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Any benefit to 20.4.2 Drivers?

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 1:52 pm
by dmk1000
I saw the AMD blogpost on the folding@home twitter feed & it says:
Please ensure that you have the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.4.2 version or later installed if you’re running a system equipped with Radeon graphics.

I'm currently running 19.20 on an RX 480 and it's nice and stable.
Does anyone have any comparative figures for 20.4.2?
  • Is it faster?
  • Is it stable?
Thanks in advance.

Re: Any benefit to 20.4.2 Drivers?

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 3:12 pm
by JimboPalmer
I do not know more than AMD does about AMD Drivers. I doubt anyone does.

Re: Any benefit to 20.4.2 Drivers?

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 3:17 pm
by Joe_H
A number of other posters have found the version 19 drivers more stable than the early iterations of version 20. There have been a number of problematic releases, especially for persons doing folding. I don't recall any posts that there was any speed improvement.

Re: Any benefit to 20.4.2 Drivers?

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 3:47 pm
by DarkFoss
If you had a Vega gpu then you may be interested.
Fixed Issues: Radeon RX Vega series graphics products may experience a system hang or black screen when running Folding@Home while also running an application using hardware acceleration of video content.
On my FuryX they are just ok I'm no longer seeing crashes folding a project with more than 165k Atoms. Oddly now Projects with 28k Atoms takes 2 hours longer to complete than ones over 300k lol
Since you're not having any issues I'd stick with whats working.

Re: Any benefit to 20.4.2 Drivers?

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 6:19 pm
by dmk1000
Thanks all. I'll stick with what I've got for the time being.