Beta AMD Software Adrenalin 23.thirty.13.01 for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora provides HAGS support on Radeon RX 7000

Messages appeared on Guru3D that the new driver may include a function that AMD drivers have not since 2020, called Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling (Hags). The last time this function was noticed in the Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20 driver.5.1, which was released specifically for this technology and supported the Radeon RX 5600 and RX 5700 models. But years later, many video cards appeared in which this function was absent, at least officially.

Regarding hardware launch on video cards, this is a special function supported in Windows 10, which can potentially improve the responsiveness of the graphic processor and ensure additional innovations in managing the working loads of the graphic processor. It was AMD that described this function in the first and last driver that supported Hags.

From a technical point of view, this is not the first "modern" Hags support driver, as the Radeon Pro W7700 driver has already offered such support. However, this beta-driver is the first designed specifically for the Radeon RX game series. Moreover, various users reported that HAGS became available through some Microsoft Drivers, but this is the first driver that you can download with HAGS support directly from AMD.

AMD HAGS is not supported in Radeon RX 6000 series, and it seems that AMD does not plan to include this function. In 2021, AMD confirmed that HAGS does not provide expected improvements for productivity for RDNA2 graphic processors, so it was canceled in the subsequent issues of drivers.

Since the beta support was previously provided for some cards with this function, as indicated in the link, but since there is no expected improvement in performance, in recent versions of GPU this function is not supported and not turned on .- AMD on Hags, 2021

As for real improvements, synthetic tests conducted by GURU3D employees do not show any benefit, but it is expected that this function will not provide a two-digit increase, rather something within the permissible error. For example, HAGS is described in the video Ancient Gameplays, which several months ago conducted the first comparisons thanks to the distributed Microsoft drivers.

AMD: Adrenalin Edition 23.thirty.13.01 for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora:

The main new functions

  • New support for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

Famous problems

  • Sound may not be periodically synchronized with video when recording using AMD: Adrenalin Edition software with AV1 Codec.
  • During the game in EA Sports WRC on the racing highway, periodic failures may be observed.
  • During playback Crysis Remastered, stars may not appear periodically.
  • When the Chromium browsers are launched in systems that connect the Radeon RX graphic processor 7000 with an additional display connected to the AMD Ryzen processor 7000, periodic micro-strokes.

Since this driver is not included in the official branch, this means that users will now have to choose between WhQl, a beta-driver with AMD Fluid Motion Frames and this driver, also released in the form of a separate beta version. It is not clear why AMD has so many versions of drivers for the same architects of graphic processors, and when the company will finally release a stable branch offering all these functions together.

It is still necessary to lure when AMD will turn on the support of Anti-Lag + again after an unsuccessful launch, which led to blocking game online accounts. Anti-Lag + is an important component of expanding the capabilities of AMD FSR3, which has practically stopped.