The driver situation for Ryzen APUs with Radeon Vega Graphics hasn't exactly been optimal (to say the least) since the chips initially launched back in 2017. Whereas the company's mainline Radeon graphics cards (i.e. Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX Vega 56/64) get continual driver updates to provide Game Day-0 support, Ryzen processors with Radeon Graphics have been relegated to quarterly releases.
That all changes with the arrival of the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 19.2.3 driver package. From this moment forward, all future Radeon Software Adrenalin releases will support Ryzen APUs, meaning that customers with these products will be able to enjoy the same performance benefits, patches and compatibility updates that standalone Radeon graphics cards have enjoyed for years.
You could say that this support should have been included from the start, but we're at least happy to hear that AMD has finally come around to addressing the concerns of the gaming community -- especially mobile warriors who were most affected by the previous limited driver support for Ryzen APUs.
"Whether you’re running a desktop or notebook, new and upcoming titles will be supported by Game Day-0 upgrades, so you can always be at the top of your game," wrote AMD's Terry Makedon. "Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 optimizes performance with a focus on fast, fluid, and responsive gaming, so you can get the most out of your hardware."
AMD also says that the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 release bring a 17 percent overall performance increase in various eSports titles compared to the Radeon Software 17.40 launch drivers for the Ryzen APUs.
With that being said, here are a number of issues that were fixed (and some known issues) with the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 19.2.3 drivers:
- Battlefield V players may experience character outlines stuck on screen after being revived.
- Fan speeds may remain elevated for longer periods than expected when using Tuning Control Auto Overclock or manual fan curve in Radeon WattMan on AMD Radeon VII.
- ReLive wireless VR may experience an application crash or hang during extended periods of play.
- Zero RPM will correctly disable in Radeon WattMan on available system configurations when manual fan curve is enabled.
- A loss of video may be intermittently experienced when launching a full-screen player application with Radeon FreeSync enabled.
- Mouse lag or system slowdown is observed for extended periods of time with two or more displays connected and one display switched off.
- Changes made in Radeon WattMan settings via Radeon Overlay may sometimes not save or take effect once Radeon Overlay is closed.
- Some Mobile or Hybrid Graphics system configurations may intermittently experience green flicker when moving the mouse over YouTube videos in Chrome web browser. A work around if this occurs is to disable hardware acceleration.
- Radeon WattMan settings changes may intermittently not apply on AMD Radeon VII.
- Performance metrics overlay and Radeon WattMan gauges may experience inaccurate fluctuating readings on AMD Radeon VII.
You can download the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 19.2.3 drivers for your system right here.