The red team have released new AMD drivers for the Radeon faithful, offering up a bunch of new fixes for FreeSync gaming and the piratical good time game, Sea of Thieves. You can grab the new Radeon drivers direct from AMD here.
To make the most of your graphics card drivers are important, but the best gaming monitor can make it really shine.
The new Adrenalin 18.2.3 AMD driver wraps in all the good Kingdom Come: Deliverance and PUBG performance stuff from the optional 18.2.2 release a week or so ago, but adds in some frame rate boosts of its own. The main ones being performance boosts for the RX Vega and RX 580 cards in Sea of Thieves of up to 39%.
That’s quite a frame rate hike, especially seeing as the AMD GPU performance in the early tests so far has been pretty solid. There’s also fresh support for Final Fantasy XII, offering speed boosts of up to 20%, and for the new VR real time strategy game, Brass Tactics.
AMD have also fixed a bunch of FreeSync issues, ironing out a few existing problems in their frame synchronising tech. That should make the Asus ROG Strix XG32VQ an even better FreeSync screen!
You can read the full highlights and fix list below.
Sea of Thieves
- Up to 29% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 at 3840x2160.
- Up to 39% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 at 1920x1080.
Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
- Up to 13% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 at 2560x1440.
- Up to 20% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 at 2560x1440p.
- Radeon FreeSync may intermittently incorrectly engage during Chrome video playback resulting in playback flicker.
- 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.
- Radeon Overlay may exhibit minor flickering when enabled while playing games using the Vulkan API.
- Fortnite may experience lighting or fog corruption on some graphics quality presets.
- Radeon ReLive instant replay clips may intermittently contain small amounts of audio distortion.
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War may experience an application crash when launched as a Universal Windows Application.
- For Honor may experience an intermittent application crash on launch.
- 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.
- Destiny 2 may experience an application hang in the mission "Heist" on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
- Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
- Radeon Chill hotkey may fail to reset when Radeon Settings is restored to defaults.
- FFmpeg application may experience corrupted output for H264 video streams.