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AMD's latest Radeon Beta driver enables Graphics Hardware Scheduling on Windows 10

This feature is currently exclusive to the RX 5600/5700 series

AMD's latest Radeon Beta driver enables Graphics Hardware Scheduling on Windows 10

AMD's latest Radeon Beta driver enables Graphics Hardware Scheduling on Windows 10

AMD's Radeon Software 20.5.1 beta driver has delivered support for Windows 10 new Graphics Hardware Scheduling feature to the Radeon RX 5000 series, delivering the feature to the company's higher-end RX 5600 and RX 5700 series graphics chips. 

GPU Hardware Scheduling moves GPU scheduling responsibilities from Software to hardware, enabling lower latency, and potentially faster, GPU operation. While this feature isn't expected to significantly impact GPU performance today, this level of resource management will no doubt become useful in the future. 

Right now, this feature is in beta for Radeon users, and should only be considered by Radeon users who are interested in Windows 10's Hardware Scheduling features.  

Below are AMD's "Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.5.1 Beta with Graphics Hardware Scheduling Highlights" release notes. 

AMD's Radeon Software 20.5.1 driver packs 19 bug fixes and support for Windows 10's May 2020 update  

Support For

- Windows® May 2020 Update

- AMD is excited to provide beta support for Microsoft’s Graphics Hardware Scheduling feature. By moving scheduling responsibilities from software into hardware, this feature has the potential to improve GPU responsiveness and to allow additional innovation in GPU workload management in the future. This feature is available on Radeon RX 5600 and Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.

Known Issues

- Oculus™ VR headsets may not display content or may experience severe performance drops with Hardware Scheduling enabled.
- Enhanced Sync may cause a black screen to occur when enabled on some games and system configurations. Any users who may be experiencing issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a temporary workaround.
- Using Edge™ web browser to playback video content with a multi display system configuration may cause a system hang or crash after extended periods of use.
- Performance Metrics Overlay and Radeon WattMan incorrectly report higher than expected idle clock speeds on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products. Performance and power consumption are not impacted by this incorrect reporting.
- Some games may exhibit stutter intermittently during gameplay on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
- Radeon RX Vega series graphics products may experience a system crash or TDR when performing multiple task switches using Alt+Tab.
- Desktop or In-game corruption may occur intermittently when HDR is enabled.
- Direct ML Media Filters are currently unavailable in Radeon Software Media gallery for video or image content.
- Some users may still experience black screen or system hang issues during extended periods of gameplay. AMD will continue to monitor and investigate reports of these issues closely.
- Some game titles may experience hitching when Instant Replay is enabled on Radeon RX 5000 series system configurations.

 

AMD's latest Radeon Beta driver enables Graphics Hardware Scheduling on Windows 10  

 

Desktop GPUs 

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility

Radeon RX Navi 5700 SeriesRadeon VII
Radeon RX 5500 & 5500MRX 5300M (Notebook GPU)
Radeon RX Vega SeriesAMD Radeon Pro Duo
Radeon RX 580/590AMD Radeon RX 570
Radeon RX 560 AMD RX 550
Radeon RX 400 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R7 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon Pro DuoAMD Radeon R7 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R5 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Nano Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R5 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 8500 - HD 8900 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 200 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 7700 - HD 7900 Series Graphics


Supported APUs

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility

AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Vega GraphicsAMD Athlon Mobile Processors with Vega Graphics
AMD A-Series and FX Processors with Radeon GraphicsAMD Ryzen pro Mobile Processors with Vega Graphics
AMD Athlon Pro Mobile Processors with Vega GraphicsAMD A-Series Pro Processors with Radeon Graphics

Full Release notes for this driver can be viewed here


Download Links

- Windows 10 (64-bit)

Dicehunter over on the OC3D Forums has tested this driver with his Radeon RX 5700 XT. You can look at his findings here

You can join the discussion on AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 20.5.1 beta driver on the OC3D Forums.

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