Download: Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.1.3

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. kanenas

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    Black screen issue is gone nice
    Is time Don Vito for review?
     
  3. Digilator

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    Tested?

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    - "Some Radeon RX 5700 series graphics users may intermittently experience a black screen while gaming or on desktop. A potential temporary workaround is disabling hardware acceleration in applications running in the background such as web browsers or Discord."


    Fixed Issues
    - "An intermittent black screen or loss of display may occur when performing parallel actions such as web browsing, gaming or watching video."

    Are they insane at AMD, or am I missing something?...
     
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  4. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    Several separate issues mostly just resulting in a variety of separate problems.
    One of them causes a temporary display loss and maybe the driver recovers. (Sometimes just turning on or off the display also brings the signal back, might not even be a full TDP or driver reset.)
    One of them causes a permanent display loss and a reboot or shutdown is required. (Kinda like a typical non-recoverable display driver crash.)
    One of them causes a shutdown and automatic reboot similar to the PSU tripping the Over Current Protection I think (OCP) but it happens even on stronger Kilowatt single rail PSU models and while earlier attributed to overclocking it can also happen on stock settings.

    So in total I believe since 19.7.x there's now been five maybe six black screen related bug fixes leaving hopefully only the last one(s) here though possibly still with Vega, Polaris and earlier also being affected unlike the 19.x drivers.
     

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    Haha ok then :)
     
  6. JonasBeckman

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    Yeah I've been trying to make sense of it but not really gotten much luck other than seeing AMD's driver notes pretty much confirming there's at least a few different ones and it's getting fixed but the main Navi issue is possibly still a problem and possibly connected via various separate problems manifesting as the same type of issue though maybe also split into various severity levels. (Recoverable, fatal, bad enough the system powered down.)

    Makes me wonder but can't really confirm if it could be a possibility of various game or driver side crashes causing Navi cards to behave unpredictably or become unstable but it's hard to say although at least with a few games more commonly having this issue it's setting up for something that AMD's driver programmers can hopefully replicate and test in a more reliable manner now.
    Lots of replies in the AMD Reddit topic on the issue too and covering both this issue and some of the ones that have now been resolved though in most cases it does seem to be purely a software error so there's a lower chance of faulty hardware and such. :)

    Still trying to figure it out but yeah I'm not having much luck overall and finding some common factor or basis has been very difficult because the issue is just very random and can also be very rare.
    Shader issues, shader compiler problem, timing issues and who knows but with the existing fixed black screen errors hopefully this one and the regressions on earlier GPU models can be wrapped up soon and be done with. :D
     
  7. Digilator

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    Surely it makes sense to hire a really brainy driver guy? $100K per year should be worth the negative things people keep saying...
     
  8. waltc3

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    Since July 11th when I installed the card (5700XT 50th Ann Ed) I've had maybe ~8 black screen issues (put into perspective, I game 2-4 hours a day, system is used ~12 hours a day, roughly.) No error messages at all, IRC. I've seen the first two types you've noted, although since the 20.1.1's I've only seen a couple, and both were recoverable. Fortunately, I have never experienced the third type you've described--even once--my PSU is (Corsair HX-850) 850W 72a single 12v rail.

    Hopefully, this driver will eliminate them altogether!...;)
     
  9. nikobellic

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    I have been having the last 2 type of black screen and reboots like once or twice a week, specially while gaming. And I thought it was the new memory kit I bought even though I was having similar issue prior to updating my PC hardware. Interesting, I am on 20.1.1, will update to latest on weekend and see if the issue is fixed, I am still not 100% sure what's causing the issue on my end (most probably its my PSU if not driver related), but if I see no system hang/reboot with latest driver for using about a week then its def driver issue. I have an rx 480 (not OC) btw.
     
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  10. MM10X

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    "An intermittent black screen or loss of display may occur when performing parallel actions such as web browsing, gaming or watching video."

    I've been plagued with black screen / hard lock with Vega 56 on the desktop unless I've kept the HBM limited to P3 state.
    Hoping for some improvement here.

    A few changes I've noticed with the GPU performance profile on Vega56.

    The default fan speed and temperature states changed significantly from 20.1.2.
    The default HBM2 voltage P3 state is now 950mv from 900mv.
     

  11. Digilator

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    Just had hard freeze while running the SOTTR Benchmark. Not a black screen - the picture froze and there were still some sounds playing... Global Tuning Control of course "HAD" to be reset to Manual... Maybe next driver...

    UPDATE: There seems to be some sort of corruption. I removed the SOTTR profile. I cleared the cache. I rebooted. Added the profile. It is saying I've played this already... RIS is missing in the profile...

    Have a feeling it will continue to check for a newer driver - even though I've set it to MANUAL.

    AMD needs to hire someone competent and sober...
     
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  12. Kaarme

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    I'll probably never update my Radeon driver anymore. I tried the newest version, and watching a Youtube video had my GPU almost fully clocked up. I went back one version. However, the Relive (streaming) stuff is fully integrated now and you had to hunt for switches all over the HUGE UI to try to get rid of its functionality, but there was no simple and final looking way I could see. I got bored of the whole thing and installed back a random much older driver from last year. Looks so much better. I'll stick to it until I get a new video card eventually. AMD must be thinking everybody has a 4k display already seeing how the 2020 driver pretty much fills an entire FullHD screen.
     
  13. LIGuitar77

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    ASUS HD 7790 2GB OC / Xeon X3230 / 8GB DDR2 / Win7 SP1 x64 / 1920x1080p 60fps + 1280x1024p 75fps: The driver is doing well here so far since install, just as all the others do for everything. DAWs/ NLEs / Old-to-new games / whatever. Flawless even, I'd say. Last time I had any issue whatsoever was when AMD released the memory leak beta driver a long time ago. Before that, it was a very long stretch too. Make of it what you will, because it -is- saying something. More than one thing, I imagine.
     

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