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AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 Driver download & Discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Catalyst Drivers Section' started by Komachi, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Komachi

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    Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 Highlights
    Support For

    DOWNLOAD: https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/amd-radeon-adrenalin-edition-18-8-1-driver-download.html

    • Monster Hunter™: World
      • Up toto 5% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920x1080 (1080p)1
      • Up to 6% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920x1080 (1080p)2
    • World of Warcraft™: Battle for Azeroth
    • We Happy Few™
    • Madden NFL 19™
    Fixed Issues
    • Fortnite™ may experience an application crash on game launch in Windows®7.
    • Some games may experience a game crash or hang on multi GPU system configurations when changing or applying resolutions.
    • Graphics and memory clock speeds may remain elevated or locked while gaming if video content is also playing on the system.
    • Civilization® VI may experience a game crash using DirectX®12 API on game or map launch.
    • Samsung™ HMD Odyssey may experience intermittent black screens or flashing on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
    Known Issues
    • Cursor or system lag may be observed on some system configurations when two or more displays are connected and one display is powered off.
    • Some games may experience instability or stutter when playing with FRTC and Instant Replay enabled.
    • Toggling performance metrics while gaming on a non-native display resolution may cause the game to scale incorrectly.
    • Radeon WattMan memory and frequency sliders may not list correct minimum values.
    • Upgrade Advisor may fail to show up in Radeon Settings.
    • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable when playing Monster Hunter™: World.
    • Video profiles may not correctly apply on web browser video content.
    Added Vulkan™ Extension Support
    • VK_EXT_descriptor_indexing
      • This extension adds several small features which together enable applications to create large descriptor sets containing substantially all of their resources and selecting amongst those resources with dynamic (non-uniform) indexes in the shader.
    • VK_KHR_get_display_properties2
      • This extension provides new entry points to query device display properties and capabilities in a way that can be easily extended by other extensions, without introducing any further entry points.
    • VK_KHR_8bit_storage
      • This extension allows use of 8-bit types in uniform and storage buffers and push constant blocks.
    • VK_KHR_draw_indirect_count
      • This extension allows an application to source the number of draw calls for indirect draw calls from a buffer.
    • VK_KHR_create_renderpass2
      • This extension provides a new entry point to create render passes in a way that can be easily extended by other extensions through the substructures of render pass creation.
    • EXT_vertex_attribute_divisor
      • This extension allows instance-rate vertex attributes to be repeated for certain number of instances instead of advancing for every instance when instanced rendering is enabled.
    Footnotes
    • (1) Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of August 3rd, 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 highest preset settings on Monster Hunter World at 1080p, the Radeon RX Vega 64 scored 90.9 FPS with Radeon Software 18.6.1, whereas the Radeon RX Vega 64 scored 95.2 FPS with Radeon Software 18.8.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.8.1 has 5% faster performance in Monster Hunter World. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.
    • (2) Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of August 3rd, 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 highest preset settings on Monster Hunter World at 1080p, the Radeon RX 580 scored 54.4 FPS with Radeon Software 18.6.1, whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 57.8 FPS with Radeon Software 18.8.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.8.1 has 6% faster performance in Monster Hunter World. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.
    URL: https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/amd-radeon-adrenalin-edition-18-8-1-driver-download.html

