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AMD Software Updates Adrenalin 23.2.1 Released

For the first time in 2 months, AMD has finally released its first driver update for the Radeon RX 6000 series and RX 5000 series. The Adrenalin 23.2.1 WHGL these drivers give optimization for Foresspoken with up to 7% improvement at 4K with an RX 6950XT GPU and optimization for Dead Space (2023). The drivers have also introduced the IREE compiler using the MLIR interface on Vulkan with a couple of new Vulkan API extensions. The new drivers will also be catching up with the last 2 months of game optimizations that were only released for the RX 7000 series, this will bring improvements to Marvels Spider-Man, Hogwarts Legacy, and some other games that were released in the past 6 months.

Adrenalin 32.2.1 will fix previous issues that include the Delayed Write Failed error in Windows 11 22H2, SpaceEngine lower-than-expected performance, display corruption in the Points Shop section of Steam; YouTube playback with Enhanced Sync on some RX 6000 series GPUs; game crashes noticed with Door Kickers 2, Baldur’s Gate (Vulkan), Emergency 4, and Sea of Thieves. These drivers are suitable for the entire AMD range, spanning from as far back as the RX 400 to the latest RX 7000 series cards.

Adrenalin 23.2.1 Release notes

  • Forspoken
    • Up to 7% increase in performance for Forspoken @ 4k, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.2.1 on the Radeon ️ RX 6950XT GPU, versus the previous software driver version 22.11.2 RS-524
  • Dead Space
  • IREE compiler using MLIR interface on Vulkan.
  • Additional Vulkan extensions. Click here for more information.
  • Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs now have support for newly introduced streaming capabilities including pre-filter toggle, pre-analysis feature and CAML technology.
  • A new version of AMD Link improves overall connectivity across all supported Radeon products, RX 400 series and newer, so you can game from anywhere on virtually any device.
  • Boost your performance with AMD Software – read the latest blog HERE and learn how this newly unified driver delivers performance gains since Windows 11 first launched.

Game Optimizations

  • Up to 4% increase in performance for Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered @ 4k, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.2.1 on the Radeon ️ RX 6950XT GPU, versus the previous software driver version 22.11.2 RS-518
  • Up to 3% increase in performance for Sniper Elite 5 @ 4k, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.2.1 on the Radeon ️ RX 6950XT GPU, versus the previous software driver version 22.11.2 RS-519
  • Up to 6% increase in performance for Shadow of the Tomb Raider @ 4k, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.2.1 on the Radeon ️ RX 6950XT GPU, versus the previous software driver version 22.11.2 RS-520
  • Up to 7% increase in performance for Quake II RTX @ 4k, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.2.1 on the Radeon ️ RX 6950XT GPU, versus the previous software driver version 22.11.2 RS-521
  • Up to 4% increase in performance for Hitman 3 @ 4k, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.2.1 on the Radeon ️ RX 6950XT GPU, versus the previous software driver version 22.11.2 RS-522
  • Up to 6% increase in performance for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy @ 4k, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.2.1 on the Radeon ️ RX 6950XT GPU, versus the previous software driver version 22.11.2 RS-523
  • Up to 19% increase in performance for F1 2022 @ 4k, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.2.1 on the Radeon ️ RX 6950XT GPU, versus the previous software driver version 22.11.2 RS-525
  • Up to 9% increase in performance for DOOM Eternal @ 4k, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.2.1 on the Radeon ️ RX 6950XT GPU, versus the previous software driver version 22.11.2 RS-526
  • Up to 4% increase in performance for Borderlands 3 @ 4k, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.2.1 on the Radeon ️ RX 6950XT GPU, versus the previous software driver version 22.11.2 RS-527
  • Up to 4% increase in performance for Hogwarts Legacy @ 4K using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.2.1 on the Radeon ️ RX 6950 XT and Radeon 7900 XTX, versus the previous software driver version (22.11.2 for 6950 XT, 23.1.2 for 7900 XTX) RS-530

Fixed Issues

  • AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition may fail to launch with the error message “Delayed Write Failed” on Microsoft Windows 11 version 22H2.
  • Poor performance and load time may be observed while playing SpaceEngine.
  • Corruption may be observed while scrolling the points shop in STEAM on Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs.
  • Performance drop may be observed during Fortnite and YouTube playback with Enhanced Sync enabled on some AMD Graphics Products such as AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.
  • Corruption or game crash may be observed while playing Door Kickers 2.
  • Missing or flickering textures may be observed while playing Emergency 4.
  • Application crash may be observed when launching Baldur’s Gate 3 using Vulkan API on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
  • Stuttering may be observed while playing Sea of Thieves on Radeon RX 6000 and above series GPUs.
  • Corruption may be observed while playing Battlefield 4 with Post Process Quality settings set to high or ultra on Radeon RX 6000 and above series GPUs.
  • White foliage may be observed while playing Hogwarts Legacy on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
  • Intermittent system stuttering or UI flickering may occur when two videos are simultaneously playing using chromium-based browsers on some multi-display configurations.

Known Issues

  • High idle power has situationally been observed when using select high-resolution and high refresh rate displays on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
  • Video stuttering or performance drop may be observed during gameplay plus video playback with some extended display configurations on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
  • Application crashes may be observed while opening Premium Gold Packs in EA SPORTS FIFA 23.
  • Some virtual reality games or apps may experience lower-than-expected performance on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
  • AMD Bug Report Tool pop-up or system hang may be observed after driver upgrades on some hybrid graphics notebooks. Users are recommended to use the factory reset install option as a workaround.
  • Corruption may be briefly observed when moving Netflix video between displays or minimize-to-fullscreen on some AMD Products such as AMD Ryzen 7 6800U.
  • Certain videos played with Movies and TV may briefly show corruption when moving the window between displays on some AMD Graphics Products such as AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT.
  • Brief display corruption may occur when switching between video and game
James Cusworth

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