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Esteemed Contributor III

Why is AMD Adrenalin 2019 18.12.3 incremental update notifying and advising to upgrade to 18.12.2?

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I was testing AMD Adrenalin 2019 18.12.2.

I was notified that Adrenalin 2019 18.12.3. was available.

I ran incremental update and reboot.
Now I see the following:

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I note that the wrong PCIe3.0x16 "Current Bus Settings" is still there - it should be PCIe3.0x8.

Moving on I see the following:


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And:
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And:

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It seems that Adrenalin 2019 18.12.3 wants me to go back to 18.12.2?
Is there something wrong with 18.12.3 already or is this just a bug?

AMD Report Form filed.

System Info
CPU: i7-4790K

MB: Asus Z97 Delux Dual NFC Wireless. Latest BIOS.
GPU1: Palit RTX 2080 OC 8GB.HDMI to freesunc monitor. Turned off

GPU2: XFX RX Vega 64 Liquid. Display Port to Freesync monitor.

RAM: 32GB DDR3 Crucial LP Ballistix Tactical.

SSHD: 2TB Seagate Firecuda.

Bye.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Why is AMD Adrenalin 2019 18.12.3 incremental update notifying and advising to upgrade to 18.12.2?

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I just installed AMD Adrenalin 2019 19.2.1.

Another fix has been implemented regarding notifications according to the release notes here:
Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.1 Release Notes | AMD 

I get the following notifications:

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When I run a check for updates I now see this:

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The Radeon Settings  Advisor problem regarding "upgrade loop" was fixed in an earlier release.

Now I see the following:


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I would argue that recommending people to use Radeon Chill is wrong and that Radeon Chill should be fixed before AMD recommend people should use it. It kills keyboard only input FPS at settings which will save power. It uses more power when switched on in other cases. It needs to have the Chill Max Slider decoupled from Global FRTC to stop breaking FreeSync. That will be a new post. 

Correct Answer to the original post:

"Why is AMD Adrenalin 2019 18.12.3 incremental update notifying and advising to upgrade to 18.12.2?"

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All issues are fixed in AMD Adrenalin 2019 19.2.1 release.

Thank you AMD for fixing this trivial but annoying problem so quickly.

I now mark this answer as correct.

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Why is AMD Adrenalin 2019 18.12.3 incremental update notifying and advising to upgrade to 18.12.2?

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18.12.2 is a WHQL recommended driver,

18.12.3 is an optional driver.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Why is AMD Adrenalin 2019 18.12.3 incremental update notifying and advising to upgrade to 18.12.2?

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Yes sure I know that, I have 18.2.3 installed.
I could understand if it was notifying me of a new driver called 18.2.4 not 18.2.2.

It just doesn't make sense.

See:
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Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Why is AMD Adrenalin 2019 18.12.3 incremental update notifying and advising to upgrade to 18.12.2?

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I don't understand. It's recommending 18.12.2. Where are you seeing 18.2.2?

The WHQL driver will always be the recommended driver, even though it may be older than the current optional driver.

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Adept II
Adept II

Re: Why is AMD Adrenalin 2019 18.12.3 incremental update notifying and advising to upgrade to 18.12.2?

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You're not alone. I'm seeing the same upgrade to old version thing with my Gigabyte Vega 64 OC. An AMD glitch I presume. Everything else indicates a successful 18.12.3 upgrade from 18.12.2.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Why is AMD Adrenalin 2019 18.12.3 incremental update notifying and advising to upgrade to 18.12.2?

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Same on everybody's I assume. I always understood the recommended to be the WHQL. The Beta may change, but until a new WHQL you always see that version. That's assuming there isn't a bug >

  • Radeon Settings may sometimes list a previously installed driver version even after driver successfully upgrading.

Edit: Recently did a OS reinstall on a older laptop with Legacy graphics. Version 16.2.1 beta installed...and getting nagged to update to 15.7.1 whql.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Why is AMD Adrenalin 2019 18.12.3 incremental update notifying and advising to upgrade to 18.12.2?

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I don't remember what the previous 18.12.2 said...what was the recommend version? Another thing is it seems impossible to prevent/stop the notices. In preferences I have set to 'Off' ...Show Upgrade Advisor as well as Notifications...still being notified.

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Adept I
Adept I

Re: Why is AMD Adrenalin 2019 18.12.3 incremental update notifying and advising to upgrade to 18.12.2?

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In my case I had installed the 18.12.2 update, but the software still recommended me to upgrade to 18.12.2. I wouldn't deny that the software has still a lot of bugs. The option to restart the pc after updating the Adrenalin software doesn't work either and I also get following error message in Windows "Compatibility checker offline or internet connection not available"

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Re: Why is AMD Adrenalin 2019 18.12.3 incremental update notifying and advising to upgrade to 18.12.2?

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The older versions didn't give the notification if you already had the optional update installed. I tried a completely fresh install of 18.12.3 and 18.12.2. I also tried updating the fresh 18.12.2 into 18.12.3, to see if that wouldn't fix the issue. I can understand how the notification repeating itself over and over could be annoying/confusing to people who don't know how to turn off notification prompts in Windows. It is however, just a small bug/annoyance and doesn't cause any real problems.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Why is AMD Adrenalin 2019 18.12.3 incremental update notifying and advising to upgrade to 18.12.2?

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I have 18.12.3 installed. It notifies me that 18.12.2 is new. If you look at the System Recommendation in the pictures in the original post it recommends 18.12.2.

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