AMD upgrades its Vulkan support with Radeon Software 19.6.2

Radeon is ready for the latest Vulkan extensions.

AMD Releases their Radeon 19.6.1 driver for Xbox Game Pass for PC

AMD upgrades its Vulkan support with Radeon Software 19.6.2

Look out, because team Radeon has a new driver that's ready for your gaming PC, which ships complete with enhanced Vulkan support thanks to the addition of five new extensions, one of which is designed to enable the best levels of image quality when using FreeSync 2 displays. 

In addition to AMD's Vulkan improvements, AMD has also addressed some bugs which were present in version 19.6.1, which include Performance Overlay issues and problems with Microsoft's PIX software when used with Radeon GPUs using XConnect (Radeon over Thunderbolt 3). 

Below are the full patch notes of AMD's latest driver. 

AMD upgrades its Vulkan support with Radeon Software 19.6.2  

Added Vulkan Support

- VK_EXT_host_query_reset
      Allows resets of queries from the host, rather than on the GPU.
- VK_EXT_full_screen_exclusive
      Gives applications explicit control over exclusive full-screen modes (this is for instance useful for HDR support).
- VK_AMD_display_native_hdr
     Exposes FreeSync2 capabilities for improved HDR support.
- VK_EXT_separate_stencil_usage
Separates the usage flags for depth/stencil aspects of a depth/stencil image making it possible to restrict/expand the usage relative to the depth aspect.
- VK_KHR_uniform_buffer_standard_layout
     Provides more flexible alignment for uniform buffers, enabling among other things, the usage of std430 layouts in Vulkan.

Fixed Issues

- Wireless VR may experience performance drops across multiple game titles on some Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
- Performance Metrics Overlay may fail to enable or may be disabled when toggling Radeon Overlay while in game.
- A TDR may occur when exiting some gaming applications that are using DirectX®12 API when multiple displays are connected and in clone mode.
- Microsoft® PIX tool may fail when a GPU is connected using AMD XConnect™ Technology.
- Crackdown™3 may experience an application or game hang on Radeon R7 370 series graphics products.

Known Issues

- Radeon ReLive streaming and uploading of videos and other content to Facebook™ is currently unavailable.
- ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 may experience discrete GPU connection issues with devices disappearing from device manager when the system is idle.
- Performance Metrics Overlay and Radeon WattMan gauges may experience inaccurate fluctuating readings on AMD Radeon VII.
- ACER Swift 3 with AMD Ryzen Processor may experience system instability when upgrading to Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 using the Custom Clean Installation option.
- Graphics driver may not uninstall correctly when using the express uninstall option on some Ryzen APUs.

AMD upgrades its Vulkan support with Radeon Software 19.6.2

Supported Desktop GPUs 

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility

Radeon RX Vega Series & Radeon VIIAMD 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 Mobeile 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)
- Windows 7 (64-bit)

You can join the discussion on AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 19.6.2 driver on the OC3D Forums.

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Most Recent Comments

18-06-2019, 01:25:47

Now if only more games would use it!Quote

18-06-2019, 09:24:24

I'm curious what effect this would have on existing games that use Vulkan.Quote

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