Driver update: AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.12.2

Dec

16

2018

AMD has released a new update of its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers. The drivers are only suitable for the HD 7730 (M) and higher, the HD 8570 and higher, and the cards from the R5, R7, R9 and RX series. For the latest generation of maps only versions 7 and 10 of Windows are supported. Furthermore, AMD does not offer 32bit drivers anymore. The release notes for version 18.12.2 show the following changes and improvements:

Support For
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
Up to 4% faster performance in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey using Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 18.12.2 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.12.1 at 1920×1080 (1080p).
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Up to 3% faster performance in Shadow of the Tomb Raider using Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 18.12.2 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.12.1 at 2560×1440 (1440p).
DOOM
Up to 5% faster performance in DOOM using Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 18.12.2 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.12.1 at 3840×2160 (4K).
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Up to 5% faster performance in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus using Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 18.12.2 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.12.1 at 3840×2160 (4K).
Strange Brigade
Up to 7% faster performance in Strange Brigade using Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 18.12.2 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.12.1 at 3840×2160 (4K).
New Features
Radeon ReLive
In-Game Replay feature that allows you to replay your gaming moments instantly on screen.
Scene Editor allows creation and editing or scenes for recording or streaming with transitioning options via hotkeys or Radeon Overlay.
GIF Support allows creation or GIFs via hotkey or Radeon Overlay.
Added platform connection support for Restream.io, Streamable and Gfycat.
Multi-channel audio support and 16: 9 streaming support.
Radeon ReLive Game Streaming
Bringing Radeon gaming quality to your mobile devices allowing up to 4K 60fps low latency gaming with hardware acceleration. Seamlessly transition from your PC to your phone or tablet. Free on both Android and iOS via the AMD Link app.
Radeon ReLive for VR
Bringing ultra-high PC quality VR experiences to standalone VR devices with low-level hardware acceleration optimized for streaming and recording.
Streaming enabled via Steam, the SteamVR ecosystem * and available through the Radeon ReLive VR app.
AMD Link
Better reliability for a stable connection.
Get started easily with a redesigned connection process.
Upgrade Radeon Software through your phone.
Voice Controls for Radeon ReLive and Performance Metrics.
Radeon WattMan support.
Enhanced Performance metrics for capturing average, max and min FPS.
Radeon ReLive support allows viewing screenshots, playing back video, cropping video and saving video to your mobile device.
Radeon Overlay
Enhanced Sync controls available in display tab with per game real-time adjustment.
Radeon FreeSync controls now found in display tab.
Per-game color controls now available in display tab.
Radeon WattMan is now supported in Radeon Overlay allowing for in-game power and performance optimizations.
Performance Metrics Overlay now supports visual customization with adjustable colors, columns, position, transparency and size.
Performance Metrics Overlay now supports a lower sample interval and frame-time measurement logging.
Radeon Game Advisor
Measures game performance and generates a detailed report with suggestions to improve performance or increase image quality. Available through Radeon Overlay.
Radeon Settings Advisor
Scans your system’s capabilities and provides optimization suggestions in just a few simple clicks. Available through Radeon Settings.
Radeon Upgrade Advisor
Analyzes your PC for minimum and recommended game compatibility specifications with clear compatibility indicators in Game Explorer. Available through Radeon Settings.
Radeon WattMan
One click tuning with Auto Overclock GPU, Auto Overclock Memory and Auto Undervolt GPU.
Change fan speed with temperature dependent fan curves and Zero RPM fan control.
Unlocked Radeon RX Vega series of DPM states for finer power adjustments.
Targeted optimization or memory bound applications with new memory tuning feature.
Radeon Chill
Improved Radeon Chill efficiency allows increased power savings.
Radeon FreeSync 2
Improved Radeon FreeSync 2 with auto-tone mapping for a more detailed experience in HDR 10 supported games.
Virtual Super Resolution
Now supports ultra-wide 21: 9 displays.
Radeon Installer
A new one-click express install option is now available with installation progress and percentage indicators.
Added Vulkan Support
VK_EXT_inline_uniform_block
This extension introduces the ability to back up blocks directly with descriptor sets by fault inline uniform data within descriptor pool storage.
VK_KHR_swapchain_mutable_format
This extension allows processing of swapchain images as well as different formats to that used by the window system, which is particularly useful for switching between sRGB and linear RGB formats.
VK_EXT_scalar_block_layout
This extension enables C-like structure layout for uniform and storage buffers, allowing non-scalar types to be aligned solely on the size of their components.
Sparse Support is Enabled
Sparse support and relaxation. It is easy to connect and be bound to be immutable.
Fixed Issues
Radeon Settings EULA screen may appear every time a reboot occurs.
Google Earth VR fails to load or may not launch.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey may be a black screen when going into action phases of the game.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey may experience a game crash or TDR in some of the locations of the game like deep-diving into water.
Forza Horizon 3 may experience a game crash on launch.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may experience a crash on AMD Ryzen desktop processors with Radeon Vega Graphics.
A limited number of users may experience a loss of screen when watching YouTube videos in full screen mode on Chrome browser.
Battlefield 1 may experience flickering when looking at water textures.
Strange Brigade may experience stuttering when the game is set to run in windowed mode using the Vulkan API.
Radeon Overlay may fail to invoke when playing Kingdom Come Deliverance.
Eyefinity advanced setup options may not appear in Radeon Settings after a driver upgrade.
Known Issues
This release is not compatible with Microsoft PIX. For Microsoft PIX support with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition please click here.
Some systems running multiple displays may experience when a display is enabled but powered off.
Uninstalling Radeon Software may fail to remove Radeon Settings.
Upgrade advisor may intermittently fail to detect games and provide compatibility recommendations.
Performance Metrics Overlay may change when resolutions are changed in game.
A port 58888 already in use error message may be observed when AMD Link Server was disabled while the IOS device client was connected.
Radeon Overlay’s new in overlay video player while adjusting the playback slider.
Scene Editor may have issues with scrolling when many elements are added to a scene.
Custom settings in Radeon WattMan may sometimes fail to apply to Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
Auto tuning control options fail to present the starting notification before applying in Radeon Overlay.
Auto tuning may experience inconsistent behavior after applying Auto Overclock GPU and restarting / rebooting the system.
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition

Version number 18.12.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 10
Website
AMD
Download
https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-18-12-2
File size 327.00MB
License type Freeware

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