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AMD Adrenalin 22.5.2 – Game Ready for Sniper Elite 5 & Ray Tracing For Hitman 3!

AMD has announced the release of its latest Radeon Adrelanlin 22.5.2 graphics card drivers and I daresay that many of you reading this (well, those of you with one of their GPUs in your system) may have already noticed the little pop-up notification. With driver updates seemingly coming along like a regular bus service though, is this one actually worth the time and effort? Well, in answer to that question, the short answer is almost certainly yes. And no, this isn’t just because it brings game ready support for Sniper Elite 5. Nor, indeed, the introduction of ray tracing to Hitman 3. This new 22.5.2 release offers absolutely masses of other, potentially huge, gaming optimisations that definitely make this worth checking out!

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 22.5.2

As part of the official driver update notes, AMD has confirmed the following:

Support For:

  • Sniper Elite 5™
  • Hitman 3™ Ray Tracing Update
  • Additional Vulkan® extensions

New Additions/Optimisations

  • Radeon™ Super Resolution
    • Additional support – RSR is now compatible with AMD Ryzen™ 6000 series processors with integrated graphics.
    • New “Sharpen Effect” slider that allows you to fine-tune the sharpness effect of RSR to your own desired settings.
  • AMD Privacy View
    • A unique software powered by cutting-edge, eye-tracking technology built in partnership with the team at Eyeware – monitors your eye movement and reveals only the spot on the screen you are looking at while dimming the rest, keeping prying eyes away from your screen and your information safer. To learn more, check out our blog post HERE.
  • DirectX® 11 optimizations for Radeon™ RX 6000 series
    • Up to 8% increase in performance in DirectX® 11-based games, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.2 on the Radeon RX 6950 XT, versus the previous software driver version 22.5.1 RS-470
  • AMD Smart Access Memory optimizations for Death Stranding™ and Watch Dogs™: Legion
    • Up to 10% increase in performance with new SAM optimizations in Death Stranding™ @ 1440p Very High settings and up to 13% increase in performance with new SAM optimizations in Watch Dogs™: Legion, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.2 on the Radeon RX 6950 XT, versus AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.1RS-471
    • Up to 12% increase in performance with new SAM optimizations in Death Stranding™ @ 1440p Very High settings and up to 24% increase in performance with new SAM optimizations in Watch Dogs™: Legion, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Editiosn 22.5.2 on the Radeon RX 6750 XT, versus AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.1RS-472
    • Up to 6% increase in performance with new SAM optimizations in Death Stranding™ @ 1440p Very High settings and up to 6% increase in performance with new SAM optimizations in Watch Dogs™: Legion, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.2 on the Radeon RX 6650 XT, versus AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.1RS-473

Where Can I Get My Update?

As always, if you already have the Radeon Adrenalin app installed on your PC (which you certainly should if you utilise one of their graphics cards), then a quick check of it should now prompt you to download and update to this latest 22.5.2 driver release. However, if that doesn’t work, you can learn more and/or manually download it via the link here!

What do you think? How often do you update your graphics card drivers? – Let us know in the comments!

Mike Sanders

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