AMD has released Adrenalin Edition 22.10.1 driver for its line of Radeon GPUs. This update includes support for Overwatch 2 and fixes two additional updates. However, it still has some known issues that need to be addressed.
That said, critics are still frustrated that the issues affecting their devices still need to be addressed, but AMD has failed to comment on it in a post on Reddit.
Let us take a closer look at this Adrenalin update.
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Download AMD Adrenalin 22.10.1
You can check the list of supported hardware from the section given below in this post.
Once downloaded, simply execute the package and follow the on-screen installation wizard instructions to install the driver.
What’s New in AMD Adrenalin 22.10.1
You can now play Overwatch 2 on your computers with AMD Radeon graphics cards. Installing Adrenalin edition 22.10.1 will now support the said game.
Previously, the option for using AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs was not available for image processing when using Adobe Lightroom. AMD has now addressed this issue, and you can now use the dedicated graphics card for the task.
Moreover, the frequent crash of Street Fighter 6 Beta is now fixed.
AMD has also released a list of the known issues with this update:
- Radeon Super Resolution may fail to trigger after changing resolution or HDR settings on games such as Nioh 2.
- 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.
- GPU utilization may be stuck at 100% in Radeon performance metrics after closing games on some AMD Graphics Products such as Radeon 570.
- While previewing the timeline in VEGAS Pro, some colors may appear inverted.
- Chromium-based browsers may experience video stuttering on extended monitors with mixed refresh rates using Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs.
- Users may encounter dropped frames during video playback using hardware acceleration on Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs. AMD aims to fix this issue in the next Adrenalin update (22.10.2).
- The display may briefly show corruption when switching between video and game windows on some AMD Graphics Products such as the Radeon RX 6700 XT. AMD aims to fix this issue in the next Adrenalin update (22.10.2).
- When Vertical Refresh Sync is set globally to Always Off, system stuttering or driver timeout may occur during video playback using Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs. AMD aims to fix this issue in the next Adrenalin update (22.10.2).
- Driver timeout may occur using HEVC hardware encoding on Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs. AMD aims to fix this issue in the next Adrenalin update (22.10.2).
After going through the list of issues, it can be determined that most of the issues are related to AMD’s flagship GPU series, the 6000 series. If AMD does not address these issues soon, it might eventually lose a lot of its existing customers.
Moreover, the issue of 100% GPU utilization has been around for over a year now, but AMD has failed to address it thus far.
Supported Radeon Hardware
The GPUs listed below are supported by Adrenalin Edition 22.10.1:
- 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
How to Check Your Graphics Card (GPU)
If you are not sure which dedicated GPU you have on your computer, here is a way to check it:
Open the Task Manager by pressing the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys simultaneously.
Switch to the Performance tab and then click GPU on the left.
You can now see the GPU’s specifications on the right side above the graph.
There are also other ways to check GPU details.
Uninstall AMD Adrenalin Software
The Adrenalin software is not only a driver but also a standalone software that helps you control the GPU. You can remove the software from your PC if it is not needed. Here is how:
Open the Programs and Features applet by typing in appwiz.cpl in the Run Command box.
Here, look for AMD Software, right-click it, and then click Uninstall from the context menu.
The uninstallation wizard will now launch. Simply click Uninstall at the bottom of the window and the wizard will do the rest.
When the wizard completes the task, click Restart to restart the PC.
The AMD Radeon graphics units are one of the most powerful GPUs in the market. Their current flagship GPU is the 6000 series. However, the company fails to address some major issues concerning this hardware, and the end-users are becoming impatient. It would be best if AMD addresses the problems soon, or they might disappoint their users.