AMD Radeon 17.10.2 Driver Boosts Radeon RX Performance In Destiny 2, AC: Origins and Wolfenstein II By Up To 50%

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Oct 24, 2017
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The new AMD Radeon 17.10.2 driver offers some noteworthy performance gains for RX 580 and RX Vega56 cards in Destiny 2, Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

AMD mentions performance gains by up to 50% in Destiny 2 for those using a Radeon RX 580 (8GB) GPU. Those running a Radeon RX Vega56 (8GB) GPU will benefit from up to 43% faster performance compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 at 2560×1440 resolution.

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While not as big, the performance of both Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, both titles releasing later this week, has also been improved compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1.

Furthermore, the AMD Radeon 17.10.2 Driver offers initial support for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. We’ve included the full patch notes for the new 17.10.2 driver down below:

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.2 Highlights

Support For

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Windows®10 Fall Creators Update

  • This release provides initial support for the Windows®10 Fall Creators Update. For more information please visit here.

Wolfenstein™ II: The New Colossus

  • Up to 8% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega56 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 at 2560×1440. (RS-188)
  • Up to 4% faster performance on Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 at 2560×1440. (RS-189)

Destiny 2™

  • Up to 43% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega56 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 at 2560×1440.(RS-184)
  • Up to 50% faster performance on Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 at 2560×1440.(RS-185)

Assassin’s Creed™: Origins

  • Up to 16% faster performance on Radeon™ RX Vega56 (8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 at 2560×1440.(RS-186)
  • Up to 13% faster performance on Radeon RX 580(8GB) graphics than with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 at 1920×1080. (RS-187)

GPU Workload

  • A new toggle in Radeon Settings that can be found under the “Gaming”, “Global Settings” options. This toggle will allow you to switch optimization between graphics or compute workloads on select Radeon RX 500, Radeon RX 400, Radeon R9 390, Radeon R9 380, Radeon R9 290 and Radeon R9 285 series graphics products.

Compute Support

  • Radeon Software now supports compute workloads for up to 12 installed Radeon RX 400, Radeon RX 500 or Radeon RX Vega series graphics products on Windows®10 system configurations.

 

Fixed Issues

  • Radeon Software may not appear in the uninstall options under “Apps and Features” on Windows® operating systems after a Radeon Software upgrade.
  • Minor corruption may appear in PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS™ in some game locations when using Ultra graphics settings in game.
  • Radeon Wattman may fail to apply user adjusted voltage values on certain configurations.
  • AMD XConnect™ Technology enabled system configurations may not be detected when plugged in or connected to a system after being previously unplugged during system sleep or hibernation.
  • Hearts of Iron™ IV may experience a crash or system hang during some scenario gameplay.
  • Radeon Settings gaming tab may not automatically populate games detected on the users system.

Known Issues

  • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU’s for compute workloads.
  • Assassin’s Creed™: Origins may experience an intermittent application or system hang when playing on Windows®7 system configurations.
  • The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
  • Resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause the user interface to stutter or exhibit corruption temporarily.
  • Corruption may be experienced in Forza Motorsport™ 7 on some HDR displays with HDR enabled in game.
  • Radeon WattMan reset and restore factory default options may not reset graphics or memory clocks and unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be restored to default after a system hang.
  • OverWatch™ may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations. Disabling Radeon ReLive as a temporary workaround may resolve the issue.
  • When recording with Radeon ReLive on Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products GPU usage and clocks may remain in high states. A workaround is to disable and then re-enable Radeon ReLive.

The New AMD drivers can be downloaded from here.

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