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AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.2.3 driver is optimized for Sea of Thieves & Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

AMD has released a new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3 driver is optimized for Sea of Thieves, Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age and Brass Tactics.

Going into more details, this new driver increases performance by up to 29% on the Radeon RX Vega 64 and by up to 39% on the Radeon RX 580 in Sea of Thieves. In addition, it increases performance by up to 13% on the Radeon RX Vega 64 and by up to 20% on the Radeon RX 580 in Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age.

The MD Radeon Adrenalin 18.2.3 driver also fixes an intermittent application crash on launch in For Honor, some lighting or fog corruptions on some graphics quality presets in Fortnite and an application crash when launched as a Universal Windows Application in Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

Those interested can download this new driver from here, and below you can find its complete changelog.

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3 Release Notes

Support For

    • 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 3840×2160. RS-215
      • 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 1920×1080. RS-216
    • Brass Tactics™
    • 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 2560×1440. RS-212
      • 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. RS-213

Fixed Issues

    •  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.

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