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

#76
Schmuckley
R-T-B
The telemetry isn't part of Geforce Experience, it's part of the core driver.
I see. Well whatever it is, it's not not anywhere near the level of intrusive as AMD drivers are. Also seem to recall an option for turning it off (telemetry) on install.
Disclaimer: I am no NVIDIA fanboy, it just is what it is.
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#77
Mr McC
R-T-B
The telemetry isn't part of Geforce Experience, it's part of the core driver.
I was under the impression that I can use NVCleanstall to remove all telemetry and retain only the driver, please tell me that hasn't changed, and sorry for the brief derail.
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#78
biffzinker
Schmuckley
I see. Well whatever it is, it's not not anywhere near the level of intrusive as AMD drivers are.
DisplaySessionContainer1.log
code:
#0(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000007F0}<NvContainer> Container main v1.19 [secure load library = ON]
#1(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000007F0}<NvContainer> Telemetry API initialized
#2(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000007F0}<NvcHost> Base host initialized successfully
#3(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000007F0}<NvcHostWin32> Open parent process 0000000000000214 for PID 1636
#4(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000007F0}<NvcHostWin32> Win32 host initialized successfully
#5(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000007F0}<NvcHostWin32> Use external event 'Global\NvContainer1636-session1-c:_program files_nvidia corporation_display.nvcontainer_plugins_session' for quitting
#6(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000007F0}<NvcHost> Load plugins from C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display.NvContainer\plugins\Session
#7(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000003F4}<NvcHostWin32> Parent process tracking thread started with timeout: 4294967295




That's after installing the drivers with NVCleanstall, and only selecting base driver, physx, usb-c connector driver, HDMI audio driver, and DLSS.
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#79
Schmuckley
biffzinker
DisplaySessionContainer1.log
code:
#0(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000007F0}<NvContainer> Container main v1.19 [secure load library = ON]
#1(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000007F0}<NvContainer> Telemetry API initialized
#2(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000007F0}<NvcHost> Base host initialized successfully
#3(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000007F0}<NvcHostWin32> Open parent process 0000000000000214 for PID 1636
#4(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000007F0}<NvcHostWin32> Win32 host initialized successfully
#5(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000007F0}<NvcHostWin32> Use external event 'Global\NvContainer1636-session1-c:_program files_nvidia corporation_display.nvcontainer_plugins_session' for quitting
#6(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000007F0}<NvcHost> Load plugins from C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display.NvContainer\plugins\Session
#7(I)[2020-03-01 21:35:49,595]{000003F4}<NvcHostWin32> Parent process tracking thread started with timeout: 4294967295



It shuts it down, though. I have the same thing. It's not a persistent thing, constantly running.
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#80
R-T-B
Mr McC
I was under the impression that I can use NVCleanstall to remove all telemetry and retain only the driver, please tell me that hasn't changed, and sorry for the brief derail.
You can. I meant the nvidia installer does not differentiate.
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#81
Schmuckley
R-T-B
You can. I meant the nvidia installer does not differentiate.
Looks like telemetry is running there..
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#82
R-T-B
Schmuckley
Looks like telemetry is running there..
Install it stock, which seems to be your complaint. It's a bit worse.

Honestly at this point I'm not sure what your point of contention is anymore though, so feel free to correct me.
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#83
Schmuckley
R-T-B
Install it stock, which seems to be your complaint. It's a bit worse.

Honestly at this point I'm not sure what your point of contention is anymore though, so feel free to correct me.
AMD software does not let one opt out of installing its version of "GeForce Experience" and it's terrible.
A) Has its own browser
B) Has app that pops up mid-game on ya. "Hey! It's us, AMD, here to interrupt your game you paid a lot of money for and our card to run, but hold on! You can't do that until we get these settings right for it. Also, we're monitoring what games you run."
C) Is constantly running 5-6 things and stealing CPU cycles to datamine you.
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#84
biffzinker
R-T-B
It's a bit worse.
More so than his complaint about AMD's drivers being intrusive. Neither AMD or Nvidia are saints with the direction their drivers have taken. Nvidia's drivers are much worse is my current assessment.

I have nothing against Nvidia getting feedback through their drivers using telemetry but it should be optional if I want to participate.
Edit: Same goes for AMD for telemetry.
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#85
Schmuckley
biffzinker
More so than his complaint about AMD's drivers being intrusive. Neither AMD or Nvidia are saints with the direction their drivers have taken. Nvidia's drivers are much worse is my current assessment.

