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AMD's latest Radeon Software release boosts performance and stability in Grounded and Horizon: Zero Dawn

Radeon Software 20.8.1 is ready for Hyper Scape, Grounded and Horizon: Zero Dawn

AMD's latest Radeon Software release brings Stability and Bug Reporting to the Forefront

AMD's latest Radeon Software release boosts performance and stability in Grounded and Horizon: Zero Dawn

AMD has officially released their Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 20.8.1 driver, offering PC gamers game-specific driver optimisations for games like Hyper Scape, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Grounded. 

In the case of Grounded, AMD's latest drivers deliver a 9% boost in performance with a Radeon RX 5700 XT, when using the game's Epic Preset at 1080p. Unfortunately, AMD did not list expected performance gains for their Horizon: Zero Dawn or Hyperscapre optimisations. 

This driver also lists seven new bug fixes/fixed issues and adds a significant number of new bugs to the driver's "known issues" list. This is a good thing, as it proves that AMD's new Bug Reporting Tool is working as intended that that Radeon is working on their driver stability. 

With AMD's new Bug Reporting Tool, it is now easier than ever for Radeon users to report issues directly to the Radeon Driver team. Please use this tool if you run into any issues, as your reports will help the wider community of Radeon users in the long run.  

 

AMD's latest Radeon Software release boosts performance and stability in Grounded and Horizon: Zero Dawn  

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.8.1 Highlights

Support For

- Hyper Scape

- Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC

- Grounded (RS-338)
    - The Epic preset on the Radeon™ RX 5700 XT offers up to 9% better FPS performance playing Grounded with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 edition 20.8.1 versus the Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.2.

Fixed Issues

- With Radeon FreeSync enabled, task switching to another display or application may intermittently cause the desktop refresh rate to be locked to an arbitrary interval causing stuttering.
- Streaming and recording features are not working or are failing to enable on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products in Windows® 7 system configurations.
- Radeon Software may experience an application crash or hang when waking from sleep after joining the AMD User Experience program.
- DOOM™ Eternal may experience a very dark or dim screen when changing V-Sync settings in game with HDR enabled.
- Hot plugging a powered off HDMI display and then powering on the display, may intermittently cause a system crash or hang.
- Enabling Instant Replay may rarely cause a system hang or TDR on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
- Compatibility Advisor may show an “Unable to get requirements” error message when opened. Users will need to perform a factory reset of settings in Radeon Software for this fix to take effect.

Known Issues

- With Radeon FreeSync enabled on Radeon RX 5000 series system configurations, task switching to another display or application may cause the display to flicker for a few moments.
- Brightness flickering may be experienced on some VP9 video content playback through applications or web browsers on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics product system configurations.
- 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.
- Performance Metrics Overlay and the Performance Tuning tab 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.
- With HDR enabled, Windows® desktop may experience flickering, and performing a task switch while in a game may cause colors to become washed out or over saturated.
- Audio may experience instability when connected through an Audio Video Receiver via HDMI® on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products
- YouTube playback may become frozen with Microsoft® Edge player and Chrome™ when played on an extended display on some AMD Ryzen™ 7 3000 series and AMD Ryzen™ 4000 series APU system configurations.
- Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.
- AMD is investigating isolated reports of intermittent system hangs while exiting system sleep on some AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Graphics.
- Some games may exhibit stutter intermittently during gameplay on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
- AMD will continue to monitor and investigate any new reports of black screen or system hang issues during extended periods of gameplay closely. Users are encouraged to use the new Bug Reporting Tool for any issues they may encounter.

Footnotes

- RS-338, Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of July 28, 2020 using a test system configured with an Intel Core i9-9900K CPU (3.6GHz), 16GB DDR4-3200MHz memory, a Radeon™ RX 5700 XT graphics card and Windows 10 x64 with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.8.1, and a similarly configured system with Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.2, to test driver over driver FPS performance using the game Grounded at 1920x1080 resolution. Performance may vary.



AMD's latest Radeon Software release boosts performance and stability in Grounded and Horizon: Zero Dawn  

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)

You can join the discussion on AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 20.8.1 driver on the OC3D Forums.

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