New AMD Software Driver Enables Noise Suppression and RSR on Laptops

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AMD releases the GPU driver Adrenalin Edition 22.7.1 with the new Noise Suppression feature. This filters out any background noise during online conversations. The driver also introduces hybrid GPU support for RSR and OpenGL performance improvements.

Makes noise suppression according to AMD using a deep learning algorithm to remove background noise during conversations and online games. The feature is available in AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.7.1 under the Audio & Video tab. Here users can enable Noise Suppression for their system’s audio input or output. Then in the source program, for example a game, Discord or Microsoft Teams, the audio device AMD Streaming Audio Device must be selected. Noise Suppression works on all systems with at least a Ryzen 5000 series CPU or at least a Radeon RX 6000 series GPU.

Furthermore, the driver update introduces a performance improvement for games based on the OpenGL API. This should yield significant performance gains for Minecraft, for example. The OpenGL optimization ensures in Mojang’s game a frame rate that is between 89 and 92 percent higher than before, when looking at the Fabulous preset in 4k resolution. AMD cites no other examples of the promised performance gains. The dated OpenGL driver has reportedly now been largely replaced with an api rooted in the GPUOpen Project; The driver update could be implemented by means of a Platform Abstraction Layer, although AMD has not officially confirmed this.

Version 22.7.1 of AMD’s software also brings Radeon Super Resolution upscaling technology to hybrid laptop systems with discrete Radeon RX 5000 and 6000 series GPUs and integrated graphics that work together. RSR can now also be used in combination with a borderless fullscreen window.

AMD Noise Suppression in AMD Software settings. Images via AMD

Update, 12.25 pm: The system requirements for the new driver update were incorrectly indicated as ‘at least RX 5000’. This was confused with the Ryzen 5000 series. The article now contains the correct requirements, courtesy of nzall.

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