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

#101
sutyi
sutyi
Depends really on use case and software environtment it seems. I haven't had a problem with my new RX 5600 XT in the first 3 weeks, but then I had two black screen crashes basically on idle within 4 days.
Due to work related stuff I had to open up Chrome along side Firefox with hw acceleration enabled and after 2-3 minutes swapping tabs on Chrome I had a black screen crash and the computer restarded after a couple of seconds just like a BSOD.

Then had the same thing happen when I had Discord open and just did a right click on my Steam tray icon, menu still came up. But right after that it hardlocked the PC. After that I disabled hardware acceleration in Chrome, FF, Discord, even Steam. Even uninstalled f.lux thinking there might be some compatibility problems too.

Now with the new drivers I turned everything back on again, bar reinstalling f.lux. Will report back if I run into problems again.
Something still amiss I had a black screen crash yesterday while browsing with Firefox. :(
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#102
Countryside
sutyi
Something still amiss I had a black screen crash yesterday while browsing with Firefox. :(
More than a amiss my system went totally nuts with 20.2.2
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#103
gamefoo21
20.2.1 I think, exploded when I switched them Compute mode on a RX 560. Like full blown display corruption. Shut the system down properly, powered back up, no drivers for the GPU.

I wiped them out, installed the pro drivers, then updated to 20.2.2.

Running in Compute mode, and no problems reported. Yes, even in Chrome.
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#104
ZeppMan217
You guys aren't gonna believe but this release appears to have fixed the long standing issue with my 7870 causing the whole PC to freeze during GPU intensive scenarios, like playing modern-ish games or decoding 1080p videos. I've had it downclocked from 1050/1250 to 800/1000 for years now, which was the only solution to regular hang ups. Been playing Dark Souls 3 and watching movies on 20.2.2 with default 1050/1250 clocks since this driver came out and had no problems what so ever.
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#105
gamefoo21
ZeppMan217
You guys aren't gonna believe but this release appears to have fixed the long standing issue with my 7870 causing the whole PC to freeze during GPU intensive scenarios, like playing modern-ish games or decoding 1080p videos. I've had it downclocked from 1050/1250 to 800/1000 for years now, which was the only solution to regular hang ups. Been playing Dark Souls 3 and watching movies on 20.2.2 with default 1050/1250 clocks since this driver came out and had no problems what so ever.
What's your PSU?

I've noticed power usage on these drivers has dropped a little.
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#106
ZeppMan217
Same as it's always been, Corsair TX650W. It was intended to power up a dual GPU set up but that never came to pass.
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#107
ARF
ZeppMan217
Same as it's always been, Corsair TX650W. It was intended to power up a dual GPU set up but that never came to pass.
Have you tried another power supply just to make sure it isn't the card but the age and technical specifications of the PSU ?
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#108
ZeppMan217
ARF
Have you tried another power supply just to make sure it isn't the card but the age and technical specifications of the PSU ?
Yep, it's the card. Just never got around to replacing anything since downclocking worked.
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#109
gamefoo21
Sounds like your card has a current inrush bug trigger.

Card goes from 0-100 and doesn't step between. It causes the PSU to either crash because the capacitors can't hold up or it's over current protection is triggering.

Does the system just grind(voltage drop) to a halt or does it shut down(PSU going into protection)?

ZeppMan217
Yep, it's the card. Just never got around to replacing anything since downclocking worked.
The new driver actually forces the card to step up, rather than just min-maxing the clocks and the draw. That's what it sounds like to me anyway.
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