In our current opinion piece ‘Gamers are ditching Radeon graphics playing cards over driver points’ we mentioned how a portion of Navi-based Radeon house owners have been affected by black display and different instability points. We have not gone via this, however many avid gamers have. This is an actual disgrace contemplating GPUs just like the Radeon RX 5700 collection have a tendency to offer killer worth.

The newest Radeon Adrenaline 20.2.2 drivers are all about addressing these with intensive patch notes that may hopefully reduce the issues for Radeon RX 5500, 5600 and 5700 collection house owners. Highlights within the mounted bugs part embody:

  • Performing a process change with some Radeon Software options enabled or some third-party purposes with {hardware} acceleration working within the background could trigger a system cling or black display.
  • Improvements have been made that permit for extra responsive fan ramp up or fan ramp down occasions on Radeon RX 5700 collection graphics merchandise.
  • When Instant Replay is enabled, a TDR or black display could happen when launching video games or purposes.
  • A black display could happen when toggling HDR on within the recreation settings of Battlefield V.
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt could expertise an utility cling or black display throughout sure elements of the sport or intermittently throughout gameplay.
  • Some video content material in Chrome could seem as a black display or be unresponsive on Radeon RX 5000 collection graphics merchandise when {hardware} acceleration is enabled.

Those have been sorted out on the new 20.2.2 drivers although AMD acknowledges within the launch notes that “some users may still experience black screen or system hang issues during extended periods of gameplay,” and so they’re actively working to detect and repair these.

Typically we like to present each AMD and Nvidia a couple of months to iron out bugs when releasing a brand new GPU collection, particularly after they’re primarily based on a brand new structure, as was the case with Turing and Navi. Nvidia went via a fair proportion of teething points with Turing, however they went on prime of most main points shortly. AMD, however, has had a number of months to type out Navi and that is coming manner too late, which can little question chunk them again.

As mentioned just lately, we have not run into any main points after numerous hours of testing new Radeon GPUs in our labs, however one helpful piece of recommendation that has saved us from having to troubleshoot software program glitches is to make use of the Display Driver Uninstaller device (DDU) to take away earlier driver installations earlier than putting in up to date drivers.