Friday, February 28th 2020

AMD Releases the Radeon Adrenalin Edition 20.2.2 Drivers

AMD today released version 20.2.2 of their Radeon Adrenalin Edition driver suite. The new version brings with it support for the launch of Zombie Army 4: Dead War, so users can experience the latest and greatest performance available for AMD graphics cards on the new release.Perhaps more importantly, the new release also features a number of fixes for Black Screen errors in a number of scenarios and games, of which much has already been written over the internet. There are still a number of instances where black screens can occur listed on AMD's "Known Issues" checklist for this driver release, however, so make sure to check the release notes to see if this driver looks to fix your particular scenario. Of course, you're likely always better off updating to this latest driver version.
DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition 20.2.2 Drivers

Fixed Issues
  • Performing a task switch with some Radeon Software features enabled or some third-party applications with hardware acceleration running in the background may cause a system hang or black screen.
  • Improvements have been made that allow for more responsive fan ramp up or fan ramp down times on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay and Radeon WattMan incorrectly report lower than expected clock speeds on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products during gaming workloads.
  • When Instant Replay is enabled, a TDR or black screen may occur when launching games or applications.
  • A black screen may occur when toggling HDR on in the game settings of Battlefield V.
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may experience an application hang or black screen during certain parts of the game or intermittently during gameplay.
  • Some video content in Chrome may appear as a black screen or be unresponsive on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products when hardware acceleration is enabled.
  • Metro Exodus may experience an application hang or TDR when choosing some specific dialogue prompts in the Sam's Story DLC.
  • Grand Theft Auto V may experience an application crash when invoking Radeon Software's overlay with third party OSD applications running.
  • Monster Hunter World : Iceborne may experience intermittent crashes while idle or on the character creation screen.
  • Some games colors may appear washed out when HDR mode has been enabled in game and Windows on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products
  • After a Factory Reset installation with the 'Keep My Settings' option chosen, Instant Replay could fail to function if it was enabled in the previous Radeon Software installation.
  • When invoking Radeon Software's overlay while a game is open users may observe flickering in the game or in the Radeon Software interface.
  • Radeon Software may experience a crash and error message when locking Windows or performing a sleep or hibernate with the Radeon Software Streaming tab open.
  • A loss of display with working audio may be experienced on a limited number of displays when performing a mode change on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Radeon Software may fail to launch if Radeon Software's overlay is disabled and a game is running in the background.
  • Battlefield V may experience an application hang or TDR after extended periods of play.
  • Some Origin games may fail to be detected or may detect the incorrect game title in Radeon Software.
  • Some productivity applications are being detected and listed in the Radeon Software games tab.
  • The Radeon Chill hotkey could sometimes continue to remain enabled once the user has removed or disabled the hotkey.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 may exhibit blocky textures on snow covered terrain.
  • After resuming from sleep, Chrome may experience an application crash if video content was previously playing on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
  • Radeon FreeSync status in Radeon Software may sometimes fail to update when enabling or disabling the feature through the display itself.
  • Fortnite may experience an application crash on Radeon RX 500 series Hybrid Graphics system configurations.
Known Issues
  • Enhanced Sync may cause a black screen to occur when enabled on some games and system configurations. Enhanced Sync has been temporarily disabled from the gaming profile and any users who may be experiencing issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a temporary workaround.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay and Radeon WattMan 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.
  • DOOM may experience an intermittent system hang or application crash during gameplay.
  • Desktop cursor may intermittently remain visible after toggling Radeon Software's overlay in some games. A workaround is to bring up the game menu or task switch to refresh the cursor.
  • A system crash or hang may occur when running the Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers benchmark.
  • The Gaming tab in Radeon Software may display some folder locations appearing as games.
  • Radeon Software may open with an inconsistent window size or may not keep its previously set size when opened.
  • Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.
  • Some games may exhibit stutter intermittently during gameplay on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Some games may experience stutter while using Instant Replay or third-party applications that stream or perform screen capture. A potential workaround is to disable these features or applications while gaming.
  • Although Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.2.2 resolves many black screen issues, AMD is aware that some users may still experience black screen or system hang issues during extended periods of gameplay. AMD will continue to monitor and investigate reports of these issues closely.
Important Notes
This optional release of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition is targeted towards resolving recent important issues identified by our community. We will be closely monitoring feedback on the release, and encourage users to submit issues they encounter at www.amd.com/report. Source: AMD
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109 Comments on AMD Releases the Radeon Adrenalin Edition 20.2.2 Drivers

