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colesdav
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Adrenalin 2019 19.2.2 still not seeing older AMD drivers. When will this get fixed?

System = Windows 10 19.03 following update.

MB  = Asus Z97 Deluxe NFC + Wifi.
CPU = i7-4790K.
GPU 1 =  Sapphire R9 Fury X.

GPU 2. = PowerColor R9 Fury X.

GPU 3  = Powercolor R9 Nano.

GPU 4 = XFX R9 390X Double Dissipation.
OS: Windows 10 64 bit 19.03.

Here is an example.


Downloaded Adrenalin 19.9.2 installer. Already have 18.8.2 installed on the system, This picture should tell you everything,

The Adrenalin Installer is telling me there is no AMD Radeon Settings installed, yet there it is.

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Re: Adrenalin 2019 19.2.2 still not seeing older AMD drivers. When will this get fixed?

There hasn't been a performance or feature update for the R300/Fury series in ages, no reason to use newer divers.

colesdav
MVP

Re: Adrenalin 2019 19.2.2 still not seeing older AMD drivers. When will this get fixed?

Kind of off the topic- since the topic of the post is the broken installer not even seeing older drivers and installing over older drivers rather than removing them first.

However.

I am not just updating drivers for no reason.

There were lots of improvements / changes in Adrenalin 2019 (https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-18-12-2 )  versus Adrenalin Driver, (18.8.2 as shown above https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-18-8-2 ) . There is a list of new features in those release notes related to Radeon Overlay, Radeon Performance Overlay and ReLive. Many of the features do work on R9 390X and R9 Fury/ FuryX/ Nano. I have tested them.

You are correct that some features do not work at all.
Auto Overclocking does not work on those cards, but it doesn't work on my RX Vega 64 or 56 cards either. It causes black screening / system hang / BSODs and should be removed from every AMD GPU until it is fixed.

This one:

"Radeon Chill

Improved Radeon Chill efficiency allows increased power savings."

... works sometimes on some games / game API on R9 390x and R9 Fury/FuryX/ Nano and Vega 56/64. - it locks rapid mouse movement based FPS to Chill_Min to save excessive power consumption.
It, along with Radeon Chill in general still needs much more work on all GCN cards up to Vega 64.
It is a missed opportunity for AMD. I would like to be able to have Chill on by default.

I understand that AMD drivers have prevented HBM overclocking since just before Vega launch and I have not seen anything stating any performance improvements to R9 Fury/Nano/FuryX or R9 390X in driver releases for a long time. Indeed, RX580 4GB is showing performance close to and RX580 8GB better than R9 Fury X/Fury/Nano in some DX12 games and it is not because of lack of memory capacity. It might be lack of effort on the Drivers for the older cards, or it may be down to some other reason.  

Thanks.

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colesdav
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Re: Adrenalin 2019 19.2.2 still not seeing older AMD drivers. When will this get fixed?

Here is an example of the Game Advisor Report on a Sapphire R9 280X GCN 1.0 GPU on the Adrenalin 2019 19.9.2 Driver for example, a feature not available in earlier Adrenalin based drivers.
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