AMD has dropped a small-ish Radeon Software Adrenalin driver update as it prepares for the arrival of its Radeon RX 5300M laptop graphics card. The big addition is the official support for the aforementioned GPU, which should mean Radeon RX 5300 series is set to make its debut in stores soon.
Aside from this, the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.12.1 is actually a very low-key update. There isn’t any mention whatsoever of Radeon graphics card performance optimisation for the imminent releases of either Halo Reach or Phoenix Point so it doesn’t exactly qualify as a critical update for most folks.
That said, there are a couple of key fixes, notably a fix for AMD’s latest ¬¬gc_id:4548[AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB]¬¬ series crashing to desktop intermittently while playing Obsidian’s ¬¬g_id:35787[The Outer Worlds]¬¬. There’s also a fix for stuttering in some games while using a Radeon RX 5700 series GPU to play a game at 1080p/Low. I have no idea what actual use case there would be to run a game at 1080p/Low for a Radeon RX 5700 but the fix is there all the same.
Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.12.1 Fixed Issues
- Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may experience stutter in some games at 1080p and low game settings.
- Some Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may experience an intermittent crash to desktop when playing The Outer Worlds.
Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.12.1 Known Issues
- Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may intermittently experience loss of display or video signal during gameplay.
- Performance Metrics Overlay may cause stutter or screen flashing on some applications.
- Toggling HDR may cause system instability during gaming when Radeon ReLive is enabled.
- AMD Radeon VII may experience elevated memory clocks at idle or on desktop.
- Performance Metrics Overlay may report incorrect VRAM utilization.
- Invoking Radeon Overlay may cause games to lose focus or become minimized when HDR is enabled within Windows.
AMD's latest graphics card driver can be updated through your current Radeon Adrenalin or you can grab it directly from AMD's site.