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ramchyld
Adept III

17.11.1 WHQL broken Enduro/Switchable Graphics

So yeah, this driver gave me a lot of issues on my Crossfire rig while it was in beta, keeps crashing the thing and every single game (most notably, GTA V) keeps softlocking the system. GTA V would eventually crash with an error about creating a D3D display while Windows would announce that it has blocked the app from using the GPU (why?)

But since it got WHQLed, I figure that I might be wrong, and installed it on my laptop, which has a FX-7600P GPU with R7 Graphics and a R9 M280X Discrete GPU switched through Enduro. 17.11.1 seems to dislike systems with multiple GPUs I guess, because it also has broken Enduro support, every games that switch over to the discrete GPU hangs.

I would like to go with 17.11.2, except that the release does not support APUs. In the end I had to waste mobile quota downloading 17.7.2, and then downgrade back to the release.

Seriously, how did this thing pass WHQL? Aside from CFX setups (of which clearly no testing was done), was the driver also ever tested on Enduro/Switchable Graphics systems? Because for a WHQL driver, it is severely broken.

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kingfish
MVP

Re: 17.11.1 WHQL broken Enduro/Switchable Graphics

AMD stopped support for Enduro with the 19.5.1 drivers. Previous drivers do support it.

Support for AMD Enduro™ technology switchable graphics mode has been discontinued starting with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.1. Users who wish to continue to use AMD Enduro™ technology switchable graphics mode may do so with prior supported Radeon Software releases.

This may have changed with the new WHQL drivers (Adrenalin 2020) as the 'switchable' function has been removed from the graphics drivers...it is now located under 'Display' options of your computer.

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ramchyld
Adept III

Re: 17.11.1 WHQL broken Enduro/Switchable Graphics

Well, as of the 2020.4.2 drivers, windows doesn't show the option to switch. Instead it seems that both GPUs are permanently crossfired? (Windows shows the 280x and R7 on the motherboard as Link 0). Very weird. 

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