AMD’s New GPU Driver Improves Vulkan Support for Radeon Graphics Cards

AMD’s new GPU driver
Written by Faiza Iftikhar

Heads up, Radeon GPU proprietors—AMD is pushing out another Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 driver release, and the primary item it presents is support for a bunch of new Vulkan extensions. Vulkan support isn’t new by any shape of the imagination, and so the wording in the release notes is somewhat confusing in such regard. From what we can tell, the new extensions are for use in future games, and as well as to improve execution in existing games (if they’re fixed to use the extensions).

AMD’s new GPU driver

There are five new Vulkan extensions altogether. They include:

  • VK_EXT_host_query_reset: Allows resets of inquiries from the host, as opposed to on the GPU.
  • VK_EXT_full_screen_exclusive: Gives applications express control over select full-screen modes (this is, for example, 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 profundity/stencil parts of a depth/stencil image causing it possible to restrict/grow the usage in respect to the depth aspect.
  • VK_KHR_uniform_buffer_standard_layout: Provides progressively flexible alignment for uniform buffers, empowering among other things, the usage of std430 designs in Vulkan.

AMD additionally included 5 bug fixes in this new driver package:

  • Wireless VR may experience execution drops across various game titles on some Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics items.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay may neglect to empower or may be disabled when flipping Radeon Overlay while in game.
  • A TDR may happen when exiting some gaming applications that are using DirectX 12 API when numerous displays are associated and in clone mode.
  • Microsoft PIX instrument may fail when a GPU is connected using AMD XConnect Technology.
  • Crackdown 3 may experience an application or game hold on Radeon R7 370 series graphics items.

“5” is the key figure for this go-around, on the grounds that’s likewise what number of known issues still exist. They include:

  • Radeon ReLive streaming and uploading of videos and other substance to Facebook are presently unavailable.
  • Asus TUF Gaming FX505 may experience discrete GPU association issues with gadgets disappearing from device manager when the system is idle.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay and Radeon WattMan measures may experience mistaken fluctuating readings on AMD Radeon VII.
  • Acer Swift 3 with AMD Ryzen Processor may encounter system instability when moving up to  Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 using the Custom Clean Installation choice.
  • Graphics driver may not uninstall accurately when using the express uninstall choice on some Ryzen APUs.

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Either AMD is having a bear of a period fixing the two problems affecting Asus TUF Gaming FX505 and Acer Swift 3 laptop owners, or they’re simply not a priority. Either way, they’ve involved the known issues section of the previous few driver updates.

Follow this link to snatch the new driver package.

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