Tuesday, May 26th 2020

AMD Re-Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.4.2 as a WHQL-signed Driver

AMD on Tuesday re-released its Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.4.2 graphics drivers as a WHQL-signed driver. The company hasn't released a driver update since April 21 (the same 20.4.2 as a beta). With no new AAA game releases, there probably wasn't much AMD could do. Then again, 20.4.2 beta came with a long list of "known issues" (new issues identified by AMD that needed to be solved), which could have been fixed in the last 35 days or so. The WHQL is identical to the beta. It comes with optimization for Gears Tactics and Predator: Hunting Grounds, and fixes a handful of issues. Grab the Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.4.2 WHQL from the link below.

DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.4.2 WHQL
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26 Comments on AMD Re-Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.4.2 as a WHQL-signed Driver

#1
Decryptor009
Must explain why the drivers are bad, now betas are WHQL.
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#3
windwhirl
Decryptor009
Must explain why the drivers are bad, now betas are WHQL.
I'm... not sure WHQL works that way.
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#4
Makaveli
Just installed them good so far.
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#5
TheGuruStud
Decryptor009
Must explain why the drivers are bad, now betas are WHQL.
Whqls are paid for lol. They're almost always the stable beta (couple tiny fixes sometimes). Check the dates on whqls and you'll see how old they are.
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#6
ilyon
In the meantime, new chipset drivers emerged.
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#7
Countryside
35 days later and the same driver this is a great joke and where is Windows 10 2004 support ?

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#8
TheGuruStud
Countryside
35 days later and the same driver this is a great joke and where is Windows 10 2004 support ?


Why release drivers for beta OS?
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#9
Countryside
TheGuruStud
Why release drivers for beta OS?
2004 should be released this week or maybe i got some bad info will see, oh and by the way intel released driver on may 6 with Windows 10 May 2020 support.
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#10
TheGuruStud
Countryside
2004 should be released this week or maybe i got some bad info will see, oh and by the way intel released driver on may 6 with Windows 10 May 2020 support.
It was a quasi-joke. The new build will be beta for at least 6 mo lol. Every single release has been full of bugs...even after "fixes".
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#11
ARF
I don't understand. Why in the end of May they release 4.2 ? Even it be WHQL.

What is the date of this driver?
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#12
good11
Good Job AMD Driver team, The next level play:peace:
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#13
ARF
Just reinstalled it, this must be Windows 10 2004 Ready ?
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#14
Mysteoa
Decryptor009
Must explain why the drivers are bad, now betas are WHQL.
You don't even know what WHQL means.
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#15
windwhirl
Countryside
35 days later and the same driver this is a great joke and where is Windows 10 2004 support ?


I don't know what are you talking about. Radeon drivers work on Windows 10 2004. I'd know, I've been running Insider Fast Ring builds for years...
Countryside
2004 should be released this week or maybe i got some bad info will see, oh and by the way intel released driver on may 6 with Windows 10 May 2020 support.
2004 has only been released in the Release Preview channel this month. My bet would be that next month it will be available in the Semi-Annual Targeted channel for those that want to manually upgrade.
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#18
ARF
It is already available via Windows Update.

Getting Things Ready for me took 5 minutes alone, now Downloading.
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#19
bobbybluz
Did anybody else notice they dropped the Pro Q2 drivers for Win 7?
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#20
Countryside
windwhirl
I don't know what are you talking about. Radeon drivers work on Windows 10 2004. I'd know, I've been running Insider Fast Ring builds for years...



2004 has only been released in the Release Preview channel this month. My bet would be that next month it will be available in the Semi-Annual Targeted channel for those that want to manually upgrade.
2004 is out and redy to go.
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#21
Makaveli
downloading 2004 from windows update on my laptop which is a test machine for builds.

Once I test it and confirm no major issues I will load 2004 on my desktop.
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#22
ARF
AMD released 20.5.1 with proper Windows 10 2004 support, enabled support for WDDM2.7 and hardware accelerated GPU scheduling.

WDDM 2.7
Windows 10 20H1 (Version 2004) includes WDDM 2.7.
Available in Windows 10 Insider builds starting from 10.0.19041.84.
  • Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling : It allows the video card to directly manage its video memory, which in turn significantly improves the performance of the minimum and average FPS, and thereby reducing latency. It works regardless of the API used for games and applications such as DirectX / Vulkan / OpenGL.
  • Shader Model 6.5
  • DirectX 12 Ultimate (DX 12.2)
  • DirectX 12 Raytracing Tier 1.1
  • DirectX 12 Mesh Shader
  • DirectX 12 Sampler Feedback: Texture Streaming, Texture-Space Shading
  • DirectX 12 Video Protected Resource Support
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#23
Makaveli
ARF
AMD released 20.5.1 with proper Windows 10 2004 support, enabled support for WDDM2.7 and hardware accelerated GPU scheduling.

WDDM 2.7
Windows 10 20H1 (Version 2004) includes WDDM 2.7.
Available in Windows 10 Insider builds starting from 10.0.19041.84.
  • Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling : It allows the video card to directly manage its video memory, which in turn significantly improves the performance of the minimum and average FPS, and thereby reducing latency. It works regardless of the API used for games and applications such as DirectX / Vulkan / OpenGL.
  • Shader Model 6.5
  • DirectX 12 Ultimate (DX 12.2)
  • DirectX 12 Raytracing Tier 1.1
  • DirectX 12 Mesh Shader
  • DirectX 12 Sampler Feedback: Texture Streaming, Texture-Space Shading
  • DirectX 12 Video Protected Resource Support

Yup this driver is up on the site its a beta though will have to wait probably a month for WHQL version.
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#24
windwhirl
Apparently, hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling is not supported in 20.5.1. People are complaining about it on Reddit...
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#25
debido666
windwhirl
Apparently, hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling is not supported in 20.5.1. People are complaining about it on Reddit...
Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling will hopefully come next release for AMD (20.5.2?).
So, 20.5.1 doesn't FULLY support WDDM 2.7.
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