72 Replies Latest reply on Sep 7, 2018 8:37 AM by ray_m

    Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread


      Are you using Adrenalin 18.2.2?

      If so, How’s That Driver Working For You?



      All good?

      What's new?

      Did it solve a problem?


      Tell us plz.


      Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 Release Notes

      No fixes at all?? Really AMD? Really???

        • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

          The Rise of The Tomb Raider crashes are still there . In Fortnite and PUBG i can clearly see an fps increase with my RX 480 . So far i didn't experienced any other issues , and the driver seems to be working exactly like 18.2.1 (far from ideal but usable)

          I honestly don't know why AMD stopped mentioning the Rise of The Tomb Raider problem under "Known Issues" in the release notes since Adrenalin if the issue is not resolved. Are they maybe trying to bury/hide the issue instead of fixing it ?

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              yes I still got the hang with the same DX error too. Don't know why it has been removed from the know issues either. I know I talked to AMD Matt about this 2 drivers ago I think and he was surprised because it was working no issue on his Vega. So maybe they have fixed Vega but not other cards, I'll refrain from calling them older as an RX 580 is still a current card and selling for over $600 atm. I'm going to send another bug report on this, and suggest others do the same. This is crazy as this is a hugely popular game, I really think that there could be more going on here to than just a driver issue also, Windows or game engine related, but some feed back would be great. So again this is the error I get:



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              always the same problem falling fps in the games I'm going back to the 17.11.1 more stable version on  games I win in FPS.  did install Adrenalin 18.2.2 but I uninstall them the games I play are Middle-earth Shadow of War  Project CARS 2  Mass Effect  Andromeda   F1 2017  Grand Theft Auto V

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                There are improvements for the Radeon Vega and Polaris, but for the older Radeon?.

                I have a 295x2, there are improvements for these graphics?

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                  • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                    I had a similar question when I read the release notes. Why no mention if the Radeon Vega and Polaris improvements also apply to older GCN Cards?


                    I would guess Vega (GCN 5) improvements might be applicable to Fiji based GPU (GCN 3) like R9 Fury,  Nano, Fury X and Radeon Pro Duo (~= Dual R9 Nano on 1 card).
                    As far as I see it, Vega is ~= shrink of Fiji with faster clocks and HBM2.


                    Regarding older GCN cards, it would als be nice to know if improvements also apply to those cards.



                  • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                    Freesync on cf791 and my vega 64 LC is still broken since 18.2.1 and nothing changed with this driver release.


                    Had to roll back again to 18.1.1 in order to use freesync with cf791.

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                      ''Problems?All good?What's new?Did it solve a problem?Tell us plz.''


                      What is this exactly? ''Tell us plz''


                      ''No fixes at all?? Really AMD? Really???''


                      You know that they are not mention everything in the patch notes right? There are under the hood changes that even if they tell you

                      you wont undestand...Please dont make posts like that, there is no logic behind this.

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                              Someone could have Reported your Post as abusive besides the Moderators deeming the post inappropriate.


                              Or it could be a problem with Jive that found something innocent as offensive. That happened to me recently. Turned out I made a copy of a Laptop specs and  posted it and Jive, some how , found something in that specs offensive. I contacted RAY_M and AMDMATT and both said to copy and paste the Post one sentence at a time to determine what JIVE considered to be offensive. In my case, I just deleted the Laptop Specs from the Post and it went through without a problem.

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                        • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                          CorelDraw X7 / X8 / 2017 still have problem: opening, exporting documents, ctrl+c ctrl+v function

                          WIndows 10 x64 latest updates, Radeon RX 480 8gb


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                              Still no solution for Pro evolution soccer 2018 low fps in full screen mode.https://community.amd.com/message/2838947#comment-2838947

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                                I noticed the following issue on 18.2.2 - look at the temperature and fan values on the Wattman Overlay for R9 Nano. 


                                The Performance Overlay for the  HD 7970 OC 6GB. 

                                The performance Overlay for the R9 280X.


                                The Temperature reported in the popup is either the Fan RPM (in the case of the R9 Nano) or the Manual % setting for the fan speed in the case of HD7900 or R9 200 series. Fan speeds are zero in the popup.

                                Pretty sure I filed AMD Reporting form on this one this one years ago, I will do so again.


                                It is a minor point but I must admit to panicking a little when I saw the GPU Temp on my R9 Nano at 1659'C in the popup ...


                                One other issue, I already reported. Performance Overlay does not report GPU Power.

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                                  I'm having some issues with league of legends ... I have a Radeon RX 560, and when I'm with the screen stuck, the champion is shaking strangely . Is someone playing LOL going through the same problem as me?

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                                    I've seen two hangs with 18.2.2.


                                    In both cases the machine was doing next to nothing:  I was watching stocks with Fidelity's Active Trader Pro and the monitors blacked out and I had to reset the machine.  There was nothing in the windows event log, aside from the complaints that the last boot was unexpected.


                                    Similarly I left the machine running with no apps running and came back and it had hung after a few hours, the monitors were apparently in power save state but there was no way to wake up the computer.   The windows event log indicates the machine hung around 3 hours after I left it unattended, and I have the monitors go to power save mode after 45 minutes of inactivity.


