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AMD drivers: release-day Strange Brigade drivers and F1 2018 fully optimised in Adrenalin 18.8.2

It’s time to update your video drivers yet again. AMD has released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 for public consumption, packed full of optimisations and bug fixing code to get Strange Brigade and F1 2018 running at lightspeed on the latest AMD graphics tech.

Rebellion’s Strange Brigade is getting custom-tailored drivers from the red team this time around. If you’re keen to explore long-forgotten Egyptian ruins and fight off hordes of mummies in this 1930s inspired co-op adventure, the latest drivers will net you a 5% performance increase with an RX Vega 64 graphics card and 3% faster performance with an RX 580. Strange Brigade also comes with FreeSync 2 HDR and Asynchronous Compute support.

Or if that’s not quite up to your speed, there’s also optimisations included for Codemaster’s recently released F1 2018 title. Plus, as ever, there’s a heap bug fixes in the package, too. These should put an end to Far Cry 5 HDR woes and application hangs, Radeon FreeSync and Radeon Chill sync and enabling errors, and Instant Replay causing instability or stuttering in certain titles with Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC) enabled.

Download the latest AMD drivers here.

F1 2018

Support for:

  • Strange Brigade
    • Up to 5% faster performance in Strange Brigade using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 at 3840×2160 (4K).
    • Up to 3% faster performance in Strange Brigade using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 on the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 at 2560×1440 (1440p).
    • Freesync 2 HDR
    • Asynchronous Compute
  • F1 2018

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.
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