AMD has launched Software Adrenalin Edition 22.10.2 graphics driver for the month of October, focusing mainly on encoding/decoding bugs such as stuttering and crashes during video playback.
This time around, it’s a bunch of simple-yet-annoying problems going away. Issues covered are timeouts, stuttering, and frame drops while playing videos, especially using Chromium-based browsers. But that’s not all, as a much-awaited fix for Vegas Pro has arrived, at last, curing inverted colours on timelines. Some VR bugs have been ironed out, too.
A welcome addition starting with this update is the new target date for releasing fixes to known issues. Very handy, for example, if the fix is planned to be released in three months, one may revert to an older, more stable driver until the fix is ready. Or the other way around, if the fix is coming soon, you may choose to continue dealing with the bug for a couple more weeks.
The full change log can be found below.
- Radeon Super Resolution may fail to trigger after changing resolution or HDR settings on games such as Nioh 2.
- Vertical Refresh Sync set globally to Always Off may cause system stuttering or driver timeout during video playback using Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs.
- Driver timeout may occur using HEVC hardware encoding on Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs.
- Dropped frames may occur during video playback using hardware acceleration on Chromium-based browsers with Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs.
- Chromium-based browsers may experience video stuttering on extended monitors with mixed refresh rates using Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs.
- Oculus dashboard menu and rendered controllers may appear bouncing/wobbly on Oculus Quest 2 with some AMD Graphics Products such as the Radeon RX 6800 XT Graphics.
- While previewing the timeline in VEGAS Pro, some colours may appear inverted.
- GPU utilization may be stuck at 100 per cent in Radeon performance metrics after closing games on some AMD Graphics Products such as Radeon 570.
- When Radeon Anti-Lag is enabled, a beep can be heard when pressing shift + back key. [Resolution targeted for 22.11.1]
- Elite Dangerous may crash upon launch on Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs. [Resolution targeted for 22.10.3]
- Stuttering may occur during video playback using hardware acceleration with Firefox on some AMD Graphics Products such as the Radeon RX 6900 XT Graphics.
- Brief display corruption may occur when switching between video and game windows on some AMD Graphics Products such as the Radeon RX 6700 XT.
- Improvements have been made in 22.10.2 to reduce occurrence for some configurations.
- AMD Software Capture and Stream features and Overlay support for Clone mode and Eyefinity display configurations will be introduced at a later date.