AMD's Radeon Software 21.11.2 driver offers gamers a 10+% boost in Battlefield 2042

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AMD's Radeon Software 21.11.2 driver offers gamers a 10+% boost in Battlefield 2042

AMD's Radeon Software 21.11.2 driver offers gamers a 10+% boost in Battlefield 2042

AMD has just launched their second major driver update of November 2021, this time offering game-specific optimisations for Battlefield 2042, one of the most highly anticipated multiplayer shooters of the year. 

With AMD's latest Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs, AMD has reported that their new drivers can deliver up to 15% performance gains within the game depending on your chosen GU model. For AMD's RX 6900 XT, up to 14% gains are expected at 4K Ultra settings, with 15% and 11% increases being expected for AMD's RX 6800 XT and RX 6700 XT.

Sadly, this new driver comes with a list of seven known issues and no fixes for previously disclosed issues, which means that this new driver release is only of interest to Battlefield 2042 players. 

Below are AMD's release notes for their Radeon Software 21.11.2 drivers. 

AMD's Radeon Software 21.11.2 driver offers gamers a 10+% boost in Battlefield 2042  

Support For

Battlefield 2042

Up to 14% increase in performance in Battlefield™ 2042 @ 4K Ultra Settings, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.11.2 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6900 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.10.4.RS-431

Up to 15% increase in performance in Battlefield™ 2042 @ 4K Ultra Settings, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.11.2 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.10.4.RS-432

Up to 11% increase in performance in Battlefield™ 2042 @ 4K Ultra Settings, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 21.11.2 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6700 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.10.4.RS-433

Known Issues

- 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.

AMD Link for Windows Known Issues

- 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.

Footnote

- RS-431 – Testing conducted by AMD as of November 10, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.11.2 and 21.10.4 on Battlefield 2042. Game tested with ultra preset at 4K. Performance may vary.
- RS-432 – Testing conducted by AMD as of November 10, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.11.2 and 21.10.4 on Battlefield 2042. Game tested with ultra preset at 4K. Performance may vary.
- RS-433 – Testing conducted by AMD as of November 10, 2021, on a test system comprised of a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.11.2 and 21.10.4 on Battlefield 2042. Game tested with ultra preset at 4K. Performance may vary.



AMD's Radeon Software 21.11.2 driver offers gamers a 10+% boost in Battlefield 2042  

Desktop GPUs 

Radeon Product Family Compatibility

Radeon RX 6000 SeriesRadeon RX 6000M Series
Radeon RX Navi 5700/5600 SeriesRadeon VII
Radeon RX 5500 SeriesRX 5300M (Notebook GPU)
Radeon RX Vega SeriesAMD Radeon Pro Duo
Radeon RX 500 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics

 

Download Links

- Windows 10 (64-bit)
- Windows 11 (64-bit)


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