AMD has fulfilled a promise to Deliver its Ryzen Mobile APUs under the umbrella of Its Own Routine Radeon Software driver and Attribute updates.
Prior to this, laptops with AMD Rryzen Mobile APUs could only acquire drivers through laptop manufacturers, that are not as ordinary as AMD and other component producers are when it comes to supporting and distributing updates. While still much behind the normal pace where drivers are published for desktop GPUs, this was at least an improvement.
Back in January this year, AMD CEO Lisa Su declared in her CES 2019 keynote that prospective Radeon Software updates will be published for Ryzen Mobile APUs. This was in contrast to this November announcement , released on the AMD subreddit, which put the onus of driver updates entirely on notebook manufacturers. At the time, AMD said”It is crucial to understand that our graphics drivers are typically tailored for special OEM platforms, so releasing generic APU graphics drivers around all AMD Ryzen mobile processor-based cellular systems could result in less-than-ideal user encounters.”
Now, it appears like those issues have been surmounted, or AMD agreed with user feedbackabout the Reddit thread that using drivers that are more than a year from date is already a less-than-ideal encounter. The brand new driver’s release notes state”We have assessed all customer feedback/concerns, and believe we can provide a unified driver for the AMD platforms in market, and have delivered to the requests of our community.”
AMD still urges that users pick the drivers released by device manufacturers first, either directly or via Windows Update. This is not likely to prevent enthusiasts from making certain they have the latest drivers directly from AMD.
The newly released Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition, version 19.2.3, will deliver all Ryzen Mobile APUs up to date. Does the launch comprise updated drivers, but users may also have the ability to use the Radeon Settings program which allows for all kinds of control within a Radeon GPU, including resolution scaling, worldwide and per-game optimisations, match compatibility recommendations, performance tracking, automatic updates, and also the AMD Link mobile app. Further, AMD states that Ryzen Mobile users can expect bug fixes, and an average 10 percent performance improvement. The new driver is said to produce up to 17 percent better performance in esports names in particular, when compared with this Ryzen Mobile launch driver, version variety 17.40.