AMD Radeon Software adds SAM support for RX5000 GPUs – Graphics – News


AMD wrote to HEXUS regarding its latest version of the Radeon Software Adrenalin driver. Radeon Software Adrenaline 21.9.1 is a bigger update than usual for three reasons. In no particular order, he introduces; Automatic overclocking, Windows 11 support, and Smart Access memory support for RX 5000 series graphics. In addition, AMD provided optimizations for the new Deathloop and Call of Duty: Vanguard, extended the grip supported FSR to cover 27 games and provided a number of fixes for various bugs / issues.

Automatic overclocking – it’s like AMD Advantage for desktops

AMD takes a closer look at the automatic overclocking features provided by the new driver software in a community blog post. This feature, for any PC combining an AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor and an AMD Radeon 6000 series graphics card, would be a simple one-click solution provided to gamers and enthusiasts. It looks like the AMD Advantage for Laptops program, based on SmartShift technology, refurbished for desktops.

Access the new auto overclocking feature by opening the Radeon software user interface, tapping the “Performance” tab, and then selecting “Setup”. If you have these latest AMD processors and GPUs in your system, then you will have access to the “Tuning Control” section, where you can toggle “Auto Overclock”. Unfortunately, you will need to restart for the new settings to take effect.

Support for Microsoft Windows 11

AMD’s new Windows 11 driver brings performance optimizations and powerful features like Radeon Boost, Radeon Anti-Lag, and Radeon Image Sharpening to improve performance, reduce latency, and improve visuals on Windows 11 PCs.

Now with additional RX 5000 GPU compatibility

AMD Smart Access memory is now supported on Radeon RX 5000 Series graphics cards

It’s good to see that AMD is rolling features over to its older generation GPUs. In this example, its first generation RDNA GPUs got support for Intelligent Access Memory (SAM), also known as Resizable BAR PCIe technology. HEXUS verified the advantages of SAM when the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT launched in December 2020. Nvidia was then inspired to add Resizable BAR support to its RTX 30 Series graphics cards, departure with its Game Ready pilots from the end of March this year.

Other news

In the introduction I mentioned Death loop support in the new driver. This game is also notable for supporting AMD’s FSR technology. AMD has announced that other games will benefit from FSR implementations in the coming weeks; World War Z: Aftermath, JX3, F1 2021 and No Man’s Sky.

Go here to download the latest version of AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin.


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