AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 Driver download & Discussion

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Download AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 driver. This release contains support for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 as well as updates to stability with new end-user issue fixes.

    Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 Highlights

    Support For

    • Warhammer™: Vermintide 2
      • Up to 9% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.2 at 2560x1440 (1440p).1
      • Up to 10% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.2 at 2560x1440 (1440p).2
    Fixed Issues

    • Subnautica™ may experience a black screen on launch or during gameplay.
    • Sea of Thieves™ may experience a crash or hang while playing in the Cannon Cove area.
    • Desktop may not be visible or may appear out of the display area when using 8K resolution on Radeon Pro Duo.
    • World of Tanks™ may experience square corruption on some ground textures in multi GPU system configurations.
    • Middle Earth: Shadow of War™ may experience flickering in some game menus or when configuring displays when using multi GPU system configurations.
    • World of Warcraft™ may experience flickering on the mini map in multi GPU system configurations.
    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.
    • Corruption may be experienced with OGL or Vulkan™ API applications on some Hybrid Graphics system configurations.
    • Sea of Thieves™ may experience corruption on ship sails or ropes while standing on a boat.
    • Radeon Chill may experience lower than expected minimum frame rates if a game is left idle with Radeon Chill enabled for extended periods of time.
    >> Download
     
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  3. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    Well there's not too much to say, the release notes cover much already including the known issues still hanging by for yet another driver.

    Driver version is 18.10.21.01 up from 18.10.19.01 in 18.5.2 and dated June 7th up from May 29th.

    Nothing really changed in the INF other than the driver version and dates so no new settings or any GPU differences, even for a WHQL driver (These do have the Microsoft signature in addition to AMD's on the .dll files.) the mobile GPU's are not part of the INF so perhaps they've been separated into the quarterly drivers from now on? (The Q2 driver from a while back for example.)


    And then comparing the profile blob well it has this: (Actually I was somewhat wrong, there's a number of updates for this driver. :) )

    Crossfire. ->

    Updated:
    World of Warcraft
    The Division
    World of Tanks
    Ghost Recon Wildlands
    Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War 3
    Middle Earth Shadow of War
    Vermintide 2 (Some of these are mentioned in the release notes already.)

    Added. ->
    Need for Speed Payback

    DXX. ->

    Updated:
    Sea of Thieves

    And then there's profiles for Payback's exe files for this.

    <application Title="Need For Speed Payback" File="NeedForSpeedPayback.exe">
    <use Area="CFX">Need For Speed PaybackProfile</use>
    </application>
    <application Title="Need For Speed Payback" File="Race.Main_Win64_final.exe">
    <use Area="CFX">Need For Speed PaybackProfile</use>
    </application>
    <application Title="Need For Speed Payback" File="Race.Main_Win64_release.exe">
    <use Area="CFX">Need For Speed PaybackProfile</use>
    </application>
    <application Title="Need For Speed Payback" File="Race.Main_Win64_retail.exe">
    <use Area="CFX">Need For Speed PaybackProfile</use>
    </application>

    And Earthfall has a entry here too new for this driver.

    <application Title="Earthfall" File="Earthfall-Win64-Shipping.exe">
    <use Area="DXX">EarthfallProfile</use>
    </application>

    In addition to the previous one targeting the Steam ID instead of exe file.



    EDIT: Pretty sure the same as usual is true for the Crossfire profiles and these are DirectX 11 and earlier only, for DirectX 12 it's up to the developers to set and configure the multi-GPU properties.
    (Thus issues like on the AMD reddit when a user asked about Vega Crossfire scaling under DX12 for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and was answered that it's down to the developers to support but since the game is past active support that's probably unlikely unless generic scaling works to some degree.)

    Here that would be for Vermintide 2 and Division if this still applies.


    EDIT: I guess that the Unity Engine crash / black screen bug has been solved too in this driver going by them using Subnautica as a example.



    EDIT: And those first three known issues have been in there for a while now, then again NVIDIA has a couple of long standing issues too for their release notes and both likely have unlisted issues as well and probably unlisted fixes or smaller tweaks or optimizations not listed. :) As usual pretty much.

    Hopefully these are in the pipeline for a later driver release though, this looks like Vermintide 2 support and some bug fixes.

    Not a bad driver release but the next few days should reveal if there's any other issues or unlisted fixes as other users install and test these out in a variety of games and hardware configurations.
     
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  4. Eastcoasthandle

    Eastcoasthandle Ancient Guru

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    These sound like a winner to me.
    Who's first?
     

  5. NvidiaFreak650

    NvidiaFreak650 Master Guru

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  6. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    I'm going to try it on my APU 2400G Vega 11 to see if this one works , the last driver did not installed on my APU :/ and had to stay in 18.5.1 , will post feedback later if i can.
     
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    Ahoy Mateys! Avast I be goin' t' test these drivers and report back me findin's.
     
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  8. kondziowy

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    Well, my PC didn't blow up yet. Realm Royale 1 hour no issues, will test Escape from Tarkov now, if I don't post in 30 minutes, this driver is safe :D
     
  9. warlord

    warlord Maha Guru

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    Not a single improvement for Vampyr. Alright then. 1070 faster than both Vega64/56 and 1060 faster than both fury/rx580. Congrats red team push me over to the other side of the force. :D
     
  10. RzrTrek

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    Another pointless driver then?
     

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    OSD buggy as usual.
     
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    No HDMI driver in the Windows 7 version
     
  13. LocoDiceGR

    LocoDiceGR Maha Guru

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    18.6.1 The day after Windows update...the patterns continues :p

    Installed with no problems as always. ;)
     
  14. OnnA

    OnnA Ancient Guru

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    If somebody is willing to do some tests then use ->
    FLACalculator.exe + Fraps (frametimes.csv)


    Actually im playing Vampyrie (Vampyr) ;) and i have noticed better Frame times.
    But not only in Vampyr, in all my UE3/4 Based Games.
    ~6-10% uplift compared to 18.5.2 May 31 (~60FPS Average)
     
  15. wuest3nfuchs

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    Hi all !

    There's something really wrong on my end here using drivers newer than 18.5.1 and when i run insurgency this happens

    So does anyone know maybe why or what could cause that?

    I'm on Windows 7 x64

    Can anyone else check another DX9 game,please .

    Also tried latest DDU ,but same .
     
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  16. chispy

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    This driver does not install on the APUs 2200G Vega 8 or 2400G Vega 11 :/ , still on 18.5.1 ...
     
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    OnnA Ancient Guru

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    @wuest3nfuchs Bratan' please upgrade to Windows 10 :rolleyes:
     
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    OnnA Ancient Guru

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    Those are not for APUs.
     
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    This kind of things looks like old good signaling problem... cable. That means driver for screen handling part of GPU. But, My Fury X does not have HDMI problems even with 1080p@120Hz.
    Are you running game in exclusive fullscreen? Because if you run it in fullscreen window, it will use same display settings as windows itself. Maybe game tries to set something stupid.
     
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