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AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition 18.5.2 Driver - Download & Discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Catalyst Drivers Section' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, May 30, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.2 Highlights

    This release contains support for the launch of Budget Cuts as well as updates to stability with new end-user issue fixes.

    Fixed Issues

    • Sea of Thieves™ may experience an application crash or hang after the initial splash screen.
    • Brightness or white screen issues may be observed when playing The Crew™ on daytime maps.
    • Shader Cache may sometimes fail to enable or may not correctly cache shaders for games.
    • A limited number of Radeon FreeSync enabled displays may experience a blank screen when Radeon FreeSync is enabled in a game.
    • Warhammer™: Vermintide 2 may experience an application hang upon changing resolution.
    • Some zombie textures may fail to render in horde mode for Arizona Sunshine™.
    Known Issues

    • Some games may experience minor stuttering during gameplay when the Radeon ReLive Instant Replay feature is enabled and FRTC is also enabled.
    • Radeon Overlay may not show all available features when some games are run in borderless fullscreen mode.
    • The Witcher™ 3: Wild Hunt may experience stuttering during gameplay.
    • Edited videos sometimes fail to appear in the Radeon ReLive gallery after switching tabs.
    • Corruption may be experienced with OGL or Vulkan™ API applications on some Hybrid Graphics system configurations.
    Package Contents

    The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.2 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.2 Driver Version 18.10.19.01 (Windows Driver Store Version 24.20.11019.1004)
    >> Download
     
  2. NvidiaFreak650

    NvidiaFreak650 Master Guru

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    • Shader Cache may sometimes fail to enable or may not correctly cache shaders for games.
    • A limited number of Radeon FreeSync enabled displays may experience a blank screen when Radeon FreeSync is enabled in a game.
    Finally they fix Shader Cache, it was not working as well Freesync blank screen too.
     
  3. Eastcoasthandle

    Eastcoasthandle Ancient Guru

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    I hope they actually delete when you hit the clear cache button now. I've been manually deleting them for a while now.
     
  4. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    Sometimes they are still in use, closing RadeonSettings.exe tends to help or if needed the system app or whatever the cache file is currently locked by. :)
    (AppFrameHost.exe, Explorer.exe and ShellExperienceHost.exe for example.)
     
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  5. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Budget Cuts, RTG must really be feeling the pinch now! :D
     
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  6. RzrTrek

    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    Looks like I've no other option than to only install the driver, frustrating bugs...
     
  7. NvidiaFreak650

    NvidiaFreak650 Master Guru

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  8. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    For this driver the INF shows support for two new mobile Vega GPU's and related info for settings and such.

    AMD694C.1 = "Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics"
    AMD694E.1 = "Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics"

    And there might be a new display setting.

    HKR,, PP_CNEscapeInputBlockchain
    (There was already an existing HKR,, PP_CNEscapeInput so something similar for compute or the block chain?)


    Driver is dated May 29th compared to May16th for 18.5.1


    EDIT: And not much in atiapfxx.blb compared to the previous driver, minor tweaks and bug fixes then I suppose though well that's pretty much what the release notes show already.
    (Along with improvements to the shader cache though I guess it still catches the occasional system process but perhaps it's intentional although I can't see these having any noteworthy amount of shaders requiring caching though I guess there's a reason why C:\Windows or %WINDIR% isn't excluded or blacklisted even for the AMD Optimized default value.)
     
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  9. Starks

    Starks Master Guru

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    The 18.5.x series removed Video and Display for me.
     
  10. chispy

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  11. spectatorx

    spectatorx Master Guru

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    Did you try clean install within installer or clean install with DDU?
     
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    @@@All, i've been stumped by this UVD clock state issue for a long time, and as a result i've continued to stay on 16.7.2 to allow idle clocks and boost clocks. However, today, i discovered how to restore access to all clock states on 18.5.1. I had a program in my task bar called NokiaSuite - yes i'm still kicking a Nokia phone. When running this app, my GPU would only use UVD low and UVD high clock states. Upon closing it my clocks went immediately to idle 300/150. Opening up a 3D application now brings up Boost clocks. I recommend to anyone still experiencing this issue to try looking for applications and killing background software that might be tasking the GPU by stealth like NokiaSuite. What's unclear is what has changed from 16.7.2 to later driver versions that leads to this different clock state behavior in relation to NokiaSuite. FYI, my GPU is an R9 270.
     
  14. OnnA

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    Good One so far.
    Forza 3 & 7 -> OK
    BF1 -> OK
    HoMM VII -> OK
     
  15. HeavySmok

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    I've lost "contex menu (right click menu) radeon settings. Uninstall with DDU and went back to 18.5.1 and nothing again. Uninstall again with DDU and install 18..5.2 still the same. Strange, it's not something important but why?

    https://imgur.com/a/DayKWIx
    [​IMG]
     
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  16. LocoDiceGR

    LocoDiceGR Ancient Guru

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    Clean install, no problems. ;):D
     
  17. iakoboss7

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    what is the driver version in device manager? maybe windows install their own version...

    this is a specific problem with your system.
     
  18. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    One thing of note is that Firefox also disabled hybrid VP9 support for AMD GPU's in the newest beta version of Firefox 61 citing driver issues and degradation over the last couple of driver releases as the cause.

    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3040367

    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1461268

    Guessing 18.5.2 here doesn't resolve this. Might be of interest for people using hardware acceleration for video playback (Youtube in particular.) and on AMD GPU's or CPU's lacking native VP9 decoding so it would be using AMD's hybrid mode and now as of this it's using Microsoft's mode.
    (On Windows 10)

    I think the setting for this is technically disabled by default too. (media.mediasource.webm.enabled flipped to true.) but it might be good to be aware about this change.
    (And then this should show if VP9 is OK or not. https://www.youtube.com/html5 )
     
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  19. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/posts/31850483/

    Also Unity Engine games might be a bit "effed" with 18.5.1 and newer. So if it crashes on start that might be why.
    (And exactly *why* isn't a issue like that part of the listed known issues again? It's not like Unity Engine isn't used on a couple hundred or so games from the last few years or anything.)
     
  20. HeavySmok

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    Yeah maybe is just my system but happen after the installation of 18.5.2.

    https://imgur.com/a/Ug1outl
     

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