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AMD releases their Radeon Software 18.2.3 driver

Bug fixes and more performance!

AMD releases their Radeon Software 18.2.3 driver

AMD releases their Radeon Software 18.2.3 driver

AMD has released their Radeon Software 18.2.3 beta driver, offering game-specific optimisations for Sea of Thieves, Brass Tactics and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age as well as a range of software fixes. 

The most noteworthy changes with this driver is the performance boost seen in Rare's Sea of Thieves, offering up to a 29% performance boost on AMD's RX Vega 64 GPU and up to a staggering 39% performance boost on AMD's RX 580 GPU. 

RTG has also fixed several FreeSync issues with this new driver as well as crashes that users of Fortnite, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (UWP version) and For Honor. 
 


Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3 Highlights (Release notes)

Introducing Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, artfully designed and meticulously crafted to unleash the powerful performance and innovation built into Radeon Graphics through an incredibly intuitive and utterly beautiful user interface for both PCs and mobile devices.

 

Support For

    • Sea of Thieves
      • Up to 29% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 at 3840x2160. 
      • Up to 39% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3 on the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 at 1920x1080.
    • Brass Tactics
    • Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
      • Up to 13% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3 on the Radeon RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 at 2560x1440. 
      • Up to 20% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3 on the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 at 2560x1440p. 

Fixed Issues

    •  Radeon FreeSync may intermittently incorrectly engage during Chrome video playback resulting in playback flicker.
    • Radeon FreeSync may rapidly change between min and max range when enabled causing stutter in fullscreen games on multi-display system configurations.
    • Flickering may be observed on the performance metrics overlay when Enhanced Sync is enabled on some Radeon FreeSync connected displays.
    • Radeon Overlay may exhibit minor flickering when enabled while playing games using the Vulkan™ API.
    • Fortnite™ may experience lighting or fog corruption on some graphics quality presets.
    • Radeon ReLive instant replay clips may intermittently contain small amounts of audio distortion.
    • Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ may experience an application crash when launched as a Universal Windows® Application.
    • For Honor™ may experience an intermittent application crash on launch.

Known Issues

    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
    • Water textures may appear to be missing in World of Final Fantasy™.
    • Destiny 2™ may experience an application hang in the mission "Heist" on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
    • Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
    • Radeon Chill hotkey may fail to reset when Radeon Settings is restored to defaults.
    • FFmpeg application may experience corrupted output for H264 video streams.

Supported Desktop GPUs 

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility

Radeon RX Vega SeriesAMD Radeon pro Duo
Radeon RX 580AMD Radeon RX 570
Radeon RX 560 AMD RX 550
Radeon RX 400 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R7 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon Pro DuoAMD Radeon R7 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R5 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Nano Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R5 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 8500 - HD 8900 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 200 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 7700 - HD 7900 Series Graphics

 

Full Release notes for this driver can be viewed here

 

Download Links

- Windows 10 (32-bit | 64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32-bit | 64-bit)


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