AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1: drivers with support for Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 on the RX 5700.

AMD Radeon has released its first Adrenalin drivers for the month of August. The AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 drivers have been dedicated to bringing support for Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 for the recent AMD Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards. There have also been quite a few bug fixes regarding drivers from previous versions. The company still doesn’t recognize the RX 5700’s high fan speed when sitting on the desktop as a problem, though.

Microsoft PlayReady is a DRM system that has been developed by the software giant since 2007. This software incorporates several features that were already found in other DRM protection systems, as well as being independent of the platform on which it is used. The new AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 drivers add support for the AMD Radeon RX 5700 graphics card, so that it is compatible with this type of software.

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1: drivers with support for Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 on the RX 5700

Fixed issues with AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 drivers

Unlike what happened with versions 19.7.4 and 19.7.5, the new AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 drivers do include bug fixes that have been carried over from previous versions of these popular drivers for graphics cards.

  • Fixed an issue where some installations of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update had color corruption issues after installing the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers.
  • Another fixed issue involved the Radeon Chill app not syncing with game settings when changes were made mid-game via Radeon Overlay Software.
  • AMD Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards now no longer display a black or flickering screen when using the auto overclock option for graphics VRAM.
  • Radeon AntiLag no longer negatively affects the performance of some games.
  • For users who are still using Windows 7 and have bought one of the new AMD Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards, you will be happy to know that you will no longer see a black screen when uninstalling Windows 7 setups.
  • Continuing with the same graphics card model, recording sound clips with the Radeon ReLive application using the Radeon RX 5700 graphics card on the Windows 7 operating system will no longer cause the aforementioned clips to not be recorded.

Issues to be fixed in AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 drivers

As is logical, there are still problems to be solved in these new AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 drivers.

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1: drivers with support for Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 on the RX 5700
  • Screen flickering may be experienced on monitors with a vertical refresh rate of 240 Hz where AMD Radeon FreeSync technology has been enabled and with an AMD Radeon RX 5700 graphics card.
  • The Radeon Performance Metrics app may incorrectly report how much VRAM is being used.
  • The AMD Radeon VII graphics card can maintain high memory frequencies when on the desktop.
  • The AMD Radeon Overlay application may intermittently not work correctly when activated within a game.
  • When desktop recording is enabled with Radeon ReLive application, sound clips may become corrupted.
  • On AMD Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards, enabling Radeon Enhanced Sync can cause applications or even the operating system itself to stop working.

AMD Radeon still does not acknowledge the issue of the high speed of the heatsink fan of the reference models of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards.

You can download the new AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 drivers from the manufacturer’s website, where you can choose the model of your graphics card, as well as the corresponding version of the operating system.

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1: drivers with support for Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 on the RX 5700

As we do every time a new driver update comes out, we recommend that, before proceeding with the installation of the new driver, you uninstall the current driver using a program like DDU, which is responsible for cleaning the Windows registry, to avoid problems of compatibilities when we install the new one.