AMD has fulfilled a promise to convey its Ryzen Cellular APUs underneath the umbrella of its common Radeon Software program driver and have updates. Previous to this, laptops with AMD Rryzen Cellular APUs may solely receive drivers via laptop computer producers, who aren’t as common as AMD and different element producers are in terms of validating and distributing updates. In response to rising buyer protests on-line, AMD promised in November 2018 to work with laptop computer producers to ensure at the least two updates per yr. Whereas nonetheless far behind the common tempo at which drivers are launched for desktop GPUs, this was at the least an enchancment.
In January this yr, AMD CEO Lisa Su introduced at her CES 2019 keynote that future Radeon Software program updates can be launched for Ryzen Cellular APUs. This was in distinction to the November assertion, launched on the AMD subreddit, which put the onus of driver updates totally on laptop computer producers. On the time, AMD stated “You will need to perceive that our graphics drivers are sometimes tailor-made for particular OEM platforms, so releasing generic APU graphics drivers throughout all AMD Ryzen cellular processor-based cellular methods may end in less-than-ideal person experiences.”
Now, it appears as if these issues have been surmounted, or AMD agreed with person suggestions on the Reddit thread that utilizing drivers which can be greater than a yr old-fashioned is already a less-than-ideal expertise. The brand new driver’s launch notes state “We have now evaluated all buyer suggestions/considerations, and imagine we are able to present a unified driver for the AMD platforms in market, and have delivered on the requests of our end-user neighborhood.”
Going ahead, all month-to-month driver releases will help Ryzen Cellular APUs in addition to desktop Ryzen and Athlon APUs. AMD nonetheless recommends that customers select the drivers launched by machine producers first, both instantly or via Home windows Replace. That is unlikely to forestall fans from ensuring they’ve the newest drivers instantly from AMD.
The newly launched Radeon Software program Adrenalin 2019 Version, model 19.2.three, will convey all Ryzen Cellular APUs updated. Not solely does the discharge include up to date drivers, however customers can even be capable of use the Radeon Settings software program which permits for all types of management over a Radeon GPU, together with decision scaling, international and per-game optimisations, sport compatibility suggestions, efficiency monitoring, computerized updates, and the AMD Hyperlink cellular app. Additional, AMD says that Ryzen Cellular customers can count on bug fixes, and a median 10 p.c efficiency enchancment. The brand new driver is alleged to ship as much as 17 p.c higher efficiency in esports titles specifically, in comparison with the Ryzen Cellular launch driver, model quantity 17.40.