                                    Sapphire's reference RX Vega 64 (Air), stock settings & balanced power profile

                                    Two Nixeus NX-EDG 27 freesync monitors both connected using DP

                                    Ryzen 1800X @ stock CPU clocks

                                    32 GB RAM @ 3200 (g.skill flare X 4x8)

                                    ASUS Crosshair VI Hero on the 6001 BIOS

                                    Win10 Pro


                                    The primary monitor also occasionally flashes its OSD as if a mode switch has occurred, from time to time.    Running the GPU stress test portion of AIDA's system stability test seems to be able to cause this behavior as well.


                                    Older drivers (from 17.x) work well for me.

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                                      Have had many issues with all 18. drivers to date on a Sapphire Pulse RX560OC 4G drivers & causing random boot hand if been left ruuning for 3-4 days a shutdown in the morning, wont boot pasttboot post first windows login on 10Pro already spoken about this. The Last of the 17.12 drivers were a lot better atm on 17.12.1 drivers. Not the best Relive & control panel laggy on shortcut keys. But i dont find a black screen after shutdown not my hardware. Running stable 8days on the 17.12.1 drivers not the best running on a Sandisk SSD. Drivers need a lot or work & you guys need to talk to Microsoft to help as well as its between bot since the updates between you both. Mine ran the best when i first got it running 17.12.2 drivers till the Jan wave of updates between both. Be happy to help as been a lot of issues driver wise with the 560 series cards a lot of us on here with them & with driver issues.

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                                        I am facing BSOD crashes since the first version of Adrenaline..

                                        In Battlefield 1, "Child" doesn't work: it is capped to max rate defined.


                                        Returning to Crimson solve the problems. I have tried several times, using DDU in safe mode, but no lucky.

                                        I have report this to AMD, and several people talk about these issues:

                                        System Thread Exception Not Handled BSOD in Windows 10 likely caused by obsolete AMD GPU driver (23.20.780.2), as newer releases would interfere with Windows 10 causing OS corruption

                                        System crashes continue with 17.12.2

                                        My specs: Intel i7 6700K, Gigabyte Z170 X gaming 5, 16Gb DDR4 2133Mhz)



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                                        • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                          I just recently posted my own thread of my experience with the new driver and I was hoping someone would take a look at it and help me out, I'm absolutely stumped on this.(18.2.2) Has stopped my USB ports from working, and there is no display to bios.


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                                            I now tested as well:

                                            1. Relive audio recording stutters

                                            2. Didn't test much more

                                            AMD Relive 18.2.2 test - YouTube

                                            All the testing I needed

                                            It seems Relive is broken since Adrenaline driver.

                                            Back to 17.10

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                                            • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                              Brightness flicker issues in games with Freesync turned on is still not solved. At least not for me.


                                              Monitor: HP ENVY 34 CURVED DISPLAY 100hz (Freesync display)

                                              Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING

                                              GPU: Asus ROG STRIX RX 580 T8G GAMING

                                              CPU: Intel core i7 8700K

                                              Memory: G.SKILL TRIDENTZ DDR4-4000

                                              GPU Driver: Adrenalin 18.2.1 and 18.2.2

                                              WIN10 Pro Build 16299


                                              Games tested. World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch and Hearthstone.


                                              Its frustrating to have spent so much money on a new rig, just to see it fall flat because of AMD and their faulty Freesync.

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                                                I have tested Aliens Colonial marines and World of warships, world of tanks and war thunder no issues there.

                                                I do have a question regarding the GPU workload.

                                                What is the difference of graphics vs compute?

                                                Which one works best for gaming?and why the two different options?what do they do?


                                                I have the Dell Inspiron 15 5576 with switchable graphics

                                                Integrated R7 and a Discrete GPU RX560 Mobile version with 4Gb of GDDR5 memory

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                                                    RE: What is the difference of graphics vs compute?


                                                    If you set Compute you should see a performance increase in Cryptocurrency mining of about 5.15 MH/S on an RX580/480 (think that's Etherium figure)... or ~ 3% performance improvement in Cryptocurrency mining in general.

                                                    Some information is here:




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                                                        I would like to thank all miners for rising the price of all new graphics cards.


                                                        Tanks. Thanks a lot.

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                                                            I do not mine cryptocurrency, but I am not sure you can blame miners on raising GPU prices alone.
                                                            The prices go up because there are not enough cards manufactured to meet the demand, it is simply economics.
                                                            If Etherium mining crashes, lots of miners will likely loose everything, market will get flooded with mined GPU's which people will buy for low cost.
                                                            Retail GPU prices will drop.
                                                            This has happened before.
                                                            If a real mining crash happens you will be thanking the miners when you can go out and but a new RX580 8GB for 150 instead of 450...

                                                            Memory Pricing has also increased because of Smartphone user demand ... so I guess you can thank them as well.


                                                            If you need a GPU you can get some really good deals on Ebay if you go for AMD Fiji based cards. Radeon Pro Duo, boxed, tested went for  ~ 550 last week which is pretty good considering that's 2 R9 Nanos on one board + Watercooler. It was sold because the seller said they had AMD Driver issues though ...
                                                            I seem to remember people who had R9 295x2 cards reported many Crossfire issues for games that worked fine in Crossfire with two discrete cards. So that put me off.I do not know if those problems were solved or if the Radeon Pro Duo (Fiji) has similar issue.
                                                            I would prefer a more powerful, efficient, dual slot, aircooled single GPU solution with at least 8GB of memory.
                                                            Even so I was seriously tempted to purchase it just for the amount of compute power available at that price.


