Today is a big day for AMD with the release of its new third-generation Ryzen processers and RX 5700 series graphics cards. To go along with the new graphics products, the company also released its Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1 driver today, adding in support for the new series and introducing new software-based features.
These features are a mix of new abilities and updates to existing settings, and many of them are compatible with older GCN-based graphics cards of AMD. Radeon Image Sharpening and Automatic Low Latency Mode are the only two new features that are exclusive to the RX 5700 series. The former is a technology similar to Nvidia's DLSS that AMD says lets users upscale their games without losing graphical fidelity. Meanwhile, the latter Low Latency Mode lets the driver talk with TVs that have low-latency gaming modes and enable them automatically.
The rest of the features include Radeon Anti-Lag for better input-to-display response times, profiles for Radeon Settings configurations, and updates to AMD Link, Chill, and Wattman features, adding new capabilities. These are all available to current and previous GCN-based graphics cards from the red team.
AMD also detailed the fixed and known issues of this driver release:
- Graphics driver may not uninstall correctly when using the express uninstall option on some Ryzen APUs.
- Performance Metrics Overlay may intermittently display incorrect colors when being displayed in game.
- Radeon Overlay may fail to appear or invoke when playing DOOM™.
- Radeon Overlay may fail to appear or invoke when a game is running fullscreen on Windows®7 system configurations.
- Some users may be experiencing AMD DLL file signing issues with Easy Anti-Cheat™. A clean install of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1 may be required to fix this issue.
- With Radeon Image Sharpening enabled, Radeon Overlay may flicker in DirectX®9 or Vulkan® applications or games.
- Radeon ReLive streaming and uploading of videos and other content to Facebook™ is currently unavailable.
- Audio for clips captured by Radeon ReLive may be corrupted or garbled when desktop recording is enabled.
- Textures in Star Wars® Battlefront II may appear pixelated or blurry when using DirectX®11 API.
- ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 may experience discrete GPU connection issues with devices disappearing from device manager when the system is idle.
- Minor stuttering may occur when playing Fortnite™ during the first few minutes of gameplay on AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics.
- Valve Index headset may experience flicker when launching SteamVR on AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics.
- Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics may experience a black screen during uninstall on Windows®7 system configurations. A work around is to perform uninstall in safe mode.
- Recording clips with Radeon ReLive may result in blank clips on Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics with Windows®7 system configurations.
- League of Legends™ may fail to launch on Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics with Windows®7 system configurations.
- Radeon Settings may not appear in the right click desktop context menu on Windows®7 system configurations.
AMD Link Known Issues
- Radeon WattMan functionality is currently not available in AMD Link for Radeon VII and Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics products.
- The manual connection method for AMD Link may Intermittently fail to connect on Android TV.
- AMD Link TV may experience video corruption while playing back videos from the ReLive gallery on Windows® 7 system configurations.
- AMD Link TV applications are currently only available in English.
The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1 driver is now available to download via the official release notes and through the Radeon Settings app on Windows. This driver is recommended to those who will be picking up an RX 5700 series graphics card, which can now be had at the newly lowered price points.