AMD releases 19.11.1 driver for Red Dead Redemption II
Today, AMD released a driver mostly geared towards supporting Red Dead Redemption II, which is launching tomorrow for PC. AMD isn’t giving a figure for how much performance could be improved with this driver versus the previous October 19.10.x drivers, but if you are interested in the RDRII then it’s probably worthwhile getting this new driver.
There isn’t a whole lot else in this new driver; AMD has added a few Vulkan extensions as well as fixed a few bugs. AMD says they have fixed some streaming issues as well as some crashes in the new title Outer Worlds, which launched last month.
There are two curious known bugs for the RX 5700 series, however. The first being “Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may experience stutter in some games at 1080p and low game settings” and the other “stutter may be experienced when Radeon FreeSync is enabled on 240hz refresh displays with Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.” That first bug has been present in drivers since 19.10.2 (the previous version) but this FreeSync issue is new. Hopefully it gets solved immediately since the 5700 series is excellent for 1080p gaming.