                                                            R9 Nanos run MultiGPU DX12/ Crossfire DX11 runs as fast as an overclocked  RX Vega 64 on supported titles like PREY, Rise of the Tom Raider, Sniper Elite etc. OpenCL/Luxmark/Blender performance is better than an RX Vega 64.OK 4GB of HBM memory per card but that is fine for most games at 1080p / 2K unless you set ridiculous levels like Ultra Textures or maxed out antialiasing. They can run 4K at good frame rates on Ultra but I set AntiAliasing to lower settings to do that, which is fine. They are selling at around 270.


                                                            A pair of R9 Fury X should give the fastest performance. They are currently selling at ~ 350 each. For some strange reason I have been increasingly wanting to buy one, a bit like wanting to own a vintage sports car I guess. but common sense kicked in. I already own too many Fiji based cards which I purchased waiting for RX Vega.  I do not think the performance uplift versus an R9 Nano is worth it.


                                                            I agree that RX Vega 64 Prices are crazy right now... Been around 950-1000 for AIB cards here and RX Vega 64 Liquid are selling at 1500.
                                                            But not many RX Vega 64 cards were produced in the first place.
                                                            I briefly saw PowerColor Vega 64 Red Devil  new selling for 750... so maybe prices already staring to drop, or perhaps Nvidia have provided drivers that improve mining performance.

                                                            I think an aircooled Vega 64 at 750 is still overpriced.



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                                                                RE: PowerColor Vega 64 Red Devil  new selling for 750.
                                                                It is a sale offer valid today only. I will not be taking it up.
                                                                It is often fun to compare with the RX Vega Launch Prices last summer.

                                                                Vega 64 black with two games worth 50 = 450 so real cost               = 400.

                                                                Vega 64 Sliver with two games worth 50 = 550  so real cost              = 500.

                                                                Vega 64 Liquid Cooled = 640 with two games worth 50  so real cost = 590.


                                                                Based on that, and also te fact that all of the AIB cards I have seen are 3 slot high aircooled cards.
                                                                The Powercolor Vega 64 for 750 does not look that great a deal.


                                                                Having said that, buying an RX Vega 64 today, I hear you get drivers that pretty much work compared to those available at launch,
                                                                so maybe the increased cost can be justified somewhat. Also the mining drivers seem to work well.


                                                                I guess people purchasing cards at launch are taking a risk that the card would not perform as advertised or be power hungry or have driver issues or have some features not enabled yet.


                                                                Those who did buy an RX Vega 64 Liquid at the launch prices could have had the card, mined with it, gamed with it, learned about it, and then sold it for double price today on Ebay if they did not want to keep it.



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                                                              so,it is not a magic boost to get more out of gaming performance?

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                                                                I had a job for 2 months tried to keep it longer...to get the money for a gaming laptop...middle of october I did not make the amount for over 1k laptop like the ROG

                                                                had less than 500...sold my old A10-9600p for 250...got enough to get this for 700.


                                                                I am now thinking that it is wrong for me to have to go back out there and make more money to buy a laptop All AMD only ....

                                                                APU and GPU AMD....

                                                                just to get something that will last a decade or more...


                                                                I should not have to go buy another one instead...since I got this pc thinking it should be enough...find out it isn't....

                                                                a RX560 with 14 cores...


                                                                I should get the currency value of this laptop in refund of $1000.00 ...or get the ROG (ASUS Launches ROG Strix GL702ZC: 17.3-inch, Eight-Core AMD Ryzen 7, Radeon RX580 )one for free...I am tired of the obstacles I have to go through to get something I can bank on....


                                                                I want a laptop with the power that is AMD and make money with it...


                                                                this one is not good enough...


                                                                I am very dissappointed.

                                                              • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                I looked at the effect of running 3DMark Firestrike and Timespy on Dual R9 Nanos versus Global Setting -> Graphics Workload value set to Compute or Graphics.


                                                                3D Mark Firestrike gave identical individual results and scores.
                                                                Timespy gave almost identical individual results and a slightly higher score in favor of Compute.


                                                                Pretty much a Placebo setting for 3DMark Firestrike and Timespy on my system.



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                                                                    So,I take it graphics option for my Dell Inspiron 15 5576 will be the better option for gaming then?compute will jut drop fps and performance?

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                                                                        RE: So,I take it graphics option for my Dell Inspiron 15 5576 will be the better option for gaming then?compute will jut drop fps and performance?

                                                                        Best thing you can do is test it and see what happens.
                                                                        Default setting is Graphics.
                                                                        You could just pick a Graphics Benchmark run it a few times in Graphics Setting, set it to Compute,  repeat the benchmark, compare scores.


                                                                        Setting Graphics versus Compute seems to make no significant difference to Graphics Performance on GCN 3.0 (Fiji) cards on my PC.
                                                                        Setting Compute does not seem to degrade Graphics performance on my PC system. 
                                                                        Perhaps it does affect Graphics performance on Systems running Vega based cards (GCN 5.0).


