With the release of Borderlands 3 this past week, PC gamers are eagerly awaiting more chances to up the graphical fidelity in the loot shooter. And a big part of that wait is sitting around waiting on GPU makers to release drivers that are tuned to deal with the workloads the newest games present. Nvidia already dropped their GeForce driver package for the newest suite of games, and now AMD is following suit.
The big draws for this update are two-fold, and mostly focus on performance. Borderlands 3 tops the list of changes in this driver package with optimizations for performance coming in this week for AMD users. The other big addition is that Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) is now enabled on a new class of RX series GPUs. This new tech pairs with other graphical elements like Anti-Aliasing to create crisper images in gaming scenes without dropping too much in terms of performance. Check out the AMD-produced primer on the topic down below. Below the video, you can also find the patch notes for the 19.9.2 drivers.
In terms of fixes and ongoing problems, this minor release is somewhat light. A handful of stability issues for some users have been fixed, mostly relating to RX 5700 series GPUs, while flickering and texture issues in certain applications remain. AMD did manage to fix an issue with screen flicker on some displays though, so that’s good. Some performance issues for very specific circumstances remains however, refer to the full patch notes below for details.
Interested GPU owners can download the drivers via AMDs main site, over here.
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Driver 19.9.2 Patch Notes
- Borderlands 3
- Up to 16 % FPS improvement on the Radeon™ RX 5700 graphics card running Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition version 19.9.2 vs. 19.9.1 drivers.RS-312
- Radeon Image Sharpening
- Now available on Radeon RX 590, Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570, Radeon RX 480 and Radeon RX 470 series desktop graphics products for DirectX®12 and Vulkan® applications.
- With v-sync enabled FPS may be locked to 30 on some displays set to 75hz refresh rates.
- System instability may be experienced on some Radeon RX 5700 series graphics system configurations when watching video content in a web browser.
- Audio for clips captured by Radeon ReLive may be corrupted or garbled when desktop recording is enabled.
- Radeon Settings may list core clocks as not available with some Radeon RX 5700 series graphics system configurations.
- Enabling Enhanced Sync may cause game, application or system crashes on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice™ may exhibit texture corruption during later parts of the game.
- Toggling HDR may cause system instability during gaming when Radeon ReLive is enabled.
- Discord™ may experience an application hang on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products when HW acceleration is enabled.
- Display artifacts may be experienced on some 75hz display configurations on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics system configurations.
- Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 may experience stutter on some system configurations.
- Open Broadcasting Software™ may experience frame drops or stutter when using AMF encoding on some system configurations.
- HDMI® overscan and underscan options may be missing from Radeon Settings on AMD Radeon VII system configurations when the primary display is set to 60hz.
- Stutter may be experienced when Radeon FreeSync is enabled on 240hz refresh displays with Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
- AMD Radeon VII may experience elevated memory clocks at idle or on desktop.