AMD Releases Adrenalin 21.4.1 With Ryzen CPU Monitoring and PC to PC Streaming

AMD Link and 21.4.1 driver update
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AMD is releasing Adrenalin driver 21.4.1 today with several improvements for some of the best graphics cards, as well as a host of new updates to AMD Link and Radeon Software. These include features such as CPU monitoring in the Radeon Software, a new GPU stress-testing utility, and a Windows 10 app for AMD Link.

AMD Link — AMD's remote desktop program — has been updated to version 4.0, and includes an all-new Windows 10 app for use on any Windows 10 device. No longer are you constrained to using AMD Link on a smart TV or Arm-based smartphone/tablet. AMD also added a few extra features including 144 fps streaming support, trackpad sensitivity support, and 5.1 surround sound support.

For Radeon Software, AMD added several additional features that should make the app easier to use and more useful. In the streaming department, AMD has added a new automatic quality function that allows Radeon Software to dynamically adjust your stream quality (if you're streaming from Radeon Software), to ensure a stable and good quality stream. Plus, you can now choose which monitor you want your video to stream from if you have multiple monitors.

Probably the most exciting feature for enthusiasts is the addition of CPU monitoring inside Radeon Software specifically for Ryzen CPUs. In the past, Radeon Software's performance metric utility was limited to monitoring the GPU. Now it has been upgraded to measure Ryzen CPUs as well.

For users who are color blind, AMD has added a new collard deficiency correction tool that allows users to adjust his or her monitor to the three major color blindness types.

A few other noteworthy additions are an updated bug reporting tool from AMD that will automatically pop up when an error occurs on your system to help AMD find and kill more bugs. Another one is AMD crash defender, which is quite interesting in that it will stop a predicted crash or BSOD from occurring on your system. If this system really works, it should be a really handy feature to have.

Finally, AMD has added DX12 support to Radeon Anti-Lag, full support for AV1 decode and DRM-protected content, and new custom install options that allow you to choose how much AMD's software gets installed (if at all) with the Radeon drivers.

Aaron Klotz
Freelance News Writer

Aaron Klotz is a freelance writer for Tom’s Hardware US, covering news topics related to computer hardware such as CPUs, and graphics cards.

  • olin9
    I hope this fixes my red devil from crashing the AMD driver 10 times a day.

    3700x CPU 470x ROG gaming -f and 5700 XT.
  • Res1s7
    Is that a factory over clocked card ? I had to down clock my Sapphire RX590 Nitro+ because of crashes.
  • ggezboye
    This version broke my RX 580 8GB. It will not wake-up from sleep and when it does, it will wake-up with the GPU disabled in Device Manager with the display driver running Microsoft Generic Display driver. I have to revert back to 20.12.1 that don't have such problem.