                                                                        I have not investigated if setting Compute versus graphics improves Compute benchmarks on R9 Nano yet.

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                                                                              What diff are you looking for?

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                                                                                  I was looking for the one option that would push it to it's limits.

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                                                                                      I ran latest version of SiSoft Sandra GPU Compute tests on 1 R9 Nano to compare the effect of running the benchmarks in Graphics versus Compute.
                                                                                      The results show no significant difference in GPU Compute tests at all running with the 18.2.2 or 18.2.3 Driver. The results are pretty much identical.
                                                                                      I already reported I see no difference in Graphics Test Results and now I report no difference in GPU Compute results on R9 Nano.

                                                                                      This switch does nothing at all w.r.t. performance difference for R9 Nano.


                                                                                      Again, perhaps it does something for RX580/RX Vega cards.
                                                                                      Miners claim it makes a difference, I have not tested that.

                                                                                      So perhaps this Graphics versus Compute switch is specifically for miners.


                                                                                      The other thing that setting Compute is supposed to do is to allow adding up to 12 GPU.

                                                                                      I already run 5 GPU for Compute in Graphics mode, I could attach another two GPU by removing two GPUs from PCIe_16 slots to expose another two PCIex_1 slots and using a total of 6 Mining Adapters + 1 thunderbolt port to drive 7 GPU's from 1 PC.


                                                                                      I would need more than 1200W PSU to do that.  5GPU in Compute already get too close to 1200W power limit.


                                                                                      That way I guess I could test to see if I need to swap to Compute to allow that number of GPUs from this PC.
                                                                                      I do not have time to test that.



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                                                                                          what is this so called mining nowadays? and what type of website account do you need to make these bitcoins grow?surely this is a way to make money....

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                                                                                              RE: what is this so called mining nowadays? and what type of website account do you need to make these bitcoins grow?surely this is a way to make money....

                                                                                              I do not mine any digital currency, nor do I intend to at present.
                                                                                              There is plenty of advice on the internet about various types of mining available.

                                                                                              If you go to Mining websites, instructions are provided on how to download and set up an account and download and install mining software.
                                                                                              I am not certain mining is a guaranteed way to make money.
                                                                                              It depends on a number of factors including cost of electricity, efficiency of your GPU, how long your hardware lasts before it dies.

                                                                                              Someone may be making money due to the ridiculously high prices of GPU's though.RX580 8GB is still ~ 1.5x higher cost than before Christmas, for example.


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                                                                              I have seen a jump in FPS, playing PUBG, Fortnite, and Star wars Battlefront 2 (2017). My only complaint is that in PUBG, whenever I face an enemy who is also facing me, I get a graphics hang. Only on PUBG and only on the 18.2.2, using an XFX RX580 4Gb

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                                                                                Windows 10 RS3 / R9 380 / Adrenalin 18.2.2.


                                                                                NO Problems, everything is smooth.

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                                                                                    Lucky you, It is only PUBG that i am having problems with. Fixed the issue of screen image burn in Star Wars Battlefront 2.

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                                                                                      Did you take a look at the popup on the Wattman Graph. Does that show the correct temperatures and fan %/ r.p.m. for your cards?
                                                                                      If so, can you add a screenshot to this thread?
                                                                                      I file an AMD Reporting Form about it and point to this link.
                                                                                      If it is a card specific or OS Specific issue that would probably be useful.


                                                                                      Could you please tell me if you can report GPU Power in your performance overlay?


                                                                                      Another thing I noted yesterday about the Performance Overlay for my Sapphire HD 7970 OC 6GB Vapor-X Card.
                                                                                      I was trying to test / monitor the use of GPU VRAM versus Resolution, Antialias settings and Texture settings on Doom and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
                                                                                      The Performance Overlay reports  GPU VRAM UTIL.
                                                                                      Here is an example from testing Doom at 2K on Ultra with AA settings almost at maximum level.




                                                                                      In the above case the HD7970 OC 6GB Vapor-X card is connected to the motherboard using a PCIe2.0-USB3.0-PCIex16slot "Mining Adapter".
                                                                                      Therefore the reported  FPS is likely lower than I could achieve if the card were connected via Thunderbolt 2 (PCIe2.0x4) or Direcly connected to the Motherboard using  PCIe3.0x16/8/4.
                                                                                      Also note the card is running at default clock and power profile. I can easily overclock this card to at least 1150/1580 with +20% Power setting.
                                                                                      I think the above is pretty good performance for an 'old' card.


                                                                                      If you look at the top right hand of the above image, the performance Overlay reports 6GB of GPU VRAM is in use.


                                                                                      Problem: If I increase AA settings further to completely fill the VRAM then the GPU VRAM UTIL report in the Performance Overlay dissapears.
                                                                                      I think the GPU VRAMUTIL should say "overflow" or "full" or something like that to indicate that it is being monitored and the User may need to reduce their settings.


                                                                                      Another issue. I can only report performance Overlay figures for 1 GPU at a time. So if I run two R9 Nanos in Crossfire I cannot tell what the activity is on the second GPU.



