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AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.1 is optimized for Monster Hunter: World, WoW: Battle for Azeroth, Madden NFL 19

AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.1 driver is optimized for Monster Hunter World, We Happy Few, Madden NFL 19 and World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.

Going into slightly more details, the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.1 offers up to 5% faster performance on the Radeon RX Vega 64 and up to 6% faster performance on the Radeon RX 580 in Monster Hunter World.

Furthermore, this driver fixes an application crash on game launch in Windows 7 in Fortnite, a game crash or hang on multi GPU system configurations when changing or applying resolutions in some games, and a game crash using DirectX 12 API on game or map launch in Civilization VI.

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

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 Release Notes

Support For

  • Monster Hunter™: World
    • Up toto 5% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920×1080 (1080p)1
    • Up to 6% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920×1080 (1080p)2
  • World of Warcraft™: Battle for Azeroth
  • We Happy Few™
  • Madden NFL 19™

Fixed Issues

  • Fortnite™ may experience an application crash on game launch in Windows®7.
  • Some games may experience a game crash or hang on multi GPU system configurations when changing or applying resolutions.
  • Graphics and memory clock speeds may remain elevated or locked while gaming if video content is also playing on the system.
  • Civilization® VI may experience a game crash using DirectX®12 API on game or map launch.
  • Samsung™ HMD Odyssey may experience intermittent black screens or flashing on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.

Known Issues

  • Cursor or system lag may be observed on some system configurations when two or more displays are connected and one display is powered off.
  • Some games may experience instability or stutter when playing with FRTC and Instant Replay enabled.
  • Toggling performance metrics while gaming on a non-native display resolution may cause the game to scale incorrectly.
  • Radeon WattMan memory and frequency sliders may not list correct minimum values.
  • Upgrade Advisor may fail to show up in Radeon Settings.
  • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable when playing Monster Hunter™: World.
  • Video profiles may not correctly apply on web browser video content.

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