Are you ready for Far Cry 5? Well, you’re not unless you’ve got the latest AMD drivers installed for your Radeon graphics card. The new Adrenalin 18.3.4 AMD drivers have just dropped so you’ll be prepped for Hope County the moment Far Cry 5 releases tomorrow.
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AMD have jumped the gun on Nvidia, getting launch day drivers available prior to the release of Far Cry 5 because of the close relationship between the Ubisoft developers and the Radeon red team.
Far Cry 5 is set to take advantage of some AMD Vega-specific features, so you might see some interesting performance comparisons between the comparative GeForce cards and their RX Vega 64 or RX Vega 56 rivals.
Those features are:
Rapid Packed Math – doubles the rate of compute to allow for faster physics and compute calculations on Vega GPUs.
Shader Intrinsics – allows direct game to hardware access on Radeon RX cards to extract more performance from the GPU.
Radeon FreeSync 2 – brings low-latency, high-brightness pixels and a wide colour gamut to High Dynamic Range (HDR) content for PC displays.
This is an optional driver update, so if you’re not getting on the Hope Country hype train just yet don’t feel like you need to go to the effort of upgrading your graphics software just yet. Outside of Far Cry 5 support there’s not a lot else in there. The full release notes are below:
Far Cry 5
- Some blockchain workloads may experience lower performance than expected when compared to previous Radeon Software releases.
- Final Fantasy XV may experience bright lighting effects on some trees in specific map locations.
- Far Cry 5 may experience flickering issues if a task switch is performed while playing the game using a multi GPU enabled system configuration.
- A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU’s for compute workloads.
- Destiny 2 may experience an application hang in the mission “Heist” on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
- Destiny 2 may experience long load times when the application has been open for extended periods of time.
- Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
- Resizing Radeon Settings may cause the window to intermittently stutter.