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asdf23451
Adept III

Re: Do you like the new interface of Adrenalin 2020 Edition?

Windows 7 is still supported, there's no new pro drivers for it though. Do you have any issues with Windows 7? Like, for example, if you don't game for a while, does anything using 2D or 3D acceleration get laggy, even though the FPS is decent or high?

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bobpi
Adept II

Re: Do you like the new interface of Adrenalin 2020 Edition?

I now have the Radeon Settings software from 20.Q1.1 Pro driver and the video driver from the 20.8.2 Gaming Driver Package on Windows 7.

But the Radoen Settings Software complained about mismatched versions until I applied the RegEdit fix explained here:

Fix Radeon Settings Version and Driver Version Do Not Match Error 

I hope this might help others.

I still have a problem with my 6th monitor on my 3rd video card not displaying (but providing signal) but I am not sure whether that is a driver or Windows 7 issue.

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colesdav
MVP

Re: Do you like the new interface of Adrenalin 2020 Edition?

Thanks for the information.
Is there any reason you need the Radeon Settings software from 20.Q1.1 Pro driver?

Do you not like the Adrenalin 2020 GUI/UI?

Do you get WattMan Settings with that combination? 

I am currently running Adrenalin 2019.19.12.1 + 20.8.2 drivers.

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FRTC is still there and it still works.
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I had some problems getting the driver to install.

I had to just use one display connector on RX5700XT and remove all other display outputs (in my case HDMI on RX Vega 64 Liquid in PCIe3.0x16 slot 2 on the motherboard). Otherwise I get BSODS during installation. I see "DRIVER OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER. 
I also see "Failed to create RAMDISK" BSOD at times.

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I get no Radeon Image Sharpening % setting, but since RIS is pretty useless anyhow and barely perceptible on most games it does not matter.
I will look for a workaround to that.

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bobpi
Adept II

Re: Do you like the new interface of Adrenalin 2020 Edition?

I hate the Adrenalin 2020 GUI/UI. It gives me a headache.

I do have wattman settings on all of my cards. I haven't played with them yet, but I would like to quiet my fans some since this is a HTPC system too.

I do not get any installation errors. I wonder if it is from Windows 10 for you?

colesdav
MVP

Re: Do you like the new interface of Adrenalin 2020 Edition?

Will be interesting to see if any of the above feedback will be taken into account on Adrenalin 2021 GUI/UI ergonomics, multiGPU pairing options, PCIe Bus Speed detection etc. 

When it does release, I will make sure to use DDU to remove previous Adrenalin Drivers and do not rely on "Incremental Update" from Adrenalin 2020.  

That has been consistently broken for Crimson -> Crimson Relive -> Adrenalin -> Adrenalin 2020. 

Fingers crossed. 

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colesdav
MVP

Re: Do you like the new interface of Adrenalin 2020 Edition?

Global FRTC is back in Adrenalin 2020 21.3.1 Driver for GPU from RX6000 series down to R9 390X.

I tested tested it works with Radeon Chill. 

So I can run BFV at 4K Ultra with Chill Min = 30, Chill_Max = 300, FRTC = 59, VSync off. 
That way I can hit 59FPS in BFV 4K Ultra with RX Vega 64 Liquid w/o the GPU crashing. 

Keyboard only input FPS is limited to 55 still. 

Maybe someday AMD will fix that...

Meantime registry edits are available. 

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loki1944
Adept I

Re: Do you like the new interface of Adrenalin 2020 Edition?

They are the worst driver interface I have ever had the displeasure of using; a confusing mess to say the least. The old driver interface was clean and easy to use; and Nvidia absolutely demolishes AMD because they kept their simple and clean interface. Simple things like turning off vsync don't even work for Skyrim or Skyrim SE, but work flawlessly with Nvidia drivers.

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