AMD’s new GPU driver is expected to benefit greatly in Far Cry 6
This is an important week of software release. Windows 11 is now officially released and can be upgraded to millions of PCs for free. On Thursday, Ubisoft will release “Far Cry 6” to PCs and game consoles. Related to this, AMD stated that by installing its new Adrenalin 21.10.1 driver, you will get a considerable performance boost in Far Cry 6, which has also been adjusted for Windows 11.
The statement depends on your specific GPU and overall settings, as well as the settings you plan to play in Far Cry 6. Although AMD provides some examples in its release notes, your mileage will inevitably vary.
AMD claims that owners of Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics cards will see “Far Cry 6” at 1080p and ray tracing enabled, up to 10% higher than the previous driver.
At the same time, it is said that users of Radeon RX 6800 XT will get up to 12% gain at 4K resolution under medium settings without ray tracing, while users of Radeon RX 6600 XT will gain up to 12% at medium settings and with ray tracing enabled. A 13% performance improvement at 1440p.
Compared to previous drivers, these are unlikely to be the only three situations where the updated driver will squeeze more performance from your Radeon card. On the contrary, it seems that AMD is trying to highlight various scene combinations. In this case, the task is complete.
The 21.10.1 driver pack is optimized for Far Cry 6, and also optimized for Battlefield 2042 (open beta) and Nara Card: Blade Warrior. The same is true for PUBG, which has disappeared forever-AMD claims that the performance on the Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card has increased by 11% at 4K and ultra settings.
There is also the usual round of bug fixes. They include:
- Playing Horizon Zero Dawn for a long time on some AMD graphics products (such as Radeon RX 6700 XT) may cause the driver to time out or the game to crash.
- When playing games and streaming video at the same time on some AMD graphics products (such as Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards), you may experience a driver timeout.
- When two or more monitors are connected to their system, some users may experience high idle memory clock speed values.
- You may experience a driver timeout when playing The Medium on some AMD graphics products (such as Radeon RX 6700 XT).
- When the GPU is fully loaded, Radeon Software may incorrectly display a value higher than the actual GPU power consumption.
- When playing Wreckfest or Arma 3, you may experience image corruption when viewing the leaves.
AMD also called for support for Windows 11 in the release notes. This is what AMD has added in previous driver iterations, but this may be the best version of Windows 11, and performance and stability may be further adjusted.
To this end, we released the Windows 11 evaluation today. We like it overall, but you may need to wait for the first major update so that developers have time to resolve any bugs found.
Either way, you can download AMD’s latest driver through the Radeon Software utility, or you can obtain and Manual installation.