Monday, November 4th 2019

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.11.1 Drivers

AMD has today released a new and improved version of their "Adrenalin" graphics card driver with the release of the version 19.11.1. The new release brings many bug fixes and most importantly a support for Red Dead: Redemption II game. Some of the improvements with the 19.11.1 are the fixes for frame rate limit of 60 FPS in some game titles that utilize Vulkan API; OBS streaming now doesn't get a heavy frame drop when using AMF encoding and error when some users try to connect to Twitch from the connect page in Radeon Settings for live streaming is gone.

Download the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.11.1 Driver.
The full change-log follows.

Support For
  • Red Dead: Redemption II
Added Vulkan Support
  • VK_KHR_timeline_semaphore - This extension introduces a new semaphore type that uses an integer payload to identify a point in a timeline. The extension supports querying the semaphore, host wait/signal operations, and device wait/signal operations.
  • VK_KHR_shader_clock - This extension allows a shader to query a real-time or monotonically incrementing counter at the subgroup level or across the device level.
  • VK_KHR_shader_subgroup_extended_types - This extension enables the nonuniform group operations in SPIR-V to support 8-bit integer, 16-bit integer, 64-bit integer, 16-bit floating-point, and vectors of these types.
  • VK_KHR_pipeline_executable_properties - This extension allows debugging and performance tools and applications in general to query properties and statistics about the pipeline compilation process.
  • VK_KHR_spirv_1_4 - This extension allows the use of SPIR-V 1.4 shader modules, which in turn allows easier translation from high level languages into spirv.
  • VK_EXT_subgroup_size_control - This extension enables an implementation to control the subgroup size by allowing a varying subgroup size and also specifying a required subgroup size. The optional feature to allow full compute subgroups is enabled.
  • Clustered Subgroup Operations - This feature bit allows invocations to perform cluster operations such as add, mul, min, max, and, or, xor among partitions of a subgroup. The operations are only performed within the subgroup invocations within a partition.
Fixed Issues
  • Some users may be unable to connect their Twitch account through the Connect page in Radeon Settings for live streaming.
  • The Outer Worlds may sometimes experience an application crash when opening the characters inventory screen.
  • The Outer Worlds may experience character models being rendered incorrectly on the inventory screen.
  • Frame Rate may cap or remain limited to 60 fps in some Vulkan API games.
  • OBS streaming may experience heavy frame drops when using AMF encoding..
Known Issues
  • Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may experience stutter in some games at 1080p and low game settings.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay may cause stutter or screen flashing on some applications.
  • Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may experience display loss when resuming from sleep or hibernate when multiple displays are connected.
  • Toggling HDR may cause system instability during gaming when Radeon ReLive is enabled.
  • Stutter may be experienced when Radeon FreeSync is enabled on 240hz refresh displays with Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
  • AMD Radeon VII may experience elevated memory clocks at idle or on desktop.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay may report incorrect VRAM utilization.
  • Invoking Radeon Overlay may cause games to lose focus or become minimized when HDR is enabled within Windows.
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31 Comments on AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.11.1 Drivers

#26
sutyi
xkm1948
switching over to Turing from my old R9 was super smooth. Not a single problem. This is from someone who has NEVER used Nvidia GPU in my personal rig before my current 2080Ti

what “Lots of turing problem” are you referring to?
Never said there for lots, I said there were plenty for two generations of GPUs in their first year on the market. Here is what got fixed that made it into the release notes at all, up till this day. Might not be necessarily in time order. Couldn't be bothered to go back till 2016 tho... so there could possibly even more for Pascal, Hotfixes not even in the mix.

Now, you might or might have not run into troubles depending on when you had bought your card and whether or not you played problematic games or used problematic software. That does not mean there are no people with technical issues out there regarding Turing.


