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AMD releases Radeon Software 19.6.2 graphics driver

by on19 June 2019


Expands Vulkan API support

AMD has released its newest Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 graphics driver which fixes some issues and adds further Vulkan API support with new extensions.

According to the release, the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 graphics driver adds several new Vulkan API extensions, mostly for improved HDR support, as well as allowing resets of queries from the host rather than GPU and providing flexible alignment for uniform buffers, enabling usage of std430 layouts in Vulkan.

The full list includes:

  • - VK_EXT_host_query_reset, which allows resets of queries from the host, rather than on the GPU.
  • - VK_EXT_full_screen_exclusive which gives applications explicit control over exclusive full-screen modes.
  • - VK_AMD_display_native_hdr, which exposes FreeSync2 capabilities for improved HDR support.
  • - VK_EXT_separate_stencil_usage, which 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, which provides more flexible alignment for uniform buffers, enabling among other things, the usage of std430 layouts in Vulkan.

In addition to new Vulkan API extensions, the new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 graphics driver also fixes some issues including wireless VR performance drops across multiple game titles on some Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards, issues with Performance Metrics Overlay failing to enable when toggling Radeon Overlay in the game, issue where a TDR may occur when exiting some gaming applications that are using DirectX®12 API when multiple displays are connected and in clone mode, issues with Microsoft PIX tool when using AMD XConnect, and issues where Crackdown 3 may crash or hang on Radeon R7 370 series graphics cards.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 graphics driver is available for 64-bit Windows 10 and Windows 7, and supports all Radeon graphics cards since HD 7700/7900, Mobility Radeon series from HD 7700M/7900M, and various AMD processors with Radeon Graphics.

You can check out full release notes as well as find download links over at AMD's support page.

 

Last modified on 19 June 2019
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