I don't want this to be a rant post, but I feel I really need to write this down and try to summarize all the issues I have faced so far with my AMD card and let other people know about them. It is not meant to be an angry discussion, but an informative post that everyone should look at before buying another card, because some of these are not documented anywhere else.
General issues with AMD drivers:
Issues I had with my AMD graphics card (which is an RX 480 8GB):
Issues I had with specific games:
Bonus issues: these are just unrelated issues that however should be stated once
RE: so AMD gave you a really cool redesign of the driver's GUI with Adrenaline
It is Adrenalin.
No it is not a "cool redesign" of the Drivers GUI.
It is an ergonomic mess.
The GUI layout and design is inconsistent, takes up far too much screen space.
Any GUI that needs a scrollbar to let the user see all the options at 1080p let alone 4K is doing something wrong.
Button locations move from one tab to the next.
Recent media and Performance Report clutters game profiles.
No previous -> Next buttons to navigate the hellish menus.
The Performance Monitor on the Home page and Performance Report reports total nonsense and I cannot turn it off.
There is STILL no user controlled Performance Monitor like in the older Adrenalin 2020 19.12.1 GUI/UI.
They dropped FRTC because the Drivers Team could not be bothered to add an additional slider Global FRTC slider to the GUI/UI, AMD tried to argue you didn't need FRTC and you could use Chill instead.
Global FRTC slider is back in Adrenalin 2020 20.3.1
Was/is using a massive amount of CPU resources depending on the driver version.
This is now supposed to be fixed.
MultiGPU pairing options are gone, and "CrossFire" button option is pretty much broken.
There is a built in Web Browser and who knows what data that is stealing there are NO privacy options and it uses Google search.
There is no longer any way to report bugs to AMD on the WEB and the Bug Reporting Tool Trawls your PC for data and offers no opt out.
Adrenalin 2020 19.12.1 (old style) GUI/UI was and is much better.
I used to be able to report BUGs to AMD using online WEB form.
I am still using that GUI/UI with newer AMD Drivers on a number of my PCs.
Normally there would have been a major update to Adrenalin 2021 at end of 2020.
That is very late.
Maybe it is because they are trying to fix the GUI/UI layout and built in web browser and bug reporting privacy options.
I hope so.
It will be interesting to see how "Professional Users" take to this Adrenalin interface for the latest Radeon Pro drivers.
The "really cool redesign of the driver's GUI" is another reason NOT to buy an AMD card again.
I completely agree with you. The older GUI was much more responsive, compact and I would say professional. When I wrote "cool" I just wanted to point out the fact that AMD prioritized the look over functionalities.
Totally agree with you, I had so many problems with my AMD card.
From flashing my bios because the OC of the manufacturer made my GPU crash every sec to my drivers crashing every second without any help or support found online (still happening till this day).
I am very very disappointed to buy an AMD gpu card. I feel very much regret of buying asus rog strix rx6900xt lc. I spent thousands of euros to buy this **bleep**in broken amd gpu. I am having problems since the day I built my new pc with rx6900xt. My previous rtx2080 was far better than this card. This card does not worth it and I am never gonna buy an amd gpu again. I have **bleep**in black screen issue and no one is doing a thing from amd. I tried every **bleep**in way to solve this **bleep**in issue but no way. every day black screen issue even 2-3 times an hour. It is frustrating. I want to say F. U. amd.
Well said; I cannot believe what a mess AMD has turned their driver GUI into; I have stopped buying AMD GPUs primarily for this reason; I will pay more for an Nvidia GPU so that I have a holistically good user experience; from performance to driver interface execution.