    Edit : Include APU support.
    "%AMD1309.1%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Mobile, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_1309
    "%AMD130A.1%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Mobile, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_130A
    "%AMD130B.1%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Mobile, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_130B
    "%AMD130C.1%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Mobile, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_130C
    "%AMD130D.1%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Mobile, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_130D
    "%AMD130E.1%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Mobile, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_130E
    "%AMD130F.1%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_130F&REV_00
    "%AMD130F.2%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_130F&REV_D4
    "%AMD130F.3%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_130F&REV_D5
    "%AMD130F.4%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_130F&REV_D6
    "%AMD130F.5%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_130F&REV_D7
    "%AMD1313.1%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_1313&REV_00
    "%AMD1313.2%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_1313&REV_D4
    "%AMD1313.3%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_1313&REV_D5
    "%AMD1313.4%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_1313&REV_D6
    "%AMD1315.1%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_1315&REV_00
    "%AMD1315.2%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_1315&REV_D4
    "%AMD1315.3%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_1315&REV_D5
    "%AMD1315.4%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_1315&REV_D6
    "%AMD1315.5%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_1315&REV_D7
    "%AMD1316.1%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Desktop, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_1316
    "%AMD1318.1%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Mobile, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_1318
    "%AMD131B.1%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Mobile, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_131B
    "%AMD131C.1%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Mobile, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_131C
    "%AMD131D.1%" = ati2mtag_Kaveri_Mobile, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_131D
    "%AMD15DD.1%" = ati2mtag_RavenAM4, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_15DD&SUBSYS_36F517AA&REV_C9
    "%AMD15DD.2%" = ati2mtag_RavenAM4, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_15DD&SUBSYS_36F517AA&REV_CA
    "%AMD15DD.3%" = ati2mtag_RavenAM4, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_15DD&SUBSYS_36F517AA&REV_CB
    "%AMD15DD.4%" = ati2mtag_RavenAM4, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_15DD&REV_C6
    "%AMD15DD.5%" = ati2mtag_RavenAM4, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_15DD&REV_C8
    "%AMD15DD.6%" = ati2mtag_RavenAM4, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_15DD&REV_C9
    "%AMD15DD.7%" = ati2mtag_RavenAM4, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_15DD&REV_CA
    "%AMD15DD.8%" = ati2mtag_RavenAM4, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_15DD&REV_CB
    "%AMD15DD.9%" = ati2mtag_RavenAM4, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_15DD&REV_D3
    "%AMD15DD.10%" = ati2mtag_RavenAM4, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_15DD&REV_D5
    "%AMD15DD.11%" = ati2mtag_RavenAM4, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_15DD&REV_D6
    "%AMD15DD.12%" = ati2mtag_RavenAM4, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_15DD&REV_D7
    "%AMD15DD.13%" = ati2mtag_RavenAM4, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_15DD&REV_D8
     
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  2. LocoDiceGR

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    Nice, downloading..

    Edit: Installed, everything is running fine.
     
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  3. Agonist

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    Currently on 18.5.1, just had no reason to update. No issues or new games that I have bought that needed a new driver.
    I may try MH with my friends account when it comes out, so Ill download these.
     
  4. MerolaC

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    Installation (from within AMD control panel) failed hard.

    Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)

    Will download full pack to install and see.
     

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  6. Rich_Guy

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    Im still on the first Adrenalin set (17.12.1s), theres no need to update every time a new driver comes out, not if everythings working fine on the one you are on. :)
     
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    as usual all running perfect.
    thank you
     
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    All drivers past 18.2.1 have the
    • Cursor or system lag may be observed on some system configurations when two or more displays are connected and one display is powered off.
    . Super annoying. Not sure why they have not fixed it yet.

    RX 480 and RX 580 this happens too for me on Windows 7 and Windows 10.
     

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    +1 for system running well so far too, to help anyone that is in process of deciding to install.
     
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  14. JonasBeckman

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    So.

    Vulkan runtime updated to the current 1.1.77.0 which I guess is understandable with the release notes having new extensions specifically mentioned as supported in this driver.
    CNext folder is gone from the app folder CCC2_Install.exe instead in the driver folder seem to be what installs Catalyst Next/Radeon Settings.

    Nice quick install but for some reason the CNext software insists on finding and re-adding GTA V as a profile so that's probably coming from some registry key or something, start menu color was also off after driver install but restored after a restart of explorer.exe and that then followed with a system reboot after checking the usual (atiapfxx.exe for profiles.) so that would probably have cleared it as well.

    Overdrive defaulted at +15% for some reason with these instead of 0% but the other settings as usual defaulted and were re-created, XML after saving had a different section at the end in it compared to the profile from 18.7.1 but I don't know what it's for just yet.

    Doesn't really say much after all. Heh.

    QTWebengineProcess.exe seems to be running as two process but I could just have missed these before, probably related to web rendering for Radeon Connect so eh, probably possible to just rename the exe same as the Radeon Overly file if one really wants to.

    New files are added as well amdefctb.dat and coinst_18.30.dll (But this one just replaces the earlier coinst_18.20.dll file.)



    EDIT: And the usual comparison.

