AMD’s latest driver launch is aimed at bringing support for the two major game releases of this week: Forza Horizon 5 and Call of Duty: Vanguard. The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.11.1 suite is a recommended install for anyone on the red team looking to play either of the two titles, and there are hefty improvements on the racing game’s side.
Playground Games’ Forza Horizon 5 is launching on November 5 for Premium Edition owners, followed by everyone else on November 9. With this driver, AMD says Radeon graphics card owners can see performance improvements of up to 23%. The tests had been run using an RX 6800 XT with the game set on extreme settings at 4K.
Meanwhile Call of Duty: Vanguard is opening its doors on November 5 as well. Unfortunately, AMD hasn’t detailed exact improvements the driver is providing to this game. Vanguard is shipping with AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution, alongside DLSS.
Here are the fixed issues in this release:
- Users may experience display corruption issues when they set their Samsung™ Odyssey G9 C49G95T monitor to 5120X1440 @ 240Hz.
- While playing Call of Duty®: Warzone, some users may observe visual artifacts when moving the cursor in the in-game menu.
Known issues to look out for:
- During Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy™ gameplay, some users may experience driver timeouts on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 5500 XT Graphics. A temporary workaround is to disable the Radeon™ Anti-Lag feature in Radeon™ Software.
- Some users may experience elevated disk space consumption by the Multimedia Athena Dumps folder.
- Visual artifacts may be observed while playing Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War on some AMD Graphics products such as Radeon™ RX 6800M Graphics.
- While playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds™ with multiple displays connected in extended mode, Radeon™ Software may become unresponsive when the user is in the lobby and attempts to open Radeon Software on the secondary display via the context menu. A temporary workaround is to press the Alt + R keyboard shortcut if this happens.
- 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.
- Radeon performance metrics and logging features may intermittently report extremely high and incorrect memory clock values.
The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.11.1 driver is now available for download on the Radeon Settings app on Windows 10 and Windows 11 in its Optional section. Download links for the driver are also listed on the official release notes page here.