AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.3.1 Release

With the release of DOOM™ Eternal set for tomorrow, March 20th, AMD Radeon released the latest driver update in the Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.3.1 Software. The update can be found here. Read below to see what updates were made to make your gaming experience better.

Today within the next hour Radeon Technologies Group will release Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.3.1. This release supports the launch of DOOM Eternal, Half-Life: Alyx and Ghost Recon Breakpoint Vulkan API. This release also contains support for new Vulkan extensions and continues to build on stability with even more fixes for end-user issues.

Support For

  • DOOM™ Eternal
    • Achieve up to 5% better performance playing Doom Eternal (Ultra Nightmare settings) at 1920x1080p on the Radeon™ RX 5700XT with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.3.1, versus Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.2.2. RS-333
  • Half-Life™: Alyx
  • Ghost Recon™ Breakpoint
    • Vulkan® API

Added Vulkan® Support

  • VK_EXT_post_depth_coverage
    • This extension indicates support for shader modules that use the SPV_KHR_post_depth_coverage extension. Fragment shaders using the SPV extension can control whether the SampleMask built-in input variable reflects the coverage after the depth and stencil tests are applied. This extension is only supported on AMD RDNA hardware.
  • VK_KHR_shader_non_semantic_info
    • This extension indicates support for shader modules that use the SPV_KHR_non_semantic_info extension. Shader modules using the SPV extension can include non-semantic instructions that can be safely removed from the module.
  • VK_EXT_texel_buffer_alignment
    • This extension provides a mechanism to query alignment requirements for uniform and storage texel buffers that cannot be well communicated via minTexelBufferOffsetAlignment.
  • VK_EXT_pipeline_creation_cache_control
    • This extension provides flags that can be used by an application to inquire about potential high cost that could be incurred during pipeline creation. The information can be obtained prior to carrying out the create operation, which would allow the application to adjust its behavior accordingly.

Fixed Issues

  • Frame skipping or choppy audio may be experienced in videos captured using Radeon ReLive.
  • Some games may experience stutter while using Instant Replay or third-party applications that stream or perform screen capture.
  • Hotkeys may fail to apply to scenes in ReLive scene editor when the scene has a custom name.
  • Webcam elements may fail to appear on screen when a custom location is set during ReLive recording.
  • AMD A-Series/E-Series APU Processors will reflect older Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition Settings user interface.
  • Zero RPM toggle may fail to reset or appear when disabling advanced fan tuning options in Performance Tuning.
  • Radeon Software may automatically close when a live stream is started or stopped.
  • Desktop cursor may intermittently remain visible after toggling Radeon Software’s overlay in some games.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2™ may experience a blank screen when launched using the Vulkan® API.
  • Radeon Software may experience an application crash, or a system TDR may occur, when VRAM reaches 8GB or more with HBCC enabled on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
  • DOOM™ may experience an intermittent system hang or application crash during gameplay.
  • Space Engineers™ may experience an application or hang during gameplay when Grass Density is turned on.
  • A system hang or black screen may occur when exiting SteamVR™ with multi display system configurations.
  • Monster Hunter World™: Iceborne may have lower than expected performance in some areas of the game on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
  • Video playback may exhibit corruption on Interlaced content in Movies and TV on Ryzen 3000 with Radeon Graphics Processors.
  • PassMark™ may experience an application hang on some Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Processors.
  • On Radeon RX Vega and older discrete GPUs and on APUs, enabling integer display scaling could result in a reduction of frame rate.
  • Integer display scaling may not show up as available in Radeon Software on some GCN-based GPUs.

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 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.
  • Radeon Software may open with an inconsistent window size or may not keep its previously set size when opened.
  • Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.
  • Some games may exhibit stutter intermittently during gameplay on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Desktop or In-game corruption may occur intermittently when HDR is enabled.
  • Radeon RX Vega series graphics products may experience a system crash or TDR when playing games with Instant Replay enabled. A workaround for users experiencing these issues is to disable Instant Replay.
  • A system crash or hang may be experienced when using Edge browser to play Netflix™ 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.

Important Notes

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

Footnotes

  • RS-333, Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 16, 2020 with a Radeon RX 5700 XT. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. The Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.3.1 configuration scored an average of 139.1 FPS, while the 20.2.2 Edition configuration scored an average of 133.1 FPS, showing an 5% uplift driver over driver. Actual results may vary.

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  1. 20.4.1 out now, claimed it fixes the overwatch crash but its for vega?, I'll test it out
    https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-20-4-1
    Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.4.1 Highlights
    Support For

    • Resident Evil 3™

    Fixed Issues

    • Overwatch™ and Heroes of the Storm™ may experience a black screen or application hang while gaming for extended periods of time on some Radeon RX Vega series graphics product system configurations.
    • HDR may fail to enable or be detected in applications and games using the Vulkan® API.
    • Doom Eternal™ may fail to launch in some hybrid graphics system configurations.
    • Radeon ReLive streaming may fail to launch or may crash when a stream session is started with performance metrics overlay enabled.
    • Some clock values may fail to populate for a limited number of graphics products in the Radeon Settings Hardware information tab.
    • Hotkeys can no longer be assigned to a single digit or character as this has the ability to block or cause interference with some default Windows® functionality.
    • Some Radeon FreeSync Premium supported displays may not list all supported refresh rate options in Windows® when Radeon FreeSync Premium is enabled in the displays OSD settings.

    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.
    • Running [email protected] while also running an application using hardware acceleration of video content can cause a system hang or black screen. A potential workaround is disabling hardware acceleration for the application that has it enabled.
    • 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.
    • Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.
    • Some games may exhibit stutter intermittently during gameplay on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
    • Desktop or In-game corruption may occur intermittently when HDR is enabled.
    • Radeon RX Vega series graphics products may experience a system crash or TDR when playing games with Instant Replay enabled. A potential workaround for users experiencing these issues is to disable Instant Replay.
    • Radeon RX Vega series graphics products may experience a system crash or TDR when performing multiple task switches using Alt+Tab.
    • A system crash or hang may be experienced when using Edge browser to play Netflix™ 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.
    • Direct ML Media Filters are currently unavailable in Radeon Software Media gallery for video or image content.
    • XSplit™ may experience an application hang or freeze when performing a scene switch.

    I've checked it quickly yesterday. No problems so far but also I can't see any difference compared to the previous drivers. I still wait on a driver which is unlocking a higher memory frequency on RX5600XT as I heard about it from one of the vendors but somehow didn't happen after 3 updates.
    Overwatch still crashing (randomly and only on the main menu) sometimes it happens when you launch the game and other times it will play 3 matches fine but when it tries to go back the main menu after the match it crashes the driver
    Other crashes are still present, wake from sleep will randomly just give a black screen and the pc is effectively stuck, not responsive requiring a full restart
    Black screen randomly happens when just using the pc like web browsing (I found you can get the picture back by pulling out the dp cable and plugging it back in)
    Other things like doom eternal work fine, I played through half the game already and no problems
    But many of things still arnt working and still havnt been fixed, I'll play through the rest of doom then downgrade to 19.11.3