Video Cards

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AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin. Version 21.8.2 beta comes with optimization for “Myst,” with up to 6% performance improvement seen at 4K medium settings on a machine powered by a Radeon RX 6800 XT, compared to the previous 21.8.1 drivers. The drivers also feature optimization for “Aliens: Fireteam Elite.”

The drivers also fix a handful of issues. Difficulties ending an OBS recording session with h.265 or HEVC codec on some of the newer Radeon GPUs, such as the RX 6800 XT, have been fixed. An image corruption bug with split-screen multiplayer on “F1 2021,” has been fixed. Unresponsive behavior with Radeon Software in rare cases, has been fixed. Lighting corruption noticed in “Control” with DirectX 12 on cards such as the RX 6600 XT, has been fixed. Upgrading to the latest Radeon Software causing auto-updates in Ryzen Master to stop working, has been fixed.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.2 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

 

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xfx-radeon-rx-6600-xt-speedster-merc-308By W1zzard @ TechPowerUp!

The XFX Radeon RX 6600 XT Speedster Merc 308 is the company’s most premium custom-design implementation of the newest kid on the gaming graphics card block. The RX 6600 XT is designed to be just about everything the plethora of PC gamers still on Full HD (1080p) monitors need, as it brings with it the ability to play AAA games at the highest settings with Full HD. It’s also capable of raytracing, which should set you up for premium AAA or e-sports gameplay when combined with FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). XFX combines the RX 6600 XT with its most premium cooling solution and highest factory-overclocked speeds.

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amd-radeon-rx-6600-xtAMD has lifted the review embargo on its recently released RX 6600 XT graphics card.  We bring you a number of reviews for custom cards from a number of different manufactures. Here’s a bit from AMD:

The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card is built on breakthrough AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture, the only gaming architecture that spans from next-generation desktop PCs, laptops and consoles to mobile devices and automotive infotainment systems. Offering 32 MB of high-performance AMD Infinity Cache, 8 GB of high-speed GDDR6 memory, AMD Smart Access Memory and other advanced features, the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card is built for the ever-increasing demands of modern games. It also supports the new cutting-edge AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution open-source spatial upscaling solution, which is designed to boost framerates and deliver high-quality, high-resolution gaming experiences.

Check out the reviews listed below.

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AMD today released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin. Version 21.8.1 Beta comes with support for the Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card (which we reviewed here). It also fixes an issue with “The Medium” that caused the game to crash while running FrameView. The company also identified a handful issues, some even specific to the RX 6600 XT, such as inaccurate point-lights in “Control,” and driver timeouts observed in “Horizon Zero Dawn” with RX 6700 XT, and less specifically on RX 500 series products with simultaneous gaming+streaming.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA has today decided to update the company’s game-ready graphics drivers with the release of 471.68 WHQL. In the latest installment of the GeForce drivers, NVIDIA is bringing some much-needed support for the latest games. That includes the launch of Psychonauts 2, Naraka: Bladepoint, and Back 4 Blood Open Beta. These new games are now supported and are expected to be played on all GPUs from 3000 series to the older 500 series. As Naraka: Bladepoint game features NVIDIA’s latest DLSS and Reflex technologies, this driver version is here to support it.

You can download the GeForce 471.68 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers. Version 21.7.2 beta introduces optimization for “Chernobylite.” It also adds support for two new Vulkan API extensions, including “VK_KHR_copy_commands2,” and “VK_EXT_extended_dynamic_state2.” Among the handful issues fixed include incorrect upgrade advice by the Game Compatibility advisor over certain CPUs and GPUs; a BSOD error noticed on certain mobile platforms when using Enhanced sign-in; “Resident Evil Village” experiencing application hang or driver crash on machines with Radeon VII; and an application crash with Radeon Software when upgrading with core isolation enabled.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.7.2 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA has released the latest version of GeForce Game Ready drivers. Version 471.41 WHQL comes with support for Windows 11, including a WDDM 3.0 compliant display driver, making it NVIDIA’s first official driver for the upcoming operating system. In addition, the drivers introduce DLSS performance enhancement on Red Dead Redemption 2 and Chernobylite. The drivers also introduce CUDA 11.4 support.

