Just in time for the sales release of the Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 (test) with Navi-21 GPU based on the new RDNA-2 architecture, AMD has released the first graphics driver for the new series. In addition to the optimizations for the new graphics cards and expanded support for Vulkan, WoW: Shadowlands is also supported.
First driver for the Radeon RX 6000 series
With the Adrenalin 2020 Edition 11/20/2, AMD has released the first official driver for the Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800, which apart from optimizations for the Vulkan API and World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (system requirements) brings few innovations.
The official release notes are accordingly clear apart from the problems that have been fixed and errors that have not yet been corrected:
Radeon™ RX 6800 SeriesWorld of Warcraft: Shadowlands
Added Vulkan® Support
This extension provides the ability to change the shading rate per fragment. This extension allows for multiple pixels to be shaded via a single fragment shader invocation as opposed to the normal rate of one invocation per pixel.
Enabling Record Desktop and Instant Replay may cause hitching or stutter during fullscreen video playback on some system configurations.Custom fan settings may not retain after waking from sleep on Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.Graphical glitching may occur on Radeon RX 500 series graphics products when at idle or at desktop with multiple high refresh rate Radeon FreeSync displays connected.Disabling performance metrics overlay while in game can sometimes cause frame freeze or stuttering.Lower than expected performance may be experienced on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products in Xuan-Yuan Sword VII™.Mouse corruption may be experienced when changing graphics options to Vulkan® API in Serious Sam 4™.Corruption may be visible on some surfaces in Far Cry™ Primal on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
Brightness flickering may intermittently occur in some games when Radeon FreeSync is enabled, and the game is set to use borderless fullscreen.Metro Exodus™, Shadow of the Tomb Raider™, Battlefield™ V, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War may experience intermittent application crashes with DirectX® Raytracing enabled.Anisotropic Filtering in Radeon Software graphics settings is not taking effect in DirexctX®9 applications on RDNA graphics products.Crysis™ Remastered may experience corruption on character models on Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics products.World of Warcraft: Shadowlands may fail to launch when DirectX®12 API is selected on Windows®7 system configurations.Some games may experience stuttering when set to borderless fullscreen and an extended display is connected running the Netflix™ windows store application on RDNA graphics products.Radeon recording and streaming features may fail to enable on AMD Radeon HD 7800 series graphics products.Screen space reflections may appear with flickering corruption in Battlefield™ V on RDNA graphics products.Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.Performance Metrics Overlay and the Performance Tuning tab incorrectly report higher than expected idle clock speeds on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products. Performance and power consumption are not impacted by this incorrect reporting.Enhanced Sync may cause a black screen to occur when enabled on some games and system configurations. Any users who may be experiencing issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a temporary workaround.
AMD Adrenalin 2020.11.2 can be downloaded as usual from the manufacturer’s website or directly below this message from the ComputerBase download archive.
AMD Adrenalin (formerly Crimson or Catalyst) is the driver for all Radeon graphics cards.
Version 2020 Edition 20.11.2 Optional (WHQL) German Version 20.45, Linux German +6 others