Wed. Jul 15th, 2020

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 Releases: support for PlayReady 3.0

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AMD just released its first Radeon Software Adrenalin graphics driver in August (2019 Edition 19.8.1). Although there is no support or game optimization listed, it does bring support for PlayReady 3.0 to the latest RX 5700 series. It is reported that RX 5700 series graphics cards based on RNDA architecture (and last year’s Polaris RX 400 / 500 series GPUs) can now enjoy 4K content protected by Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 DRM (such as Netflix platform).

AMD Radeon


Support For        

  • Microsoft® PlayReady®3.0
    •  Supported on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.

Fixed Issues

  • Some system configurations may experience color corruption after install of Radeon Software when running Windows® 10 May 2019 update. Issue is resolved in the latest Windows® Update 18362.267 (KB4505903)
  • Radeon Chill settings may not sync with game profile settings when changed in-game through Radeon Overlay
  • Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may experience a black screen or flickering when applying auto overclocking memory with games or applications running in fullscreen
  • Radeon AntiLag may slightly impact performance in select games
  • Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics may experience a black screen during uninstall on Windows®7 system configurations. A work around is to perform uninstall in safe mode.
  • Recording clips with Radeon ReLive may result in blank clips on Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics with Windows®7 system configurations.

Known Issues

  • Stutter may be experienced when Radeon FreeSync is enabled on 240hz refresh displays with Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
  • Radeon Performance Metrics may report incorrect VRAM utilization.
  • AMD Radeon VII may experience elevated memory clocks at idle or on desktop.
  • Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to appear when toggled in game.
  • Audio for clips captured by Radeon ReLive may be corrupted or garbled when desktop recording is enabled.
  • Enabling Enhanced Sync may cause game, application or system crashes on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.