For the third week in a row, AMD has pushed out a new driver for its Radeon graphics cards. The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.1.3 driver is arriving with support for the brand new Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card, the latest GPU from the red team that releases today.
AMD doesn't go into any specific details or performance improvement numbers, but this is the driver that should be installed by anyone using the new Navi 7nm-powered graphics card. The RX 5600 XT comes in at $279.
There is a whole host of bug fixes included in this release as well, including a fix for the intermittent black screen issue that recently came to attention. Here's the full list:
- An intermittent black screen or loss of display may occur when performing parallel actions such as web browsing, gaming or watching video.
- A limited number of games such as Nioh™, Dragon Quest Builders 2™, WWE™2K20, Dead or Alive 6™ and Atelier Ryza™ may crash or fail to launch.
- Wolfenstein™ 2: The New Colossus is not detected in Radeon Software games manager.
- Text overflow in some UI boxes or toast messages may be experienced in some language localizations.
- Fan Tuning may change back to the default state when switching between available GPUs.
- Copy text options are not available in the display specs table for Radeon Software.
- An intermittent black screen or loss of display may occur when the system is left idle at desktop.
- Factory Reset install may keep previously configured Radeon Software game profiles. This can cause mismatch between global graphics settings and per profile settings.
Here are the known issues that are still being worked on by AMD:
- Grand Theft Auto™ 5 may experience a system hang or black screen at launch, when opening Radeon Overlay while in game, or after performing a task switch while in game.
- Audio may intermittently be missing from Radeon ReLive recordings near the end of recorded clips.
- Integer Scaling may cause some video content to show flicker when the display resolution is set to less than native resolution.
- Multiple games may have very dark or very bright graphics in game when HDR is enabled in Windows®.
- Radeon Anti-Lag enable and disable beep notifications may be played in error when individually pressing keys assigned to the hotkey.
- The Radeon Software Overlay hotkey notification may sometimes be displayed during video playback in web browsers or launching some video player applications.
- Integer Scaling option is not showing up or available on some Windows®7 system configurations.
- Radeon Software may open with an inconsistent size or may not keep its previously set size when opened.
- Some Vulkan® gaming applications may crash when performing a task switch with Radeon Image Sharpening enabled.
- Some Radeon RX 5700 series graphics users may intermittently experience a black screen while gaming or on desktop. A potential temporary workaround is disabling hardware acceleration in applications running in the background such as web browsers or Discord.
Upgrading an existing driver to the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.1.3 release may be done by using the Radeon Software app on Windows. Downloading the driver separately is also possible using the links available in the official release notes page.