AMD Radeon 18.8.2 driver out now, includes Strange Brigade and F1 2018 support

A brand new suite of AMD drivers landed today, with the graphics card company bringing in Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2. The newly released titles Strange Brigade and F1 2018 are the main games to receive optimizations in this update.

The Rebellion-developed four-player cooperative game Strange Brigade was released today, and AMD says this driver will increase the game's performance by up to 5% for those on RX Vega 64 8GB cards. Meanwhile, RX 580 8GB card owners can expect a 3% boost to their frame rates.

Although F1 2018's performance boosts were not detailed, the driver is recommended for those who pick the game up. As usual, keep in mind that while AMD only mentions two of its products, the extra performance should arrive in some form to the entire GCN line-up.

Here are all the bug fixes included in this driver and the currently known issues that AMD is working on.

Fixed Issues

  • Some games may experience instability or stutter when playing with FRTC and Instant Replay enabled.
  • Upgrade Advisor may not appear in Radeon Settings game manager.
  • Far Cry™5 may experience dimmed or grey images with HDR10 enabled on some system configurations.
  • Far Cry™5 may experience an application hang when changing video settings on some system configurations.
  • Radeon Chill min and max values may not sync on multi GPU system configurations.
  • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable when playing Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4.

Known Issues

  • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable when playing Monster Hunter™: World.
  • Some DirectX®12 gaming applications may experience instability while recording with Radeon ReLive on system configurations using Radeon R9 290 and Radeon R9 390 series graphics products."
  • 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 RX Vega Series graphics products may experience elevated memory clocks during system idle.
  • Strange Brigade™ may experience fps drops on multi GPU enabled system configurations when Enhanced Sync is enabled and Vulkan™ API is enabled.
  • Flickering may be observed on some displays when Radeon FreeSync is enabled with Radeon ReLive enabled and recording.
  • Video profiles may not correctly apply on web browser video content.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 driver is now available for download via the Radeon Settings interface on Windows, or through the links listed in the official release notes.

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