AMD has several new features in store for Radeon graphics users with its latest driver update. Today, Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.9.1 launches, bringing auto-overclocking, Windows 11 support, Smart Access Memory on RX 5000 GPUs and the reveal of even more games using FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR).
The first major feature addition with this driver is Auto Overclocking for AMD-powered desktop PCs. Now, those with an RX 6000 series graphics card and a Ryzen 5000 series processor can switch auto-overclocking on to boost both the CPU and GPU without additional tinkering. This is also the first Radeon Software version to include support for all features on Windows 11. Microsoft’s latest OS officially launches in October and will be a free upgrade to all Windows 10 owners.
The other highlight for this new driver is expanded Smart Access Memory (SAM) support. Previously, SAM worked with Ryzen 5000 or Ryzen 3000 series CPUs and RX 6000 series graphics cards, but now, it works with RX 5000 series GPUs as well. All of that brings us to the latest updates on FSR, AMD’s DLSS alternative for resolution upscaling.
So far this year, FSR has been implemented in 27 titles, including the likes of Marvel’s Avengers, Dota 2, Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, Myst and Resident Evil Village. This week, Bethesda and Arkane’s latest title, Deathloop, will also launch with FSR and the feature will also be coming to World War Z: Aftermath, JX3, F1 2021 and No Man’s Sky in the coming weeks.
KitGuru Says: If you’re running an AMD graphics card, then be sure to download this month’s major driver update and let us know how you get on.