Almost exactly one year ago, AMD released its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 2019 driver update, and today the 2020 version has landed. This now-annual update comes with notable performance increases as well as new features. Since 2015, AMD says the company has averaged 16 new or enhanced features, a 12% average performance improvement, as well as an increase in stability year over year. This year we’ll see 20 new or enhanced features as well as a 12% average performance increase across a baker’s dozen worth of games.
The latest Adrenalin 2020 Edition driver’s new features, including a revamped GUI, Game Center, System Status, a web browser, Integer Display Scaling, Direct Media Filters, Radeon Boost, plus tweaks of existing features.
So glad they fixed the GUI. The last one was garbage.
Another new feature is the addition of DirectML Media filters. This uses Microsoft Machine Learning to reduce visual noise and upscaling filters to assist in accelerating image quality enhancements.
Detroit: Become Human™
An Average of 12% performance uplift in select titles with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 19.12.2 than with last year's Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 edition launch driver. RS-327
Introducing the new Radeon Software. A brand new, modern, accessible and powerful gaming application.
Now available via Overlay using Alt+R for fullscreen or Alt+Z for sidebar while you game!
Gaming tab lets you access games stats, view or edit media, adjust game settings and launch your favourite games directly from Radeon Software.
Streaming tab gives you a new, powerful and easy to use streaming experience with controls for streaming, viewing and editing your stream all in one area.
Performance tab lets you get detailed statistics on your current system performance or overclock and fine tune your graphics product.
User profile system that allows easy configuration for Radeon Software features, so you don’t have to.
New Built-in web browser let’s you lookup important game information, walkthroughs or tutorials without having to leave your game.
Provides increased performance when fast motion is detected via dynamic resolution scaling with little to no perceptible change in image quality.
Integer Display Scaling3
Scale images on screen from one pixel to four or more, allowing classic games to get a retro, pixel-art-style look.
Added support for DirectX®9 on pre-Radeon RX 5000 series GPU’s.
Global activation toggle to easily enable across all supported games.
Radeon Image Sharpening5
Added support for DirectX®11 games.
Added controls for degree of sharpness.
Toggle on/off supported while in game.
Play your PC games anywhere on any mobile device without the restriction of being connected to the same home wireless network.
Cleaner interface with a unified Radeon Software look, now available across all AMD Link enabled devices.
All streaming functionality has been moved to one area for easier access.
Improved bit-rate support at up to 50Mbps.
x265 game streaming is now supported for better image quality and less bandwidth.
Instant GIF support added directly from your device.
Radeon Software Installer7
‘One-click’ easy setup with a new and improved factory reset option.
New option to keep your settings between installations, including during factory reset.
Improved install times and error detection.
DirectML Media Filters8
Visual noise reduction to apply on photos and upscaling filters available to apply on photo and media content directly from your Radeon Software media gallery.
Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may intermittently experience loss of display or video signal during gameplay.
Out of Video Memory error may randomly appear on some Radeon R9 200/300 series graphics products when playing Fortnite™ with DirectX®12 API enabled.
Ring of Elysium™ may experience lower than expected performance on 1440p and 4K display resolutions.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™ may experience an application hang after the initial game cutscenes on some Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
Enabling Performance Metrics Overlay may cause black screens or corruption on some applications.
Task switching out of some games with Radeon ReLive enabled may cause a black screen when switching back into the game.
Invoking Radeon Overlay may cause games to lose focus or become minimized when HDR is enabled within Windows®.
Switching between borderless and fullscreen in some games when Performance Overlay is enabled and Radeon FreeSync is enabled may cause stuttering.
Some Vulkan® gaming applications may crash when performing a task switch with Radeon Image Sharpening enabled.
Applying DirectML media filters to media in Radeon Software Gallery may cause video memory to fail to be released once completed. A system restart will resolve this issue.
Integer Scaling may cause some video content to show flicker when the display resolution is set to less than native resolution.
Removing a game profile from Radeon Software may cause Radeon FreeSync and/or Virtual Super Resolution to become enabled.
Radeon ReLive may appear to be missing or not available to install on some Radeon R9 380 series and Radeon R9 285 series graphics products.
Performance Metrics Overlay may appear to lock frame rate at 60 fps when performing a task switch in or out of a game.
Battlefield™ V may experience an application hang when changing settings in game with Radeon Boost enabled on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
Performing a resolution change while Radeon Software overlay is open may cause an application hang or TDR.
Enabling Radeon Image Sharpening on HDR enabled displays may cause colors to become washed out.
Performing Upscale on a large resolution video or screenshot may fail to apply and cause an error message.