I have nothing against Nvidia getting feedback through their drivers using telemetry but it should be optional if I want to participate.
Have you installed AMD drivers and tried to run a game lately?
Any post-20 drivers?
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#86
R-T-B
Schmuckley
AMD software does not let one opt out of installing its version of "GeForce Experience" and it's terrible.
A) Has its own browser
B) Has app that pops up mid-game on ya. "Hey! It's us, AMD, here to interrupt your game you paid a lot of money for and our card to run, but hold on! You can't do that until we get these settings right for it. Also, we're monitoring what games you run."
C) Is constantly running 5-6 things and stealing CPU cycles to datamine you.
The opt-out is Radeon pro, and you can literally turn everything you described off.

You seem mad that a process still runs. Ok, Radeon Pro exists partially for this reason.

Schmuckley
Have you installed AMD drivers and tried to run a game lately?
Any post-20 drivers?
Yes. It sounds like you spent about 5 minutes with it and had a fit rather than just unbinding the hotkeys and turning the options off.
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#87
biffzinker
Schmuckley
Have you installed AMD drivers and tried to run a game lately?
Any post-20 drivers?
I left around the time frame of 19.8.1.
R-T-B
Yes. It sounds like you spent about 5 minutes with it and had a fit rather than just unbinding the hotkeys and turning the options off.
That's what I always did, and got rid of Relive recording processes.
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#88
Schmuckley
R-T-B
The opt-out is Radeon pro, and you can literally turn everything you described off.

You seem mad that a process still runs. Ok, Radeon Pro exists partially for this reason.



Yes. It sounds like you spent about 5 minutes with it and had a fit rather than just unbinding the hotkeys and turning the options off.
Well that's not common knowledge for us plebes. That Radeon Pro stuff.

No, I spent 4 minutes looking at what it was doing, then the next 2 turning off and deleting everything in CNext folder.
What is this crap running? Where is it? That was never there b4..shut off! Oh! Can't shut off? Delete all dlls in folder..
After 2 reboots, no problems. No settings, but no roundy roundy with the mouse cursor, either.
And I'm not happy about it.
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#89
R-T-B
Schmuckley
Well that's not common knowledge for us plebes. That Radeon Pro stuff.

No, I spent 4 minutes looking at what it was doing, then the next 2 turning off and deleting everything in CNext folder.
What is this crap running? Where is it? That was never there b4..shut off! Oh! Can't shut off? Delete all dlls in folder..
After 2 reboots, no problems. No settings, but no roundy roundy with the mouse cursor, either.
And I'm not happy about it.
No, the not common knowledge for plebes is the "delete all dlls" approach. Most people look for a toggle.

The Radeon Pro's do need to be more visible though. They only show up automaticly on Radeon cards if you choose WIndows 10 as your OS. Why? Who knows.

Schmuckley
And I'm not happy about it.
As far as I can tell, you are the first to complain about this. There is lots to complain about mind. Just... this is new.
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#90
Schmuckley
R-T-B
No, the not common knowledge for plebes is the "delete all dlls" approach. Most people look for a toggle.

The Radeon Pro's do need to be more visible though. They only show up automaticly on Radeon cards if you choose WIndows 10 as your OS. Why? Who knows.



As far as I can tell, you are the first to complain about this. There is lots to complain about mind. Just... this is new.
Kids today don't know how to shut down and delete dlls and inis to stop a program from running. AMD is taking advantage of them.
PS: I deleted the ini in the "telemetry" folder. No more logs! Oops!
(and the the log, to see if respawned) Maybe a couple other things, too.
Unnecessary junk is unnecessary.
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#91
R-T-B
Schmuckley
AMD is taking advantage of them.
Or they just don't care.
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#92
lynx29
R-T-B
The telemetry isn't part of Geforce Experience, it's part of the core driver.
Can you just block firewall of all Nvidia .exe's in program folders and program x86 folders? Or is there a hidden folder that isn't shown that does the telemetry? assuming you are doing a regular install of Nvidia drivers. or do you recommend W1zz's NV Clean Install?
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#93
R-T-B
lynx29
Can you just block firewall of all Nvidia .exe's in program folders and program x86 folders? Or is there a hidden folder that isn't shown that does the telemetry? assuming you are doing a regular install of Nvidia drivers. or do you recommend W1zz's NV Clean Install?
If you use nvcleanstall the telemetry tries to run, but is basically broken and shuts down.
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#94
Darmok N Jalad
I updated to these today for my 5700XT. In regard to fan speed changes, I noticed that the minimum fan speed on the blower has been increased--I used to be able to set idle at 700rpm, now it's 1100rpm. No matter, it still washes out with the other fan noise. I noticed the fan doesn't seem to get too wound up either, maxing at 2100rpm. With the auto-undervolt, (1150mV) temps hover in the mid-70s, and game clock averages 1800mhz. No crashes or issues in Forza 7 or Destiny 2.