#51
R-T-B
Schmuckley
Thx for the info, now screenshot your task manager.
No need, because I honestly don't care and am pretty dang sure I'll find some driver processes.. If that really bothers you, use Radeon Pro.

lynx29
then why is listed as an official issue in original post from AMD?
Yep, kinda suggests something is up doesn't it? :laugh:
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#52
Midiamp
Well, I just narrowed my 5700XT instability to the use of riser card on my new case (RVZ03) and outside of one time the Radeon software crashed because of accidental power reset, all is good. However I do wonder why they recommend to disable enhanced sync. Oh well...
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#53
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Midiamp
However I do wonder why they recommend to disable enhanced sync.
Black screens, I think. It's going to take a long time to get it sorted so disabling Enhanced Sync is a temporary fix.
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#54
Cheeseball
Not a Potato
Nater
Are you kidding? I've played dozens of hours, no hiccups. Runs amazing.
He's using the OpenGL renderer, although now the bug mentioned above affects the Vulkan renderer too.

R-T-B
No need, because I honestly don't care and am pretty dang sure I'll find some driver processes.. If that really bothers you, use Radeon Pro.
I didn't know you can use the Radeon Pro drivers. I wonder if the support for OpenCL is better than in Adrenalin.

Ah well, I just started to uninstall Adrenalin 20.2.2 now and am downloading Enterprise 20.Q1.1 just to try this out. There isn't an equivalent to the RX 5700 XT, so I just chose the W5700 which is basically a non-XT. I don't really game that much with the 5700 XT and mostly use it for OpenCL stuff where-in I use the 2080 Super for higher FPS/CUDA.
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#55
xkm1948
Cheeseball
He's using the OpenGL renderer, although now the bug mentioned above affects the Vulkan renderer too.



I didn't know you can use the Radeon Pro drivers. I wonder if the support for OpenCL is better than in Adrenalin.

Ah well, I just started to uninstall Adrenalin 20.2.2 now and am downloading Enterprise 20.Q1.1 just to try this out. There isn't an equivalent to the RX 5700 XT, so I just chose the W5700 which is basically a non-XT. I don't really game that much with the 5700 XT and mostly use it for OpenCL stuff where-in I use the 2080 Super for higher FPS/CUDA.
Curious regarding your application of OpenCL on Navi. Wasn’t it recently mentioned that Navi’s OpenCL implementation is broken or something?

A colleague of mine purchased a MI25 for her ML work, ended up using more time solving hardware lockups than put it to actual work. It was a huge headache for her. Way cheaper than its Tesla counter parts though
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#56
Countryside
I got 0xEA: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER on my RX580 with this 20.2.2.
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#57
ARF
Countryside
I got 0xEA: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER with this driver.
Oh, dear you :(

It's like these drivers for Navi are written from empty sheet by interns in India who receive $530 per month for their job.

How to fix the BSOD Error 0xEA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER
https://www.errorvault.com/en/troubleshooting/blue-screen-errors/microsoft/windows/error-0xea_thread-stuck-in-device-driver

Bug Check 0xEA: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/debugger/bug-check-0xea--thread-stuck-in-device-driver
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#58
Countryside
ARF
Oh, dear you :(

It's like these drivers for Navi are written from empty sheet by interns in India who receive $530 per month for their job.

