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AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.2 WHQL

June 1, 2022 - Hardware
AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.5.2 WHQL

Designed to provide you with a clean, modern and easy-to-use interface where you can quickly access the latest software features, game stats, performance reports, driver updates, and much more – all from one convenient location. Take advantage of the ALT+R hotkey to open AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition directly in-game, making it even more convenient and easy to adjust your favorite features and get a fantastic gaming experience.

When AMD introduced Radeon™ Software as a successor to our Catalyst Control Center back in 2015, our software was still primarily a graphics control panel designed to allow users to adjust various settings related to their graphics card. Over the past few years, we have been steadily introducing more features that go beyond graphics control, adding new capabilities like AMD Ryzen™ processor-specific tools such as CPU monitoring and overclocking, as well as platform-level controls for technologies like AMD SmartShift and AMD Smart Access Memory™ technology1. We felt that our existing AMD Radeon Software brand no longer portrayed what our software was ultimately capable of, and so with this release, we are introducing a new brand for our feature-rich application, called AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition.

Stability First

We continue to focus on driver stability, with more stringent testing to ensure you get the best experiences possible. Over the past year, we have introduced new and improved ways for you and other users to report issues and we have also implemented tools into the driver such as the AMD Crash Defender to help keep your system running in the rare event you run into a problem.  We encourage you to submit any issues you may have by using the AMD Bug Report Tool, and we will work diligently to try and resolve those issues and further refine our drivers.

Elevate Performance with AMD Radeon™ Super Resolution

While stability may be our top priority, performance and user experience follow closely. We are excited to introduce the new Radeon Super Resolution (RSR) technology2 today. RSR is our in-driver upscaling feature available for users running AMD Radeon™ RX 5000 series discrete desktop graphics and newer, powered by our AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution (FSR) technology3. For those who do not know, FSR is our upscaling technology which was first introduced last June that developers could integrate into their games. FSR renders games at lower resolutions, then upscales the image to fit your screen and applies a unique algorithm that delivers super high-quality edges and details, providing you with extra performance with little to no impact on visual quality at the highest quality FSR settings. FSR is free and easy for developers to implement – in fact, it’s so easy that over 80 games have been announced to support or will be supporting FSR in the first 9 months since our launch.

However, we know there are thousands of games out there waiting for upscaling technologies to do their magic and elevate gaming performance, and this is where Radeon Super Resolution comes in. RSR takes FSR and bakes it into our driver software, allowing you to enable it across more of your games.

Elevate Performance Across Thousands of Games

Radeon™ Super Resolution (RSR) is an in-driver upscaling feature that uses the same algorithm found in our AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution (FSR) technology. Gamers can take advantage of Radeon™ Super Resolution to unleash new levels of performance on any compatible game.1

Radeon™ Boost

Dynamically adjusts resolution during camera rotation in first- and third- person games to deliver higher frame rates and more immediate responses
Radeon Anti-lag motherboard

Radeon™ Anti-Lag

Reduces lag by intelligently controlling the queuing of CPU work ahead of GPU work in DirectX ® 9, DirectX® 11 and DirectX ® 12 games
A gaming monitor displaying the AMD Battle Arena in Fortnite.

AMD FreeSync™

A variable refresh rate technology that delivers a fluid, tear-free experience and provides quicker responses to the screen

AMD Radeon™ Chill

Gameplay adaptive power saving

AMD Radeon™ Image Sharpening

Producing visuals that look crisp and detailed, with virtually no performance impact.

AMD Integer Scaling

Replay Retro Games the Way You Remember Them.

AMD FidelityFX

AMD FidelityFX is our open-source image quality toolkit comprising of eight different solutions available for developers to implement into their games that are optimized for AMD RDNA™ and RDNA™ 2 architectures. FidelityFX helps deliver ultimate visual quality with minimal performance overhead, freeing up your graphics card to power the incredible gaming experiences you demand.

Radeon Product Compatibility

Radeon Software Adrenalin 22.2.1 is compatible with the following AMD Radeon products.

Radeon™ RX 6900/6800/6700/6600/6500/6400 Series Graphics
Radeon™ RX 5700/5600/5500/5300 Series Graphics
Radeon™ VII
Radeon™ RX Vega Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo
Radeon™ RX 500 / Radeon 500X Series Graphics
Radeon™ RX 400 Series Graphics

Mobility Radeon™ Product Compatibility

Radeon Software Adrenalin 22.2.1 is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.

AMD Radeon™ RX 6800M Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ RX 6700M Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ RX 6600M Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ RX 6500M Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ RX 6300M Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ RX 5700M/5600M/5500M/5300M Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ 600 Series Graphics

​​​​AMD Processors with Radeon Graphics Product Compatibility

Important Note for Laptop and All-In-One (AIO) PCs
AMD recommends OEM-provided drivers which are customized and validated for their system-specific features and optimizations.
If you experience issues using the Radeon™ Software Adrenalin driver package downloaded from AMD.com, please install the OEM-provided drivers for full support and compatibility.

DESKTOPMOBILE
AMD Ryzen™ Processors with Radeon™ Vega GraphicsAMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics
AMD Ryzen™ PRO Processors with Radeon™ Vega GraphicsAMD Ryzen™ PRO Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics
AMD Athlon™ Processors with Radeon™ Vega GraphicsAMD Athlon™ Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics
AMD Athlon™ PRO Processors with Radeon™ Vega GraphicsAMD Athlon™ PRO Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics

 

Compatible Operating Systems

Radeon Software Adrenalin 22.2.1 is designed to support the following Microsoft® Windows® platforms. Operating System support may vary depending on your specific AMD Radeon product.

22.5.2 Beta (May 24th, 2022)

  • Support For
    • Sniper Elite 5
    • Hitman 3 Ray Tracing Update
    • Additional Vulkan extensions. Click here for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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

Known Issues

  • Performance drop may be experienced while playing Fortnite with Multithreaded Rendering and DirectX 11 API on some AMD Graphics Products such as the Radeon RX 6900 XT Graphics.
  • Stuttering may be experienced while playing Call of Duty : Warzone on the Caldera map with some AMD Graphics Products such as the Radeon RX 6900 XT Graphics.
  • Higher than expected CPU usage when Instant Replay is enabled on some AMD Graphics Products such as the Radeon RX 6900 XT Graphics.
  • GPU utilization may be stuck at 100% in Radeon performance metrics after closing games on some AMD Graphics Products such as Radeon 570.
  • Display may flicker black during video playback plus gameplay on some AMD Graphics Products such as the Radeon RX 6700 XT.
  • Using Radeon Super Resolution on 2560×1600 resolution displays may produce a system hang. A temporary workaround is to set the display Scaling Mode to Full Panel.
  • Enhanced Sync may cause a black screen to occur when enabled on some games and system configurations. Any users who may be experiencing issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a temporary workaround.
  • Radeon performance metrics and logging features may intermittently report extremely high and incorrect memory clock values.

 

 

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