AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.12.1 is out for Cyberpunk 2077

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 08 2020 @ 16:03 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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A fresh driver update from AMD! Besides adding support for the new $999 Radeon RX 6900 XT video card, the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.12.1 has optimizations for Cyberpunk 2077. The Radeon RX 6900 XT got launched about an hour ago and is almost as fast as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, but definitely not as good for ray tracing. The biggest issue with the card is definitely availability and that's a problem that's expected to persist for several more months. There are also some early reviews of Cyberpunk 2077, the game still appears to be quite buggy but CD Projekt RED promises the launch-day patch will solve a lot of issues seen by those who already got the game.

Anyway, here are the release notes of the new Adrenalin driver:
Support for:
  • Radeon™ RX 6900 Series
  • Cyberpunk 2077™

    Fixed Issues:
  • Gaming applications can sometimes get stuck running at lower than expected graphics clocks on Radeon RX 6800 series graphics products.
  • The HP Reverb G2 VR headset may fail to sync or may have a black screen when run with Radeon RX 6800 series graphics products.
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege may experience corruption in Hybrid Graphics scenarios when using the Vulkan API on an extended display.
  • Crossfire™ may experience issues when attempting to change the games resolution to a 16:9 ratio.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay and the Performance Tuning tab incorrectly report higher than expected idle clock speeds on Radeon™ RX 5700 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.
  • Some displays such as the Sceptre C series or Samsung™ Odyssey G9 series may experience an intermittent black screen on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products.
  • The Samsung™ Odyssey G9 C49G95T may experience display or corruption issues when set to 5120x1440@240hz.
  • Metro Exodus™, Shadow of the Tomb Raider™, Battlefield™ V and Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare may experience intermittent application crashes with DirectX® Raytracing enabled.
  • Anisotropic Filtering in Radeon™ Software graphics settings is not taking effect in DirectX®9 applications on RDNA graphics products.
  • 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.
  • Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.
  • Oculus Link users may experience intermittent crashes on Polaris and Vega series graphics products.
  • Screen flickering might be observed when using MSI Afterburner.
  • 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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