AMD has rolled out a new driver update for Radeon Software
Adrenalin 2019 Edition on Windows 10 and Windows 7 systems. AMD
Radeon 19.6.1 driver is not a big release and it comes with a
small number of changes.
AMD Radeon 19.6.1 adds support for Microsoft’s Xbox Game
Pass for PC and includes fixes for one bug. The update also
resolves issues with external game controllers.
Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
were launched yesterday at E3. Xbox Game Pass is a monthly
subscription service that will cost $5, but Microsoft is
currently offering users a month’s subscription for only
AMD Radeon 19.6.1 driver adds support for Xbox Game Pass for
PC. As users speculate, this change has more to do with driver
optimisations for the games included in the Game Pass, rather
than support for the Game Pass itself.
The update also includes a fix for an issue where game
controllers may not function on certain AMD devices with
AMD is aware of various issues in this release that affects a
small number of its users.
A bug may not let you stream via Radeon ReLive or upload
videos to Facebook. There is another bug that may
cause discrete GPU connection issues on ASUS TUF
Gaming FX505. The devices may disappear from the device manager
even when the system is idle.
The update has another problem that may result
in inaccurate fluctuating readings on AMD Radeon VII
for Metrics Overlay and Radeon WattMan gauges.
AMD is aware of an issue associated with ACER Swift 3′ AMD
Ryzen processor where users may notice system instability
installing the update by using the Custom Clean Installation
As always, you can download AMD Radeon 19.6.1 driver from
AMD app or their website.
About Xbox Game Pass for PC
A long list of games, including Xbox console exclusives
such as Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 are also part
of the Xbox Game Pass subscription for PC.
It is also worth noting that the Redmond giant plans curate the
library of PC Game Pass library separately. It certainly
makes to maintain a separate library for PC, as the initiative
is part of the new experience that Microsoft is building for
the PC gaming community.