AMD Radeon 20.9.1 driver focuses on bug fixes

The first AMD graphics driver release of September is here, and as not many high-profile games are launching around this time of the month, the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.9.1 suite is solely focused on bug fixes.

One of the biggest issues fixed with this driver update is the black screen crash that can happen on RX 5000 series graphics cards when users are utilizing a secondary display.

Here's everything that's fixed in this release:

  • A black screen, system crash or TDR may occur while gaming when performing task switches, enabling performance metrics overlay, or having video content/web browsers open on secondary displays on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products system configurations.
  • Project CARS 3™ may experience performance issues when the Radeon Software performance metrics overlay is enabled.
  • Error 1603 may occur during Radeon Software installation on some AMD Ryzen™ 5 Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Graphics system configurations.
  • Error 195 may occur during Radeon Software installation on some AMD Ryzen™ 3 Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics.
  • On some displays, power cycling the display while Radeon FreeSync is enabled may cause the display to remain black until the system is rebooted or the display is hot plugged.
  • Flickering may occur in Borderlands™ 3 in some locations when Radeon Boost is enabled.
  • Decoding some HEVC content using AMF Decoder may result in corruption in the clips playback.
  • Performance Tuning fan profiles may sometimes not be applied after loading a saved profile.
  • Radeon Software may sometimes crash or automatically exit when performing a game scan in the Gaming tab.
  • Random color corruption may intermittently occur on some surfaces while playing matchmaking in Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive.
  • Notifications may be missing icons or text when hotkeys are used to invoke some Radeon Software streaming and recording features.
  • Brightness flickering may be experienced on some VP9 video content playback through applications or web browsers on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics product system configurations.

The known issues list is as follows:

  • Project CARS 3™ may experience mirror like corruption when using VR during game menus on GCN based Radeon graphics products.
  • With Radeon FreeSync enabled on Radeon RX 5000 series system configurations, task switching to another display or application may cause the display to flicker for a few moments or for the displays refresh rate to spike.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • With HDR enabled, Windows® desktop may experience flickering, and performing a task switch while in a game may cause colors to become washed out or over saturated.
  • Audio may experience instability when connected through an Audio Video Receiver via HDMI® on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.
  • Some games may exhibit stutter intermittently during gameplay on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.9.1 driver can now be downloaded via the Radeon Software app's optional section on Windows or using the links on the official release notes here.

Red team graphics fans may want to catch AMD's October 28 event to get the latest on the company's upcoming RX 6000 RDNA2 GPUs. The company will also be hosting a Zen3 CPU-focused event on October 8.

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