Adds Strange Brigade and F1 2018 Support

Today the AMD Radeon Technologies Group releases the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2.

This release contains  performance improvements for the upcoming launch of Strange Brigade as well as support for the recently launched F1 2018. This release also contains stability improvements for end user reported issues. For a more complete list of highlights and updates in this release feel free to check out AMD.

Support For

  • Strange Brigade™
    • Up to 5% faster performance in Strange Brigade™ using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 at 3840×2160 (4K). RS-243
    • Up to 3% faster performance in Strange Brigade™ using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 at 2560×1440 (1440p). RS-244
  • F1™2018

Fixed Issues

  • Some games may experience instability or stutter when playing with FRTC and Instant Replay enabled.
  • Upgrade Advisor may not appear in Radeon Settings game manager.
  • Far Cry™5 may experience dimmed or grey images with HDR10 enabled on some system configurations.
  • Far Cry™5 may experience an application hang when changing video settings on some system configurations.
  • Radeon Chill min and max values may not sync on multi GPU system configurations.
  • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable when playing Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4.

Known Issues

  • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable when playing Monster Hunter™: World.
  • Some DirectX®12 gaming applications may experience instability while recording with Radeon ReLive on system configurations using Radeon R9 290 and Radeon R9 390 series graphics products.”
  • Cursor or system lag may be observed on some system configurations when two or more displays are connected and one display is powered off.
  • Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products may experience elevated memory clocks during system idle.
  • Strange Brigade™ may experience fps drops on multi GPU enabled system configurations when Enhanced Sync is enabled and Vulkan™ API is enabled.
  • Flickering may be observed on some displays when Radeon FreeSync is enabled with Radeon ReLive enabled and recording.
  • Video profiles may not correctly apply on web browser video content.

Footnotes

  • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of August 22nd, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX Vega 64, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With ultra preset settings on Strange Brigade using the Vulkan API, at 3840×2160, the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 scored 59.5 FPS with Radeon™ Software 18.8.1, whereas the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 scored 62.5 FPS with Radeon™ Software 18.8.2. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon™ Software 18.8.2 has 5% faster performance in Strange Brigade. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-243.
  • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of August 22nd, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX 580, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With ultra preset settings on Strange Brigade using the DirectX12 API, at 2560×1440, the Radeon™ RX Vega 580 scored 61.8 FPS with Radeon™ Software 18.8.1, whereas the Radeon™ RX Vega 580 scored 63.6 FPS with Radeon™ Software 18.8.2. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon™ Software 18.8.2 has 3% faster performance in Strange Brigade. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-244

Package Contents

The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 installation package contains the following:

  • Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 Driver Version 18.30.11.01 (Windows Driver Store Version 24.20.13011.1009)

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