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                                                                                      Not even one Adrenalin software want to install driver on mine computer all i get is black screen crash during install of display driver part , this also happens on 17 + but after restart or two it menages to install ,17 also crashes during intense gaming , only driver that works totally fine is crimson 16.12.12 ,

                                                                                      I have phenom II x6 1090t,RX 470,Windows 10 x64 (1511 and im not planing to upgrade cos if works awesome for now 3 years )

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                                                                                      • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                        I've had an issue, mouse input lag/stuttering.


                                                                                        RX 580 8GB

                                                                                        Win 10 (64)

                                                                                        i7-3770k with 16GB

                                                                                        Mouse is a Razer Deathadder with Synapse 2.21 installed (latest version).


                                                                                        First noticed on PUBG but then after further testing found it was happening on the desktop as well as other applications.


                                                                                        Fixed by rolling back to 18.2.1.


                                                                                        I'm happy to provide further information if anyone wants it.

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                                                                                          I retested Radeon Chill on HD7970 /R9 280x/ R9 Nanos yesterday.


                                                                                          I was not expecting it to be improved yet. But there is not even a mention of Chill Performance Limitation on the Release Notes.

                                                                                          To me chill is still broken and needs fixed before it is worthwile using it, especially for those with lower end Freesync monitors (who will likely need Chill to match / improve lower end GPU performance).
                                                                                          See: Could AMD please add Keyboard and Mouse input Weighting sliders for for Chill in Adrenalin Driver?


                                                                                          Turning Chill on limits the keyboard only input FPS for me to around 45-55FPS on a wide range of games ... including Doom.


                                                                                          If you can could you please test it and see how it perfoms with your cards/ system?



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                                                                                              My problem with chill is that although it drops the fps down it still runs frequency balls to the wall, so the temps are not really effected, is it something I am doing wrong? The overlay also for some reason keeps on (crashing I think) coming up saying that Radeon client host needs to restart. But don't get me wrong, the in-game performance improvements are defiantly there and noticeable- GOOD DRIVER

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                                                                                                  I have run Chill Benchmarks and I definitely see temperature drop on the GPU in certain cases.
                                                                                                  The ability to measure the temperature difference you see will depend on Chill Min and Chill Max setting, the game, and the game activity.
                                                                                                  People with higher performance/power GPUs will likely see more effect of turning Chill on.


                                                                                                  Radeon Chill monitors user keyboard input, and mouse input, so that monitoring activity will incur some compute cost which should be insignificant CPU power increase versus saving on the GPU.


                                                                                                  Assuming your GPU can run the game at or near Chill Max FPS normally, with Chill off.
                                                                                                  Also assuming the game itself has no built in FPS power saving algorithm implemented in software.


                                                                                                  There are three cases to consider.


                                                                                                  1. If no activity detected on either then FPS should run at Chill Min.

                                                                                                  2. If you move your mouse rapidly for long enough the FPS will go up to Chill Max.

                                                                                                  3. In Radeon Chill, If you use any keyboard only input, FPS will rise to ~ (Chill Min + X)  FPS where X depends on the (Chill Max -Chill Min) value.


                                                                                                  Unfortunately for me, X is only about 15-25 FPS when Chill Min is 30 FPS, and Chill Max is 60-300 for a large number of games tested.

                                                                                                  Therefore Chill impacts gaming FPS performance for keyboard only input with those settings.
                                                                                                  In addition there is an inherent time lag to ramp up from Chill Min to Chill Min + X for keyboard only input which the User cannot modify, but it seems acceptable to me.

                                                                                                  Case 1 should save save power and drop GPU temps.
                                                                                                  Case 2 will not save power but given the wild mouse movement needed to sustain Chill Max for long enough, I cannot think of a game where that is realistic.

                                                                                                  Case 3. This will also save power, since with keyboard only input the FPS is only (Chill Min + X) and is  < Chill Max in all cases I tested.


                                                                                                  Running Chill benchmark in a repeatable manner can be difficult depending on what you situation you try to measure and what scene in the game you are testing.

                                                                                                  I will take a look to see what happens to the GPU Frequency on R9 Nanos in the three cases above.



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                                                                                                Tested it with my R9 380.

                                                                                                Some features are still buggy. Performance is ok


                                                                                                Most annoying thing is: to many unnecessary features (relive, gallery, overlay) again.

                                                                                                And this is the reason, why i downgrade to 17.11.1


                                                                                                AMD, please focus to drivers, API and documentation (for external developers)

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                                                                                                • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                  There is an issue with amddvr.exe. When watching a video on YouTube via Firefox the amddvr.exe process will keep the GPU clocks maxed and usage at 100% in a phantom state causing higher than idle temps. Ending this process drops clocks back to idle but it returns if you watch another video. I do not have Relive installed so I am not sure why this process is even running but i think it has to do with the overlay added in Adrenalin.

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                                                                                                  • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                    Systems blanking out and rebooting when playing a WebGL game (it's a hentai game or I'd be more specific) with either 18.2 build.  Don't remember it happening before that.


                                                                                                    A10-7850K with or without a 290 in it and an FX-7500.


                                                                                                    Had to switch to my NV card to keep playing so can't test further on the desktop at least.

                                                                                                    • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                      I'm still having issues with Relive which always stops working as soon as I alt-tab out of any game and back. The only thing that helps is a computer restart which is a real pain in the a**. Running Windows 10 x64 with RX580 8GB.


