New AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.7.1 Driver Offers Fixes for Fortnite and Hellblade; Optimized for Earthfall

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Jul 13, 2018
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The house of AMD has released a brand-new version of its Radeon Adrenalin 18.7.1 driver which offers some fixes for Epic’s Fortnite and Hellblade.

In addition, driver version 18.7.1  is optimized for co-operative shooter Earthfall, and is said to improve game performance by up to 28% on the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and by up to 22% faster on the AMD Radeon RX 580.

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We’ve included the driver’s release notes down below:

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.7.1 Release Notes

Support For

Earthfall™

  • Up to 28% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.7.1 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 2560×1440 (1440p).1
  • Up to 22% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.7.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 2560×1440 (1440p).2
  • Up to 27% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.7.1 on the Radeon™ RX 560 (4GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920×1080 (1080p).3

Fixed Issues

Fortnite™ Season 5 may experience an application hang on some Radeon graphics products when throwing stars are visible on screen.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice™ may experience flickering or corruption on some Radeon graphics products.

Display modes may sometimes appear as not available when setting resolution or refresh rates of a display.

CorelDraw™ may experience slower than expected performance.

Memory clocks may remain at higher than expected values on some displays after changing resolution or refresh rates.

Some displays may exhibit black screen flickering when booting to desktop when using DisplayPort.

Known Issues

Virtual Super Resolution settings may not retain after updating to this Radeon Software release.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus™ may experience an application crash when disabling Asynchronous Compute via game settings.

Graphics and memory clocks may remain at higher than expected values after watching a video or using Windows DVR while in game. A workaround is to reboot the system.

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 WattMan gauges may report as zero on secondary graphics products in multi GPU enabled system configurations.

The new driver can be downloaded from AMD’s official website right here.

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