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moorvud19
Adept II

Raven Ridge drivers

Hello,

I know, that Raven Ridge in desktop is quite a new product, but software support for these two processors is quite strange.. With AMD products I am used to type amd.com in Google search, I find Driver tab, and I have two ways how to download drivers.. When I am lazy, I choose "Auto Detect", when I am not, I can find the right driver myself.. What was my surprise, when I bought Ryzen 3 2200g. None of these options was good.. Auto detect did not find any driver, and manually chosen coulnd not be installed. My solution was using google and finding special page for this ravenridge processors.

My first question is, why the only driver for this APU (Vega8/11) is version 17.7 (when other gpus from AMD were updatet to 18.3.1).

Second question is, why it is not possible to install gpu drivers for my dedicated GPU, which is RX560, when it is possible to install drivers for dedicated Nvidia gpus.

p.s.: one thing I noticed.. my Raven Ridge+ polaris combo in MSI motherboard enabled both GPUs (not crossfire).. which was called Dual Graphics previously. I think it was not presented as a feature with Raven Ridge which is pity. I can just change gpu powering monitor by switching HDMI port from motherboard to Polaris and back..

My specs:

Ryzen 3 2200g

2x8GB Corsair 3200MHz

Sapphire RX560 2GB

MSI B350 Tomahawk

Windows 10 latest version

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spajdr
Adept III

Re: Raven Ridge drivers

Hello mate,

i asked about this mr. ray_m and he wrote that in future our APU will be combined in Adrenalin driver, no exact ETA from which driver it will be.

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moorvud19
Adept II

Re: Raven Ridge drivers

well, I use dedicated RX560 with my APU so I don't really need the latest drivers for APU, but i would really like to have the latest drivers for my RX560, which I currently can't, because of "no drivers found" error

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spajdr
Adept III

Re: Raven Ridge drivers

If you don't need both GPUs active, did you tried to disable APU in BIOS then install driver for RX560?

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elstaci
MVP

Re: Raven Ridge drivers

RX 5xx series GPU cards only have drivers for Windows 7 & 10.

From AMD Support Driver Download Page:

Radeon™ RX 500 Series​​

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elstaci
MVP

Re: Raven Ridge drivers

I believe to install the Discrete GPU drivers you do need to disable in BIOS from using the iGPU. Changing it to use PEG (or PCIe) instead of iGPU when your computer boots up.

Otherwise it seems like you are trying to install a Discrete GPU driver on a iGPU. Which will give you an error.

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moorvud19
Adept II

Re: Raven Ridge drivers

I choosed PEG in bios, but that is the only option I can make.. There is no button/slider to disable iGPU, unfortunately 😕

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elstaci
MVP

Re: Raven Ridge drivers

If you want to make your Discrete GPU card initialize first when booting up, you select PEG/PCI  instead of iGPU or PCI/PEG in BIOS. Every BIOS is different for each Motherboard. Need to look at the Motherboard's Manual to see how to configure BIOS and what it means.

Downloaded your motherboard's Manual and found the settings to pick whether you want the iGPU or dGPU to boot first:
         
IGD is selected will boot with your motherboard or APU onboard graphics
PEG is selected will boot with your PCIe GPU card first.
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One thing I am not sure of is that in Laptops the drivers for the APU also installs the driver for the Discrete GPU card in the laptop. But since you have a Desktop Ryzen APU it seems like you need to install two drivers. One for the APU and one for the Discrete GPU card. Since a Desktop is not restricted to one type of Discrete GPU card like the laptops are, the Desktop APU drivers should only apply to the APU and not the discrete GPU card.
When your motherboard is using both the iGPU and dGPU together, it is called Dual Graphics. Only works if the APU and GPU are similar. It something like being in Crossfire. Maybe that is why you can't install the RX5xx driver since the APU driver is using the RX GPU card in Dual Graphics mode. I don't know if setting your BIOS to PEG will disable the Dual Graphics mode or not.
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spajdr
Adept III

Re: Raven Ridge drivers

What if you try to disable via device manager RX Vega 11 graphics? while connected via RX560? 🙂

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elstaci
MVP

Re: Raven Ridge drivers

Good question. I don't know. I don't have a motherboard with onboard graphics or APU.

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