AMD Radeon 18.6.1 driver brings additional improvements to Vermintide 2 and more

The AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 driver is now available, and promises additional performance enhancements for Warhammer:Vermintide 2. AMD claims that this driver represents a ten percent boost in performance for the co-op title when using a Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with the previous 18.5.2 drivers at 2560x1440 (1440p), with a nine percent boost arriving for the RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card.

Here are the bugs that AMD has managed to resolve with the 18.6.1 driver:

  • 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 mini map in multi GPU system configurations.

And here are the 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 (specifically for the 10% performance boost):

  • (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.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 driver is available for download through the Radeon Settings interface, or via the links listed for Windows 10, and Windows 7 on 32- or 64-bit systems in the official release notes here.

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