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Radeon's Ready for Red Dead Redemption 2 with its latest graphics driver

AMD's also ready for the Vulkan API's latest extensions.

Radeon's Ready for Red Dead Redemption 2 with its latest graphics driver

Radeon's Ready for Red Dead Redemption 2 with its latest graphics driver

The graphics boffins over at AMD's Radeon Technologies Group are ready for Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 with their new Radeon Software 19.11.1 driver, the first driver release of November 2019. 

Alongside game-specific optimisations for Red Dead Redemption 2, AMD's Radeon Software 19.11.1 driver brings with it support for seven new Vulkan API extensions, paving the way towards better performance in future Vulkan-powered software. 

Sadly, AMD has not given us any performance data for their driver's Red Dead Redemption 2 support, which means that we do not know how much this driver will impact Red Dead Redemption 2's PC performance. We plan to use this driver in our upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 PC performance analysis. 
 

Radeon's Ready for Red Dead Redemption 2 with its latest graphics driver  

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.11.1 Highlights

Support For

- Red Dead: Redemption II

Added Vulkan Support

- VK_KHR_timeline_semaphore
This extension introduces a new semaphore type that uses an integer payload to identify a point in a timeline. The extension supports querying the semaphore, host wait/signal operations, and device wait/signal operations.

- VK_KHR_shader_clock
This extension allows a shader to query a real-time or monotonically incrementing counter at the subgroup level or across the device level.

- VK_KHR_shader_subgroup_extended_types
This extension enables the nonuniform group operations in SPIR-V to support 8-bit integer, 16-bit integer, 64-bit integer, 16-bit floating-point, and vectors of these types.

- VK_KHR_pipeline_executable_properties
This extension allows debugging and performance tools and applications in general to query properties and statistics about the pipeline compilation process.

- VK_KHR_spirv_1_4
This extension allows the use of SPIR-V 1.4 shader modules, which in turn allows easier translation from high level languages into spirv.

- VK_EXT_subgroup_size_control
This extension enables an implementation to control the subgroup size by allowing a varying subgroup size and also specifying a required subgroup size. The optional feature to allow full compute subgroups is enabled.

- Clustered Subgroup Operations
This feature bit allows invocations to perform cluster operations such as add, mul, min, max, and, or, xor among partitions of a subgroup. The operations are only performed within the subgroup invocations within a partition.

Fixed Issues

- Some users may be unable to connect their Twitch™ account through the Connect page in Radeon Settings for live streaming.
- The Outer Worlds™ may sometimes experience an application crash when opening the characters inventory screen.
- The Outer Worlds™ may experience character models being rendered incorrectly on the inventory screen.
- Frame Rate may cap or remain limited to 60 fps in some Vulkan® API games.
- OBS streaming may experience heavy frame drops when using AMF encoding..

Known Issues

- Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may experience stutter in some games at 1080p and low game settings.
- Performance Metrics Overlay may cause stutter or screen flashing on some applications.
- Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may experience display loss when resuming from sleep or hibernate when multiple displays are connected.
- Toggling HDR may cause system instability during gaming when Radeon ReLive is enabled.
- Stutter may be experienced when Radeon FreeSync is enabled on 240hz refresh displays with Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
- 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®.

Radeon's Ready for Red Dead Redemption 2 with its latest graphics driver  

Desktop GPUs 

 

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility

Radeon RX Navi 5700 SeriesRadeon VII
Radeon RX 5500RX 5500M (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)
- Windows 7 (64-bit)


You can join the discussion on AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 19.11.1 driver on the OC3D Forums.

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05-11-2019, 12:09:15

Bartacus
I wonder if they fixed the GPU overclocking that broke 4 drivers ago on my Radeon VII and hasn't been fixed yet, LOL!Quote
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