AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.7.1 driver to offer up to 28% performance boost in Earthfall
This driver also supports AMD's Raven Ridge (Ryzen+Vega) APUs
Published: 12th July 2018 | Source: AMD Radeon Technologies Group | Author: Mark Campbell
AMD's Radeon Software 18.7.1 driver to offer up to 28% performance boost in Earthfall
AMD has officially launched their new Radeon Software 18.7.1 drivers, which support both the company's dedicated graphics cards and their modern Ryzen APU hardware.
The biggest draw of this new driver is AMD's game-specific optimisations for Earthfall, delivering a performance boost of up to 28% in Earthfall when using an RX Vega 56, and a 22% performance boost when using an RX 580.
Alongside this performance boost, AMD's new Radeon 18.7.1 driver also offers gamers bug fixes for Fortnite season 5, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and CorelDraw.
Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.7.1 Highlights
– Up to 28% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.7.1 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 2560×1440 (1440p).1
– Up to 22% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.7.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 2560×1440 (1440p).2
– Up to 27% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.7.1 on the Radeon™ RX 560 (4GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920×1080 (1080p).3
– Fortnite™ Season 5 may experience an application hang on some Radeon graphics products when throwing stars are visible on screen.
– Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice™ may experience flickering or corruption on some Radeon graphics products.
– Display modes may sometimes appear as not available when setting resolution or refresh rates of a display.
– CorelDraw™ may experience slower than expected performance.
– Memory clocks may remain at higher than expected values on some displays after changing resolution or refresh rates.
– Some displays may exhibit black screen flickering when booting to desktop when using DisplayPort.
– Virtual Super Resolution settings may not retain after updating to this Radeon Software release.
– Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus™ may experience an application crash when disabling Asynchronous Compute via game settings.
– Graphics and memory clocks may remain at higher than expected values after watching a video or using Windows DVR while in game. A workaround is to reboot the system.
– Cursor or system lag may be observed on some system configurations when two or more displays are connected and one display is powered off.
– Radeon WattMan gauges may report as zero on secondary graphics products in multi GPU enabled system configurations.
Supported Desktop GPUs
Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G AMD Ryzen 3 2200G Radeon RX Vega Series AMD Radeon Pro Duo Radeon RX 580 AMD Radeon RX 570 Radeon RX 560 AMD RX 550 Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics AMD Radeon R7 300 Series Graphics AMD Radeon Pro Duo AMD Radeon R7 200 Series Graphics AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series Graphics AMD Radeon R5 300 Series Graphics AMD Radeon R9 Nano Series Graphics AMD Radeon R5 200 Series Graphics AMD Radeon R9 300 Series Graphics AMD Radeon HD 8500 – HD 8900 Series Graphics AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7700 – HD 7900 Series Graphics