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AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.2 is optimized for Strange Brigade and F1 2018

Similarly to NVIDIA, AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.2 driver is optimized for Strange Brigade and F1 2018.

Going into more details, the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.2 offers up to 5% faster performance on the Radeon RX Vega 64 and up to 3% faster performance on the Radeon RX 580 in Strange Brigade.

Moreover, this driver addresses some instability and stutter issues that gamers experienced when playing with FRTC and Instant Replay enabled, an application hang when changing video settings and dimmed or grey images with HDR10 enabled in Far Cry 5, and some bugs that affected Radeon Chill and Radeon FreeSync.

Those interested can download the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.2 driver from here, and below you can find its complete changelog.

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.2 Release Notes

Support For

  • Strange Brigade™
    • Up to 5% faster performance in Strange Brigade™ using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 at 3840×2160 (4K). RS-243
    • Up to 3% faster performance in Strange Brigade™ using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 at 2560×1440 (1440p). RS-244
  • F1™2018

Fixed Issues

  • Some games may experience instability or stutter when playing with FRTC and Instant Replay enabled.
  • Upgrade Advisor may not appear in Radeon Settings game manager.
  • Far Cry™5 may experience dimmed or grey images with HDR10 enabled on some system configurations.
  • Far Cry™5 may experience an application hang when changing video settings on some system configurations.
  • Radeon Chill min and max values may not sync on multi GPU system configurations.
  • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable when playing Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4.

Known Issues

  • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable when playing Monster Hunter™: World.
  • Some DirectX®12 gaming applications may experience instability while recording with Radeon ReLive on system configurations using Radeon R9 290 and Radeon R9 390 series graphics products.”
  • Cursor or system lag may be observed on some system configurations when two or more displays are connected and one display is powered off.
  • Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products may experience elevated memory clocks during system idle.
  • Strange Brigade™ may experience fps drops on multi GPU enabled system configurations when Enhanced Sync is enabled and Vulkan™ API is enabled.
  • Flickering may be observed on some displays when Radeon FreeSync is enabled with Radeon ReLive enabled and recording.
  • Video profiles may not correctly apply on web browser video content.

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