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AMD Radeon 20.11.2 driver adds RX 6800 series and WoW: Shadowlands support

AMD is releasing two of its next-generation graphics cards today, the Radeon RX 6800 and the RX 6800 XT, and those who will be picking one of these up now have a brand new graphics driver waiting for them too. The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.11.2 driver comes sporting support for those two GPUs as well as the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansion.

The company hasn't detailed what sort of benefits will installing this driver bring to the new products, but it is a recommended install for the new 6000 generation cards. The Vulkan extension 'VK_KHR_fragment_shading_rate' has received support with this driver release also.

As usual, some fixed issues are included as well:

  • Enabling Record Desktop and Instant Replay may cause hitching or stutter during fullscreen video playback on some system configurations.
  • Custom fan settings may not retain after waking from sleep on Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
  • Graphical glitching may occur on Radeon RX 500 series graphics products when at idle or at desktop with multiple high refresh rate Radeon FreeSync displays connected.
  • Disabling performance metrics overlay while in game can sometimes cause frame freeze or stuttering.
  • Lower than expected performance may be experienced on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products in Xuan-Yuan Sword VII™.
  • Mouse corruption may be experienced when changing graphics options to Vulkan® API in Serious Sam 4™.
  • Corruption may be visible on some surfaces in Far Cry™ Primal on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.

Here are the known issues:

  • Brightness flickering may intermittently occur in some games when Radeon FreeSync is enabled, and the game is set to use borderless fullscreen.
  • Metro Exodus™, Shadow of the Tomb Raider™, Battlefield™ V, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War may experience intermittent application crashes with DirectX® Raytracing enabled.
  • Anisotropic Filtering in Radeon Software graphics settings is not taking effect in DirexctX®9 applications on RDNA graphics products.
  • Crysis™ Remastered may experience corruption on character models on Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics products.
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands may fail to launch when DirectX®12 API is selected on Windows®7 system configurations.
  • 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.
  • Screen space reflections may appear with flickering corruption in Battlefield™ V on RDNA graphics products.
  • Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay and the Performance Tuning tab incorrectly report higher than expected idle clock speeds on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products. Performance and power consumption are not impacted by this incorrect reporting.
  • 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 20.11.2 is available now as an optional driver via the AMD Radeon Software app on Windows. Separate download links can be found on the driver's official release notes page here. Following the Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT launches today, AMD plans to release the even higher-end RX 6900 XT GPU on December 8.

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