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AMD drivers - Monster Hunter: World up to 6% faster with Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.1

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition driver version 18.8.1 now available to download

Monster Hunter - World PC

AMD’s driver team has launched a new batch of Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers just in time for Monster Hunter: World’s PC debut. This driver update, 18.8.1, brings with it considerable performance improvements for Capcom’s hit title, alongside World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, We Happy Few, and Madden NFL 19.

Monster Hunter: World is launching on PC this Thursday (August 9) and the latest drivers from AMD are promising improvements of up to 6% with team red’s cards – both with the Vega and Polaris architectures. The RX Vega 64 sees performance increase by 5% at 1080p, while the RX 580 gains 6% with the fresh batch of code.

Also included within the latest Radeon driver package is support for World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Battle for Azeroth, which will see the Horde and Alliance reignite the rivalry and go at it again on August 14. But that’s not all, there’s also support for the upcoming releases We Happy Few and Madden 19 – both of which launch on August 10.

As for bug fixes, the Radeon driver team have squashed Fortnite’s Windows 7 game launch crash. Also ironed out is an issue affecting multi-GPU systems, GPU and memory clocks refusing to downclock while playing video content during gaming, Civilisation VI DX12 crashes, and compatibility issues with Samsung’s HMD Odyssey VR headset.

Download the latest AMD drivers here.

World of Warcraft Battle For Azeroth alliance

Support for:

  • Monster Hunter: World
    • Up to 5% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920×1080 (1080p)
    • Up to 6% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 on the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920×1080 (1080p)
  • World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
  • We Happy Few
  • Madden NFL 19

Fixed issues:

  • Fortnite may experience an application crash on game launch in Windows 7.
  • Some games may experience a game crash or hang on multi GPU system configurations when changing or applying resolutions.
  • Graphics and memory clock speeds may remain elevated or locked while gaming if video content is also playing on the system.
  • Civilization VI may experience a game crash using DirectX 12 API on game or map launch.
  • Samsung HMD Odyssey may experience intermittent black screens or flashing on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.


Known issues:

  • Cursor or system lag may be observed on some system configurations when two or more displays are connected and one display is powered off.
  • Some games may experience instability or stutter when playing with FRTC and Instant Replay enabled.
  • Toggling performance metrics while gaming on a non-native display resolution may cause the game to scale incorrectly.
  • Radeon WattMan memory and frequency sliders may not list correct minimum values.
  • Upgrade Advisor may fail to show up in Radeon Settings.
  • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable when playing Monster Hunter: World.
  • Video profiles may not correctly apply on web browser video content.