AMD 20.12.2 Adrenalin driver adds Cooler Master RGB LED support on RX 6000 Big Navi

AMD has released a new optional Adrenalin display driver version 20.12.2. However, this appears to be a not-so-exciting new driver as there is no new game support on this, nor any new bug fixes. Instead, it adds compatibility for Cooler Master's RGB LED utility on the company's RX 6800 series and 6900 XT Big Navi GPUs only. It appears to be a quick update over the last one which brought support for the 6900 XT, and as such doesn't seem to have any new bug fixes, and the known issues list also appears unaltered.

Still, for those wondering here's the list of the known issues acknowledged by AMD, below:

  • Brightness flickering may intermittently occur in some games when Radeon™ FreeSync is enabled, and the game is set to use borderless fullscreen.

  • Some displays such as the Sceptre C series or Samsung™ Odyssey G9 series may experience an intermittent black screen on Radeon™ RX 6000 series graphics products.

  • The Samsung™ Odyssey G9 C49G95T may experience display or corruption issues when set to 5120x1440@240hz.

  • Metro Exodus™, Shadow of the Tomb Raider™, Battlefield™ V and Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare may experience intermittent application crashes with DirectX® Raytracing enabled.

  • Anisotropic Filtering in Radeon™ Software graphics settings is not taking effect in DirectX®9 applications on RDNA graphics products.

  • Some games may experience stuttering when set to borderless fullscreen and an extended display is connected running the Netflix™ windows store application on RDNA graphics products.

  • Radeon™ recording and streaming features may fail to enable on AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 series graphics products.

  • Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.

  • Oculus Link users may experience intermittent crashes on Polaris and Vega series graphics products.

  • Screen flickering might be observed when using MSI Afterburner.

  • 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.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.12.2 is only compatible with the RDNA 2-based RX 6000 series GPUs and hence users of Polaris-based cards or older need not bother with this update.

So, if you happen to own one of these rare RX 6000 GPUs, and wish to have the Cooler Master RGB LED tool on your PC for controlling the LED lights on your 6000 series GPU, head over to the official AMD page where download links for the driver as well as the Cooler Master RGB Utility are provided. You can also download the driver using the Radeon Settings app on your desktop but make sure to enable "Recommended + Optional" in the driver download settings since this is an optional release.

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