Confirming same problem. CS:GO loading maps very long, about ~1.5 minutes. Usually stuck on 'initializing world...' or 'retrieving server info...'
Hardware: Gigabyte RX 6600 XT EAGLE, Ryzen 5600X, 16Gb RAM.
OS: Windows 10 21H1 with latest patches.
Replacing RX 6600 XT with GTX 1080 or RX 5700 XT fixes long CS:GO load times.
This is the same bug i described here: KLICK
I reported this to AMD twice, they saif they would look into this issue, but this was quite a long time ago now. Until now, nothing changed and it is not even listed as a known bug.
I am not very confident that this will be fixed soon... really thinking about switching back to Nvidia.
I have reported this issue a third time now with a link to this thread. If you search for csgo loading problem AMD in Google, you will find several more current threads with the exact same issue.
I am also having the same issue with 1+ minute load times after loading one map after installing my 6600 XT. Have any other temporary solutions been found other than the "-disable_d3d9ex" one?
Thanks so much for the solution with setting the -disable_d3d9ex in the launch option and texture detail to low! I'll also open a ticket as I believe more people letting them know this is an issue the higher they will prioritise it.
After I switched from my 1080p, 60hz monitor to new 1440p, 144hz monitor, csgo map loading times are back to normal, so this issue is solved for me.
Same issue here!
Upgraded PC and all of a sudden loading CS:GO takes forever. Or more correctly after loading the FIRST map loading takes forever. CS:GO hangs at retrieving server info when changing maps
Running the same map again and again is fine.