                                                                                                      For me it's a real issue.

                                                                                                        • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                          Hi, try setting Record Desktop switch to on in ReLive Recorder. Does that help?


                                                                                                            • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                              I tried it. The desktop works, but when i alt-tab back into the game still nothing. I also tried 18.2.1 and 18.2.3 same behaviour.

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                                                                                                                • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                                  I just tested Adrenalin 18.2.2. on Windows 10 64 bit recording Rise of Tomb Raider full screen, 4K, Maxed out graphics, in DX12 MultiGPU.
                                                                                                                  Turned on Desktop Recording.
                                                                                                                  I can ALT Tab out to desktop (Radeon Settings) and back in to Rise of the Tomb Raider and it all gets recorded fine.
                                                                                                                  i7-4790K and Dual R9 Nanos installed at the moment.
                                                                                                                  Maybe it is different in DX11 games ... I can look at that but it will be this evening.
                                                                                                                  Usual recommendation on this forum would be run DDU, remove all old AMD/Nvidia graphics drivers, reinstall AMD Driver, try again.


                                                                                                                  • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                                    And thanks for letting me know Adrenalin 18.2.3 is released .

                                                                                                                    • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                                      I do not have Windows 7 OS here. 
                                                                                                                      I quickly tried running Tom Clancy the Division at 4K in DX11 fresh Windows 7 18.2.2 Driver install running on unsupported Windows 8.1  64bit OS.
                                                                                                                      Even that allows me to record "The Division", ALT Tab  out to desktop, ALT Tab to Adrenaline GUI, ALT Tab to FireFox, ALT Tab back to Tom Clancy's the Division.
                                                                                                                      The ReLive Recording recorded everything correctly with no problems.

                                                                                                                      Even Crossfire DX 11 appears to be running great running this driver on an unsupported version of Windows 8.1 64bit.  
                                                                                                                      I am uninstalling the driver and reverting back to supported 17.4.4 Crimson ReLive for use on Windows 8.1 64bit.


                                                                                                                      I will try Windows 7 64bit later.



                                                                                                                • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                                  Still slow FPS on PES 2018. Last drivers who works well is 17.7.1.


                                                                                                                  Check on some PCs:


                                                                                                                  RX 580

                                                                                                                  RX 480

                                                                                                                  RX 570


                                                                                                                  Same on all

                                                                                                                  • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                                    Computer name: DESKTOP-ENP7QRA
                                                                                                                    Windows version: Windows 10 , 10.0, build: 16299
                                                                                                                    Windows dir: C:\WINDOWS
                                                                                                                    Hardware: Inspiron 5576, Dell Inc., 0JW8XC
                                                                                                                    CPU: AuthenticAMD AMD FX-9830P RADEON R7, 12 COMPUTE CORES 4C+8G AMD586, level: 21
                                                                                                                    4 logical processors, active mask: 15
                                                                                                                    RAM: 7999471616 bytes total


                                                                                                                    Crash Dump Analysis


                                                                                                                    Crash dumps are enabled on your computer. This system is not configured for complete or automatic crash dumps. For best results, configure your system to write out complete or automatic crash dumps. Select Tools->Crash Dump Configuration from the main menu to configure your system to write out complete memory dumps.

                                                                                                                    Crash dump directories:




                                                                                                                    On Sun 2/25/2018 1:02:59 PM your computer crashed or a problem was reported
                                                                                                                    crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\022518-9937-01.dmp
                                                                                                                    This was probably caused by the following module: atikmpag.sys (0xFFFFF80213F4F7E8)
                                                                                                                    Bugcheck code: 0x116 (0xFFFFA102F4107200, 0xFFFFF80213F4F7E8, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000001, 0x3)
                                                                                                                    Error: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR
                                                                                                                    file path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\c0323831.inf_amd64_1212be4b9fe2386c\atikmpag.sys
                                                                                                                    product: AMD driver
                                                                                                                    company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
                                                                                                                    description: AMD multi-vendor Miniport Driver
                                                                                                                    Bug check description: This indicates that an attempt to reset the display driver and recover from a timeout failed.
                                                                                                                    A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: atikmpag.sys (AMD multi-vendor Miniport Driver, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.).
                                                                                                                    Google query: atikmpag.sys Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. VIDEO_TDR_ERROR





                                                                                                                    One crash dump has been found and analyzed. A third party driver has been identified to be causing system crashes on your computer. It is strongly suggested that you check for updates for these drivers on their company websites. Click on the links below to search with Google for updates for these drivers:

                                                                                                                    • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                                      manually update windows threw device manager its what i do as sometimes windows downloads a heap of packages driver wise & installs the wrong way.Its why i use device manager as you can back track the other drivers for your system to suit & update to the compatible drivers to suit. Windows is hit or miss more mainstream builds i trust it but with Dell builds or Pre builts i use the device manager & manually update to suit just a habbit i use with all builds & repairs i do.

                                                                                                                      • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                                        Does happen with pre built like Dell, HP etc. Stick with the newest if they are stable running 18.2.1 drivers atm not to bad on my pesky build.