Turing fixes so far:
  • This driver improves the GeForce RTX 20 Series cards' power management when idle.
  • [Turing GPU][Photoshop CC]: Corruption occurs in the application after increasing the image size. [200428197]
  • [GeForce RTX 2080[PUBG]: Flickering occurs in the game. [200452381]
  • [GeForce RTX 2080 Ti]: Video decoding performance has decreased. [2396479]
  • [Turing][Star Citizen]: The game flickers and then crashes to the desktop. [2518104]
  • [GeForce RTX 20 series]: Event ID 14 error appears in event viewer logs when Digital Vibrance setting is changed. [2488424]
  • [GeForce RTX 2080][PhysX][Assassin's Creed 4 - Black Flag]: Smoke dispersal appears accelerated. [2498928]
  • [Titan RTX]: Graphics card rises about 20 degrees Celsius when running NVLINK command to enable TCC mode. [2504836]
  • [GeForce RTX 2080][Notebook][Resolume Arena 6]: The game exhibits slow performance. [2511725]
  • [GeForce RTX 2070]: With two monitors connected and active, the second monitor flickers. [2517103]
  • [ARK Survival Evolved]: Fixed random crashes on GeForce RTX 20 series GPUs. [2453173]
  • [GeForced RTX 2080][Notebook][Resolume Arena 6]: Slow performance in the game when using dual 4k output.
  • [GeForce RTX 20 series][Forza Horizon 4][Gears of War 4][Gears 5]: Colored corruption may appear on some surfaces throughout the game. [200544234]
  • [Growtopia][GeForce RTX]: The game crashes when launched. [2709649]
Pascal fixes so far:
  • [GeForce GTX 1080] Battlefield 1 hangs when campaign loaded with Fast Sync enabled from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200254350]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti][Sid Meier's Civilization VI][G-Sync/SLI/DirectX 12]: Black corruption appears while entering the in-game menu after skipping the cutscene. [200283322]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080/1070/1060][Prey (2]: Large amount of stuttering occurs throughout gameplay. [1902201]
  • [Pascal GPUs][Gears of War 4]: Blue-screen crash may occur while playing the game. [2008731]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080][Notebook]: The driver may not recognize or install the GPU. [2033168]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti][Doom]: The game crashes due to the driver reverting to OpenGL 1.1 when HDR is enabled. [2049623]
  • [GeForce GTX 1070][Surround]: The [Ctrl+Alt+S] keyboard shortcut does not enable or disable Surround. [1932397]
  • [GeForce GTX 1070][Doom]: The GPU clocks remain running at high performance speeds after exiting from the game. [1954033]
  • [Notebook][GeForce GTX 1080][G-Sync]: With G-Sync enabled, stuttering occurs when playing games on the external display. [1931970]
  • [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti][The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth]: Low frame rate and lagging occurs when playing the game in full-screen mode. [200332803]
  • [HDR][GeForce 1080][Battlefield 1]: There is heavy color saturation when the display is set to non-native resolutions and refresh rates. [200339279]
  • [GeForce GTX 1070][Adobe Reader 3D]: There is corruption in the PDF. [1992456]
  • [Notebook][GeForce GTX 1080][G-Sync]: With G-Sync enabled, stuttering occurs when playing games on the external display. [1931970]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080][Notebook][G-Sync]: Flickering may occur on the internal G-Sync 120 Hz panel when G-Sync is enabled. [2017981]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti][TITAN X][TITAN Xp][Gamestream]: Artifacts appear when using Gamestream. [1971680]
  • [GeForce GTX 1060][Rise of Tomb Raider]: Flickering/corruption occurs when opening the in-game options UI. [200351146]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti]{Warhammer Vermintide 2][DirectX 12]: TDR errors may occur when changing resolutions in game. [200395335]. To work around, use the DirectX 11 game option.
  • [GeForce GTX 1060][Far Cry 5]: The game crashes after a few minutes of game play. [2096077]
  • [GeForce GTX 1060]: Windows Device Manager may report Code 43 error. [2109135]
  • [Notebook][GeForce GTX 1060]: The external HDMI display blinks when playing a video from the Netflix Edge Browser or Blu-ray video in full-screen mode with Windows HDR enabled. [200410646]
  • [SLI][GeForce GTX 1080][G-SYNC][World of Warcraft: Legion][HDR]: Severe color corruption appears in the game after launching with the Windows HDR setting enabled. [200418344]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080]: Dolby Vision no longer works after updating LG TV firmware to 4.70.x. [200420847]
  • [GeForce GTX 1050/1070]: OpenGL driver does not release the rendering context correctly.
  • [GeForce GTX 1060]AV receiver switches to 2-channel stereo mode after 5 seconds of audio idle. [2204857]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti][Hitman 2][DirectX 11]: The game screen turns black after launching the game if Windows HDR is enabled. [2439490]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080]: GPU clock speed does not drop to idle when three monitors are enabled. [2474107]
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#27
kapone32
GoldenX
Doesn't change the fact that their driver stack is just better.
Well their GPUs are much simpler so.... Oh and basically the same thing for the last 10 years too
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#28
RadFX
Mamya3084
You sure? I'd lost the driver options months ago with my main system with a Vega FE.

I've been adding this registry line for the last few months to correctly enable the gaming mode. (Only options i'm missing seems to be RIS)

https://community.amd.com/thread/236729
Wow! Thanks so much. I did do a search on amd forums but didn't find that. I also tried to post but my post wouldn't post.
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#29
GoldenX
kapone32
Well their GPUs are much simpler so.... Oh and basically the same thing for the last 10 years too
They are smaller, but not simpler. Intel is also D3D12/Vulkan 1.1/OpenGL 4.6 compatible.
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#30
citrix13
Here are the release notes for Nvidia's latest Game Ready Driver version 441.12:

As with every released driver, version 441.08 WHQL of the Release 440 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

Windows 10 Issues [Battlefield V][G-SYNC][HDR]: When G-SYNC and HDR are enabled, the game cannot be maximized to full-screen after being minimized to the taskbar. [200558314] [Grand Theft Auto V]: The game frequently crashes.

Does this mean Nvidia's Drivers are poor, No.
As Nvidia stated, Every released Driver has... issues.
This applies to both Nvidia & AMD
There are no perfect Drivers

For reference here is the full release notes for v441.12:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/441.12/441.12-win10-win8-win7-release-notes.pdf
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#31
GoldenX
Good, they just changed the default values of one of the extensions, could have been nice if they notified it somehow, instead of having to test each one to see which one was different.
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