A memory issue affecting the integrated GPU may occur with the new Adrenalin 23.2.1 driver, according to the console maker.
Two new handheld gaming consoles, AYANEO 2 and AYANEO GEEK, use Ryzen 7 6800U APU with Zen3+ and RDNA2 technologies. These low-power processors have boosted the demand for such products, and the next Ryzen 7040 series should be equally appealing.
AMD launched a new driver for its Radeon GPUs yesterday. It supports Radeon 6000 and 7000 GPUs, as well as mobile Radeon 6000M/5000M series and Radeon 600M GPUs that are part of Ryzen APUs.
AMD Radeon 680M has 3GB or 6GB of VRAM (shared with system memory), but it may be reduced to only 512MB with the new drivers. AMD says that this is a driver bug, and the only permanent fix is to update the BIOS. Alternatively, users can avoid resetting the driver to factory settings, which may prevent the VRAM loss.
A BIOS update is needed to fix such issues. The company provides a step-by-step guide for this, but there is always a chance of making a mistake. It is unknown how common the problem is, but the company confirms that AYANEO 2021, AIR and NEXT models are safe. These products use Ryzen 5000 and older APUs.