                                                                                                                        • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                                          Still crashing regularly in TDR thread. I only play GW2 which is a DX9 game. Crash dump below. As always, clean install new drivers, no Relive or other bits installed. Graphics card is Sapphire RX560.



                                                                                                                          Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.15063.468 AMD64

                                                                                                                          Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.



                                                                                                                          Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP]

                                                                                                                          Kernel Bitmap Dump File: Kernel address space is available, User address space may not be available.


                                                                                                                          Symbol search path is: srv*

                                                                                                                          Executable search path is:

                                                                                                                          Windows 10 Kernel Version 16299 MP (8 procs) Free x64

                                                                                                                          Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal

                                                                                                                          Built by: 16299.15.amd64fre.rs3_release.170928-1534

                                                                                                                          Machine Name:

                                                                                                                          Kernel base = 0xfffff801`7ae1d000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff801`7b184110

                                                                                                                          Debug session time: Sun Mar  4 15:57:43.639 2018 (UTC + 11:00)

                                                                                                                          System Uptime: 1 days 1:01:20.307

                                                                                                                          Loading Kernel Symbols


                                                                                                                          ..Page 23e511 not present in the dump file. Type ".hh dbgerr004" for details

                                                                                                                          ........Page 110f76 not present in the dump file. Type ".hh dbgerr004" for details



                                                                                                                          Loading User Symbols


                                                                                                                          Loading unloaded module list



                                                                                                                          *                                                                             *

                                                                                                                          *                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *

                                                                                                                          *                                                                             *



                                                                                                                          Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.


                                                                                                                          BugCheck 116, {ffffd00c02c811a0, fffff80b3669f99c, 0, d}


                                                                                                                          *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys

                                                                                                                          Probably caused by : atikmpag.sys ( atikmpag+f99c )


                                                                                                                          Followup:     MachineOwner



                                                                                                                          6: kd> !analyze -v


                                                                                                                          *                                                                             *

                                                                                                                          *                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *

                                                                                                                          *                                                                             *



                                                                                                                          VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)

                                                                                                                          Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.


                                                                                                                          Arg1: ffffd00c02c811a0, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).

                                                                                                                          Arg2: fffff80b3669f99c, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).

                                                                                                                          Arg3: 0000000000000000, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.

                                                                                                                          Arg4: 000000000000000d, Optional internal context dependent data.


                                                                                                                          Debugging Details:




                                                                                                                          DUMP_CLASS: 1


                                                                                                                          DUMP_QUALIFIER: 401


                                                                                                                          BUILD_VERSION_STRING:  16299.15.amd64fre.rs3_release.170928-1534


                                                                                                                          SYSTEM_MANUFACTURER:  Dell Inc.


                                                                                                                          SYSTEM_PRODUCT_NAME:  XPS 8920


                                                                                                                          SYSTEM_SKU:  07DC


                                                                                                                          SYSTEM_VERSION:  1.0.7


                                                                                                                          BIOS_VENDOR:  Dell Inc.


                                                                                                                          BIOS_VERSION:  1.0.7


                                                                                                                          BIOS_DATE:  06/05/2017


                                                                                                                          BASEBOARD_MANUFACTURER:  Dell Inc.


                                                                                                                          BASEBOARD_PRODUCT:  0VHXCD


                                                                                                                          BASEBOARD_VERSION:  A01


                                                                                                                          DUMP_TYPE:  1


                                                                                                                          BUGCHECK_P1: ffffd00c02c811a0


                                                                                                                          BUGCHECK_P2: fffff80b3669f99c


                                                                                                                          BUGCHECK_P3: 0


                                                                                                                          BUGCHECK_P4: d




                                                                                                                          fffff80b`3669f99c 4883ec28        sub     rsp,28h


                                                                                                                          DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  GRAPHICS_DRIVER_TDR_FAULT


                                                                                                                          CPU_COUNT: 8


                                                                                                                          CPU_MHZ: e10


                                                                                                                          CPU_VENDOR:  GenuineIntel


                                                                                                                          CPU_FAMILY: 6


                                                                                                                          CPU_MODEL: 9e


                                                                                                                          CPU_STEPPING: 9


                                                                                                                          CPU_MICROCODE: 6,9e,9,0 (F,M,S,R)  SIG: 5E'00000000 (cache) 5E'00000000 (init)


                                                                                                                          BUGCHECK_STR:  0x116


                                                                                                                          PROCESS_NAME:  System


                                                                                                                          CURRENT_IRQL:  0


                                                                                                                          ANALYSIS_SESSION_HOST:  HOMER


                                                                                                                          ANALYSIS_SESSION_TIME:  03-04-2018 16:55:30.0306


                                                                                                                          ANALYSIS_VERSION: 10.0.15063.468 amd64fre



                                                                                                                          ffff8287`6dcef6d8 fffff80b`361cce10 : 00000000`00000116 ffffd00c`02c811a0 fffff80b`3669f99c 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx

                                                                                                                          ffff8287`6dcef6e0 fffff80b`361cc4e3 : fffff80b`3669f99c ffffd00c`02c811a0 ffff8287`6dcef7e9 00000000`00000000 : dxgkrnl!TdrBugcheckOnTimeout+0xec

