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AMD releases their Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.6.1 driver for Warhammer: Vermintide II

Up to 10% more performance in Warhammer: Vermintide II

AMD releases their Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.6.2 driver for Warhammer: Vermintide II

AMD releases their Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.6.1 driver for Vermintide II

AMD has launched Radeon Software version 18.6.1, a new driver that promised Radeon users op to 10% more performance in Warhammer: Vermintide II when playing the game using it's extreme preset. 

This new driver also addresses issues in Subnautica, Sea of Thieves, World of Tanks, Middle Earth: Shadow of War and World of Warcraft, addressing issues which range from crashes and black screens to intermittent flickering. 

AMD releases their Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.6.2 driver for Warhammer: Vermintide II  

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 Highlights


Support For

Warhammer: Vermintide 2

- Up to 9% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.2 at 2560x1440 (1440p).1
- Up to 10% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.2 at 2560x1440 (1440p).2


Fixed Issues

- Subnautica may experience a black screen on launch or during gameplay.
- Sea of Thieves may experience a crash or hang while playing in the Cannon Cove area.
- Desktop may not be visible or may appear out of the display area when using 8K resolution on Radeon Pro Duo.
- World of Tanks may experience square corruption on some ground textures in multi GPU system configurations.
- Middle Earth: Shadow of War may experience flickering in some game menus or when configuring displays when using multi GPU system configurations.
- World of Warcraft may experience flickering on the minimap in multi GPU system configurations.


Known Issues

- Some games may experience minor stuttering during gameplay when the Radeon ReLive Instant Replay feature is enabled and FRTC is also enabled.
- Radeon Overlay may not show all available features when some games are run in borderless fullscreen mode.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may experience stuttering during gameplay.
- Corruption may be experienced with OGL or Vulkan™ API applications on some Hybrid Graphics system configurations.
- Sea of Thieves™ may experience corruption on ship sails or ropes while standing on a boat.
- Radeon Chill may experience lower than expected minimum frame rates if a game is left idle with Radeon Chill enabled for extended periods of time.


Footnotes

- (1) Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 12, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega 56, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With extreme preset settings on Warhammer: Vermintide 2, at 2560x1440, the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 66.4 FPS with Radeon Software 18.5.2, whereas the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 72.2 FPS with Radeon Software 18.6.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.6.1 has 9% faster performance in Warhammer: Vermintide 2. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.

- (2) Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 12, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580 (8GB), on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With extreme preset settings on Warhammer: Vermintide 2, at 2560x1440, the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) scored 48.0 FPS with Radeon Software 18.5.2, whereas the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) scored 53.0 FPS with Radeon Software 18.6.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.6.1 has 10% faster performance in Warhammer: Vermintide 2. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.


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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Most Recent Comments

14-06-2018, 02:05:53

ET3D
Unlike what your Product Family Compatibility says, it seems that Vega APUs aren't supported by this driver. At least, the release notes don't mention them, and AMD's site directs to 18.5.1 when downloading APU drivers.Quote

14-06-2018, 07:10:54

Kei
Apparently, APU's will only be supported in the 3 monthly WHQL driver releases and not the interim releases. Source.Quote

14-06-2018, 07:32:09

WYP
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Originally Posted by ET3D View Post
Unlike what your Product Family Compatibility says, it seems that Vega APUs aren't supported by this driver. At least, the release notes don't mention them, and AMD's site directs to 18.5.1 when downloading APU drivers.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kei View Post
Apparently, APU's will only be supported in the 3 monthly WHQL driver releases and not the interim releases. Source.
I'll boot up the APU system and check for 100% confirmation. I will then edit the article if needed.

Update - The driver update doesn't install correctly on APU powered systems. It acts as if it was installed, but the system will still say it has 18.5.1 (which is what I updated from).Quote
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