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Radeon Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 WHQL Download & Discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Catalyst Drivers Section' started by NvidiaFreak650, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. NvidiaFreak650

    NvidiaFreak650 Master Guru

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    Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 Release Notes
    Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONADRENALIN-18.2.2
    Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 Highlights

    Support For

    • Kingdom Come: Deliverance™
      • Up to 3% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1 at 2560x1440p (1440p). RS-210
      • Up to 4% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1 at 1920x1080 (1080p). RS-211
    • Fortnite™
      • Up to 3% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 at 2560x1440p (1440p). RS-20
      • Up to 6% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 at 1920x1080 (1080p). RS-208
    • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds™
      • Up to 5% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 at 2560x1440p (1440p). RS-207
      • Up to 7% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 on the Radeon™ RX 580 graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 at 1920x1080p (1080p). RS-209
    Known Issues

    • Radeon FreeSync may intermittently incorrectly engage during Chrome video playback resulting in playback flicker.
    • Radeon Overlay hotkey may fail to bring up the overlay or may cause a Radeon Host Application crash intermittently on a limited number of gaming titles.
    • Radeon FreeSync may rapidly change between min and max range when enabled causing stutter in fullscreen games on multi display system configurations.
    • Flickering may be observed on the performance metrics overlay when Enhanced Sync is enabled on some Radeon FreeSync connected `displays.
    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
    • Water textures may appear to be missing in World of Final Fantasy™.
    • The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
    Footnotes

    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 9th, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega 56, 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 the Epic preset on Fortnite, at 2560x1440, the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 65 FPS with Radeon Software 18.2.2 whereas the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 63 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS software versions, Radeon Software 18.2.2 has 3% faster performance in Fortnite. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-206
    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 9th, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega 56, 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 the High preset playing PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS on the Standard map, at 2560x1440, the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 80 FPS with Radeon Software 18.2.2 whereas the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 76 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS software versions, Radeon Software 18.2.2 has 5% faster performance in PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-207
    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 9th, 2017 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 the Epic preset on Fortnite, at 1920x1080, the Radeon RX 580 scored 76 FPS with Radeon Software 18.2.2 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 72 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS software versions, Radeon Software 18.2.2 has 6% faster performance in Fortnite. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-208
    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 9th, 2017 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 the High preset playing PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS on the Standard map, at 1920x1080, the Radeon RX 580 scored 87 FPS with Radeon Software 18.2.2 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 81 FPS with Radeon Software 17.12.1. Comparing FPS software versions, Radeon Software 18.2.2 has 7% faster performance in PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-209
    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 9th, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega 56, 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 Ultra High settings on Kingdom Come: Deliverance, at 2560x1440, the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 47.4 FPS with Radeon Software 18.2.2 whereas the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 46.1 FPS with Radeon Software 18.2.1. Comparing FPS software versions, Radeon Software 18.2.2 has 3% faster performance in Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-210
    • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of February 9th, 2017 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 the Ultra High preset playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance, at 1920x1080, the Radeon RX 580 scored 55.9 FPS with Radeon Software 18.2.2 whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 53.5 FPS with Radeon Software 18.2.1. Comparing FPS software versions, Radeon Software 18.2.2 has 4% faster performance in Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-211

    Download:
    http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/download-amd-radeon-adrenalin-edition-18-2-2-driver.html
     
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    Also for those applicable:

    AMD Chipset Drivers 64.9 MB 18.10 2/12/2018

    >> Download
     
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  3. NvidiaFreak650

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  4. JonasBeckman

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    Not much to say about these drivers, as per the release notes there's a DXX and a Crossfire profile for Kingdom Come Deliverance and that's it.

    Entire driver appears to be mostly for supporting that game although from th e above image OpenCL was also raised from 23.20.15017.3003 to 23.20.15017.4003 so that's interesting.
    (And no Mantle version info? Interesting, Vega specific perhaps and no support for that card for this API?)

