AMD has released new drivers for its graphics cards and APUs. Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1
. The drivers are available for Windows 7 and 10 and support all GCN-based graphics and APUs based on the company's GCN architecture and RX 5700 graphics cards based on the new RDNA architecture based. Radeon Software 19.7.1 drivers bring an extraordinary number of significant new features. In addition to supporting the Radeon RX 5700 series, they offer the new features Radeon Image Sharpening and Anti-Lag. Image sharpening works on the Vulkan, DirectX 9 and DirectX 1
1 interfaces and requires a Radeon RX 5700 series graphics card. Anti-Lag works with DirectX 9 and 11 interfaces with all graphic cards supported by the driver. The feature is said to improve game response times by 31% at best.
- Graphics driver may not uninstall correctly when using the express uninstall option on some Ryzen APUs.
- Performance Metrics Overlay may intermittently display incorrect colors when being displayed in game.
- Radeon Overlay may fail to appear or invoke when playing DOOM.
- Radeon Overlay may fail to appear or invoke when a game is running fullscreen on Window 7 system configurations.
- Some users may be experiencing AMD DLL file signing issues with Easy Anti-Cheat. A clean install of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1 may be required to fix this issue.
The AMD Link application automatically received an auto-discovery feature from a networked computer and a one-click connection between the computer and the application. The app is now also available with a simplified user interface for Apple TV and Android TV platforms. The new low-latency auto-mode feature of the drivers allows the supported video cards to automatically put the TV into Playback mode or a similar low-response mode. In addition, the drivers have a new settings snapshot feature that makes it easy to store all driver settings for their own downloadable profiles.
The Radeon Chill feature has been updated with screen detection, which allows the screen refresh rate to be limited to the refresh rate on the screen. It is reported to work with both fixed update rate screens and screens that support variable refresh rates that support FreeSync. The Radeon WattMan has been extended with a new power consumption indicator. The auto-tuning feature now provides a concise summary of the changes. Resolved issues include Easy Anti-Cheat Anti-Scam software issues associated with some AMD DLL file signatures. However, this may require a clean driver installation. Other fixed issues include the failure of Radeon Overlay in some cases in Doom and Windows 7 in full-screen mode. The familiar issues are the potential flashing of Radeon Overlay in DirectX 9 and Volcano games when you use the image sharpening feature, Star Wars Battlefront II texture issues on the DirectX 11 interface, and League of Legends launch issues on Windows 7 with the new Radeon RX 5700 and possible blinking of the screens with the virtual Valve Index goggles when SteamVR is started with graphics cards of the Radeon RX 5700 series.