Just go back to Adrenalin 2019 19.12.1 and refuse to use Adrenalin 2020.
I think you gain nothing of value in Adrenalin 2020 - quite the reverse,
Made an account just to post the following: as a first time AMD user (purchased a 5600 XT a few days back), I am so far impressed with the hardware, and utterly disappointed with the software. My first impression of AMD? The inability to control the installation of the driver + bloatware software. The installation software doesn't give the user basic control over the installation process. I have seen this from small companies with entry-level developers and spam developers.... NOT usually from multi-national corporations.
For the sake of your market share, give users the ability to install JUST the GPU drivers and make the add-on software modular. At the VERY least, give users the ability to enable or disable the Radeon software from loading on boot, and for the sake of this not being two decades in the past, give your software an "Exit" function it it's right-click menu. AMD is a big and reputable company, not a spam company that forces software onto customer's systems.
You make quality hardware. Get your software project managers in a room and fix the software deficiencies, and do this long before you start thinking about adding new "features". Please: read the hundreds or thousands of complaints online about AMD's poor software. People are begging across forums for improvements, including the ability to easily install/update drivers without piles of bloat added to the installation process. Put breaks on adding new features -- focus on the core product, basic software standards, and UI/UX improvements.
I agree with you as far as the "bloat" is concerned. The driver package used to install USB filter drivers that would run amuck when the system woke up from sleeping. The only thing that would be working was my keyboard. Either I would have to unplug all of the devices, restart the PC and then plug all of them back in to get it working again. Or I would have to use the keyboard and navigate to the device manager. delete all of the USB ports/hubs except the one with the keyboard and scan for new devices. It took me almost 2 years to figure out that it was the ATI video card drivers doing this. I am not sure why it was installing USB filter drivers.
I ended up opening up the downloaded executable with 7zip and pilfering the drivers out of the installer and installing just the drivers by use of updating the device in the device manager. This process can still be done. actually there are installers inside of the main installer. So you can pick and choose what bloat you want to use.
I know this is a large aggravation to have to do, It is a way to get the job done.
The old CCC(Catalyst Control Center) had way more functionality then what is used today. I wish they brought back that thing. You used to be able to overscan or underscan a TV to get the perfect fit. alignment tools for multiple displays. A whole plethora of features. It appears as tho ATI is only investing time and effort into video games and what the gamer wants. This really stinks because the adjustment/control from the control panel is going backwards. I mean.. I should be able to change the RGB gains for a specific output on the card. This is basic functionality. Not available.
I am working on porting the entire ATI SDK to Python to expose the whole of the API in hopes that the actual functionality of these settings has not been removed from the driver and is only gone from the control panel.
If that is the case then I am going to make a utility to restore the missing controls.
Problem is the documentation is really bad, It has incorrect information and it is also not complete.
A very simple UI - something that resembles what Sony has done for PS4 Remote Play. Ability to stream/link to other laptops/desktops is a must, regardless of platform. Personally, I couldn't care less about linking to a mobile phone or other small device...the ability to link to other laptops (regardless of platform type) over LAN and WAN would be huge. Light-weight client app on the remote side with ability to customize resolution/framerate streaming quality. Full compatibility with Microsoft RDP would be a huge plus...I should be able to RDP into my system while streaming to other devices with no glitches or hiccups.
Simplify the client UI...allow streaming to any type of device (desktop PC's, Macs, mobile devices, etc.) and AMD will have a winning product hands-down.
My ask is on the 5700xt
1. Enhanced sync working without stuttering and with the pass to freesync without stuttering.
2. For Adrenalin software stability to not repeatedly crash
3. Improve the low power usage tool(ULPS) - provide way also to switch off when gaming.
4. Provide more options like a way to set the flip queue(pre-rendered frames - nvidia)
5. for the software to only detect games, not razer or qt or other processes software.
6. Enable/disable HWA of windows os.
7. Option to enable disable performance monitoring
Support for older desktop or mobile GPUs and APUs. I have Zacate board in my MiniPC and would love to have a way to stream games for my main PC to my TV.
And support for Linux as I have Ubuntu Mate on it, coz Win10 was laggy as hell and Ubuntu is enough for Kodi + Steam only.