Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.2 Release Notes

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.2 Release Notes

Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.4.2
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 17.4.2 Highlights
    • Initial support for Windows®10 Creators Update.
Fixed Issues
    • SteamVR Asynchronous Reprojection feature may not function or enable correctly on supported hardware.
    • Battlefield™1 may experience poor scaling in Multi GPU mode using DirectX®11 API.
    • Radeon ReLive may experience flickering when recording with an extended display connected on Windows®7 system configurations.
    • Application profiles in Radeon Settings may fail to retain after system log off or reboot for some gaming applications.
    • Windows® Security popup may be experienced after install and reboot on some Hybrid Graphics system configurations.
Known Issues
    • Radeon WattMan may fail to apply settings on some Radeon R9 390 series graphics products.
    • 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 intermittently fail to work after performing task switches of applications. A work around is to disable and then enable the feature in Radeon Software.
    • Radeon ReLive may exhibit corruption in recordings when capturing Microsoft Office applications.
    • Radeon ReLive may experience recording or streaming issues when task switching using ALT+TAB.
Package Contents
The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.2 installation package contains the following:
    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.2 Driver Version 17.10.1711. (Windows Driver Store Version 22.19.157.3)
The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.2 installation package can be downloaded from the following links:
Installing Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.2
For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition, please refer to the following support resources:
NOTE: 
This driver is not intended for use on AMD Radeon products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.
When installing Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.2 for the Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.2.
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.2 requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
Radeon Product Compatibility
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.2 is compatible with the following AMD Radeon products.
Note that AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury, Radeon™ Pro Duo, and Radeon™ RX 400 Series graphics are only supported by Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition on Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit.

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.

Question from  Veritech
Hi. I need some help. How can I watch UHD channel? What is your cpu and gpu? I really need help to setup my Dvbviewer. I have Q9400 OC 3.2 Ghz HD 7850 2gb and DDR2 8gb



Hi, UHD Channels use HEVC coded content. This is a task for a GPU , normally the CPU would be doing other operations. My 6core phenom could not cope with this. However after I purchased the AMD RX480 that was such a breeze for the UHD HEVC content to be decoded. Not sure how good your Q9400 would be at decoding HEVC using software. You can watch my demo video here https://youtu.be/4r8lUJGZT84 Also take a look at my blog https://rx480.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Thanks, I have also registered cyberlink codecs and they work fine with h264 and HW acceleration DXVA. Been running DVBviewer for a week or so now and it works fine with DXVA enabled for h264 using Cyberlink codecs.

How to connect all your gadgets at home to your tv or AV amplifier

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.1 Release Notes


Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSONRELIVE-17.1.1
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 17.1.1 Highlights
Support For
    • Resident Evil™ 7: Biohazard
Fixed Issues
    • Dishonored™2 may experience an application crash or hang on some Radeon R9 380 configurations.
    • Radeon ReLive may show an improper warning popup message when using Windows®7 basic themes.
    • AMD XConnect™ Technology configurations may experience a blue screen system hang when audio drivers load.
    • Solidworks™ will no longer terminate on unplug using AMD XConnect™ Technology configurations.
    • Some system configurations may experience a black screen after installing Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Editions 16.12.1 and later.
    • Display corruption or TDR may be experienced after applications wake up from a display timeout.
    • Paragon™ may experience flickering in Multi GPU with DirectX®11.
    • Radeon ReLive may crash or become unresponsive when toggling Multi GPU with Desktop Recording and/or Instant Replay enabled.
Known Issues
    • 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 experience an application hang when launched with Multi GPU enabled.
    • Radeon RX 400 series products may experience scaling issues for some applications when using the display scaling feature.
    • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ may experience an application hang when running in Multi GPU with DirectX®12 and performing a task switch.
    • AMD Multi GPU configurations may experience a system hang or reboot during install when using tiled MST 4K or 5K displays.
    • Mouse cursor corruption may be intermittently experienced on Radeon RX 480.
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.
    • Battlefield™1 may experience UI flickering and/or performance drops when recording gameplay with Radeon ReLive on graphics products with 4GB or less of VRAM.
    • Radeon ReLive recordings or overlay may experience flicker when creating a single recording for many hours.
    • 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.
Package Contents
The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.1 installation package contains the following:
    • Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.1 Driver Version 16.50.2611
The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.1 installation package can be downloaded from the following links:
Installing Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.1
For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition, please refer to the following support resources:
NOTE: 
This driver is not intended for use on AMD Radeon products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.

