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AMD plans to integrate their Ryzen+Vega APU drivers into upcoming Radeon Software Releases

It has been almost three months and AMD's Raven Ridge APUs have not received a single driver update

AMD plans to integrate their Ryzen+Vega APU drivers into upcoming Radeon Software Releases

AMD plans to integrate their Ryzen APU drivers into future Radeon Software Releases

AMD's Raven Ridge series of Ryze+Vega APUs are a big deal for AMD, delivering them support from every major PC OEM with new desktop and notebook hardware.

On the custom PC side, AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G offers gamers decent levels of gaming performance at a price that is lower than most standalone graphics cards, especially if users decide to overclock the unit's Vega graphics unit.   

The only problem with AMD's Ryzen+Vega APUs on the gaming side is its complete lack of driver support since launch, with AMD failing to release a single new graphics drivers for the APU in the past three months, denying their users optimisations for modern gaming titles and several Radeon features like ReLive. 

In an AMA on the Anandtech Forums, AMD's James Prior was asked if AMD's Raven Ridge (Ryzen+Vega) APU drivers would ever be integrated into the company's mainstream Radeon Software Adrenalin driver stack. In response, James Prior stated that "Yes," this would happen and that "you should see this happen this month", which means that we should see a massive driver upgrade for AMD's Raven Ridge series of APUs within the next few weeks.  

  

AMD plans to integrate their Ryzen+Vega APU drivers into upcoming Radeon Software Releases  

This planned update will bring AMD's Ryzen+Vega APU drivers in-line with their discrete counterparts, delivering new features to APU users and enhanced performance thanks to months worth of game-specific driver optimisations. 

You can join the discussion on AMD's plans to merge their Ryzen+Vega APU drivers with Radeon Software Adrenalin on the OC3D Forums

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10-05-2018, 04:57:12

g0ggles1994
About. Damn. Time.Quote

10-05-2018, 05:12:26

WYP
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Originally Posted by g0ggles1994 View Post
About. Damn. Time.
Exactly, next week a month will have passed since my Article which stated that AMD had released no new APU drivers since their launch in February. Now almost a full quarter has passed without a new driver.

Right now it looks like the APUs use a modified version of Radeon Software 17.7.1, which would make a jump to something newer huge for the APUs. A lot has changed in the past few months with Radeon (game ready drivers, ReSX etc).

The main factor that has gotten in the way of this before is probably power management, as an APU works very differently than a standalone CPU. Even so, AMD should have solved these issues a while ago.Quote

10-05-2018, 07:35:00

g0ggles1994
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Exactly, next week a month will have passed since my Article which stated that AMD had released no new APU drivers since their launch in February. Now almost a full quarter has passed without a new driver.

Right now it looks like the APUs use a modified version of Radeon Software 17.7.1, which would make a jump to something newer huge for the APUs. A lot has changed in the past few months with Radeon (game ready drivers, ReSX etc).

The main factor that has gotten in the way of this before is probably power management, as an APU works very differently than a standalone CPU. Even so, AMD should have solved these issues a while ago.
That's what I would say as well. It should have been something that was sorted right from the APU launch. But like you said, a lot has changed with Radeon recently. I just hope they are finally getting RTG's house in order like they have with the CPU divisionQuote

10-05-2018, 12:32:28

NeverBackDown
Don't think it's a big deal honestly. It works out of the boxQuote

14-05-2018, 06:45:17

tgrech
Trying to develop completely new drivers is a lot of work alone, trying to adapt existing drivers to completely new hardware is no different. Better to wait till those new drivers are mature and well tested before porting your fancy new budget/mainstream orientated hardware to it. I've no doubt attempting both at the same time would have required a delay of the hardware, pretty unnecessary in this product tier where "good enough" is kinda the whole point.Quote
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