 architecture.

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With regard to Age of Empires IV (here the review), are reported importantperformance issues with AMD Radeon video cards. The new drivers, although they help, do not completely solve the situation. This, at least, is what emerges from a test of the German site Computer base.

The new Adrenalin, however, “increases the performance of an RX 6800 XT in 4K with maximum details by up to 45%“Microsoft and Relic, in the game’s release notes, say they are working to” ensure parity between the high-end cards from NVIDIA and AMD “as part of the” pre-holiday update “presumably coming to the game. end of November. The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.10.3 also solves several problems, which you can read below:

  • In Radeon Software, the CPU Tuning feature may be missing for some users with AMD Processors such as Ryzen 9 5950X Processor.
  • Some users may experience elevated disk space consumption by the Multimedia Athena Dumps folder.
  • While playing a game, some users may experience a black screen flicker if they have multiple displays connected and they attempt to switch between open windows (via Alt + Tab shortcut).
  • Battlefield V may crash during gameplay on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon RX 6600 Graphics.
  • Image corruption may be observed on some characters when Radeon Boost is enabled while playing Cyberpunk 2077 on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon RX 6700 XT Graphics.
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New AMD drivers are available for download via Radeon Settings or from AMD site. The release notes are available at this address.