Monday, June 29th 2020

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.5.1 with Graphics Hardware Scheduling

AMD today released its first public beta driver that enables graphics hardware scheduling feature support with Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004). This oddball release has the same version number as the previous-release, version 20.5.1 Beta, but with graphics hardware scheduling retrofitted. The driver hence ships with the version name "Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.5.1 Beta with Graphics Hardware Scheduling." This Microsoft-supplied feature allows GPU hardware to better manage its resources, and potentially improve performance in certain applications. Currently, only AMD's RDNA-based Radeon RX 5600-series and RX 5700-series GPUs support graphics hardware scheduling - not even the RX 5500-series gets it; older generation AMD GPUs, such as the RX Vega series lack it, too.

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29 Comments on AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.5.1 with Graphics Hardware Scheduling

#1
_Flare
Would be great if a test with a RX5500 4GB on PCIe3.0 could be made, to see if this lowers the problems of the link being only x8.
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#2
rrwards
_Flare
Would be great if a test with a RX5500 4GB on PCIe3.0 could be made, to see if this lowers the problems of the link being only x8.
Would be great to read the article and see it doesn't work on the RX5500 series.
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#3
HD64G
Me thinks that our @W1zzard is or will be soon testing a few GPUs with that feaure on and off to get us some results. I would try with both high-end and mid-range CPUs and on CPU-bound games like AC:Odyssey and some strategy ones that work hard on AI.
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#4
xkm1948
This would be great for older GCN hardware. Better DRAM management. Hopefully at least it comes to Vega. Some of my friends who have Vega56 told me HBCC has been broken since 2020 driver.
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#5
W1zzard
HD64G
will be soon testing a few GPUs with that feaure on and off to get us some results
nope, my current vga test system isn't on 2004 yet, and i'm working on the new 2020 pcie 4 ssd rig, and testing a bunch of upcoming cpus
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#6
HD64G
No hard feelings @W1zzard. We know you are doing good job in what you are testing so we will wait for future test on that feature.
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#7
xkm1948
W1zzard
nope, my current vga test system isn't on 2004 yet, and i'm working on the new 2020 pcie 4 ssd rig, and testing a bunch of upcoming cpus
Nice, 3900XT and 3800XT incoming?
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#8
P4-630
xkm1948
Hopefully at least it comes to Vega.
btarunr
not even the RX 5500-series gets it; older generation AMD GPUs, such as the RX Vega series lack it, too.
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#9
ZoneDymo
so is there any REAL reason why older cards cant get this? or just AMD being a little bish wanting us to upgrade?
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#10
Firedrops
was it so hard to just call it 20.5.2? this is USB naming scheme all over again.
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#11
Punkenjoy
ZoneDymo
so is there any REAL reason why older cards cant get this? or just AMD being a little bish wanting us to upgrade?
The fact that it support 2 out of 3 Navi product is quite strange. i hope they will backport that to Polaris and Radeon but as they are getting better and better, i bet they will just act more like the usual market leader and screw people out to save money and less like a underdog that is trying to get people favor.
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#12
HD64G
AMD did the same for all major features in the last 3-4 years (enhanced sync, anit-lag, chill, etc). They started using them for their latest GPUs initially and then enabled them for all of their CGN GPUs. So, I think they will do so for this one also. It is a beta driver after all. Let's see in 1-2 months what will be done but I am optimistic at least for this.
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#13
theoneandonlymrk
Joooy , bench time.

Godamn no vega love here.

No benches tut.
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#14
cucker tarlson
HD64G
Me thinks that our @W1zzard is or will be soon testing a few GPUs with that feaure on and off to get us some results. I would try with both high-end and mid-range CPUs and on CPU-bound games like AC:Odyssey and some strategy ones that work hard on AI.
no he won't

I wonder why they skipped 5500xt it works very well on 1650 super
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#15
1d10t
Downloading now, see if any different running BL3 at Badass :D
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#16
GoldenX
2 months, to get the same driver, only adding benefits to the auto power off cards. And they even forgot to add the APUs to the support list!
You really do get a "free" driver when you buy AMD products.
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#17
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
This driver is Navi 10 exclusive: RX 5600 and RX 5700. I tried it on my RX 5500 and it was all LOLNOPE. :(
Firedrops
was it so hard to just call it 20.5.2? this is USB naming scheme all over again.
Because the driver is identical except adding HWS for the aforementioned models.
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#18
zlobby
What aboot laptop APUs?
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#19
GoldenX
zlobby
What aboot laptop APUs?
Continue sufferingwaiting.
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#20
theoneandonlymrk
GoldenX
Continue sufferingwaiting.
There's no pain involved ,bit extreme, I'm gutted too but no pain.
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#21
GoldenX
I have been an AMD user for 7 constant years, I need to swap to Nvidia, it's starting to affect me.
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#22
R-T-B
They completely removed enhanced sync in this driver for me, lol. Does it not work with Hardware Scheduling or something? One wonders.
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#23
ARF
I hope the wait for a new driver from AMD is worth it.

Nvidia's cards show very good performance improvements:
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we see the GTX 1650 SUPER gain 7-8% performance in Gears Tactics and 8-9% in Forza Horizon 4 there's no denying that this update gives graphics card users in that range a welcome push upwards in performance.

wccftech.com/hardware-accelerated-gpu-scheduling-performance-with-turing/
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#24
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Performance is either the same or much worse (where there is HWS bugs):

HWS is a lot like DX12: by itself it doesn't do anything but it gives another avenue for Intel/AMD/NVIDIA to optimize further reducing CPU overhead. It may yield some benefits down the road, but not now.
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#25
HD64G
This feature would benefit mostly the low or mid-tier CPU systems me thinks by decreasing the GPU driver overhead that is causing latency spikes. Let's see how it goes in 1-2 months from now with improved drivers that might work better and with more GPUs.
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