New AMD Radeon Adrenalin Driver 18.1.1 Optimized for WoW Battle for Azeroth and Monster Hunter: World

Aug 7, 2018
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AMD has released Radeon Adrenalin driver 18.1.1 which has been optimized World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth and Monster Hunter World.

The house of NVIDIA released its own new game-ready drivers some days ago, and now AMD has followed suit. In addition to the games mentioned above, the driver is also optimized for both Madden NFL 19 and We Happy Few. According the driver’s release notes, the new driver boosts performance improvements by up to 6% in Monster Hunter World for those using a RX Vega 64 (8GB) and RX 580 (8GB) GPU.

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The full release notes for the Radeon Adrenalin Driver 18.1.1 have been included below:

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 Highlights

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 1920x1080 (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 1920x1080 (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.
  • CivilizationVI may experience a game crash using DirectX12 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.

Added Vulkan™ Extension Support

VK_EXT_descriptor_indexing

This extension adds several small features which together enable applications to create large descriptor sets containing substantially all of their resources and selecting amongst those resources with dynamic (non-uniform) indexes in the shader.

VK_KHR_get_display_properties2

This extension provides new entry points to query device display properties and capabilities in a way that can be easily extended by other extensions, without introducing any further entry points.

VK_KHR_8bit_storage

This extension allows use of 8-bit types in uniform and storage buffers and push constant blocks.

VK_KHR_draw_indirect_count

This extension allows an application to source the number of draw calls for indirect draw calls from a buffer.

VK_KHR_create_renderpass2

This extension provides a new entry point to create render passes in a way that can be easily extended by other extensions through the substructures of render pass creation.

EXT_vertex_attribute_divisor

This extension allows instance-rate vertex attributes to be repeated for certain number of instances instead of advancing for every instance when instanced rendering is enabled.

The new driver can be downloaded from the links below:

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit​

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 Driver for Windows® 10 32-bit​

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 Driver for Windows® 7 32-bit​​

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