I just updated to 19.7.3 and ran a full render load on Gopro Fusion Software while watching youtube and Global WattMan in the background and my system is running better than it ever has been.
Has anyone updated and crashed yet? Mine is steady as it goes which makes me want to do a full system reinstall!
MB - Gigabyte x570 ITX /CPU - 3900X / GPU - 5700XT 50th / 16GB DDR3 / Windows 10 Home
What problems were you experiencing prior to the update?
I plan on trying out the update when I get home, but really my only issue is FreeSync being buggy and poor performance in Overwatch. I have had a crash or two over the last week but that was likely due to pushing the undervolt too far.
I had to do a custom software install stating the this thread prior to this new release 19.7.3:
I wasn't experiencing too much except for adjusting fan temps realtime in Wattman black screen crashing. Also, I think when I was to load Wattman it caused my H115i AIO fans to stop spinning which is scary for my CPU. Also, experience a lot of audio stutter.
After installing 19.7.3 my system feels like how it should normally have felt all along and super smooth. I have to run some more scenarios tonight to see if I have any other problems.
Although I'm considering to reinstall everything all over again from scratch. We'll see.
Side note, I was so disappointed in team red after all the bugs and building my first fully AMD system but now I feel like this:
LOL yeah I can imagine, you get disheartened when there are problems. Such is the life of an early adopter!
I plan on updating as soon as 19.7.3 is downloaded (in about 2 minutes)
Nice to wake up to a new day and a new driver package!
So far 19.7.3 seems way more stable and I haven't experienced any crashes or issues with it yet.
Did some Uniengine Heaven testing while playing with my overclock settings.
Got my best score yet, and I noticed too when I went over my OC limits the driver crashed as it should and restarted properly without just totally crashing the system or going blank. So it seems the drivers themselves are a lot more stable.
So far I'm running the following OC settings in MSI Afterburner 4.6.2 (Beta 1) and yes it plays nicely with Global Wattman too!
Power Limit: +50%
Core Clock Speed: 2120Mhz
Memory Clock Speed 900Mhz
Core Voltage: 1175mv
I can get it up to 2130Mhz but I get a few artifacts appearing and I can't get the memory over 900Mhz or it will crash immediately.
When letting Heaven run up to max temp which is 72c it's stable and running about 80% fan speed. I'm using a custom fan curve in Afterburner which keeps it at 80% until the card hits 90c then it ramps it up to 100%.
80% fan speed is a bit noisy but I can back that down a bit at the expense of running around 75-76c temps.
Monday my waterblock from EK ships so by next weekend hopefully I'll be able to run the card at around 45-50c max as I've seen in a few other prelim tests run with the same water block.
Once it's on water I'll be using those boosted power tables and see how far I can push the card!
EDIT: I've backed the core clock back down to 2100Mhz as I found on 2120Mhz it was unstable using Time Spy on DirectX 12 whereas Heaven only uses DX11 and has always been more stable than DX12.
Still beating my best scores though so happy with that for now. Will see how stable it is on water cooling and much lower temps next week.
Im still getting crashed (image freezes while i hear game sounds, then after a while im getting black screen and can move a mouse and see cursor moving) then im only able to hold "power" button to turn pc off
wattman settings restores to default after reboot
Even it wasn't mentioned in the driver notes 19.7.3 fixes Overwatch huge stuttering issues that were making game unplayable (i believe something similar was happening to Fortnite that was pointed out in the notes but need someone to confirm that).
Another "silent" change is a stock (automatic) fan curve for 5700 xt, it has been switched from 690 rmp idle to 1200 - that's a very dissapointing workaround on the problem with max memory clocks causing high idle temps.