AMD has published Software Adrenalin 23.8.1 drivers for Radeon discrete and integrated GPUs featuring support for Immortals of Aveum alongside a bunch of bug fixes.
Version 23.8.1 brings day-one optimisation for Immortals of Aveum, releasing today, plus seven bug fixes from which we note; further optimisations to idle power consumption on high resolution and high-refresh-rate displays when paired with Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs with variable refresh rate enabled, performance drop when Smart Access Memory is enabled on RX 5600 XT GPUs running DirectX 11 games, plus crashes in Starcraft II and Ratchet & Clank : Rift Apart when ray tracing is on.
AMD also indicates that work is still ongoing to reduce said idle power.
Unfortunately, AMD is yet to provide a solution for Baldur’s Gate 3 crashes when using DirectX 11 on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs, which is especially important for a hit title like this which many play regularly.
Hopefully, AMD’s exclusive PC partner Starfield will run flawlessly as a ton of people eagerly awaits the release in a couple of weeks, including us here at Club386.
Software Adrenalin version 23.8.1 can be downloaded from AMD’s website here.
The full list of changes goes as follows:
- Support for Immortals of Aveum.
- Improvements to high idle power when using select multi-display setups with mixed high-resolution and high refresh rate displays on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs with variable refresh rate enabled. Further optimizations are being investigated to improve idle power on additional display configurations.
- Performance drop may be experienced for DirectX 11 games on AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT when AMD SmartAccess Memory is Enabled.
- Application crash or driver timeout may be observed while playing Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart with Ray-Tracing and Dynamic Resolution Scaling enabled on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeon RX 7900 XTX.
- Application crash or driver timeout may be observed while playing Starcraft II on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
- Intermittent corruption may be observed playing Rocket League with Bloom set to Off on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeon RX 6900 XT.
- Performance drop may be experienced for various games on AMD Ryzen processors with Radeon 700M series GPUS.
- Performance Metrics Overlay may report N/A for FPS on various games.
- Audio may intermittently become out of sync with video when recording from AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition with AV1 codec.
- Display may not reach correct brightness with certain games on some Samsung FreeSync Premium Pro displays and TVs when local dimming is enabled.
- Application crash or driver timeout may be observed while playing Baldur’s Gate 3 with DirectX 11 API set on certain systems with Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.