Download AMD Raven Ridge APU Graphics Drivers Q2 2018 / 18.10.02

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    This is the Q2 2018 Crimson driver for Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G, thus Vega graphics based APUs from AMD. Increased load during the long-term play of Destiny 2 has been remedied and the tearin...

    Download AMD Raven Ridge APU Graphics Drivers
     
  2. heffeque

    heffeque Ancient Guru

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    So still nothing for the mobile APUs.

    Waited for 2700U/2500U laptops to be such a kick in Intel's and nVidia's nuts... yet I see myself buying a 8250U/150MX in a few weeks.

    Low battery life + weak driver support is a no-no for me.
    What a pity, AMD.
     
  3. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    Evade lenovo. Get HP/Dell/Acer... They make AMD's APUs in dual channel configurations.
    Each manufacturer listed here has drivers on their site. And you have working drivers distributed through windows too.

    Battery life is actually very good with Ryzen. Especially if you are doing something. idle battery life (meaningless value) is comparable to intel only solutions and better than laptops having nVidia GPU.

    Secondly, when nVidia switching GPU use fails, you are pretty much screwed. That's old issue and people have it even today. Once it starts misbehaving, you'll be lucky to have it working.
    Installing clean windows is usually 1st step you do when you get laptop full of manufacturer's software. Then you may end up having troubles with power consumption or iGPU being used when nV-GPU should be.
     
  4. Brandon Stewart

    Brandon Stewart New Member

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    Over at Anandtech they mention this driver seems to work on other chips and I can confirm that it works on my Bristol Ridge laptop which also has a discrete R7 M440. The previous driver 18.4.1 did not give the Bristol Ridge official Windows 1803 support but this one did.
     

  5. heffeque

    heffeque Ancient Guru

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    I've actually read tons of reviews for laptops with 2500U/2700U from different brands (not only Lenovo). Most mention driver problems, and all show bad battery life compared to their Intel equivalent.

    You won't see a 2700U laptop lasting 8+ hours of actual web surfing, movie watching, etc. (at least I haven't found any).
     
  6. Dazz

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    IDK i am fairly happy with the battery life of my Envy X360, but the September and November drivers are total s**t but it is possible to get some decent offical drivers from the windows catalogue, downloaded them the other day they are very good! But still going so many months with ziltch and nothing official from AMD or HP pissed me right off .

    I recommend the drivers dated 4/30/2018 https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=Vega+8 fixes soooooooooo many issues!!!


    I am going to try the Vega 10 drivers as they are slightly newer at 5/10/2018 NVM it has the same driver version so must be the same. Might even give these ones ago that Guru3d posted, never know might work.
     
  7. Incredible Lama

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    I feel you. In 3 months I have to buy my very first laptop (starting new masters at an Uni) and I was stoked about the potential Ryzen Mobile was showing but so far I must admit the options are rather limited and disappointing. Idc whether I end up buying Intel or AMD, I just want the best overall bang for buck. It seems a lot of potency isn't utilised with this platform though, which seems to be a pity.
     
  8. heffeque

    heffeque Ancient Guru

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    Good luck, mate. Hope you you enjoy Uni as much as I did ;)
    Edit: reread it. Hope you learn a lot from your masters degree then (masters degree isn't fun and games, that's for sure).
     
  9. DojPa

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    I've been running driver version 23.20.841.1024 from microsoft update catalog and it's night-and-day compared to the old driver officially from HP Support. Anyone able to successfully side load these drivers with Ryzen 2500u Vega 8?
    also there is a
    4/26/2018 - 24.20.11001.11006 version in the catalog now... i'll try monkeying with that a bit also i suppose.
     
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    Thanks a lot! I'm an engineer specialising in Business so I think it will be busy, but fun nonetheless!
     

  11. gx-x

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    after installing this driver, Radeon settings sees my APU as Vega 8 with ddr 3 ram. Good job AMD.:D
     

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