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AMD drivers 18.7.1 - Fortnite season 5 bugs squashed and Earthfall prepped for launch

Fortnite Season 5

AMD has released another Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition driver package: Adrenalin Edition 18.7.1. This patch fixes some Fortnite bugs just moments after Season Five's launch and boosts performance by nearly 30% in Holospark’s co-op shooter, Earthfall.

If you are planning on teaming up with a couple friends to survive an alien invasion on July 13, 2018, you don’t want to miss out on the free performance hidden within the latest Radeon drivers. Compared to the last drivers from team red, Earthfall performance is up 28% at 1440p with an RX Vega 56 graphics card. RX 580 performance is similarly up 22%, while the RX 560 also sees 27% performance gains at 1080p.

Building an a team red rig? Here are the best AMD graphics cards going in 2018.

Fortnite’s fifth season kicked off only yesterday, which, among other rebalancing and game world changes, revamped the map and added drivable golf carts. Since the update, some Radeon GPUs have been suffering application hangs when throwing stars are displayed on screen, but not to worry, the latest driver update puts an end to all that.

Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice also receives a fix for some unexpected flickering in-game, while issues with display resolutions, memory clocks, and black screen flickering when utilising DisplayPort connections have also been rectified with the latest update.

Download the latest AMD drivers here.

Earthfall

Support for

  • Earthfall
    • 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 2560x1440 (1440p).
    • 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 2560x1440 (1440p).
    • 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 1920x1080 (1080p).

 

Fixed issues

  • Fortnite Season five 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.

 

Known issues

  • 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.

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3 Days ago

When is AMD gonna fix the balck screen after boot issue? We're kinda disabled here in the water..can only boot in safe mode..10 million people with these R7 and R9 cards have useless PCs..arrggh..sucks

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