AMD Radeon RX 6800 series is out (but not available) plus Adrenalin 2020 20.11.2 driver

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 18 2020 @ 18:43 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Today is the launch date of AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series video cards! First the good news, AMD has made a massive performance leap versus its previous generations. The Radeon RX 6800 is faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 and the Radeon RX 6800 XT comes within GeForce RTX 3080 territory, although NVIDIA's card is still faster in most games. In terms of ray-tracing performance AMD has a big disadvantage versus NVIDIA though.

Now the bad news is that just like with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 series launch, the stock of these cards is far too low to meet demand. Radeon RX 6800 series cards sold out pretty much instantaneously all over the world. It sucks as this seems to be becoming a problem for a lot of gaming hardware these days, it's also very hard to get a PS5 or Xbox Series X.

There's also a new driver today, you can grab Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.11.2 over here.
Support For:
  • Radeon™ RX 6800 Series
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

    Added Vulkan® Support
  • VK_KHR_fragment_shading_rate: This extension provides the ability to change the shading rate per fragment. This extension allows for multiple pixels to be shaded via a single fragment shader invocation as opposed to the normal rate of one invocation per pixel.

    Fixed Issues
  • Enabling Record Desktop and Instant Replay may cause hitching or stutter during fullscreen video playback on some system configurations.
  • Custom fan settings may not retain after waking from sleep on Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
  • Graphical glitching may occur on Radeon RX 500 series graphics products when at idle or at desktop with multiple high refresh rate Radeon FreeSync displays connected.
  • Disabling performance metrics overlay while in game can sometimes cause frame freeze or stuttering.
  • Lower than expected performance may be experienced on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products in Xuan-Yuan Sword VII™.
  • Mouse corruption may be experienced when changing graphics options to Vulkan® API in Serious Sam 4™.
  • Corruption may be visible on some surfaces in Far Cry™ Primal on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.

    Known Issues
  • Brightness flickering may intermittently occur in some games when Radeon FreeSync is enabled, and the game is set to use borderless fullscreen.
  • Metro Exodus™, Shadow of the Tomb Raider™, Battlefield™ V, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War may experience intermittent application crashes with DirectX® Raytracing enabled.
  • Anisotropic Filtering in Radeon Software graphics settings is not taking effect in DirexctX®9 applications on RDNA graphics products.
  • Crysis™ Remastered may experience corruption on character models on Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics products.
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands may fail to launch when DirectX®12 API is selected on Windows®7 system configurations.
  • Some games may experience stuttering when set to borderless fullscreen and an extended display is connected running the Netflix™ windows store application on RDNA graphics products.
  • Radeon recording and streaming features may fail to enable on AMD Radeon HD 7800 series graphics products.
  • Screen space reflections may appear with flickering corruption in Battlefield™ V on RDNA graphics products.
  • Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay and the Performance Tuning tab incorrectly report higher than expected idle clock speeds on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products. Performance and power consumption are not impacted by this incorrect reporting.
  • Enhanced Sync may cause a black screen to occur when enabled on some games and system configurations. Any users who may be experiencing issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a temporary workaround.


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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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