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AMD Radeon 19.8.1 driver adds PlayReady 3.0 DRM support for RX 5700 series

AMD's first new graphics driver of August landed today as the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.8.1 release. Although there aren't any new games supported or optimizations listed, it does bring along support for PlayReady 3.0 on its latest graphics card line.

Owners of the new RDNA architecture-based RX 5700 series graphics cards can now enjoy 4K content protected with Microsoft's PlayReady 3.0 DRM, such as Netflix content. The same support arrived to Polaris RX 400 and RX 500 series cards last year.

There's a list of new bug fixes included as well:

  • Some system configurations may experience color corruption after install of Radeon Software when running Windows® 10 May 2019 update. Issue is resolved in the latest Windows® Update 18362.267 (KB4505903)
  • Radeon Chill settings may not sync with game profile settings when changed in-game through Radeon Overlay
  • Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may experience a black screen or flickering when applying auto overclocking memory with games or applications running in fullscreen
  • Radeon AntiLag may slightly impact performance in select games
  • 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.

And here are the known issues:

  • Stutter may be experienced when Radeon FreeSync is enabled on 240hz refresh displays with Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
  • Radeon Performance Metrics may report incorrect VRAM utilization.
  • AMD Radeon VII may experience elevated memory clocks at idle or on desktop.
  • Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to appear when toggled in game.
  • Audio for clips captured by Radeon ReLive may be corrupted or garbled when desktop recording is enabled.
  • Enabling Enhanced Sync may cause game, application or system crashes on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.

There are download links for the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.8.1 driver available on its release notes page here. Windows users may also opt to use the Radeon Settings app to upgrade to this driver.

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