Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.1 Release Notes

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.1 Release Notes

Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.3.1
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD's advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.1 Highlights
Support For
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands
      • Up to 6% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 480 when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.2.1(1)
New Multi GPU Profile for:
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands (DirectX® 11)
Fixed Issues
    • Battlefield™ 1 may experience flickering textures or terrain when returning to game after performing a task switch.
    • For Honor™ may experience flickering or corruption on character models when highlighting them in menus.
    • For Honor™ may experience texture flickering in Multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • Radeon Settings may fail to install the latest graphics driver on systems with user accounts that contain spaces.
    • Mouse cursor corruption may be experienced on some Radeon RX 480 series graphics products.
    • Custom fan settings in Radeon WattMan are sometimes not retained after the system enters sleep or hibernate.
    • Adjusting Radeon WattMan settings on some Radeon R9 380 series products may cause display flickering or application hangs.
    • System may fail to reboot when "Restart Now" is selected during a custom Radeon Software install.
    • Borderless Fullscreen mode and AMD FreeSync™ technology may experience stuttering or flickering on some multi display system configurations.
    • Radeon ReLive is not functional when Hyper-V is enabled on Windows®.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive may experience stuttering when using Radeon Chill.
    • DOTA™ 2 may experience stuttering on some system configurations with Radeon ReLive enabled.
Known Issues
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands may sometimes fail to launch in three or four way Multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands may experience flicker in Multi GPU system configurations when performing a tsk switch or changing graphics settings while the game is running.
    • Application profiles in Radeon Settings may fail to retain after system log off or reboot for some gaming applications.
    • AMD FreeSync™ technology mode may not be compatible or function with Sniper Elite™ 4.
    • Enabling supersampling in Sniper Elite™ 4 may cause image cropping.
    • Radeon Settings may crash on switching Windows® user after toggling AMD CrossFire™ technology mode.
    • A small amount of apps may still experience issues with Borderless Fullscreen mode and AMD FreeSync™ technology if other applications or game launchers are running on the primary screen in the background.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft™ may experience flickering or performance issues the first time the game is launched on a system boot with AMD FreeSync™ technology enabled. Workarounds include exiting and restarting the application or task switching (alt+tab) in and out of the game to fix the issue.
    • Shadow Warrior 2™ may fail to enable Multi GPU on game launch due to a missing application profile in Radeon Settings.
Known Issues for Radeon ReLive
    • The XBOX™ DVR application may cause conflicts with Radeon ReLive, users are suggested to disable XBOX™ DVR if Radeon ReLive is experiencing issues.
    • Radeon ReLive may fail to install on AMD APU Family products or experience a system hang or failure to record when using the recording feature on AMD APU Family products.
    • Radeon ReLive may stop working after hot unplugging of a secondary display.
    • Radeon ReLive will not allow recording settings to change with Instant Replay enabled. A workaround is to disable Instant Replay and change settings then enable Instant Replay.
    • Vulkan™ applications may experience a game hang when using Radeon ReLive to record.
    • Radeon ReLive will not notify an end user of low disk space during recording.
    • System information overlay is only generated on first run and will not be repopulated when system configuration is changed.
Disclaimer
  1. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of March 4, 2017 on the Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card, on a test system comprising Intel i7 5960X CPU, 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, Radeon Software Crimson  ReLive Edition driver 17.2.1 and Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.3.1and Windows 10 x64 using the game Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands. At 2560x1440, Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.1 scored on average 44.79 frames per second and Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.2.1 scored on average 42.1 frames per second using the Radeon RX 480 graphics card, which is 6% faster performance. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.

Package Contents
The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.1 installation package contains the following:
    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.1 Driver Version 16.60.2711 (Windows Driver Store Version 21.19.523.0)
The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.1 installation package can be downloaded from the following links:

Monday, 13 February 2017

H264 seems to be working with 17.2.1

Installed 17.2.1 and tested using DVBviewer (LAV filter) DXVA for H264 enabled. This used to fail, tested for 10 minutes using BBC1 HD and ITV1 HD (terrestial feed), both worked fine for me. Both those two channels used to fail before. I will see what the other folks have to say but it looks good at the minute.

