AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.2.2 To Address Some Of The Radeon RX 5000 Series Woes

Posted by at 1:47 pm on February 28, 2020

AMD’s seems to working hard to address the many issues raised by community members on its support forums and Reddit, including reports of black screens happening. A new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition (20.2.2) driver release fixes some of those issues, but sadly, not all of them.

“Although Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.2.2 resolves many black screen issues, AMD is aware that some users may still experience black screen or system hang issues during extended periods of gameplay. AMD will continue to monitor and investigate reports of these issues closely,” AMD said.

It’s still not clear why AMD is haing hard time fixing the issues.  Many think issues could include poor cooling on certain cards.
Again AMD’s latest GPU driver addresses five specific black screen scenarios, but AMD notes it’s not a cure-all for the problem.

Black screen bugs fixes include the following:

  • Performing a task switch with some Radeon Software features enabled or some third-party applications with hardware acceleration running in the background may cause a system hang or black screen.
  • When Instant Replay is enabled, a TDR or black screen may occur when launching games or applications.
  • A black screen may occur when toggling HDR on in the game settings of Battlefield V.
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may experience an application hang or black screen during certain parts of the game or intermittently during gameplay.
  • Some video content in Chrome may appear as a black screen or be unresponsive on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products when hardware acceleration is enabled.

While AMD acknowledges that more work is needed, it also pointed to one specific scenario where a black screen issue exists, and is not fixed by the this driver release.

“Enhanced Sync may cause a black screen to occur when enabled on some games and system configurations. Enhanced Sync has been temporarily disabled from the gaming profile and any users who may be experiencing issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a temporary workaround,” AMD says.

Check out the release notes for the full list of fixes and known issues. As for the driver update, you can download it through the Radeon Software utility, or grab it from AMD’s website.

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