AMD released its first driver suite of May today, the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.1, and its what the company recommends for Windows 10 users who will be upgrading to the May 2019 Update (hopefully) later this month.
AMD has also managed to squeeze out some major performance improvements from its graphics card range for Rage 2, the Bethesda published open-world shooter that lands on May 14.
According to the company's testing, its Radeon VII graphics card performed 16% better in Rage 2 using this driver compared to the 19.4.3 release. The performance boost should apply to AMD's entire graphics card lineup in some form even though only the VII's handiwork was shared.
The driver also adds Instruction Tracing support for the Radeon GPU Profiler version 1.5. Meanwhile, this release marks the end of AMD's support for its Mantle API and Enduro switchable graphics technology. Those who want to make use of these will have to stick with an older driver than 19.5.1.
There are quite a few bug fixes as well as some known issues included in this driver. Here are all of them:
- Performance metrics overlay may experience intermittent flicker when playing back protected content with this feature enabled.
- DOOM™ may experience an application hang during launch on AMD XConnect™ Technology system configurations.
- Radeon Software installation may fail or get stuck at 33% when installing on AMD Radeon HD 7970 system configurations.
- Some Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics products may experience a system hang when hot plugging 8K displays.
- AMD Radeon VII may fail to apply Radeon Settings video profiles to video playback.
- HTC VIVE™ devices may experience connection or detection issues by the OS or SteamVR™.
- System instability may be experienced on ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 laptop when a wireless display is connected.
- Stuttering or frame drop may be experienced when playing back DivX interlaced content in the Windows® Movies & TV application.
- Radeon RX Vega series graphics products may experience higher than expected memory clocks at idle or desktop with multi-display system configurations.
- Some system configurations may not be able to set 10-Bit color in Radeon Settings when the connected display is set to 4K 60hz.
- Enhanced Sync may fail to enable on Radeon FreeSync enabled displays in DirectX®9 API games on game first launch.
- AMD Link may experience intermittent authentication issues. An update of the AMD Link application is also required.
- Radeon ReLive streaming and uploading of videos and other content to Facebook™ is currently unavailable.
- ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 may experience discrete GPU connection issues with devices disappearing from device manager when the system is idle.
- World War Z™ may experience texture flickering or corruption on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products when using the Vulkan™ API.
- AMD Radeon VII may experience screen flicker in multi display setups on desktop or while applications are running.
- Performance metrics overlay and Radeon WattMan gauges may experience inaccurate fluctuating readings on AMD Radeon VII.
- World War Z™ may experience an application hang after extended periods of play when using Vulkan™ API.
- HDR Video may freeze or have corruption during playback when using Movies and TV Application with some Ryzen APUs.
The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.1 driver is now available for download via the Radeon Settings app on Windows or through the links found on its official release notes page.