AMD Radeon 21.12.1 driver brings major Halo Infinite performance gains – Neowin

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With Halo Infinite campaign launch on the horizon, AMD has pushed out a new driver with heavy optimizations. The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.12.1 also carries support for Icarus, Blender 3.0 on RX 6000 GPUs, and the upcoming Fortnite update.
AMD gave some numbers on what kind of performance benefits can those on the red team expect from this driver when playing Halo Infinite, seen below. The benefits should apply to the free-to-play multiplayer component of the shooter as well as the upcoming campaign on December 8.
In its internal testing, AMD saw 17%, 19%, and 16% increases to performance on the RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6700 XT graphics cards, respectively with this driver. The tests were done on a system with a Ryzen 9 5900X CPU paired with 16GB RAM and Windows 10. The game was running at 4K using the Ultra preset on all three benchmarks.
Here are the fixed issues in this release:
Known issues are these:
The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.12.1 driver is available for Windows 10 and Windows 11, and can now be installed via the Radeon Settings app in the Optional section. A standalone download link is listed on the official release notes page.
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