    EDIT: Though this does allow testers to try the game on 18.2.1 and see how the game performs and then test it with 18.2.2 to see how the performance claims hold up, perhaps even if there's gains for older GPU's, particularly the 400 series since they're also Polaris but also older models. :)


    EDIT: Ah I'm blind again ha ha, or just tired perhaps. Missed that the other listings were for Fortnite and PUBG improvements too.
    (Testing against a older driver though, curious so perhaps 17.12.2 or 18.2.1 already had most of these benefits.)
     
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  5. thatguy91

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    The RX 580 and Vega are used for testing examples as they are current. The 400 series should see similar if not the same gain to the 580 results. Older cards can still see benefits as well, just they haven't tested the performance difference.
     
  6. OnnA

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    There is always uplift in Performance in new WDDM 2.3 for any ATI uArch based on GCN (up to Polaris) or GCN_Next (Vega)
    ATI did not finish polishing WDDM 2.3 yet ;) -> It takes time, but when they do, we will see some more FPS uplift across the 'table' :p

    There is difference between suporting WDDM 2.3 & Utilising it as it should be.

    I can't find some insights into WDDM 2.3 specs tho...
    I know that this one has SM/VM up to 6.1 in DX12.1 (only Vega has it in H/W)
    And some other Gaming related goodies (it's an solid base for next Xbox IMO, also Vega based ;) )
     
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    That's a nice boost for the RX 580 given the fact that Polaris is almost 2 years old...
     
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    Just tested on the sims 4 with r9 380 4GB and so far driver is working fine :p
     
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    This is a idiotic remark, you should take it back. Let me rephrase it for you, so that you maybe understand where you're erring:
    I'd personally go even more years back, perhaps back to the Islands series, since transitions 290-390-480-580 can HARDLY be called upgrades. So yeah, "thank you AMD, oh, benefactors of this Earth, but - you HAVE to support your stuff, it's expected, not exceptional".
     
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    Looks like Microsoft just made the AMD's locked down switchable graphics menu obsolete in Windows 10 Insider.

    https://i.imgur.com/wOVCoTg.png

    Works with apps that are normally locked onto the Intel GPU.and modern universal apps.
     
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    But the game has preference so if the software is broken this override doesn't help.

    EDIT:
    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsex...ng-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17093-pc/

    But it's a good addition to the OS. :)
     
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    Do you have any problem with voltage monitoring and control in Afterburner with this release?
     
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    Very good driver so far for me. No issues. I even think my Fury got some love. I notice a slight boost in a few games. :)
     
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    PUBG does work A LOT better.
     
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    That's the bolded part in the quote I edited in a little afterwards.



    Essentially or from my understanding of how it's worded the OS setting will override the driver setting but the software can still specify which GPU it wants to use and if it incorrectly uses the iGPU this override won't help with that problem and it's up to the developers to patch it so it properly utilizes the dedicated GPU rather than the integrated one.

    Which hopefully that's a pretty small list of programs but for games there's little chance of older titles being updated further so this might not help too much these though it is still good to have a OS override since if the game in question doesn't have any specifications for handling integrated GPU's at all they can be overriden to use the dedicated GPU through this setting. :)

    An advanced option to override or force it wouldn't be bad though, perhaps something for later though Microsoft probably tries to avoid overriding program behavior if not required thus why the default behavior is to not interfere if the software itself handles the use of integrated or dedicated GPU's.
     
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    Got these from AMD myself and got blocked by driver signing. A pretty fresh install 1709 and happens on my system and my GF's (with a R9 280). I also tried clean install and DDU, no avail. Still driver signing crap and that Windows blocked it. 18.2.1 is no problem. After installing 18.2.1 again I am unable to install 18.2.2. The AMD installer keeps giving me the error that its driver isn't signed. Pffff....

    EDIT:

    Tried again on both systems even a clean install on one, driver is blocked and reverted upon restart. 18.2.1 can be installed. Installing 18.2.2 over 2.1 does nothing.

    EDIT:

    Found it. Despite getting the Win 10 file, the drivers inside the package only contained the Win 7 versions. The files on G3D were correct. Really sloppy.
     
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    I reinstalled the driver (using DDU) but I'm still unable to change the ReLive stream server location for Twitch.

    The only option available is "US West: San Francisco, CA" which is 5,400 miles away.

    Hopefully it's only an outage or maintenance of service.
     
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