AMD Radeon Software just got a big update, is ready for Windows 11

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What you need to know

  • Radeon Software version Adrenalin 21.9.1 is here.
  • It includes support for Deathloop as well as the Call of Duty Vanguard open beta, and allows for Smart Access Memory (SAM) on Radeon RX 5000 series GPUs.
  • In addition to the aforementioned updates, Radeon Software is now officially ready for Windows 11.

As is the case with every other company producing products or services for PC, AMD has officially readied its Radeon Software and graphics drivers for Windows 11. As of the software's version 21.9.1 update, Windows 11 can now benefit from a range of performance and graphics-enhancing features such as Radeon Anti-Lag, Radeon Image Sharpening, and Radeon Boost. That's a lot of Radeon!

But that's not all. If you're not keen on upgrading to the latest Windows until well past its October 5, 2021 release date, there are still driver updates to look forward to on your Windows 7 or Windows 10 machine (though between those two, you'll need Windows 10 to receive the full slate of Radeon Software benefits). Expect support for the following items:

  • Deathloop
  • Call of Duty Vanguard's open beta
  • Smart Access Memory (SAM) on Radeon RX 5000 GPUs

If you're wondering what SAM tech is, the short explanation is it's an asset transferring optimization solution that can boost hardware performance during gameplay. NVIDIA has this, though it goes by a different name over on the Green Team side of the best graphics cards (resizeable BAR support).

In the event you want to know how to enable Smart Access Memory on your PC, we have a guide for that.

The version 21.9.1 GPU driver update also features loads of fixes for AMD-specific issues, which you can read in detail at the links above to AMD's support and community blog pages.

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