We have reports from users where their AMD GPU was not visible anymore in Argus Monitor, often after a Radeon driver update.
Argus Monitor uses the AMD display library as an API to access
GPU functions like reading temperatures and controlling fan speed.
Recently AMD seems to release driver versions where this API access is broken and as a result Argus Monitor is unable to detect the GPU.
If you want to help us to achieve better AMD GPU support in Argus Monitor, please:
- As an AMD Radeon 580 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 GPU owner, write to AMD customer support, state your GPU model and your current GPU driver version and ask for a solution to fix the broken API access.
- Open an issue on AMDs display library page, again stating your GPU model and your current GPU driver version where
the API access is broken (a free github account is required to open an issue).
For both actions, please make sure the API access is really broken, by testing it with AMDs own sample program OverdriveN/Overdrive8, as described below.
You can test the API access for your AMD GPU driver version with AMDs own sample programs:
Please run these programs with the parameter t on the command line, like
OverdriveN t or
If the program detects your GPU and reports its temperatures, then the API access is working with your GPU driver version. If it fails to detect the card or its temperatures, then the API access is broken.
For Argus Monitor to be able to access your GPU (e.g. read temperatures and control fan speed), a working AMD API is required.
As an additional note, from customer feedback we know that these AMD GPU driver versions have working API access:
Furthermore, from a customer we have this feedback related to CPU AMD Ryzen 7000 Series:
The new AMD CPUs all have integrated graphics (I have a 7950X), so I thought this might be where the issue comes from.
I checked the settings in the BIOS, and set the IGP to disabled (was set to auto or UMA after the BIOS update), and now
my Radeon 6900XT is nicely visible again in Argus Monitor.