AMD Adds Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.5.1 with Graphics Hardware Scheduling Support

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  3. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yeah the same version number had me fooled.
     
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    It did confuse me a few days

    last 3 driver sets have the same number pretty much and all named 20.5.1

    I will say that the driver works well for bfV, i used to get stutters with unlocked high fps with high cpu usage and got major spikes all over

    now its fine running 90% cpu

    gpu usage drops a bit here and there but no spikes, good start if it can be improved further then great
     

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    "Please nite ONLY Radeon RX 5600-series and RX 5700-series GPUs support the new feature."

    Most important to nOte. As if... Amd have become the same commercial douchebags pushing only their latest products and dropping the previous ones like they're utter crap.
    And so they all will go out of business eventually.
     
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    Do you imply that they dropped RX 5500 series too?
     
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    It takes time. Im sure there will support for older and upcoming cards as well.
     
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    The numbering is confusing...the driver interface doesn't see a new driver, even though I have set to check for betas, too. Thanks H.H. Have to check it out!
     
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    Uh...not much AMD can do with older GPUs if the required hardware is missing...;)
     
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    Considering recent history of locked features within AMD drivers, I am highly skeptical that this is the case.
     

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    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Unless AMD predicted back in 2011 that Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling would become a thing, I wouldn't be surprised at all if there was something missing. GCN didn't really see a massive overhaul from 2012 to 2017..... More or less just minor iterations.

    In your case, you appear to be asking them to support a card that is almost 7 years old, with new features.... If you want new features, try upgrading....
     
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    Pascal supports this feature so on the Nvidia side the latest and greatest isn't required. I'm a bit cheesed off the Radeon VII doesn't qualify for HAGS.
     
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    CPU limit while still a problem with Navi should also have seen Vega as supported for this as it could bring additional improvements for these cards but I suppose AMD took the existing 20.5.1 driver and stripped it down to mostly just the two desktop Navi GPU models for testing purposes of a non-Vanguard beta build with this feature enabled and then hopefully at least Polaris and Vega including the VII can be supported in the full release of whatever the next driver is.

    I'm on the WSL driver due to being a newer branch with some additional bug fixes but if 20.5.1 isn't problematic this is probably a good way to test the feature out at least for those who do have a 5600 and 5700 (OEM 5500 omitted for whatever reason, curious not to have the entire Navi10 range of cards supported too.)

    Adding this to the WSL driver build would probably have made for some additional variables and unknowns instead of the existing 20.5.1 driver but hopefully the next one out (20.7.1 by this point?) will have both the bug fixes and improvements from that branch with this as a new supported feature and for more GPU models however long back AMD can support this with GCN. :)


    EDIT: Not too sure on how easy it would be for the code base and GCN or RDNA and merging this in too, might be one reason also besides starting small with support as to why only the Navi GPU's got it for this initial public driver release beta of sorts.
     
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    Maybe I don't have 1st gen GCN anymore? Anyway, I am talking about locked features that are supported by third parties but locked in drivers due to "special" hardware requirements because AMD says so. And no, I am not talking just about 1st gen GCN.
     
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    I have rx 5700xt, newest May 2004 verion of windows 10, installed the drivers and still don't have an option for hardware acceleration

    on my laptop with nvidia gpu i have the option available .. so like always AMD mega fail
     

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    For that I would make sure it's the right 20.5.1 drivers from June 25th I believe not the prior 20.5.1 June 10th versions and that Microsoft didn't download some other older driver. :)

    20.5.1 has these for version numbers too.
    20.10
    27.20.1017.1011

    20.5.1 GHS has these.
    20.10.17.04
    27.20.1017.4017


    EDIT: AMD could perhaps have named them or versioned them a bit better but then it is mostly a repack of the existing 20.5.1 drivers with this feature for testing purposes on the 5600 and 5700 GPU's so there's not much else for now.
     

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