The Sunnyvale company has launched AMD Radeon Software 21.9.1, an update of its well-known Radeon Software Adrenalin platform that brings new interesting functions, among which we can highlight automatic overclocking, compatibility with Windows 11 and the arrival of SAM (Smart Memory Access) technology to Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards. , based on Navi.
We start with the automatic overclock that brings the AMD Radeon Software 21.9.1. This feature is available to anyone using a Radeon RX 6000 graphics card and a Ryzen 5000 series processor, and allows you to safely improve performance with a simple click. A very useful feature, and very interesting, since it will allow us to maximize the performance of our team.
The Windows 11 compatibility It is another of the most relevant novelties that the AMD Radeon Software 21.9.1 brings. All the classic features offered by the AMD Radeon platform come to the new version of Microsoft’s popular operating system, including the popular Radeon Boost, Radeon Anti-Lag and Radeon Image Sharpening.
We jump now to talk about SAM. As many of our readers will remember, this technology is the equivalent of the Resizable BAR that we have seen in the NVIDIA RTX 30 series, although unlike that, it is only compatible with the Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 3000 series processors, and until now it only worked with a Radeon RX 6000 graphics card.
With the advent of AMD Radeon Software 21.9.1 this has changed, as support has been extended to the Radeon RX 5000. This technology allows the processor to access all available graphics memory, which can improve gaming performance, although the final result may vary depending on each specific title.
AMD Radeon Software 21.9.1 Expands FSR Support
AMD FSR technology is a rescaling solution that applies an image enhancement filter to improve the final result. This filter manages to counteract the loss of sharpness that occurs when resizing the image to a higher resolution, but the whole process is limited to spatial rescaling and does not take into account temporal elements or movement vectors, which means that not up to NVIDIA DLSS, and everything seems to indicate that it will also not reach the level of Intel’s XeSS.
However, the FSR has generated great interest because no specialized hardware required, it is compatible with a large number of graphics cards, and because when used in ultra quality mode, it manages to improve performance while maintaining good image quality. AMD has confirmed that, to date, this technology is compatible with 27 games, among which the following stand out:
- A Chinese Ghost Story.
- Black Desert.
- Dota 2.
- Edge of Eternity.
- Elite Dangerous: Odyssey.
- Marvel’s Avengers.
- Necromunda: Hired Gun.
- Resident Evil Village.
- The Medium.
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt.
Soon, it will also be available in games Deathloop and in World War Z: Aftermath, JX3, F1 2021 and No Man’s Sky. You can download the AMD Radeon Software 21.9.1 via the official AMD website, choosing your graphics card and the operating system you use.