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AMD GPU driver high CPU usage

Question asked by mcfoschat on Sep 25, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 22, 2020 by moondust



My setup is the following:


CPU: i5 4460  
GPU: RX 580 4GB  
RAM: 2x4 GB  
OS: Windows 10 with the latest updates  
GPU Driver: Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.9.2 Release date: 9/23/2019  


I've noticed degraded performance in games recently so I've opened up MSI Afterburner to see what's happening. I saw that my CPU usage was pretty much 100% always while gaming which is unusual for the games I was running.


I've opened up the Task Manager to see that both the Radeon Setting: Host Application and the Radeon Setting: Host Service are hogging 25-30% CPU for themselves pretty much halving the performance of my PC even when no game is running.


I've installed this driver to check out the CoD MW beta since it couldn't run on the older one I had installed. First I uninstalled the old one with DDU and installed this one. I didn't have an issue like this with the previous driver but I've had a similar issue over a year ago and then I just had to uninstall the Intel HD driver from my PC, but I haven't reinstalled it, so that isn't the solution this time.


I've already tried reinstalling the driver after uninstalling it with DDU but it haven't solved my issue.