AMD Radeon Adrenalin 19.9.2 Expands Radeon Image Sharpening To Several Polaris Based Cards

Keith May

Radeon Image Sharpening was introduced along with the launch of the Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards as a way to help improve image fidelity by increasing the sharpness of an image through a one-click solution. But, at launch, it was limited to the Radeon RX 5700 Series of graphics cards but only with DX9, DX12, and Vulkan titles launching in Windows 10. As of this driver, the support has been expanded, and while it's not an all-encompassing solution, it does expand the supported graphics cards to include the Radeon RX 470, RX 570, RX 480, RX 580, and RX 590 as well, but only with DX12 and Vulkan support, with DX9 being left out on this one, but still requiring Windows 10. Those itching for it on their Vega cards will have to continue to wait however as it's not getting RIS this time around, but it's good to see the expansion begin.


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In addition to expanding Radeon Image Sharpening the new Radeon Adrenalin 19.9.2 is claiming up to 16% better performance with the Radeon RX 5700 Series cards in Borderlands 3.

Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of September 12th, 2019 on Borderlands 3 (DirectX® 12 at ‘Badass’ Presets) at 1080p resolution. Performance may vary based on resolution and settings.

We’ve included the official driver release notes as well as known issues below:

Support For

  • Borderlands 3
    • Up to 16 % FPS improvement on the Radeon™ RX 5700 graphics card running Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition version 19.9.2 vs. 19.9.1 drivers.RS-312
  • Radeon Image Sharpening
    • Now available on Radeon RX 590, Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570, Radeon RX 480 and Radeon RX 470 series desktop graphics products for DirectX®12 and Vulkan® applications.

Fixed Issues

  • With v-sync enabled FPS may be locked to 30 on some displays set to 75hz refresh rates.
  • System instability may be experienced on some Radeon RX 5700 series graphics system configurations when watching video content in a web browser.
  • Audio for clips captured by Radeon ReLive may be corrupted or garbled when desktop recording is enabled.
  • Radeon Settings may list core clocks as not available with some Radeon RX 5700 series graphics system configurations.
  • Enabling Enhanced Sync may cause game, application or system crashes on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.

Known Issues

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice™ may exhibit texture corruption during later parts of the game.
  • Toggling HDR may cause system instability during gaming when Radeon ReLive is enabled.
  • Discord™ may experience an application hang on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products when HW acceleration is enabled.
  • Display artifacts may be experienced on some 75hz display configurations on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics system configurations.
  • Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 may experience stutter on some system configurations.
  • Open Broadcasting Software™ may experience frame drops or stutter when using AMF encoding on some system configurations.
  • HDMI® overscan and underscan options may be missing from Radeon Settings on AMD Radeon VII system configurations when the primary display is set to 60hz.
  • Stutter may be experienced when Radeon FreeSync is enabled on 240hz refresh displays with Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
  • AMD Radeon VII may experience elevated memory clocks at idle or on desktop.

The new Radeon Adrenalin 19.9.2 driver can be downloaded through AMD’s official website here.

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