AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition 20.4.2 driver download

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Download the all-new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.4.2. This release supports the launch of Gears Tactics and Predator: Hunting Grounds. This release also contains improvements to stabili...

    AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition 20.4.2 driver download
     
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    Some games may exhibit stutter intermittently during gameplay on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products. stilll no ix
     
  3. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Am I imagining things, or does that list of "known issues" seem to be pretty consistent across driver releases?
     
  4. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    Yeah unfortunately although AMD has added a few additional issues that have also been around for a while and there's some unlisted issues such as recurring problems with browser hardware acceleration or media playback.
    Profiles not saving or defaulting, Wattman inconsistencies and longer standing unfixed issues for Polaris, Vega and Radeon VII in addition to Navi as well.

    NVIDIA has a few as well as usual with display drivers and how complicated this is but some of these really should have been resolved by now let alone 1+ year of remaining unfixed which is a real problem.
     

  5. RooiKreef

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    For me at this point the new drivers is way better than the first release in Dec 2019. With that said it is still far from good. I still get weird black screen and aplication hang issues when I Alt + Tab while gaming.
     
  6. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    At least it's acknowledged in the release notes though who knows how long it will take to get fixed.

    Feels like AMD really ought to freeze things for a while and work out existing bugs but they probably don't have the team size to handle major rewrites or overhauls while also supporting the upcoming GPU hardware and the current games and apps and existing bugs and all that much as seeing long standing issues fixed would be really welcome at this point and it probably would also affect investors and all that stuff as a sort of admittance to how bad things might be much as the driver situation has improved and there's been a lot of fixes as well. :)

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/g6t1ih/radeon_software_adrenalin_2020_edition_2042/

    Stuff like this just needs to be worked out and resolved at this point.
    (And other issues, stability, performance and all that which gets listed or confirmed as still being a problem by users.)

    Nice fixes as with many of the post 19.12.2 Adrenaline 2020 drivers since early February or so but there's still more that needs to see a resolution and for some of these longer outstanding issues it never should have taken this long in the first place.
     
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    What I find interesting is that Enhanced Sync is off by default in all of the gaming profiles that come included in the drivers. I turned it on two nights ago to give Doom Eternal a try and it just caused nothing but stuttering, all the way to the main menu.

    I've left it off now and I don't intend to return to that functionality. Anything that can resolve my intermittent black screens is a bonus.
     
  8. Undying

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    Enhanced sync never worked correctly. Its function is to smooth out the framerate above your refresh rate and always ended up stuttering. I've heard its the cause for some bsod also.With frame limiters and freesync it should stay disabled indefinitely.
     
  9. SpajdrEX

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    Enhanced Sync does not work properly for now and due to that it's currently disabled in all profiles.
    My experience is same as @Undying mention, nothing but stuttering.
     
  10. sykozis

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    Any reason why Radeon Settings reports my monitor's freesync range as 30-60hz on a monitor with a variable refresh range of 30-144hz?
     

  11. Eastcoasthandle

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    Yeah, I would just disable it. I've always had my suspicions of freesync.
     
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    Hi!
    Windows 8.1 is specified for one of the downloads, but all I get is an error that the OS is not supported. How do I install the driver on Win 8.1?
     
  13. JonasBeckman

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    I think you have to use the Windows 7 driver possibly manually through the device manager if that becomes needed to get it to update but AMD went a bit odd a while back and dumped 8 and 8.1 support instead of going at it in order but then Win7 was just so much more popular and had a wider install base so it couldn't be cut entirely either.

    Also cut 32-bit but NVIDIA did the same a while ago though the 64-bit driver is still 64/32 as it has to be so it feels like that didn't really give much either but it might simplify the build process and testing as x86 / 32-bit OS's diminish in favor of a larger install base of x64/64-bit (With 32-bit support.)


    Suppose now that 7 is ended AMD could either go back to 8 or 8.1 or just cut it to be Windows 10 only leaving Windows 7 for more critical updates if needed or a slower cycle but it's probably too early still to consider just doing that anytime soon.
     
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    How would I do that?
    I'm quite sure Microsoft cutting the Win 8 line's throat had something to do with it.

    By the way, I managed to install the driver that's on Asus' website for my RX580, but this is from 2018... And for some reason the HDMI audio devices don't work. (Maybe the drivers aren't even included for this.)
     
  15. JonasBeckman

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    The Windows 7 drivers from here should work.
    https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-20-4-2

    Which would be this but grabbing links directly and not from the AMD website redirection leads to a message instead.
    https://drivers.amd.com/drivers/win7-radeon-software-adrenalin-2020-edition-20.4.2-may25.exe

    If the install process won't work there's the control panel -> system settings and from there the device manager.

    Expand the display adapters menu here and double click on the GPU device go to drivers and the option for updating drivers.
    Select that you have a disk and point it to the folder where you let AMD's installer unpack which would by default be the C:\AMD directory.

    Path from that to the drivers would be like this after that.
    C:\Downloads\AMD_Display\Packages\Drivers\Display\WT6A_INF

    In my case I just store it to "C:\Downloads\AMD_Display" moving or removing earlier drivers.

    Should be a INF in the "Packages\Display" folder though the WT6 folder might have a alternate name for the Windows 7 driver package. :)
    If that works the device manager should just install the new drivers and you'll be on 20.4.2 or 20.5.1 and the driver version and file date for these whichever you chose.


    Though ideally the Windows 7 installer works fine on Windows 8 or 8.1 and you can just run through AMD's setup routine without any manual steps being required by using the Windows 7 package instead of the Windows 10 one as it should be compatible.
    (That's how it used to work at least when AMD stopped their Windows 8 GPU driver support.)



    EDIT: The HDMI audio device driver can also be updated, AMD's driver should be under the sound listings in the device manager and pointing that towards this folder should find the INF for it.

    C:\AMD\Packages\Drivers\Audio\HDMI\WT64A\
    (Windows 7 folder names could differ slightly for that driver package.)

    And again if it works the installer being compatible across any Windows Device Display Model 1.x version (WDDM) and just running the install process would avoid any manual steps like this unlike the Windows 10 package and WDDM 2.0 (or higher in newer Win10 builds.) requirements.
     

  16. Astyanax

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    changing the exe compatibility to w7 should also work.
     
  17. JonasBeckman

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    That might be simpler still, make the process behave as if it's running under Windows 7 and avoid problems with OS compatibility entirely if that's all that is needed now. :)

    EDIT: No problems with device manager manual installation either or missing installations for other components.
     
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    Thanks. I'll take a look. I guess I should uninstall, the driver from Asus' website first?
    Sadly it doesn't I only get the unsupported OS message.
    It doesn't. Apparently it's not enough to fool the installer.
     
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    One wonders if there is just one person handling the driver writing at AMD like some of the mobo makers BIOS writers.
     
  20. mzso

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    No success for audio. It always claims that the driver (generic 2013 Microsoft driver) is up to date...
     

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