Friday, January 10th 2020

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.1.1

AMD today released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition. Version 20.1.1 Beta comes with follows up on the previous 19.12.3 release with an equally long list of fixes and stability improvements in the wake of AMD radically updating its driver software, particularly the Radeon Software application. Before that, 20.1.1 includes performance optimization for "Monster Hunter World: Iceborne." The company has also fixed SETI@Home result errors when using RX 5700 series GPUs. To begin with, AMD removed audible beeps for toggling of Radeon Chill, Boost, and Anti-Lag features (the beep is now optional). Radeon ReLive indication on screen timer during recordings has been disabled by default. V-sync settings now hide or disappear when Enhanced Sync is enabled, so as to not conflict with it and destabilize your gaming session. ReLive experiencing performance issues with high-resolution cameras has also been addressed. Radeon Game Advisor causing in-game CPU usage spikes has also been resolved. Issues with software updates through Radeon Software have been fixed. Also fixed is abnormal CPU usage with DuplicateDesktop process when gaming. A Radeon Software (application) crash when resuming from machine sleep has been fixed.

Radeon Software Overlay toast message persisting even when disabled, has been fixed. Stuttering issues with "Lost Ark" have been fixed. Custom stream hotkey failing to stream with Radeon ReLive has been fixed. Radeon R9 200, R9 300, and R9 Fury series GPUs experience instability in a number of games with over 120 Hz refresh-rates. This has been fixed. MJPEG video payback on RX 5700 series experiencing a green tint when viewed with WMP or Movies & TV application has been fixed. "MechWarrior 5" crashing with DXGI dialog error when using FreeSync displays over HDMI, has been fixed. DouYu live streaming with hardware-acceleration on RX 5700 series was experiencing display corruption, which has been fixed. Excessive fog/smoke effects in "Trials Rising" has been fixed. Right-eye display corruption with "Boneworks" VR has been fixed. "Resident Evil 2" flashing screen at start up in DirectX 12 mode has also been fixed. Grab the drivers from the link below.

DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Software 20.1.1 Beta
The change-log follows.

Support For
  • Monster Hunter World : Iceborne
Fixed Issues
  • The audible beeps at game startup from Radeon Chill, Radeon Boost, and Radeon Anti-Lag have been removed. These features now offer audible indicators only when activated or deactivated via hotkey.
  • The Radeon ReLive on screen timer indicator during recordings has been disabled by default but can be enabled in Radeon Software settings.
  • Controls for vertical sync may be hidden or disappear when Radeon Enhanced Sync is enabled.
  • Radeon ReLive may experience freezing or pausing issues during recordings when a high resolution camera is connected and in use.
  • CPU usage may sometimes remain high once Radeon Game Advisor has been invoked during a game.
  • Some users may experience an error message "Another instance is running" during download of a software update through the Radeon Software home screen.
  • The DuplicateDesktop process may sometimes cause high CPU usage while a game is running.
  • Radeon Software may close or may experience a crash upon resuming from sleep.
  • The toast message detailing the hotkey to open Radeon Software's Overlay may still show up in some games after Radeon Software Overlay has been disabled.
  • Lost Ark may experience stuttering intermittently during gameplay.
  • Using a custom stream key with Radeon ReLive may fail to stream your content.
  • The 'Stream' button may remain active when in the process of choosing a region to stream even when a region has not been selected or chosen.
  • Some Radeon R9 200, Radeon R9 300 and Radeon R9 Fury series graphics products may experience instability with a limited number of DirectX 9 or DirectX 11 games when using a high refresh rate 120hz+ display. A workaround if you are experiencing this issue is to lower your displays refresh rate.
  • Some mjpeg clips may experience a green tint on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products when using Windows Media Player or the Movies & TV application.
  • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries may experience a game crash and DXGI dialogue error when running the game using HDMI and Radeon FreeSync display configurations.
  • Live streaming using the DouYu application with hardware acceleration enabled may cause video corruption on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
  • Trials Rising may experience excessive fog/smoke in some areas of the game.
  • Missing text or corruption may be experienced in the right eye when playing the VR game Boneworks.
  • Fixed result overflows that can be experienced with Radeon RX 5700 series when using SETI@Home.
  • The 'Shop AMD Products' button may open the AMD.com homepage instead of the proper shopping web link.
  • The scrolling arrow options may intermittently fail to work during Radeon Software installation.
  • Up and Down arrow keys don't work when using the search bar in Radeon Software.
  • Enabling HDR enabled displays in Windows may cause colors to become washed out.
  • Radeon Software sidebar appears behind the Windows taskbar when the taskbar is set to the same side of your display.
  • Playing Tom Clancy's: The Division 2 with HDR enabled and performing a task switch may cause display color corruption that persists even once the game is exited.
  • Mixed Reality Portal may experience color corruption or distortion near the edge of viewing areas on some headsets.
  • Resident Evil 2 may experience screen flashing when launching the game using DirectX 12 API.
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39 Comments on AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.1.1

#26
erocker
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lynx29
I'm hopeful 6 months from now AMD gpu drivers are going to be impressive. :)
Lol. AMD's drivers, while having pretty nice looking UI and features nowdays are absolute trash as far as stability. Can't seem to find one that works well with my 5700 XT and at work I'm using year old drivers on the 570's I have there. I'm sure this 5700 xt is going to be sold before a decent driver is out for it.
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#27
R-T-B
erocker
Lol. AMD's drivers, while having pretty nice looking UI and features nowdays are absolute trash as far as stability. Can't seem to find one that works well with my 5700 XT and at work I'm using year old drivers on the 570's I have there. I'm sure this 5700 xt is going to be sold before a decent driver is out for it.
Hmmm... that's odd. What model are you using and what games are you having issues with?