    Atiapfxx.exe -r -sys -s test.xml

    Which uses this file (Since removed from the driver.) to convert and copy atiapfxx.blb into test.xml which is then compared against the previous driver version which would be 18.7.1


    So first there's the version and build data and those numbers.

    "18.30.01.01_20180802_1809

    18.20.19.01_20180711_1351

    So 18.30 now instead of 18.20 and a date of August 2nd for these.


    And the .dll files have both AMD and Microsoft signatures so they're WHQL certified.

    After that there's the OpenGL properties.
    <property Type="Dword">imm23updaMENS</property>

    That's been added but as usual the string doesn't really say too much on it's own.

    And then we have OpenCL.

    <property Type="String">MclkDownHyst</property>
    <property Type="String">MclkUpHyst</property>
    <property Type="String">MclkThreshold</property>
    <property Type="String">PowerLimit</property>
    <property Type="String">UpHysteresis</property>
    <property Type="String">DownHysteresis</property>
    <property Type="String">SclkThreshold</property>

    These have been added to this section, these have some sort of name seemingly related to clocking?
    (Memory, power, hystersis and shader clock was it?)


    After these there's nothing until the D3D profiles and Crossfire.

    Thief 2014 - Updated.
    Rise of Tomb Raider - Updated. (And yes it's missing the "The" in the profile name here.)
    Quake Champions - Updated.
    Sea of Thieves - Updated.


    And below that there's the DXX profiles.
    DWM - Updated. (Microsoft Windows related.)
    Battlefield 4 - Updated.
    Battlefield Hardline - Updated.
    Dragon Age Inquisition - Updated.
    Overwatch - Updated.
    Ludashi - Updated.
    Titanfall 2 - Updated.
    Mafia 3 - Updated.
    Sea of Thieves - Updated.
    Fortnite - Updated.
    Evil Within 2 - Updated.
    Mixed Reality Updated. (Microsoft Windows related, I think, Mixed Reality Portal.)

    Maya
    World
    We Happy Few - These three have been added.



    And below that OpenGL profiles. (Linux profiles.)

    Shadow of War - Updated. (Uses the new OGL string listed above.)


    And below that OpenCL

    And here we have a fun little profile called "Nuke" which has the new strings from above.

    <profile Area="OCL" Usage="NukeProfile">
    <value Property="SclkThreshold">0x67A0,0x00,0x06,0x28,0x67A1,0x00,0x06,0x28</value>
    <value Property="UpHysteresis">0x67A0,0x00,0x06,0x05,0x67A1,0x00,0x06,0x05</value>
    <value Property="DownHysteresis">0x67A0,0x00,0x06,0x10,0x67A1,0x00,0x06,0x10</value>
    <value Property="PowerLimit">0x67A0,0x00,0x06,0x96,0x67A1,0x00,0x06,0x96</value>
    <value Property="MclkThreshold">0x67A0,0x00,0x06,0x01,0x67A1,0x00,0x06,0x01</value>
    <value Property="MclkUpHyst">0x67A0,0x00,0x06,0x0a,0x67A1,0x00,0x06,0x0a</value>
    <value Property="MclkDownHyst">0x67A0,0x00,0x06,0x10,0x67A1,0x00,0x06,0x10</value>
    </profile>


    Benchmark I guess? Or AMD's internal testing suite for overclocking and power monitoring? Who knows. :p


    And next up after that is the PXDynamic profiles and HighPerfGPUAffinity which from what I remember reading long ago in a earlier driver thread someone mentioned this was for configuring games to prefer dedicated GPU's over APU's if available so here we have these additions.


    Assassins's Creed Odyssey
    AMD ReLive (Two profiles for two exe files.)
    Adams Car 2017
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
    Battlefield V
    F1 2018 (Two profiles for two exe files, DX11 and DX12 in this case.)
    We Happy Few
    In Death VR
    Madden 19 (For those who dislike football and Fifa here's one for handegg instead.)
    Marvel Powers VR
    Monster Hunter World
    Borderlands3 (Oops, was that confirmed yet? Well it is now! ~ :p )
    Skyrim SE (Joining the game exe, the launcher exe because it too needs a full GPU to power it.)
    Space Junkies VR
    Star Control Origins (Two profiles for two separate exe files.)
    Strange Brigade (Three profiles here, DX11, DX12 and Vulkan, ALL the API support!)
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider
    World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth



    Last is a bunch of DXX sections pointing profiles to exe files.

