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Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.8.1 Highlights

Support For


  • Hyper Scape™
  • Horizon Zero Dawn™ Complete Edition for PC
  • Grounded™RS-338
    • The Epic preset on the Radeon™ RX 5700 XT offers up to 9% better FPS performance playing Grounded with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 edition 20.8.1 versus the Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.2.
Fixed Issues


  • With Radeon FreeSync enabled, task switching to another display or application may intermittently cause the desktop refresh rate to be locked to an arbitrary interval causing stuttering.
  • Streaming and recording features are not working or are failing to enable on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products in Windows® 7 system configurations.
  • Radeon Software may experience an application crash or hang when waking from sleep after joining the AMD User Experience program.
  • DOOM™ Eternal may experience a very dark or dim screen when changing V-Sync settings in game with HDR enabled.
  • Hot plugging a powered off HDMI display and then powering on the display, may intermittently cause a system crash or hang.
  • Enabling Instant Replay may rarely cause a system hang or TDR on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Compatibility Advisor may show an “Unable to get requirements” error message when opened. Users will need to perform a factory reset of settings in Radeon Software for this fix to take effect.
Known Issues


  • With Radeon FreeSync enabled on Radeon RX 5000 series system configurations, task switching to another display or application may cause the display to flicker for a few moments.
  • Brightness flickering may be experienced on some VP9 video content playback through applications or web browsers on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics product system configurations.
  • Enhanced Sync may cause a black screen to occur when enabled on some games and system configurations. Any users who may be experiencing issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a temporary workaround.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay and the Performance Tuning tab incorrectly report higher than expected idle clock speeds on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products. Performance and power consumption are not impacted by this incorrect reporting.
  • With HDR enabled, Windows® desktop may experience flickering, and performing a task switch while in a game may cause colors to become washed out or over saturated.
  • Audio may experience instability when connected through an Audio Video Receiver via HDMI® on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products
  • YouTube playback may become frozen with Microsoft® Edge player and Chrome™ when played on an extended display on some AMD Ryzen™ 7 3000 series and AMD Ryzen™ 4000 series APU system configurations.
  • Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.
  • AMD is investigating isolated reports of intermittent system hangs while exiting system sleep on some AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Graphics.
  • Some games may exhibit stutter intermittently during gameplay on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • AMD will continue to monitor and investigate any new reports of black screen or system hang issues during extended periods of gameplay closely. Users are encouraged to use the new Bug Reporting Tool for any issues they may encounter.
Footnotes


  • RS-338, Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of July 28, 2020 using a test system configured with an Intel Core i9-9900K CPU (3.6GHz), 16GB DDR4-3200MHz memory, a Radeon™ RX 5700 XT graphics card and Windows 10 x64 with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.8.1, and a similarly configured system with Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.2, to test driver over driver FPS performance using the game Grounded at 1920x1080 resolution. Performance may vary.

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-20-8-1
 

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Do these drivers still block Trixx? 20.4.2 are the last ones that don't block it. No OC, no dice.
 

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Do these drivers still block Trixx? 20.4.2 are the last ones that don't block it. No OC, no dice.
Would be nice.

I wish more new AMD users would look at the driver notes to avoid headaches.
 

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Do these drivers still block Trixx? 20.4.2 are the last ones that don't block it. No OC, no dice.
You aren't able to OC with Wattman? It was trash at launch but after some updates is works well enough now.
 

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Trixx is owned by Sapphire as is made for sapphire cards. Having said that I've never had a problem using it from one driver to the other.
 

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I gave up even trying wattman in February. My inputs didn't stick and it did whatever it felt like doing. Trixx ver. 660 works just fine for this Sapphire Vega 64.
 

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Honestly I'm still waiting for a newer driver to fix the random black screen issue on my R9 390. I get that it's an older piece of hardware but why on earth would I buy AMD's next gen stuff when the AMD GPU I already own hasn't been fixed since release? It doesn't give me a lot of hope for future Radeon product releases.
 

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Honestly I'm still waiting for a newer driver to fix the random black screen issue on my R9 390. I get that it's an older piece of hardware but why on earth would I buy AMD's next gen stuff when the AMD GPU I already own hasn't been fixed since release? It doesn't give me a lot of hope for future Radeon product releases.
Probably memory related, I had a R9 290x that kept black screening that used Elpida memory. Exchanged it and got one with Hynix memory and never had a random black screen.

I learned my lesson with the 5770s I had. If I get a GPU that randomly shows a different color on my display it's getting returned within the return policy. I'm not waiting for miracle drivers.
 

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Interesting. I was not aware that different memory manufacturers would cause such a drastic difference.

For what it's worth, I get no black screens at all, ever, with the 19.10 driver on Win 10. Any other driver causes stuttering and black screens every minute or so. It's a noticeable enough issue I can A-B-A test it all day long with the same results. Something with drivers other than 19.10 causes severe issues.

Oddly enough I did a Win 7 install to test some old software and I didn't find any black screens or any issues at all really with newer Radeon drivers. Not that I'm fond of going back to Windows 7 just so my video card works like it should.
 

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Interesting. I was not aware that different memory manufacturers would cause such a drastic difference.
The same thing happened with the Nvidia Pascal cards. The Micron memory that was randomly used in the cards was casing the same issue. The Samsung and Hynix were fine. I believe 3 months after this was discovered firmware flashes help resolve the issue.
 
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