AMD has been kicking butt lately. The launch of their 3rd generation Threadripper chips has thoroughly trounced rival Intel. With many calling for AMD making a return to the top in the CPU space, a lot of fans and PC gamers are hoping for similar resurgence in the GPU scene from the red team. The company has been pretty good about pushing out new products, as well as software in this area as well. And not to be left behind by Nvidia either, AMD has been plugging away at their AMD Radeon Adrenalin line of GPU software too.
The new AMD Radeon Adrenalin GPU drivers just dropped. There isn’t much meat on these bones though, at least in terms of bug fixes. There are some fixes and improvements though. Most of the optimizations relate to Radeon RX 5700 GPUs, so if you have one you might be in luck. The drivers have also been tweaked to improve compatibility with Radeon RX 5300M GPUs.
This driver also fixes the stutter issues in some games at 1080p, with minor fixes applied across multiple titles. Some specific games that have been optimized in this driver release are Halo: Reach, Darksiders: Genesis, Detroit: Become Human and Mechwarrior 5. So if you noticed slowdown in these titles, it might be worth updating your software.
Anyone who wants them can download this new driver from here. The full patch notes are included below.
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.12.1 Driver Patch Notes
- Radeon RX 5300M
- Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may experience stutter in some games at 1080p and low game settings.
- Some Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may experience an intermittent crash to desktop when playing The Outer Worlds™.
- Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may intermittently experience loss of display or video signal during gameplay.
- Performance Metrics Overlay may cause stutter or screen flashing on some applications.
- Toggling HDR may cause system instability during gaming when Radeon ReLive is enabled.
- AMD Radeon VII may experience elevated memory clocks at idle or on desktop.
- Performance Metrics Overlay may report incorrect VRAM utilization.
- Invoking Radeon Overlay may cause games to lose focus or become minimized when HDR is enabled within Windows®.