How to fix the BSOD Error 0xEA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER
https://www.errorvault.com/en/troubleshooting/blue-screen-errors/microsoft/windows/error-0xea_thread-stuck-in-device-driver

Bug Check 0xEA: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/debugger/bug-check-0xea--thread-stuck-in-device-driver
I did a clean install went back to 20.2.1 so far oky.
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#59
Super XP
springs113
My Vega 64 system had the black screen issue only during the first 8 minutes or so after initial post but... only on the original adrenalin release. Every subsequent update I didn't have an issue with. On my 5700xt system never experienced it whatsoever.
That is the majority of 5700 series owners, they haven't experienced any such issues.
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#60
R-T-B
xkm1948
Wasn’t it recently mentioned that Navi’s OpenCL implementation is broken or something?
They fixed that in some early January release.

In other news, I just got a crash. Not fixed entirely, I guess. Back to Radeon Pro drivers...
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#61
Super XP
R-T-B
They fixed that in some early January release.

In other news, I just got a crash. Not fixed entirely, I guess. Back to Radeon Pro drivers...
Restart your PC, and try again.
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#62
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
R-T-B
Not sure what exactly you are asking.

To get the Radeon Pro Drivers just claim you have a Radeon Pro equivalent card in driver selection. Say one of the W5000's and it will give you them for WIndows 7. They install fine. For some reason they only list them automatically for consumer cards on Windows 10.


This is where you turn the junk off, or so I tried. It may be running in the background, but it has no performance impact or net traffic so hell if I care.
It's a overlooked part of coding. It was a risk I took providing the links to the other user, thank God they work in W7.

R-T-B
They fixed that in some early January release.

In other news, I just got a crash. Not fixed entirely, I guess. Back to Radeon Pro drivers...
Keep reporting them R-T-B

ARF
Oh, dear you :(

It's like these drivers for Navi are written from empty sheet by interns in India who receive $530 per month for their job.

How to fix the BSOD Error 0xEA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER
https://www.errorvault.com/en/troubleshooting/blue-screen-errors/microsoft/windows/error-0xea_thread-stuck-in-device-driver

Bug Check 0xEA: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/debugger/bug-check-0xea--thread-stuck-in-device-driver
Become a coder. If bugs, report bugs, it is not rocket science.
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#63
xkm1948
R-T-B
They fixed that in some early January release.

In other news, I just got a crash. Not fixed entirely, I guess. Back to Radeon Pro drivers...
Sorry to hear that.

Keep on solving these problems, it is for a noble cause.
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#64
lynx29
Yeah keep up the good work R-T-B. At least when it comes to CPU's we have innovation finally thanks to AMD. Intel was becoming very stagnant and lazy. I think AMD also lit a little fire, though not as big under NVIDIA's butt. Will be nice to see some next gen hardware this Fall. I'm hoping for 20% gains or more on the GPU's at every budget level. Maybe I am being too optimistic? I feel like there has been some technology breakthrough though, so hopefully not.
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#65
springs113
lynx29
Yeah keep up the good work R-T-B. At least when it comes to CPU's we have innovation finally thanks to AMD. Intel was becoming very stagnant and lazy. I think AMD also lit a little fire, though not as big under NVIDIA's butt. Will be nice to see some next gen hardware this Fall. I'm hoping for 20% gains or more on the GPU's at every budget level. Maybe I am being too optimistic? I feel like there has been some technology breakthrough though, so hopefully not.
You and mde both. Not to change subject but I'll add, I honestly believe ampere and big navi will compete with each other.
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#66
ARF
springs113
You and mde both. Not to change subject but I'll add, I honestly believe ampere and big navi will compete with each other.
Maybe not. There are some hints that Ampere is a compute-oriented micro-architecture and gaming cards won't be released at this time.
That will be Hopper's job next year.

So, once Navi 2nd generation launches, it perhaps won't have competition.
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#67
Nater
lynx29
then why is listed as an official issue in original post from AMD?
Whens the last time you actually tried playing through the game? Did it hang after this driver update?
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#68
Schmuckley
R-T-B
No need, because I honestly don't care and am pretty dang sure I'll find some driver processes.. If that really bothers you, use Radeon Pro.



