AMD graphics driver for Radeon RX 6000 series and older to be released within 2 weeks

Published: Feb 3rd 2023, 17:41 GMT   Comments

AMD drivers for RDNA2 architecture (and older) coming soon

Millions of gamers using older Radeon GPUs were not forgotten, a new driver package is coming soon. 

As confirmed today by Frank Azor (Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions at AMD), the company will release a new driver for Radeon 6000 series and older within 2 weeks. This driver will be the first release in more than 2 months.

Since the introduction of new desktop RDNA3 architecture, AMD software team has been focusing on Radeon RX 7000 series. Two RX 7900 models received four consecutive drivers since late November, while RX 6000 series did not get any updates in that time.

AMD will release a new driver for older GPUs in the next two weeks, unless the team encounters issues. When asked whether this would a unified driver for RDNA3/RDNA2 GPUs, Frank Azor only confirmed that the company’s goal is to the unified driver strategy.

It is not entirely clear why pre-RX 7000 GPUs did not receive a new driver for such a long time. Especially since the company has been relatively proud of its progress on software development. In 2021, AMD released more drivers updates than NVIDIA:

AMD on driver releases and testing, Source: AMD

Meanwhile, Radeon RX 6000 users can use the 22.11.2 driver, which is a WHQL release. If you are encountering any problems with this release, make sure to drop a comment to AMD software team, so they can resolve it right away.

Source: Frank Azor

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