AMD Driver 19.4.2 Significantly Improves Performance for Radeon VII and Vega 64 GPUs in World War Z

Apr 17, 2019
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The latest AMD driver (Adrenaline 19.4.2) is out now, adding support for Anno 1800 and World War Z. The latter game, launched yesterday on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC through Epic Games Store, receives a significant performance boost with this AMD driver if you’re using a Radeon VII or Radeon X Vega 64 graphics card.

This isn’t surprising since Saber Interactive partnered with AMD a few months ago to optimize the game for AMD technologies. Below you can find the full changelog notes for then AMD driver Adrenaline 19.4.2.

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Support For

  • World War Z™
    • Up to 24% greater performance with AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2, on a Radeon™ VII in World War Z. RS-293
    • Up to 19% greater performance with AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2, on a Radeon™ RX Vega 64 in World War Z. RS-292
  • Anno 1800™

Known Issues

  • AMD Radeon VII may experience screen flicker in multi display setups on desktop or while applications are running.
  • Netflix™ Windows® Store application may experience display flicker during video playback on some HDR enabled displays.
  • Performance metrics overlay and Radeon WattMan gauges may experience inaccurate fluctuating readings on AMD Radeon VII.
  • Performance metrics overlay may experience intermittent flicker when playing back protected content with this feature enabled.
  • System instability may be experienced on ASUS TUF Gaming FX504 laptop when a wireless display is connected.

Footnotes

  • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of April 4th, 2019 on the 16GB Radeon™ VII, using a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4 memory, and Windows 10×64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. World War Z (Vulkan™) with the ultra-preset at 1920×1080, when running Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.1, the Radeon™ VII scored 143.7 FPS while Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2 scored 177.7 FPS. Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2 shows 24% greater performance. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-293
  • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of April 4th, 2019 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX Vega 64, using a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4 memory, and Windows 10×64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. World War Z (Vulkan™) with the ultra-preset at 1920×1080, when running Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.1, the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 scored 133.4 FPS while Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2 scored 158.7 FPS. Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2 shows 19% greater performance. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-292

Products mentioned in this post

Radeon VII
Radeon VII
USD 1680
RX Vega 64
RX Vega 64
USD 700

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