AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.1 driver brings performance improvements to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and adds official support to the Windows 10 October 2018 update.
Going into slightly more details, the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.10.1 driver improves performance by up to 5% in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and by up to 6% on the AMD Radeon RX 580.
Moreover, this driver fixes a random system reboot on systems with 16+ CPU cores during installation when upgrading Radeon Software from a version older than RSAE 18.8.1, some flickering textures on multi GPU system configurations in Sea of Thieves, and some lighting corruption issues when effects quality is set to High or Epic in Fortnite.
Those interested can download this new driver from here, and you can find its complete changelog below. Kudos to our reader Metal Messiah for bringing this to our attention!
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.1 Release Notes
- Windows® 10 October 2018 Update
- Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4
- Up to 5% faster performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.1 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.3 at 1920×1080 (1080p).RS-258
- Up to 6% faster performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.3 at 1920×1080 (1080p).RS-259
- HDMI™ Audio Drivers may sometimes not upgrade during Radeon Software installation.
- Fortnite™ may experience lighting corruption when effects quality is set to High or Epic.
- System configurations with 16+ CPU cores may experience a random system reboot during installation when upgrading Radeon Software from a version older than RSAE 18.8.1.
- Sea of Thieves™ may experience flickering textures in multi GPU system configurations.
- When using Radeon Overlay on system configurations with the latest Windows®10 October 2018 Update some users may experience intermittent instability or game crashes.
- Microsoft® Office applications may experience lag or stutter when dragging applications.
- Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products may experience elevated memory clocks during system idle.
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