Testing 17.2.1

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1 Release Notes

Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.2.1
​​Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD's advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1 Highlights
Support For
  • For Honor™
    • Up to 4% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 480 series products when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.1.2(1)
    • Sniper Elite™ 4
    • Up to XX% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 480 series products when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.1.2.(2)
Multi GPU profile added for DirectX® 11:
    • For Honor™
    • Sniper Elite™ 4
Fixed Issues
    • For Honor™ may experience an application crash when switching to fullscreen or menus in gameplay on Multi GPU configurations
    • On some Radeon GCN products DXVA H.264 encoded video may experience corruption when fast forwarding or seeking through content
    • AMD FreeSync™ technology mode may fail to enable itself on some fullscreen applications.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive has incorrect default slider values with Radeon Chill enabled. Users can modify these values to suit the experience they want.
    • Graphics processor information may be missing from system information overlay on Radeon ReLive captured videos.
    • DayZ may experience an application crash when Radeon ReLive Instant Replay/Recording is active or the feature may not work as expected.
    • Memory clocks may become locked at low states on Radeon R9 380 series products.
    • Radeon ReLive recording in fullscreen with Windows Media Player or Power DVD may experience flickering.
    • AMD Radeon HD 7900 series products may experience shadow corruption when shadows are disabled in Civilization™ VI.
    • GRID™ Autosport may experience an application hang when enabling the advanced lighting graphics option
Known Issues
    • For Honor™ may experience game menu flickering issues or fail to render after performing a task switch in 4x Multi GPU system configurations.
    • Adjusting Radeon WattMan settings on some Radeon R9 380 series products may cause display flickering or application hangs.
    • AMD FreeSync™ technology mode may not be compatible or function with Sniper Elite™ 4.
    • Enabling supersampling in Sniper Elite™ 4 may cause image cropping.
    • Radeon Settings may crash on switching Windows® user after toggling AMD CrossFire™ technology mode.
    • A small amount of apps may still experience issues with Borderless Fullscreen mode and AMD FreeSync™ technology if other applications or game launchers are running on the primary screen in the background.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft™ may experience flickering or performance issues the first time the game is launched on a system boot with AMD FreeSync™ technology enabled. Workarounds include exiting and restarting the application or task switching (alt+tab) in and out of the game to fix the issue.
Known Issues for Radeon ReLive
    • The XBOX™ DVR application may cause conflicts with Radeon ReLive, users are suggested to disable XBOX™ DVR if Radeon ReLive is experiencing issues.
    • Radeon ReLive may fail to install on AMD APU Family products or experience a system hang or failure to record when using the recording feature on AMD APU Family products.
    • Radeon ReLive may stop working after hot unplugging of a secondary display.
    • Radeon ReLive may experience minor graphical corruption for the first few recorded frames when launching UWP applications.
    • Radeon ReLive will not allow recording settings to change with Instant Replay enabled. A workaround is to disable Instant Replay and change settings then enable Instant Replay.
    • Vulkan™ applications may experience a game hang when using Radeon ReLive to record.
    • Radeon ReLive will not notify an end user of low disk space during recording.
    • System information overlay is only generated on first run and will not be repopulated when system configuration is changed.
    • Radeon ReLive may not function when Hyper-V is enabled on Windows®.
Disclaimer
  1. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 10, 2017 on the Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card, on a test system comprising Intel i7 5960X CPU, 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition driver 17.1.2 and Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.2.1and Windows 10 x64 using the game For Honor™. At 1920x1080, Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1 scored on average 77.9 frames per second and Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.1.2 scored on average 75.2 frames per second using the Radeon RX 480 graphics card, which is 4% faster performance. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.
  2. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 10, 2017 on the Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card, on a test system comprising Intel i7 5960X CPU, 16GB DDR4-2666 Mhz system memory, Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition driver 17.1.2 and Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.2.1and Windows 10 x64 using the game Sniper Elite 4™. At 2560x1440, Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1 scored on average 58.4 frames per second and Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.1.2 scored on average 55.7 frames per second using the Radeon RX 480 graphics card, which is 5% faster performance. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.

Package Contents
The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1 installation package contains the following:
    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1 Driver Version 16.60.2011 (Windows Driver Store Version 21.19.519.0)
The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1 installation package can be downloaded from the following links

Monday, 6 February 2017

UHD 4K Netflix with Windows 10 using AMD RX480

UHD 4K Netflix with Windows 10 using AMD RX480
is this possible?
Reports suggest this is possible using an Intel Kaby Lake device as that supports HEVC 10 bit.
As the RX480 has on-board hw acceleration (DXVA2) which supports HEVC one would assume it is possible.
With this configuration would you need to have an HDCP2.2 capable monitor (or TV) for this to work if at all possible.
Any feedback would be appreciated.

https://community.amd.com/message/2778948

Monday, 30 January 2017

219. Re: RX480 DXVA H.264 not working.
ray_m
Feedback received from Engineering indicated it's a bug with the LAV filter. I'll give you more information when I'm in the officer tomorrow.

223. Re: RX480 DXVA H.264 not working.
Frank Vella
Thanks for the info Ray. If that is the case it would be useful if AMD report the issue to LAV support, that would have more clout than a message from the general public.