Among the issues fixed are lack of hardware acceleration on Capture One; HUD loss issues on Valorant; a game freeze noticed with DOOM Eternal; League of Legends failing to launch; mouse pointer issues with certain DSC monitors in HDR mode; blurry Ansel depth-of-field in certain games; display resolution being limited to 640×480 on some monitors after updating from older drivers; distorted HDMI audio playback on 8K displays connected via HDMi 2.1, and HDMI audio drop-outs on LG C9 OLED TVs.

You can download the GeForce 471.41 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin. Version 21.7.1 beta introduces optimization for F1 2021, with a 6% performance improvement seen at 4K UHD on an RX 6800 XT, over the previous drivers. Support is also introduced for the new Radeon RX 6700M and RX 6600M mobile GPUs.

Among the issues fixed are an Oculus service error preventing the Oculus Link setup from running on machines with RX 5000 and RX 6000 series graphics cards; lighting corruption noticed in Apex Legends with Radeon Boost enabled; AMD User Experience Program consuming abnormally high memory; driver version mismatch between Windows Store and AMD Support versions; high memory usage on some running 3DMark Time Spy; and an image corruption in Carrion with AF enabled.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.7.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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AMD today released the latest version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers. Version 21.6.1 beta introduce support for the upcoming FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) feature, AMD’s answer to the NVIDIA DLSS. The driver release notes don’t mention which exact titles support it at launch, so we’ll probably have to wait until a formal launch of the feature. In addition, the drivers also introduce support for the Radeon RX 6800M mobile graphics, and optimization for “Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance.”

Among the bugs fixed with this release are one which causes FreeSync to lock up during task-switching, an application crash with “Anno 1800″ in DirectX 12 mode; AMD Cleanup Utility accidentally mopping up non-graphics AMD drivers (such as chipset, storage, etc.); lower than expected performance with “Destiny 2″ on some products; and enabling raytracing in “Ring of Elysium” causing an application crash.

Anecdotal reports of fixed idle power consumption for AMD’s graphics cards are filling the internet following the release of their latest Radeon drivers, version 21.6.1. Besides introducing support for FSR (which we have already tested with a new special image comparison code from our resident W1zzard with great results), users are reporting reduced power consumption on idle or low-intensity workloads – something that we had already covered in our latest AMD reviews, which showcased higher power consumption compared to NVIDIA.

Users are reporting drops from around 30 W to ~8 W – nothing to scoff at, and getting AMD’s offerings in line with NVIDIA’s on that particular metric. While this remains anecdotal evidence for now, rest assured that we will be testing these new drivers so as to definitely claim an improvement (or the absence of it).

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA today released the latest version of its GeForce Game Ready drivers. Version 471.11 WHQL comes with optimization for the upcoming patch of “DOOM Eternal” that enables DLSS support. The patch is expected to go live on June 29. The drivers also add optimization for “LEGO Builder’s Journey,” including RTX raytracing and DLSS support. Optimization is also added for F1 2021, and NVIDIA Reflex integration for “Escape from Tarkov.” In addition to these, the drivers add OS optimization for Windows 10 May 2021 Update (21H1).

Among the issues fixed with this release are random flickers with WoW Shadowlands; a blackscreen issue with GeForce GTX 980M SLI notebooks; FreeStyle not working on “Crossfire” (the game) after a game update; certain HDMI displays flickering in HDR mode; incorrect color rendering with the “sharpen” FreeStyle filter being enabled with HDR on RTX 30-series GPUs; and flickering and signal connectivity issues with launching a game on a machine with multi-monitor adaptive-Sync monitors.

You can download the GeForce 471.11 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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