Sunday, August 6th 2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.8.1 Beta Drivers

AMD today released version 18.8.1 beta of its Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers that keep your graphics card's performance equal to that of a well/oiled machine (figuratively, of course). The new software version brings driver-level support and improvements for the upcoming (and highly awaited) Monster Hunter: World. for that game, this driver release promises up to 5% and 6% increased performance on AMD's RX Vega graphics card and RX 580, respectively, compared to AMD's 18.6.1 driver release at 1080p.

This driver also adds support for World of Warcraft : Battle for Azeroth, We Happy Few, and Madden NFL 19. Another interesting additions are the extended functions for the Vulkan API, supporting more commands than previous driver versions. As always, you can download these drivers right here on TPU - just follow the link below. Feel free to jump towards after the break for some more details on this driver release.
DOWNLOAD:AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.8.1 Beta

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.
  • Civilization VI may experience a game crash using DirectX 12 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.
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21 Comments on AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.8.1 Beta Drivers

#1
Capitan Harlock
Amd stop supporting only "new" gpus and not older top model like my r9 fury x .
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#2
AlienIsGOD
Capitan Harlock said:
Amd stop supporting only "new" gpus and not older top model like my r9 fury x .
I went to amd site and this driver is most current for fury cards
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#3
Capitan Harlock
AlienIsGOD said:
I went to amd site and this driver is most current for fury cards
What i mean by that is that they say improve performance on Vega and r580 but no metion about older models.
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#4
HD64G
Capitan Harlock said:
What i mean by that is that they say improve performance on Vega and r580 but no metion about older models.
This happens just because those models are sold now and are their best for profit. Driver updates benefit almost equally all the CGN GPUs bar the ones that are VRAM bottlenecked in newer games.
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#5
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
This should fix the problem where OpenGL Unity games (like Make Sail) hang before the launcher appears.
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#6
noel_fs
  • Graphics and memory clock speeds may remain elevated or locked while gaming if video content is also playing on the system.
Is that real? UVD FINALLY FIXED?
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#7
AlienIsGOD
Capitan Harlock said:
What i mean by that is that they say improve performance on Vega and r580 but no metion about older models.
they arent gonna advertise improvements for every GCN card, Vega and RX400/500 are just to grab headlines imo as those are the 2 most current cards (notice my rx 480 isnt listed but its the exact same as a 580 bar speeds on gpu and mem)
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#8
coonbro
Capitan Harlock said:
Amd stop supporting only "new" gpus and not older top model like my r9 fury x .
not only that but old games as well . why I ditched them after my 7000 series and went back to NVidia [ everything I got at least fully works ] not cant play this cause I used a driver newer then 12.6 and crap as that . why buy a card that don't support my needs or drops them with out warning ? then its not like any driver after 13.12 impressed me in any way

AMD use to be all I built , not anymore after this and 900 chipset / ''bull dozer '' and its derivatives ...lol...
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#9
Flyordie
They finally fixed the video player bug! yay!..
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#10
coonbro
vlc ? ya I recall updating that one time and was bugged out and reverted back to my old one that fully worked [2.0.0 ] . amd just fell way out of favor here and that's coming from a guy that said he'd never build intel [foot in mouth on that after my 990 fx experience'$ ...lol.. ]

thing is if it was for these thing I was well satisfied with the last 7000 series card as far as hardware and looks on the display it was amd support that done them in [or I should say the lackluster support ]
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#11
Rockarola
coonbro said:
not only that but old games as well . why I ditched them after my 7000 series and went back to NVidia [ everything I got at least fully works ] not cant play this cause I used a driver newer then 12.6 and crap as that . why buy a card that don't support my needs or drops them with out warning ? then its not like any driver after 13.12 impressed me in any way

AMD use to be all I built , not anymore after this and 900 chipset / ''bull dozer '' and its derivatives ...lol...
Me and my 280X are crying (crocodile) tears for you and your punctuation.
Older AMD cards works just as well as older nVidia cards...your computer doesn't really care if it's red or green, but you might.
I don't give a flying f*ck at a rolling donut, as long as my GPU does what it says on the tin...do you?
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#12
londiste
I have updated drivers when my Radeon Settings tells me there is an update available.
Today, I see this:
Currently installed: 18.7.1
New Recommended: 18.5.1
New Optional: 18.8.1


This this is a bit scizophrenic. Also, settings pages seem to be changing with different versions, which is strange.
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#13
siluro818
Capitan Harlock said:
Amd stop supporting only "new" gpus and not older top model like my r9 fury x .
All models receive these performance updates - they are based on the same architecture after all - but AMD only test and provide concrete numbers for their latest cards.
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#14
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Yup, when a company makes a public claim about something, they have to be able to prove it. They only name the cards they tested it on because that's all anyone can hold them to task for. The fewer cards they state, the safer they are from false advertising claims. Just because they don't explicitly name older cards doesn't mean they won't benefit as well. AMD won't guarantee they benefit either.
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#15
coonbro
Rockarola said:
Me and my 280X are crying (crocodile) tears for you and your punctuation.
Older AMD cards works just as well as older nVidia cards...your computer doesn't really care if it's red or green, but you might.
I don't give a flying f*ck at a rolling donut, as long as my GPU does what it says on the tin...do you?
well that's the thing amd made it that it don't do what it should be doing . like games no longer supported after driver 12.6 . that was the main thing to p[lay this game I had to uninstall and reinstall a older driver then when I was donre with it go back to the later .

