Radeon Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 WHQL Download & Discussion

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  1. THEAST

    THEAST Master Guru

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    AMD's driver is now officially a true example of "jack of all trades, master of none" (Seriously, "video trimming and social platform sharing"?). There is another year of bug fixes ahead of us for new "features" that were not even needed in the first place.
     
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  2. LocoDiceGR

    LocoDiceGR Ancient Guru

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    If you dont like it..doesnt mean everyone doesnt like it.

    I like those features personally. :);)
     
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  3. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    Either I missed it or AMD just installs ReLive now without the installer having the option to ask the user about opting out or skipping, easy enough to trim down afterwards though. :)

    There's a new log file in the C:\AMD folder with this driver too, not quite sure what it's about yet but I assume it's part of the performance overlay or one of these OSD's at least even if the default config is to save result to the AppData\Local\AMD folder instead.

    The bundled Vulkan runtime was also updated to 1.0.65.0 with this driver.


    And that's about all for now, liking being able to save Wattman profiles (finally.) and some of the bug fixes are welcome too, probably not any major performance gains (Particularly for older AMD hardware like this Fiji series GPU.) but perhaps there's some improvements and in either case bug fixes and other enhancements are welcome additions.


    EDIT: So the XML comparison then.

    Driver is updated to 17.50 over 17.40 with these.

    New DAL property "FreeSyncEETF"

    New 3D_User property "FreeSyncForce"


    The Chill profile for Halo Wars 2 is off by default in these drivers.

    Several new Chill profiles added:

    Rage
    Brink
    Wolfenstein New Order
    Wolfenstein Old Blood
    Minecraft
    No Man's Sky
    Gears of War 4
    Forza 7
    Forza Horizon 3
    Quantum Break
    ReCore
    Fallout Shelter
    Enter the Gungeon
    Fable Fortune
    Ruiner
    Raiders of the Broken Planet
    Sea of Thieves
    The Long Dark

    Crossfire profile updates:

    DOTA2
    3DMark Sky Diver
    Paragon
    Steep
    Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 3

    Crossfire profile additions:

    Rocket League (Long flag, definitively a CF profile.)
    K1 (Really long flag for this one.)
    Rogue Trooper Redux
    Battalion
    Far Cry 5 (These three - Yeah Far Cry 5 too. - have really short flags that might be single-GPU or disabled but it could be something else too.)
    Sea of Thieves (Really long flag for this game.)

    DXX profile changes:

    Overwatch
    Destiny 2

    OpenGL:
    XORG - Caps changed.
    (0x02000040 to 0x02000042)

    CattleAndCropsProfile - Added.

    DAL:
    Just the values for the added FreeSync setting, on and off.

    <profile Area="DAL" Usage="FreeSyncEETFEnable">
    <value Property="FreeSyncEETF">0x00000001</value>
    </profile>
    <profile Area="DAL" Usage="FreeSyncEETFDisable">
    <value Property="FreeSyncEETF">0x00000002</value>
    </profile>

    HighPerfGPUAffinity:

    Dirt 4
    Injustice 2
    Metro Last Light Redux
    World of Tanks - Encore


    Far Cry 2 now has a profile for the Steam version of the game.

    Shadow Warrior 2 has the FreeSyncEETFEnable flag.

    And then just the exe names for the various added CF profiles. :)
     
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  4. Pinstripe

    Pinstripe Master Guru

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    Can anyone already confirm if this driver enables Primitive shaders for Vega?
     

  5. Raychel

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    to my rx 480 serves him perfect no???
    Can you tell me what's better?
     
  6. Truder

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    Nope it's still there :'(

    Edit: Tested in both Opera (chrome) and Edge
     
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  7. NvidiaFreak650

    NvidiaFreak650 Master Guru

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  8. Supertribble

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    Does this fix long loading times in FH3? Please say it does...
     
  9. Truder

    Truder Maha Guru

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    Update, I turned on GPU scaling and while the stutter hasn't altogether gone, it has reduced the length of the stutter (from 1-2 seconds down to something like 0.2 seconds). Still frustrating.

    I'm trying to do a bug report but page isn't responding (I'm guessing AMD's website is being hammered right now).
     
  10. D1stRU3T0R

    D1stRU3T0R Master Guru

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    "no host in authority .username." Why is this error appearing while I try to connect my phone to the PC ? Afaik, i let firewall to use AMD Relive, so what can be the problem ? WIndows 10 user, maybe I disabled some host things ?
     

  11. ObscureangelPT

    ObscureangelPT Master Guru

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    Jesus.... Just tried now the new drivers.
    And I've opened CS:Go and enabled Enhanced Sync.
    It's horrible... it's even worse than vsyncing at 60FPS for me..
    It framepacing feels jittering all over the place, with my FPS rounding the 100-190FPS.
    Awful!!!
     
  12. Rambo

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    What's going on with Chill? I can modify values for all of my games. Is this means that Chill is working with all games now? Anyway, works in Fallout: New Vegas.
     
  13. kondziowy

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    Chill works now even in Escape From Tarkov which is barely even in Beta stage. Also Escape From Tarkov feels more fluid/responsive on Customs map, like near Gas Station area, or Doorms.
    Altough that may be just my bias toward this driver. I like it a lot :D

    edit: There actually is responsiveness improvement or "reduced latency" since last driver: http://www.guru3d.com/articles-page...-edition-driver-december-2017-analysis,1.html
    I didn't see this before playing the game so I'm not biased :p Performance didn't improve though.
     
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  14. GreenAlien

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    I like the new performance overlay, it's a nice addition.
     
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  15. ObscureangelPT

    ObscureangelPT Master Guru

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    Also tried enhanced sync on R6 Siege and felt so much better comparing to CS:GO
    Altough I don't like it to be honest.
    So I think enhanced sync is actually something that after all I don't care.

    I would preffer an adaptive solution to lock at 30fps or 60fps from them, like nvidia has.
    As for the driver itself, amazing to be honest.

    I think there is less overhead now, delivering more smoother performance, and less GPU bottleneck.
    It would be interesting if you guys would test AC Origins or 3DMark DX11 overhead test.

    As for Performance Overlay it's good, but I would love to have extra options like a frametime graph like MSI AB or to increase it's size, but apart from that. It's amazing and entirelly on-the-GO without opening MSI AB or something.

    Good stuff.
    Cheers
     

  16. OnnA

    OnnA Ancient Guru

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    Fury Working as a charm....

    Tested:
    R6:Siege -> Best to date (Chill On)
    Heroes VII -> Little more in low-FPS
    SW BF2 -> 63FPS like before ;)
    FH3 -> working as a charm :D :cool:
    BF1 -> I will do some quick Domination ;) ....

    I don't see any differences cuz' im Playing Games not benching games :D :p Useless :rolleyes:

    Finally we have Great Driver (1.5 month of waiting)
     
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  17. kondziowy

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    Siege was just playing flawlessly before, I can't imagine it now :D I feel like it's Christmas already.
     
  18. ObscureangelPT

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    Confirmed.. Chill on R6 Siege is just pure perfection!
     
  19. Agonist

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    This isnt an AMD driver issue. This happens on my Nvidia rigs as well. Its a damn UWP problem. Just seems more AMD users are affected, but it does it on 2 other Nvidia rigs. GTX 660, and GTX 960. One has a 750GB 115mb read and other has a 240GB 480mb. Both are nearly 6-8 mins load times.
     
  20. -Tj-

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    Seems like birth issues with nvidia's fast sync which is basically the same thing as this now.

    By nv its still not completely fixed, occasional jitter, try to framecap at certain value .e.g. 100fps or 120fps (msi RTSS limiter).
     

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