DESPITE AMD’S NEW SUCCESS IN FIGHTING BACK NVIDIA WITH THE NAVI LINEUP, THE DRIVER ISSUE IS CAUSING THEM MANY LOSSES.
AMD has released some intuitive features for their Radeon graphics cards in the more recent releases of the Adrenalin software suites but despite its best effort, there are many underlying issues associated with the drivers that have yet to be fixed and are swaying users away from Radeon RX series graphics cards.
AMD Might Offer A Great Software Feature Set For Their Radeon RX Series Graphics Cards But Their Drivers Are A Mess – Users Report Black Screens, Flickering, Downlclocking / Stuttering and More Issues With Navi
The AMD Radeon RX 5000 series lineup, specifically based on the Navi GPU architecture, launched in July last year. It has been at least 7 months since the Navi architecture-based cards have been shipping in the retail channel giving AMD enough time to fine-tune and optimize drivers around them but it looks like that has not been the case.
From AMD’s own subreddit, there are multiple reports from users who are experiencing various issues with their Radeon RX 5000 series ‘Navi’ graphics cards. The Navi lineup currently includes the following graphics cards which are all but based on the same architecture:
- AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Navi 10)
- AMD Radeon RX 5700 (Navi 10)
- AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (Navi 10)
- AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8 GB (Navi 14)
- AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4 GB (Navi 14)