with this NVidia card all my games work as expected with any driver , sure a driver like 355.82 may of borked a game but it still loaded and played not just fail to load past the menu if any at all like I was and others around been seeing as well .

sad thing is my 7000 series card when it works as it should it was oe of the better cards I owned . [ I think the amd card made a nicer looking picture on my displays ] so not trying to say hardware wise I prefer NVidia over amd , but support amd got silly and a pain .

seemed like someone made a list of dropped games that later amd drivers don't support anymore and a few like the ones I had were AAA type in there time .

another sad thing in that is I had to spend money on a card to get ''full' support of all my games and programs back with out playing driver tag to do so

''Me and my 280X are crying (crocodile) tears for you and your punctuation''

sorry about that , but I'm sre you will get over it and live another day ...lol.... one of them tooo bad , sooo sad things I guess .
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#16
INSTG8R
coonbro said:
nonsene....
Funny my Vega has no issues with old games nor did my Fury or my 7970 before them. But you keep spouting your nonsense if it makes you feel better, because it’s just that, nonsense...
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#17
coonbro
INSTG8R said:
Funny my Vega has no issues with old games nor did my Fury or my 7970 before them. But you keep spouting your nonsense if it makes you feel better, because it’s just that, nonsense...
maybe you don't have the games then ? all I know is don't work after 12.6 all work under all NVidia . I guess you just want to bash a member and you 100% knowing all? do you think I spent money I should not of had to just because ? believe me I would still use that amd card if all my stuff worked under it as it now will under this NVidia card and use that card money toward better things in life .

when I discovered these game were not working I googled it and see plenty of guys with the same a driver over 12.6 a no go . seemed like even AMD made this in a statement at there own site as well back when / no longer supported .

I was well satisfied with my amd cards , but if it don't / or stops supporting me its then junk . like it or not


[MAX PAINE ] for one
''Roll back drivers to 32 bit rather than 64 bit (some Nvidia drivers like 196.75 to 197.34 appear to not be supported, as well as ATI 13.1 and the 12.11 beta drivers. However, ATI 12.8 and 12.10 or earlier are confirmed to work).''

sad thing is NVidia fixed and AMD just neglected if so too late for amd and me I went as high as 15.x drivers with that amd card in a hand me down build and nada. ATI 12.8 and 12.10 or earlier is all that will
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#18
Readlight
Another Beta who does not apply custom antialiasing settings. + windows whit tons of error, not needed things. and bad game publishers. eventually, nobody is happy.
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#19
Jelle Mees
Capitan Harlock said:
Amd stop supporting only "new" gpus and not older top model like my r9 fury x .
The reality is that AMD driver support is better over time. Hardware.info recently tested hardware from 2-3 years ago. Many AMD cards that were slower then Nvidia cards now perform better in more recent games.
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#20
INSTG8R
coonbro said:
maybe you don't have the games then ? all I know is don't work after 12.6 all work under all NVidia . I guess you just want to bash a member and you 100% knowing all? do you think I spent money I should not of had to just because ? believe me I would still use that amd card if all my stuff worked under it as it now will under this NVidia card and use that card money toward better things in life .

when I discovered these game were not working I googled it and see plenty of guys with the same a driver over 12.6 a no go . seemed like even AMD made this in a statement at there own site as well back when / no longer supported .

I was well satisfied with my amd cards , but if it don't / or stops supporting me its then junk . like it or not


[MAX PAINE ] for one
''Roll back drivers to 32 bit rather than 64 bit (some Nvidia drivers like 196.75 to 197.34 appear to not be supported, as well as ATI 13.1 and the 12.11 beta drivers. However, ATI 12.8 and 12.10 or earlier are confirmed to work).''

sad thing is NVidia fixed and AMD just neglected if so too late for amd and me I went as high as 15.x drivers with that amd card in a hand me down build and nada. ATI 12.8 and 12.10 or earlier is all that will
No I’ve been gaming on ATI/AMD since the 9600 and the only game I can recall have any major issue(I probably own close to a 1000 games) was RAGE. Yeah they had well know OGL issues for awhile. It’s nice you at least cited an example(which Max Payne? I have a couple) Yes there is always going to a driver that’s not going to work with this game or that that stands for both sides but it’s usually fixed in the next driver.
I just take issue with your broad strokes without any validity.
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#21
coonbro
I think my buddy got rage and was pissed as well ...lol.... and he was a big id game fanboy
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