    Here we find Maya, World, Monster Hunter World and We Happy Few.
    (These can also be linked up via Steam app ID's.)


    And then even below that right at the end Nuke 11.1 as the profile for OCL or OpenCL.





    EDIT: Well next up, anything notable from the INF file.

    There's the registry settings under [ati2mtag_SoftwareDeviceSettings]

    Which well it's changing some things here and there but I see HKR,, BigSoftwareMinorVersion, %REG_DWORD%, 1 has been deleted in addition to HKR,, BigSoftwareMajorVersion, %REG_DWORD%, 1 which went out in the previous driver.

    And these two were added.

    HKR,, DVRInstallEligible, %REG_DWORD%, 1
    HKR,, DVRAnalytics, %REG_DWORD%, 1


    And for what it removes on uninstall of the driver for [ati2mtag_RemoveDeviceSettings] well we find these here.

    HKLM, "Software\AMDBranding", simple_eyefinity_ui_component_NA
    HKR,, KMD_BlockchainMode


    And for [SourceDisksFiles]

    amdefctb.dat=1

    That's the new file added.

    coinst_18.30.dll=1

    And that replaces coinst_18.20.dll=1 from earlier.



    And I can't really see too much but there's a new 470 GPU listed in the strings as well.

    AMD67DF.49 = "Radeon RX 470 Series"

    Joining the existing one AMD67DF.46 = "Radeon RX 470 Series"
     
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  16. AlleyViper

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    Well, I can't reproduce the CGN 1.0 bug anymore in the same way I've always consistently triggered it. This driver seems to have finally fixed it.

    The behavior is back to pre 16.7.2, but this also means that the driver fixes statement above doesn't apply for these cards. On a CGN 1.0 HD7870 (pre OC'd Sapphire at 1050/1200 3D on stock vbios), while playing a video that causes clocks to switch to 450/1200 or 1050/1200 (both UVD modes), or by letting chrome cause the card to idle at 450/1200, then initiating 3D content such as the GPU-Z render test will cause the card to go to 1050/1200, but that is the highest UVD clock, not the 3D clock state (same stock values on this card).

    This means that any OC applied via software over the 3D clock won't be used because the card is running in the upper UVD state instead. The same will happen by launching a video on mpc-hc, leaving it playing and launching a game in (true) FS mode -- OC won't be applied because the card is in the highest UVD mode, not 3D. Can't comment on a boost card, since I haven't any to test.
     
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    Assetto Corsa seems to work just fine (nothing really changed...) however I'm not bothering with AMD Settings or ReLive this time around.
     
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    Yes, there was no trailers and marketing campaign about this game yet but there was one UE4 demo at which Randy Pitchfork said the game is in the works already. So, you just added your own 3 cents to confirming the game :)
     
  20. JonasBeckman

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    Yeah I remember hearing that the game had been mentioned as something Gearbox was working on but there's not much to show yet so I guess they're waiting until they have something more substantial to reveal like a full trailer video or at least a teaser. :)

    Even if Pre-Sequel wasn't the most popular entry Borderlands 2 alone and how it was received and sold would probably have ensured a third game somewhere down the line, guessing it'll have a similar mix of free and paid content of varying size and then probably more sizeable DLC too since it worked well for Borderlands 2 and Pre-Sequel and Unreal Engine 4 this time should make for a interesting engine upgrade and also for the actual maps and environments in the game. :)

    Usually not too many reveals from the Atiapfxx.blb file though, driver .dll likely holds more up to date profile data and over time I wouldn't be too surprised if the file was removed entirely and they just keep to the .dll files instead with the stand-alone profile updates being scrapped years ago and atiapfxx.exe itself was removed in the November 2017 drivers I believe.

    Changes like that take time though and there's other priority fixes and changes that are more important, mouse cursor lag issue with multi-monitors for example really shouldn't have persisted since 18.5.1 or even before to pick one from the list of current known issues.


    EDIT: Think one of the more interesting profile reveals was Halo 3 when Kn00t was updating his website with AMD driver profile findings but ultimately nothing came of it and Microsoft probably silently backed from porting it over.
     

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