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AMD Radeon 18.7.1 driver delivers major performance improvements for Earthfall

Almost a month after its previous driver release, AMD has come forth with the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.7.1 driver, bringing a healthy performance boost to the four-player cooperative shooter, Earthfall, as well as various bug fixes.

Earthfall launches out of early access on July 13, and RX Vega 56 users will see performance boosts of up to 28% with this driver, while RX 580 8GB owners will receive up to 22% extra frames. Beyond that, up to 27% additional performance is expected for those with the lower-end RX 560 4GB graphics cards.

Note that while AMD only mentions three of its products, the boost in performance should apply in some form to the entire GCN line-up of the company.

Here are the bug fixes that this driver delivers:

  • Fortnite™ Season 5 may experience an application hang on some Radeon graphics products when throwing stars are visible on screen.
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice™ may experience flickering or corruption on some Radeon graphics products.
  • Display modes may sometimes appear as not available when setting resolution or refresh rates of a display.
  • CorelDraw™ may experience slower than expected performance.
  • Memory clocks may remain at higher than expected values on some displays after changing resolution or refresh rates.
  • Some displays may exhibit black screen flickering when booting to desktop when using DisplayPort.

And here are the known issues that the company is working on resolving:

  • Virtual Super Resolution settings may not retain after updating to this Radeon Software release.
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus™ may experience an application crash when disabling Asynchronous Compute via game settings.
  • Graphics and memory clocks may remain at higher than expected values after watching a video or using Windows DVR while in game. A workaround is to reboot the system.
  • Cursor or system lag may be observed on some system configurations when two or more displays are connected and one display is powered off.
  • Radeon WattMan gauges may report as zero on secondary graphics products in multi GPU enabled system configurations.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.7.1 driver is available for download via the Radeon Settings interface on Windows, or via the links listed in the official release notes found here.

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