I'm thinking most of the 5700 XT issues are due to overly agressive power management, and my custom powerplay tables (which amongst other things, disable the cards idle function) may be mitigating the stability issues others experience due to said crazy-agressive reclocking.

Gathering evidence, at any rate.
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#28
spnidel
eidairaman1
I know y'all are but the shills that come here certainly are ignorant.
lmao
check my system specs :)
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#29
erocker
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R-T-B
Hmmm... that's odd. What model are you using and what games are you having issues with?

I'm thinking most of the 5700 XT issues are due to overly agressive power management, and my custom powerplay tables (which amongst other things, disable the cards idle function) may be mitigating the stability issues others experience due to said crazy-agressive reclocking.

Gathering evidence, at any rate.
Sapphire 5700 XT reference card. Having issues with driver crashes with BF V mostly like many others across the interwebz but have also had crashing with Witcher 3, Mordhau and pretty much any other semi-demanding game. I wouldn't expect to have to really do anything to have a stock stable card. Also, the card is pretty loud and annoying. I've pretty much stopped bothering with it for now, threw my 1080 back in. I might just sell it off in a month or so, or if a stable driver comes out I'd give it a try again.
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#30
okidna
erocker
Sapphire 5700 XT reference card. Having issues with driver crashes with BF V mostly like many others across the interwebz but have also had crashing with Witcher 3, Mordhau and pretty much any other semi-demanding game. I wouldn't expect to have to really do anything to have a stock stable card. Also, the card is pretty loud and annoying. I've pretty much stopped bothering with it for now, threw my 1080 back in. I might just sell it off in a month or so, or if a stable driver comes out I'd give it a try again.
inb4, "HOW DARE YOU BOUGHT A REFERENCE DESIGN CARD!!! SELL IT NOW AND GET THE SUPER ULTRA MEGA THICCCCCCCC ASS KICKING VERSION!!!".
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#31
R-T-B
erocker
I wouldn't expect to have to really do anything to have a stock stable card.
No, I am with you there. Just curious why it seems to affect some and not others. It's certainly not something that leaves a good impression when you experience it, at any rate.
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#32
Lindatje
R-T-B
No, I am with you there. Just curious why it seems to affect some and not others. It's certainly not something that leaves a good impression when you experience it, at any rate.
It probably has to do that the Navi series (5700 (XT)) has PCI-Express 4.0 x16. Only the x570 motherboards have this and the older AM4 boards received bios updates for that.
Many people still have old motherboards or Intel motherboards.

That's why you see that most problems are with Navi and not with Vega / Polaris or older.

I myself have no problems because I always update my bios, but found that I had problems with an x79 system with the same 5700 XT.

That`s what i have tested and have read it on Reddit.
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#33
R-T-B
Lindatje
It probably has to do that the Navi series (5700 (XT)) has PCI-Express 4.0 x16. Only the x570 motherboards have this and the older AM4 boards received bios updates for that.
Many people still have old motherboards or Intel motherboards.

That's why you see that most problems are with Navi and not with Vega / Polaris or older.

I myself have no problems because I always update my bios, but found that I had problems with an x79 system with the same 5700 XT.

That`s what i have tested and have read it on Reddit.
I mean I am running a z390 system. I really don't think pcie has much to do with it. I feel it has to be something energy management related. Navi also features a brand new clocking and voltage table system. Some cards have the voltage table set really low. My XFX has a rather high idle, by comparison.

If anyone having problems wants to test my powerplay table that disables voltage scaling, and see if it fixes things, pm me.
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#34
Assimilator
R-T-B
my custom powerplay tables (which amongst other things, disable the cards idle function)
Seriously, why?
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#35
R-T-B
Assimilator
Seriously, why?
Mainly, that I was able to attain a far better overclock that way. I am not aware of many Navis running clock locked and stable at 1.2v, 2200MHz. If I let it auto manage voltage, I'd be getting green screens here.

Mind you, it's a WIP. I do want to add idle back but need to do so in a stable way. As it stands, I'm willing to throw efficiency to the wind for more power.

EDIT: Meh, I gave in and I am letting it clock at 2100Mhz instead so I can regain idle. I love trees, so I do my part.
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#36
Spencer LeBlanc
ZoneDymo
The audible beeps at game startup from Radeon Chill, Radeon Boost, and Radeon Anti-Lag have been removed. These features now offer audible indicators only when activated or deactivated via hotkey.

thank god for that
I was wondering WTF that was... However after the update mine still does it LOL
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#37
R-T-B
Spencer LeBlanc
I was wondering WTF that was... However after the update mine still does it LOL
First thing I did was turn all those hotkeys off. Leave me alone, Radeon Control thingy!
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#38
Assimilator
R-T-B
Mainly, that I was able to attain a far better overclock that way. I am not aware of many Navis running clock locked and stable at 1.2v, 2200MHz. If I let it auto manage voltage, I'd be getting green screens here.

Mind you, it's a WIP. I do want to add idle back but need to do so in a stable way. As it stands, I'm willing to throw efficiency to the wind for more power.

EDIT: Meh, I gave in and I am letting it clock at 2100Mhz instead so I can regain idle. I love trees, so I do my part.
The fact that idle clocks affect your max load clocks just makes my head full of f**k. AMD driver team, you need to step up.
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#39
R-T-B
Assimilator
The fact that idle clocks affect your max load clocks just makes my head full of f**k. AMD driver team, you need to step up.
It is really weird. I think it's more that the bios can override the driver, and some vendors are pushing crazy levels of "efficiency" in the bios (like unstable levels).

My XFX seems to run a higher voltage idle, but it's stable as can be, as an example.
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