AMD Radeon 19.2.2 driver has support for Far Cry New Dawn, Metro Exodus, and more games

AMD has pushed out a new driver update for its Radeon graphics cards today, Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.2, that focuses on providing support for a hefty number of new games, and even an expansion.

Also, Radeon VII owners don't need to stay with the separate 19.2.1 release from last week to get support for their new graphics card anymore, as today's release adds in compatibility support for the 7nm GPU as well.

February 15 has some major games launching on PC, including Far Cry New Dawn, Metro Exodus, and Crackdown 3, and this driver is recommended for anyone looking to pick up any of these games. The brand new Civilization VI: Gathering Storm expansion that launched today is also in AMD's supported section for this driver.

While the other games didn't receive any deep dives into the improvements, AMD says this driver will deliver a performance increase of up to 5% on Crackdown 3 while using an RX 590 graphics card. Note that this boost should apply to the entire GCN line-up of the company in some form.

Here are the fixed and known issues of this release:

Fixed Issues

  • Using the Alt+Tab shortcut out of a fullscreen application or game may be slow or take longer than expected when using a display connected by DisplayPort.
  • Apply and Discard buttons may not appear in some areas of Radeon Overlay under the Radeon WattMan overclocking tab.
  • Radeon WattMan may fail to apply memory clock changes on AMD Radeon VII.
  • AMD Radeon VII may intermittently experience a system hang when attempting to perform a timeout detection and recovery on Windows®7 system configurations.
  • Radeon WattMan may display the incorrect max fan/temperature values for AMD Radeon VII.
  • Radeon WattMan may experience issues with changed values failing to save or load when multiple changes are applied at once.
  • AMD Radeon VII may experience intermittent system stability issues on some X399 motherboards.
  • Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds may intermittently experience an application crash when changing post-processing settings.
  • Radeon Settings may experience an application hang when loading the performance histogram in a game profile through game manager.
  • Update Notifications may sometimes incorrectly list the currently installed driver as an available upgrade.
  • Apex Legends™ may intermittently experience line corruption on AMD Radeon VII.

Known Issues

  • Battlefield™ V players may experience character outlines stuck on screen after being revived when the game is set to using DirectX®12 API.
  • Mouse lag or system slowdown is observed for extended periods of time with two or more displays connected and one display switched off.
  • FRTC may disappear from the Radeon Settings Global Graphics options on some system configurations when upgrading Radeon Software.
  • Radeon WattMan clock gauges may sometimes not change or appear incorrect when custom settings have been set on AMD Radeon VII.
  • Changes made in Radeon WattMan settings via Radeon Overlay may sometimes not save or take effect once Radeon Overlay is closed.
  • Fan speeds may remain elevated for longer periods than expected when using Tuning Control Auto Overclock in Radeon WattMan on AMD Radeon VII. A workaround is switching fan control to manual mode.

AMD graphics card users can now upgrade to the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.2 driver through the Radeon Settings app on Windows or download and install it manually through the links listed on the release notes.

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