There is an old saying in the tech community: “Always update your GPU drivers.” Well, that’s not always the case with AMD’s GPU drivers. There is a myth around them that things are not going well with updates. And for a good reason. Because of AMD GPU driver updates, it is not unusual to find posts on every issue related to them. Nvidia, on the other hand, has its issues too. But AMD seems to take the lead on this.
AMD Adrenalin 23.2.1 update confirms this rule once again. It seems that it causes Windows crashes and boot issues. Many users on tech forums, Twitter, Reddit, etc., complain and confirm issues after this long-awaited update. It took more than two months for AMD to release an update resolving some issues, but unfortunately, it caused more problems than solved issues. Although this new driver promised to solve issues with some games, like Forspoken, and also offer better support for Vulkan extensions, the result is disappointing, according to users. And we must admit that it is very irritating to face boot issues after a driver update.
CapFrameX‘s developer stated on his personal Twitter account that the latest update seems to change BIOS settings resulting in these issues. So, it might be best to check your BIOS settings or restore it to default settings. Uninstalling the drivers with DDU utility might come in handy, too. Although some users stated that they even performed a Windows Clean install, this isn’t necessary. Uninstalling these updates is adequate.
At the moment, AMD didn’t respond regarding the aforementioned issues. Maybe its software engineers try to replicate and resolve the problems reported. For now, it is advisable to be cautious with Adrenalin 23.2.1 drivers. If you notice any issues after updating to the latest version, try to roll back to the previous one. For any progress regarding this matter and more, we are here to inform you. So, stay tuned!