Article Number
RN-RAD-WIN-18-8-1

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 Highlights

Support For

  • Monster Hunter™: World
    • Up to 5% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920x1080 (1080p)1
    • Up to 6% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920x1080 (1080p)2
  • World of Warcraft™: Battle for Azeroth
  • We Happy Few™
  • Madden NFL 19™

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.

Footnotes

  • (1) Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of August 3rd, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega 64 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 highest preset settings on Monster Hunter World at 1080p, the Radeon RX Vega 64 scored 90.9 FPS with Radeon Software 18.6.1, whereas the Radeon RX Vega 64 scored 95.2 FPS with Radeon Software 18.8.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.8.1 has 5% faster performance in Monster Hunter World. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.
  • (2) Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of August 3rd, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580 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 highest preset settings on Monster Hunter World at 1080p, the Radeon RX 580 scored 54.4 FPS with Radeon Software 18.6.1, whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 57.8 FPS with Radeon Software 18.8.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.8.1 has 6% faster performance in Monster Hunter World. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.

Package Contents

The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 installation package contains the following:

  • Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 Driver Version 18.30.01.01 (Windows Driver Store Version 24.20.13001.1010)

The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 installation package can be downloaded from the following links:

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Installing Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition

For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, please refer to the following support resources:

NOTE:
This driver is not intended for use on AMD Radeon products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.

When installing Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 for the Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1.

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.

Radeon Product Compatibility

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 is compatible with the following AMD Radeon products.

Note: AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury, Radeon™ Pro Duo, Radeon™ RX 400 Series, Radeon™ RX 500 Series and Radeon™ RX Vega Series graphics are only supported by Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition on Windows 7/10 64-bit.

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility

Radeon RX Vega Series Graphics

Radeon™ RX 500 Series Graphics

Radeon™ RX 400 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo

AMD Radeon™ R7 300 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ R5 300 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ R5 200 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ R9 300 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ HD 8500 - HD 8900 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ R9 200 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ HD 7700 - HD 7900 Series Graphics

 

Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility
Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.

Radeon Mobility Product Family Compatibility

AMD Radeon™ R9 M300 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ R7 M300 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ R5 M300 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ HD 8500M - HD 8900M Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon™ HD 7700M - HD 7900M Series Graphics

​​Compatible Operating Systems

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 is designed to support the following Microsoft® Windows® platforms. Operating System support may vary depending on your specific AMD Radeon product.

  • Windows® 10 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)

AMD Issue Reporting Form

This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.​ 

 

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