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AMD releases first version of Adrenalin 2020 Edition

AMD Radeon Adrenalin Drivers

AMD just dropped the first patch for Adrenalin 2020 Edition. The new 19.12.2 driver brings an average of 12% performance improvement in select titles. Moreover, it provides optimal gaming experience for Detroit: Become Human. That game just came out on PC, bringing a story about rebellion and liberation to the PC.

This is of course the newest iteration of the Radeon Adrenalin software bundle, which includes the AMD GPU drivers. This means that the new Radeon Boost software is included, offering performance improvements via dynamic resolution scaling. There’s also other software solutions like Anti-Lag, Image Sharpening and other elements that improve the GPU experience.

The Adrenalin 2020 Edition patch also includes a variety of bug fixes. The RX 5700 GPUs had an issue with stability, that has been fixed. Some games, like Fortnite, Ring of Elysium and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order were all having various bugs. These issues have been fixed with the new patch.

Being a brand new software branch, we can expect some ongoing problems. Some Vulkan apps may experience some problems with these drivers. Also switching between borderless and fullscreen in some games when Performance Overlay is enabled and Radeon FreeSync is enabled may cause stuttering. Certain GPUs, like the Radeon R9 380 series and Radeon R9 285 series, may have installation issues.

Find the full patch notes for 19.12.2 for Adrenalin 2020 Edition down below.

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 19.12.2 Driver Patch Notes

Support For

  • Detroit: Become Human™
  • Performance Improvements
    • An Average of 12% performance uplift in select titles with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 19.12.2 than with last year’s Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 edition launch driver. RS-327
  • Radeon Software1
    • Introducing the new Radeon Software. A brand new, modern, accessible and powerful gaming application.
    • Now available via Overlay using Alt+R for fullscreen or Alt+Z for sidebar while you game!
    • Gaming tab lets you access games stats, view or edit media, adjust game settings and launch your favourite games directly from Radeon Software.
    • Streaming tab gives you a new, powerful and easy to use streaming experience with controls for streaming, viewing and editing your stream all in one area.
    • Performance tab lets you get detailed statistics on your current system performance or overclock and fine tune your graphics product.
    • User profile system that allows easy configuration for Radeon Software features, so you don’t have to.
    • New Built-in web browser let’s you lookup important game information, walkthroughs or tutorials without having to leave your game.
  • Radeon Boost2
    • Provides increased performance when fast motion is detected via dynamic resolution scaling with little to no perceptible change in image quality.
  • Integer Display Scaling3
    • Scale images on screen from one pixel to four or more, allowing classic games to get a retro, pixel-art-style look.
  • Radeon Anti-Lag4
    • Added support for DirectX®9 on pre-Radeon RX 5000 series GPU’s.
    • Global activation toggle to easily enable across all supported games.
  • Radeon Image Sharpening5
    • Added support for DirectX®11 games.
    • Added controls for degree of sharpness.
    • Toggle on/off supported while in game.
  • AMD Link6
    • Play your PC games anywhere on any mobile device without the restriction of being connected to the same home wireless network.
    • Cleaner interface with a unified Radeon Software look, now available across all AMD Link enabled devices.
    • All streaming functionality has been moved to one area for easier access.
    • Improved bit-rate support at up to 50Mbps.
    • x265 game streaming is now supported for better image quality and less bandwidth.
    • Instant GIF support added directly from your device.
  • Radeon Software Installer7
    • ‘One-click’ easy setup with a new and improved factory reset option.
    • New option to keep your settings between installations, including during factory reset.
    • Improved install times and error detection.
  • DirectML Media Filters8
    • Visual noise reduction to apply on photos and upscaling filters available to apply on photo and media content directly from your Radeon Software media gallery.

Fixed Issues

  • Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may intermittently experience loss of display or video signal during gameplay.
  • Out of Video Memory error may randomly appear on some Radeon R9 200/300 series graphics products when playing Fortnite™ with DirectX®12 API enabled.
  • Ring of Elysium™ may experience lower than expected performance on 1440p and 4K display resolutions.
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™ may experience an application hang after the initial game cutscenes on some Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Enabling Performance Metrics Overlay may cause black screens or corruption on some applications.
  • Task switching out of some games with Radeon ReLive enabled may cause a black screen when switching back into the game.
  • Invoking Radeon Overlay may cause games to lose focus or become minimized when HDR is enabled within Windows®.

Known Issues

  • Switching between borderless and fullscreen in some games when Performance Overlay is enabled and Radeon FreeSync is enabled may cause stuttering.
  • Some Vulkan® gaming applications may crash when performing a task switch with Radeon Image Sharpening enabled.
  • Applying DirectML media filters to media in Radeon Software Gallery may cause video memory to fail to be released once completed. A system restart will resolve this issue.
  • Integer Scaling may cause some video content to show flicker when the display resolution is set to less than native resolution.
  • Removing a game profile from Radeon Software may cause Radeon FreeSync and/or Virtual Super Resolution to become enabled.
  • Radeon ReLive may appear to be missing or not available to install on some Radeon R9 380 series and Radeon R9 285 series graphics products.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay may appear to lock frame rate at 60 fps when performing a task switch in or out of a game.
  • Battlefield™ V may experience an application hang when changing settings in game with Radeon Boost enabled on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
  • Performing a resolution change while Radeon Software overlay is open may cause an application hang or TDR.
  • Enabling Radeon Image Sharpening on HDR enabled displays may cause colors to become washed out.
  • Performing Upscale on a large resolution video or screenshot may fail to apply and cause an error message.
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