                                                                                                                          ffff8287`6dcef720 fffff80b`3754cf64 : ffffd00c`02c811a0 ffff8287`6dcef7e9 00000000`0035a4ea ffff8287`6dcef900 : dxgkrnl!TdrIsRecoveryRequired+0x193

                                                                                                                          ffff8287`6dcef750 fffff80b`375b3921 : ffffd00b`ff29a000 00000000`00000001 ffffd00b`ff29a000 ffffd00b`fd917000 : dxgmms2!VidSchiReportHwHang+0x4c8

                                                                                                                          ffff8287`6dcef850 fffff80b`3758e823 : 00000000`00000002 00000000`0057f785 00000000`0035a4ea 00000000`00000400 : dxgmms2!VidSchiCheckHwProgress+0x24bb1

                                                                                                                          ffff8287`6dcef8c0 fffff80b`3752a0bc : 00000000`00000000 ffffd00b`fd917000 00000000`ffffffff 00000000`ffffffff : dxgmms2!VidSchiWaitForSchedulerEvents+0x303

                                                                                                                          ffff8287`6dcef990 fffff80b`3759cc5f : ffffd00b`fe3bc000 ffffd00b`fd917000 ffffd00b`fe3bc010 ffffd00b`fd917000 : dxgmms2!VidSchiScheduleCommandToRun+0x33c

                                                                                                                          ffff8287`6dcefa80 fffff80b`3759cc1e : ffffd00b`fd917500 ffffd00b`fd917000 00000000`00000080 fffff80b`3759cb90 : dxgmms2!VidSchiRun_PriorityTable+0x2f

                                                                                                                          ffff8287`6dcefad0 fffff801`7af33b87 : ffffd00b`fd914700 fffff80b`3759cb90 ffffb980`7b080180 000004ed`bd9bbfff : dxgmms2!VidSchiWorkerThread+0x8e

                                                                                                                          ffff8287`6dcefb10 fffff801`7af99be6 : ffffb980`7b080180 ffffd00b`fd914700 fffff801`7af33b40 16168230`1a168231 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x47

                                                                                                                          ffff8287`6dcefb60 00000000`00000000 : ffff8287`6dcf0000 ffff8287`6dce9000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiStartSystemThread+0x16



                                                                                                                          STACK_COMMAND:  kb


                                                                                                                          THREAD_SHA1_HASH_MOD_FUNC:  a05e887139f0ff6cbfa648fbee599294462fd682


                                                                                                                          THREAD_SHA1_HASH_MOD_FUNC_OFFSET:  dc5aed2af84e9387cf37b11e10d0535486fe7aab


                                                                                                                          THREAD_SHA1_HASH_MOD:  65b26f16328fe41a723c00193723d68b091ef48d




                                                                                                                          fffff80b`3669f99c 4883ec28        sub     rsp,28h


                                                                                                                          FAULT_INSTR_CODE:  28ec8348


                                                                                                                          SYMBOL_NAME:  atikmpag+f99c


                                                                                                                          FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner


                                                                                                                          MODULE_NAME: atikmpag


                                                                                                                          IMAGE_NAME:  atikmpag.sys


                                                                                                                          DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP:  5a7a3472


                                                                                                                          IMAGE_VERSION:  23.20.15017.4003


                                                                                                                          FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0x116_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys


                                                                                                                          BUCKET_ID:  0x116_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys


                                                                                                                          PRIMARY_PROBLEM_CLASS:  0x116_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys


                                                                                                                          TARGET_TIME:  2018-03-04T04:57:43.000Z


                                                                                                                          OSBUILD:  16299


                                                                                                                          OSSERVICEPACK:  0


                                                                                                                          SERVICEPACK_NUMBER: 0


                                                                                                                          OS_REVISION: 0


                                                                                                                          SUITE_MASK:  784


                                                                                                                          PRODUCT_TYPE:  1


                                                                                                                          OSPLATFORM_TYPE:  x64


                                                                                                                          OSNAME:  Windows 10


                                                                                                                          OSEDITION:  Windows 10 WinNt TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal




                                                                                                                          USER_LCID:  0


                                                                                                                          OSBUILD_TIMESTAMP:  2018-02-10 15:34:33


                                                                                                                          BUILDDATESTAMP_STR:  170928-1534


                                                                                                                          BUILDLAB_STR:  rs3_release


                                                                                                                          BUILDOSVER_STR:  10.0.16299.15.amd64fre.rs3_release.170928-1534


                                                                                                                          ANALYSIS_SESSION_ELAPSED_TIME:  66a


                                                                                                                          ANALYSIS_SOURCE:  KM


                                                                                                                          FAILURE_ID_HASH_STRING:  km:0x116_image_atikmpag.sys


                                                                                                                          FAILURE_ID_HASH:  {e300aa8c-6915-3f37-7957-d2e4fc30a6fd}


                                                                                                                          Followup:     MachineOwner


                                                                                                                          • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                                            THIS IS THE WORST UPDATE, IT WILL JUST CRASH! I WAS FINE WITH 18.2.1 BUT THIS. THIS IS THE REASON WHY EVERYONE GOES FOR NVDIA.

                                                                                                                            • Re: Adrenalin 18.2.2 Driver Feedback Thread

                                                                                                                              ROG Strix GL702ZC user reporting it hasnt crashed yet and it has been several days.