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AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 available for download, improves Vulkan support

AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 driver improves the Vulkan support on the Radeon GPUs.

In addition, this new driver fixes a TDR that could occur when exiting some gaming applications that are using DirectX 12 API when multiple displays are connected and in clone mode, as well as some performance drops with Windows VR across multiple game titles on some Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.

It’s also worth noting that the new driver addresses an application or game hang on Radeon R7 370 series graphics products in Crackdown 3, and a compatibility issue with Microsoft PIX tool when a GPU is connected using AMD XConnect Technology.

Those interested can download the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 driver from here, and below you can find its complete changelog.

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 Release Notes

Added Vulkan Support

  • VK_EXT_host_query_reset
    • Allows resets of queries from the host, rather than on the GPU.
  • VK_EXT_full_screen_exclusive
    • Gives applications explicit control over exclusive full-screen modes (this is for instance useful for HDR support).
  • VK_AMD_display_native_hdr
    • Exposes FreeSync2 capabilities for improved HDR support.
  • VK_EXT_separate_stencil_usage
    • Separates the usage flags for depth/stencil aspects of a depth/stencil image making it possible to restrict/expand the usage relative to the depth aspect.
  • VK_KHR_uniform_buffer_standard_layout
    • Provides more flexible alignment for uniform buffers, enabling among other things, the usage of std430 layouts in Vulkan.

Fixed Issues

  • Wireless VR may experience performance drops across multiple game titles on some Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay may fail to enable or may be disabled when toggling Radeon Overlay while in game.
  • A TDR may occur when exiting some gaming applications that are using DirectX®12 API when multiple displays are connected and in clone mode.
  • Microsoft® PIX tool may fail when a GPU is connected using AMD XConnect™ Technology.
  • Crackdown™3 may experience an application or game hang on Radeon R7 370 series graphics products.

Known Issues

  • Radeon ReLive streaming and uploading of videos and other content to Facebook™ is currently unavailable.
  • ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 may experience discrete GPU connection issues with devices disappearing from device manager when the system is idle.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay and Radeon WattMan gauges may experience inaccurate fluctuating readings on AMD Radeon VII.
  • ACER Swift 3 with AMD Ryzen Processor may experience system instability when upgrading to Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 using the Custom Clean Installation option.
  • Graphics driver may not uninstall correctly when using the express uninstall option on some Ryzen APUs.

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