Friday, 13 January 2017

RX480 power draw, temperature and other sensors

If you use GPU-Z this gives you an indication of power draw, temperature and many other sensors on RX480







https://sites.google.com/site/windows10okok/

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

h264 and LAV

What we really need is someone with an NVidia or Intel Graphics to play the same vids using LAV with DXVA turned on and report back.
Looking back at the LAV fixes over the last couple of years these issues are mentioned many times. These issues are probably ignored by many software houses as the bog standard h264 works without dxva, on many apps the DXVA is turned on as default and cannot be turned off and I believe that is what is causing the corruption. However this issue is affecting many users and needs fixing.
These two video I am sharing play fine for me using WMP
They screw up when played using DVBviewer and MPC-HCx64
In MPC-HCx64 the videos also fail when LAV filter is disabled. Disabled the codec does not appear to do anything but if you change the filter DXVA settings then that does make a difference.
The unknown factor is what CODEC settings does WMP use and how to change them.
Test06012017 - 2.ts - Google Drive


Just added those videos to my DLNA streamer running from my PC and I can confirm they play perfectly on my SAMSUNG UE55KS9000, which is what is expected. The TV will have its own GPU so this seems to indicate there is no problem with the videos themselves.

yes as I mentioned before progressive scan videos work most of the time.....
I have loads of videos taken by iphones (1080p) and all play fine with LAV DXVA turned on.
AMD try this video which works with LAV h.264 ....1080p

Monday, 9 January 2017

RX480 h.264 problem update

ray_m
Hi, Engineering have analysed the ciip you provided and comeback saying "the corruption you see is because the clip itself is already corrupted, the first frame is a B-frame and it does not contain and SPS/PPS."  This of course is beyond my pay grade, but I found something odd. No matter what settings I use in MPCHC, the video is corrupted. If I play the same clip in VLC is plays fine. I've gone back responding that you also experience the corruption while watching the live TV broadcast. Is this correct ?
Frank Vella
Hi Ray, thanks for your response. I can confirm that when I enable LAV filter DXVA2 with H264 hw acc, the picture is corrupt when I watch it live, same applies when I use Microsoft decoder. This issue of no SPS/PPS in the media type was supposedly fixed by LAV support team in version 0.66.0
Also in my case that video I sent you plays fine in  MPCHC and DVBviewer when I disable h264 in LAV filter. 

LAV Filters 0.68.0 out - General DVBViewer Pro/GE...

If your engineers want to remote on to my PC let me know and I will try and help. Just as an additional note other users have uploaded videos for testing and it may be an idea to get another video from someone else just in case I have something wrong with my rig.

The question you need to ask is why does everything play fine with no HW acceleration h.264 and it goes wrong with DXVA2 turned on for h.264.



 what are SPS/PPS


Just spent about half an hour changing channels (all H.264 1080i) and noticed a variety of results. The data stream can vary from approx 3MBit/s to 10MBit/s ....most of the channels with very low bit rate the picture is very bad, the HD channels with higher bit rates fare a lot better and in some cases are ready for a minute or so before you notice a failure. This obviously throws a different perspective of the problem. The channels I was looking at in the UK ....BBC1 HD, ITV1 HD Channel 4 on Freeview, also tested on Freesat ....one channel NHK World HD the picture is totally frozen ( the sound is OK).


01-09_22-57-32_NHK World HD_NHK Newsline.ts - Goo... 

​The above video just recorded from NHK World HD the picture totally freezes when played live or recorded using H264 HW acc DXVA, when turned off it plays fine.  This was taken off fresat  (DVB-S2) so is different transmission type just in case it was DVB-T2 that was causing the issue.

btw Ray, when I play the first video I sent you on Friday in MPCHC with h.264 turned off in LAV it plays fine for me. Don't forget that if you use another decoder it may have H.264 HW acc turned on as default so may be initiating DXVA HW acceleration.