I just let the installer do the work, telling it to reset, so it uninstalls the existing and reboots before installing the new driver.
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#95
lynx29
Darmok N Jalad
I updated to these today for my 5700XT. In regard to fan speed changes, I noticed that the minimum fan speed on the blower has been increased--I used to be able to set idle at 700rpm, now it's 1100rpm. No matter, it still washes out with the other fan noise. I noticed the fan doesn't seem to get too wound up either, maxing at 2100rpm. With the auto-undervolt, (1150mV) temps hover in the mid-70s, and game clock averages 1800mhz. No crashes or issues in Forza 7 or Destiny 2.

I just let the installer do the work, telling it to reset, so it uninstalls the existing and reboots before installing the new driver.
I prefer a little fan speed running when cards are idle, regardless of team green or red. I always felt it helped for some reason. Good move by AMD imo.

R-T-B
If you use nvcleanstall the telemetry tries to run, but is basically broken and shuts down.
but you didn't answer my main question, I am curious if we just block all the .exe firewalls for nvidia in program files and program files x86, won't that stop the telemetry too?
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#96
R-T-B
lynx29
but you didn't answer my main question, I am curious if we just block all the .exe firewalls for nvidia in program files and program files x86, won't that stop the telemetry too?
Apologies, yes, it should.
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#97
lesovers
The 5700 series cards have some new power improvements for multi-monitors including:
  • Card power for two 1080p multi-monitors driven with the same resolutions is now only 8 Watts compared to 33 Watts previously
  • Card Power for a mixture of difference resolution multi-monitors when the monitors are turned off by Windows (by power options) is now only 8 Watts compared to 33 Watts previously
Have used ATi/AMD graphic cards since 2009 (HD5850, 280X , RX580 and 5700XT) and have had very few driver issues at all. The black screen in Google Chrome when playing videos for example appears to be fixed, just run the “amdcleanuputility.exe” before installing the new AMD driver. Never had a crash at all in any game on my ATi/AMD cards over the last 11 years and the MSI 5700XT Gaming X is a rock solid card on my 2 x 24” and 1 x 30” monitor setup.
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#98
murr
These are the first 2020 drivers that don't crash my computer in games.
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#99
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Schmuckley
AMD software does not let one opt out of installing its version of "GeForce Experience" and it's terrible.
A) Has its own browser
B) Has app that pops up mid-game on ya. "Hey! It's us, AMD, here to interrupt your game you paid a lot of money for and our card to run, but hold on! You can't do that until we get these settings right for it. Also, we're monitoring what games you run."
C) Is constantly running 5-6 things and stealing CPU cycles to datamine you.
If you don't have Radeon Software, you can't configure things like FreeSync without very complicated registry edits.

Radeon Software does not upload any telemetry data unless you agree to do so during setup.

NVIDIA hasn't updated their Control Panel is almost two decades now.

A) Some people like to use a browser while gaming. It's an option you're free to ignore.
B) Disable Toast Notifications under gear icon -> General.
C) When Radeon Software is closed, it uses next to nothing.
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#100
ARF
How do you like the AMD Fluid Motion Video and AMD Steady Video ?

Does it make any difference on and off, and how does it compare to video at very high FPS which is so fluid as if Sync is turned on at very high FPS ?

I mean have you noticed the phenomenon during gaming with very high FPS how with the movement of your mouse, the whole picture moves as if it is a single frame ?

edit: I am starting to evaluate SVP right now. First impressions are that it adds frames as if it's a smart TV, the CPU load is very high at around 60% and more, both GPUs are loaded - one at 18%, another at 28%.

The Hz is very high but the phenomenon of "through-lens" fluidity is still missing.
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