AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition 20.5.1 driver download & Discussion

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  1. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    Maybe though we'll see.

    (Via Wikipedia.)

    That landed in WDDM 2.6 with the 1903 / May 2019 update.

    If the info I read was accurate then AMD still doesn't support this in their drivers.


    This feature here might be more important though, course you don't want thread conflicts and stalling and race conditions and the resulting stalling, micro stuttering or hangups or other hiccups so letting the OS (hopefully.) do it's thing and doing it well yeah it could have a significant impact after all.

    Some software support and decent implementation probably still required though, titles like what Monster Hunter World (used to do?) did with just creating 32 threads instead of something more proper or aligned with the physical CPU capabilities or the coding relying on not breaking thread priority importance.

    Or the user not breaking thread priority by assigning a manual mode through the task manager affecting things instead of separate threads in the process, can be important as well although more so for later titles I presume using far more threading and relying on up to hexa or even octa core CPU's to meet said demand on CPU (And when supported, GPU.) multi threading and it all working. (OS, drivers, software the whole thing.)


    EDIT: Though if AMD's drivers are still primarily single core bound or maybe dual core at most then yeah there's less to do here for stuff like this.

    Although DX12 and Vulkan would be a different affair. :)
    Or could be, software side and developers being more in control might decouple some of this from the drivers and OS and let the software (Hopefully.) get it right.
    (Someone thought it was a good idea not just on paper, in time though it'll probably prove to be.)
     
  2. Eastcoasthandle

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    It sounded like an i/o issue of some kind while you were gaming. Glad you figured it out.
     
  3. Black_ice_Spain

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    still getting black screens when playing chrome videos with GPU accel enabled... more than with 20.4 :/
     
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    Are referring to the Video TDR Failure when watching videos in chrome?
     

  5. MerolaC

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    I had to roll back.
    The TDR when alt+tabbing is REAL.
    F ing annoying.
    Otherwise, the driver was good.
     
  6. Astyanax

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    can people check the event viewer's hardware diagnostics filter for whea / bus errors when these black screens happen?

    Some cases of it are definitely hardware/phy related, i know some people are using riser cables and boards that are not adequate for Gen4
     
  7. DonMigs85

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    there definitely seems to be an enhanced sync/vsync bug affecting a number of games, such as Deus Ex Mankind Divided to name one
     
  8. JonasBeckman

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    Enhanced sync might not be entirely broken but I think AMD still has it as a known issue with various problems although it's interesting that specific games have issues with it.
    Although what with various per-game profile tweaks of who knows what in the driver maybe it's not that unexpected if enhanced sync itself still has some issues.
     
  9. Undying

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    Amd warned against using enhanced sync before and from experience it only intruduces stuttering using it with or without freesync.

    It should be left disabled.
     
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  10. OnnA

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    For my setup best is to have:
    Ench. Sync ON + Anti Lag ON & Freesync + FPS Cap

    BFV/BF1 are the best examples how smooth it should be (is) :p :D

    Never had a problem with those two.
     
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    Using freesync here and in a few games it seems to dissengage itself causing minor tearing
     
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    Yes, I have it disabled.
    If anyone here has an old game like Tomb Raider Underworld, try that - it's been seriously messed up
     
  13. Astyanax

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    underworld doesn't like external sharpening and supersampling
     
  14. Martin2603PL

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    It's Chrome which is not the best product or GPU/Hardware problem.

    In my case, I am using Edge (chromium) with Vega56 and no problems, I can play YT video, twitch stream, and a movie via PotPlayer with GPU accel enabled and nothing like that happens.
    Never had issues with past 2020 or 2019 drivers, the same was when I was on "green side"

    Tbh with 20.5.1 I see more stable and higher fps in Modern Warfare/Warzone.
    Made a clean v2004 install and then 20.5.1, but previous instaltion of Windows was newer (insider preview) and it was like month old.

    ReLive works without any combinations etc.

    But Wattman... oh boy.... Thank God I had saved profile for OC/Undervolt cuz this bad boy resets values like crazy.
     
  15. Black_ice_Spain

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    its just black screen, I'll try to check next time (main screen where blue screen is more likely to show is a secondary non-visible screen, weirdo setup xP)
     
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  16. Fox2232

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    Those people who have worse performance than with older drivers should consider few factors.
    AMD added per game color profiles which may require some extra processing even while not enabled for particular game.
    Same applies to RIS, Anti-Lag, ...

    As AMD adds new features, they have to be managed somehow and there is always risk of regression.
     
  17. Jumy

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    a new future? i lose my time in calibration and now amd decides also my colors based on game?
    i see only a degradation in quality image and color and so also in performance, totally regression and continue so.
    I'm sorry to say so but amd and future a lost cause is proving. When finally loses me will also be on CPU side
    I don't feel badly treated by amd, i just don't feel considered! give my confidence hoping that settle... no thanks not more.
    I don't pay again for incompetence
     
  18. Krteq

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    What are you talking about?

    And no, there are no "per game color profiles" in driver. You can manage color profile per game in Radeon Settings, but there is no such thing preset in driver itself.
     
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  19. JonasBeckman

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    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-Sienna-Cichlid
    https://videocardz.com/newz/amd-sienna-cichlid-gpu-appears-in-linux-driver-patches-is-this-big-navi

    Video Core Next 3.0 is a thing it seems, also more rumors and leaks around Navi20 and it's variants.

    EDIT: Not that this does too much on the driver and software side but it confirms AMD's continued to work on the video encoding hardware and that whatever Sienna Cichlid is going to end up being it appears to be using this and whatever 3.0 has over the current 2.0 version. :)
     
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    Agree, though FPS Cap needs to be the in-game one, since RTSS's FPS limiter doesn't play nicely with Enhanced Sync.

    In my experience, there are a couple of games without an in-game FPS limiter, like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and then I use VSync+Freesync+Anti Lag (the Anti Lag helps really nicely especially with VSync ON), but Enhanced Sync OFF (Not required with VSync On, and might cause (micro-)stuttering in those issues).

    But other games might require a different approach. A game like Evil Within 1 actually plays poorly with the in-game VSync on @60fps, and actually requires RTSS (+Enhanced Sync Off ofcourse) to get a smooth and tear-free 60 fps performance.
     
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