Yep, kinda suggests something is up doesn't it? :laugh:
The only real "driver process" is "aticlxx" or something like that. Everything else is bloat.
RSEManager, OW-whatever..all bloat.
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#69
R-T-B
Schmuckley
The only real "driver process" is "aticlxx" or something like that. Everything else is bloat.
RSEManager, OW-whatever..all bloat.
If you say so. One of those manages power management states. But sure.

There is some bloat in the standard driver, maybe even some in Radeon Pro. But no more than modern NVIDIA, so not sure what you were expecting.
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#70
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
R-T-B
If you say so. One of those manages power management states. But sure.

There is some bloat in the standard driver, maybe even some in Radeon Pro. But no more than modern NVIDIA, so not sure what you were expecting.
His ignorance knows no bounds
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#71
Schmuckley
R-T-B
If you say so. One of those manages power management states. But sure.

There is some bloat in the standard driver, maybe even some in Radeon Pro. But no more than modern NVIDIA, so not sure what you were expecting.
eidairaman1
His ignorance knows no bounds
Power management is done by hardware and software on the GPU. And I'm the ignorant one? Hoo-boy! :laugh:
Those chokes and resistors aren't there to make it look pretty. What does the card firmware do then?
The cards work fine with only the main driver installed; Better, even. Let me be quiet before AMD catches onto that.

R-T-B
If you say so. One of those manages power management states. But sure.

There is some bloat in the standard driver, maybe even some in Radeon Pro. But no more than modern NVIDIA, so not sure what you were expecting.
There is more than modern NVIDIA, way more. NVIDIA doesn't have Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profile-crawling folders and its own browser that can sneakily connect to the internet.
At least if they do, you can opt out of installing it.
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#72
R-T-B
Schmuckley
Power management is done by hardware and software on the GPU.
Heh, I've only been hacking the power management part of the softpowerplay tables with mitigations for bugs in the driver AND firmware, what do I know?

Schmuckley
There is more than modern NVIDIA, way more. NVIDIA doesn't have Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profile-crawling folders and its own browser that can sneakily connect to the internet.
Neither does Radeon Pro. Also, those profiles do nothing if you don't link your account. That's kinda the idea.

Schmuckley
What does the card firmware do then?
Accept pmu command and implement them, mostly, as well as contain the stock sppt.
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#73
biffzinker
Schmuckley
There is more than modern NVIDIA, way more. NVIDIA doesn't have Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profile-crawling folders and its own browser that can sneakily connect to the internet.
At least if they do, you can opt out of installing it.
Nvidia's Geforce Experince, and telemetry integrated into the driver? There's no opting out of the telemetry with the drivers unless you disagree with the EULA or utilize the Microsoft Basic Display driver.

Why would @W1zzard waste his time with creating, and maintaining NVCleanstall if it doesn't serve a purpose?
https://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-nvcleanstall/
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#74
Schmuckley
biffzinker
Nvidia's Geforce Experince, and telemetry integrated into the driver? There's no opting out of the telemetry with the drivers unless you disagree with the EULA or utilize the Microsoft Basic Display driver.

Why would @W1zzard waste his time with creating, and maintaining NVCleanstall if it doesn't serve a purpose?
https://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-nvcleanstall/
You don't have to install "Geforce Experience" to get the NV driver working. With AMD, you don't get the choice to NOT install their version of it, which is very invasive.

I had options for turning all that stuff off in the NVIDIA driver I installed. No telemetry, none of that.
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#75
R-T-B
Schmuckley
You don't have to install "Geforce Experience" to get the NV driver working. With AMD, you don't get the choice to NOT install their version of it, which is very invasive.

I had options for turning all that stuff off in the NVIDIA driver I installed. No telemetry, none of that.
The telemetry isn't part of Geforce Experience, it's part of the core driver.
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