Radeon Software 18.6.1 driver is out

Up to 10% more performance in Verminitide II

AMD has officially released their Radeon Software 18.6.1 Beta driver for GCN or newer graphics cards and AMD Ryzen+Vega APUs. According to AMD, with this new driver users can expect up to 10% more performance in Warhammer: Vermintide II when playing the game using the extreme preset.


With this new driver update, AMD fixed a large number of bugs for games like Subnautica, Sea of Thieves, World of Tanks, Middle Earth: Shadow of War and World of Warcraft. Furthermore AMD has also addressed an issue that was present with 8K display resolution in combination with Radeon Pro Duo.

As always, you can download the latest AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers over at AMD's support page.

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 Highlights

Support ForWarhammer: Vermintide 2
  • Up to 9% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 on the Radeon RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.2 at 2560x1440 (1440p).1
  • Up to 10% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 on the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.2 at 2560x1440 (1440p).2
Fixed Issues
  • Subnautica may experience a black screen on launch or during gameplay.
  • Sea of Thieves may experience a crash or hang while playing in the Cannon Cove area.
  • Desktop may not be visible or may appear out of the display area when using 8K resolution on Radeon Pro Duo.
  • World of Tanks may experience square corruption on some ground textures in multi GPU system configurations.
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War may experience flickering in some game menus or when configuring displays when using multi GPU system configurations.
  • World of Warcraft may experience flickering on the minimap in multi GPU system configurations.
Known Issues
  • Some games may experience minor stuttering during gameplay when the Radeon ReLive Instant Replay feature is enabled and FRTC is also enabled.
  • Radeon Overlay may not show all available features when some games are run in borderless fullscreen mode.
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may experience stuttering during gameplay.
  • Corruption may be experienced with OGL or Vulkan API applications on some Hybrid Graphics system configurations.
  • Sea of Thieves may experience corruption on ship sails or ropes while standing on a boat.
  • Radeon Chill may experience lower than expected minimum frame rates if a game is left idle with Radeon Chill enabled for extended periods of time.
Footnotes
  • (1) Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 12, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega 56, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With extreme preset settings on Warhammer: Vermintide 2, at 2560x1440, the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 66.4 FPS with Radeon Software 18.5.2, whereas the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 72.2 FPS with Radeon Software 18.6.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.6.1 has 9% faster performance in Warhammer: Vermintide 2. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.
  • (2) Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 12, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580 (8GB), on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With extreme preset settings on Warhammer: Vermintide 2, at 2560x1440, the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) scored 48.0 FPS with Radeon Software 18.5.2, whereas the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) scored 53.0 FPS with Radeon Software 18.6.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.6.1 has 10% faster performance in Warhammer: Vermintide 2. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.






Source: AMD



News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini


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