AMD Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.9.2 Drivers Released: Supports Star Wars: Squadrons, Fixes, and More


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AMD announced the availability of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.9.2 driver corresponding with the release of the new Star Wars: Squadron game. Along with day 0 game support, new Vulkan extensions have been added. Most importantly, several issues have been fixed. Read the release notes and find the download links below.

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.9.2 Highlights

Support For

  • STAR WARS™: Squadrons

Added Vulkan™ Support

  • VK_KHR_buffer_device_address
    • This extension is used to query the device address of a buffer to allow for shader access to that buffer’s storage via the SPV_KHR_physical_storage_buffer SPIRV extension.
  • VK_EXT_robustness2
    • This extension provides stricter restrictions for handling reads and writes that are out of bounds. It specifies that out-of-bounds reads must return zeros and out-of-bounds writes must be discarded. This extension also adds support for null descriptors.
  • VK_EXT_shader_image_atomic_int64
    • This extension extends existing 64-bit integer atomic support to images, which provides more efficient access than buffers. This allows applications to quickly improve their performance with minor changes to their code.

Fixed Issues

  • Some games may exhibit stutter intermittently during gameplay on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable after updating Radeon Software without a system reboot.
  • Screen flickering may be observed while MSI Afterburner™ is running or enabled on the system.
  • X-Plane 11™ may experience an application hang or crash when using the Vulkan® API.
  • DOOM™ VFR may experience corruption or artifacting in game on Radeon RX 5000 series system configurations.
  • Performance metrics overlay may fail to open or appear after the system wakes from sleep.
  • Call of Duty®: WWII may experience black textures on the ground or walls in zombies game mode.
  • Blocky corruption may be observed in Detroit: Become Human™ on some Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Using the Movies&TV application to edit video clips may result in green corruption in the clips.
  • Performance metrics may report incorrect values for current VRAM usage after an extended period of gameplay.
  • 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.
  • World of Warcraft™ may experience corruption issues with anti-aliasing enabled on DirectX®12 API.
  • Launching Radeon Software after a driver upgrade, may cause the Auto OC dialogue to appear with “0 Mhz” when the Auto OC feature has been previously enabled on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.

Known Issues

  • 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.
  • Audio may experience instability when connected through an Audio Video Receiver via HDMI® on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.

Important Notes

  • AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics FAQ for Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition can be found here.

Package Contents

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.9.2 installation package contains the following:

  • Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.9.2 Driver Version 20.20.31.01 (Windows Driver Store Version 27.20.12031.1000)

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.9.2 installation package can be downloaded from the following links:

By clicking the Download button, you are confirming that you have read and agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement (“EULA”).  If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of these licenses, you do not have a license to any of the AMD software provided by this download.

Installing Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition

For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, please refer to the following support resources:

NOTE:
This driver is not intended for use on AMD Radeon products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.

When installing Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.9.2 for the Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 20.9.2.

 

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SF101

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Well I hope the stuttering is fixed because it's been brutal at times.

I've had games I'm getting like 200fps steady in have stuttering.

You know its messed up way back I ditched nvidia when I had a geforce 5600 ultra in favor of a 9800pro ATI card for almost the same issue. I had 2 nvidia cards back then in 2 different systems with this weird hitch/stuttering problem and the ATI cards never did it.

Now like 20years later I'm seeing a similar issue.

Like I said I hope this gets fixed or my future AMD gpu purchases may need a rethink regardless of the nvidia tax atm.

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I had a ton of microstuttering before with PC Halo MCC in campaign mode on my Radeon RX580 8 GB. OTOH, the microstuttering seems to be rare, if any of that at all in online multiplayer mode.

And that was when getting a lot of FPS in the new Halo MCC's campaign. I would be easily getting 100+ FPS, if not 200-something FPS!

OTOH, GTA V seems to be a lot smoother.

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SF101

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Ya its such a bizarre issue that they have been really ignoring.
They have fixed it in some games I did noticed so they do know its a problem.
They have been super quiet which makes me feel it might be something they cant quite solve (until now maybe? I haven't tested this driver).
it reminds me when cards were random black screening back from the 290/x series when they locked mem voltage into main voltage and cards would black screen at times when you try to OC even a bit.
i should add reminds me because amd pretended it wasnt a wide spread issue some gpu's were doing that at stock and making people RMA tons of cards that were likely not the main issue.

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RJARRRPCGP

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Ya its such a bizarre issue that they have been really ignoring.
They have fixed it in some games I did noticed so they do know its a problem.
They have been super quiet which makes me feel it might be something they cant quite solve (until now maybe? I haven't tested this driver).
it reminds me when cards were random black screening back from the 290/x series when they locked mem voltage into main voltage and cards would black screen at times when you try to OC even a bit.
i should add reminds me because amd pretended it wasnt a wide spread issue some gpu's were doing that at stock and making people RMA tons of cards that were likely not the main issue.

The campaign issue could also be a PC Halo MCC bug, thus Microsoft and 343 should check that out.

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SF101

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its not just a Halo thing tho its wide spread

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Kenrou

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So far so good, no crashes, higher FPS, temps back down from 2.9.1, but crappy control panel still not locking OC settings between reboots. Really wish MSI Afterburner would work properly with the XFX brand...

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SF101

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Yea I was super pissed after the 2020 drivers released.
I still had hitching which was what it was supposed to fix.
Except they locked Voltage and Clocks after 2020 released.
So you can't use the "more power tool" anymore , apparently their is a new way if you want to bios edit .. I haven't bothered yet.
I'm talking 5700XT atm though.

Of course this was like 2 weeks after I dropped extra on the binned liquid devil it probably wouldn't have bothered me as much if I didn't get to test for 2-3 weeks at a fair bit higher clocks than I'm "allowed" too now.

But if the hitching is gone ill take that as a win.

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Kenrou

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I seem to be able to control the fans with the newest beta version of the Afterburner, but they ramp to 100% for a second every time I change/tune the profile. Well, progress :thup:

EDIT: still makes everything crash every 5 minutes, back to the regular control panel :bang head

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Woomack

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I guess I'm a happy AMD user. No driver issues for long months but I'm not playing many games. I sold all RX5000 cards and I'm using Vega56 till something new will be released. New AMD cards suppose to appear at the end of Nov but I have no idea what to expect.

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Kenrou

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If we're to believe the rumour mill they will compete directly with the 3070/3080 at a lower power draw with DX12 ultimate and AMD's version of ray tracing. Kinda hyped for it, it's always nice for Nvidia to have competition (and the price drops that come with it).

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