AMD loves drilling down to the specific performance gains on any driver release, and the latest 18.2.2 Adrenalin Edition driver is no different. The brand spanking new Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a big beneficiary of this driver release, so if you’ve picked up Warhorse’s RPG then be sure to download this driver to squeeze out an extra few frames per second.
Specifically, those with a Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB can expect 3% faster performance at 1440p in Kingdom Come: Deliverance while using the Radeon 18.2.2 driver, while those with a Radeon RX 580 8GB can expect 4% higher FPS at 1080p.
Elsewhere, Radeon RX Vega 56 users can get a 3% performance boost in Fortnite, all the way up to 6% faster with a Radeon RX 580 at 1080p.
Lastly, there’s PUBG, a performance at the best of times. With the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 driver, 5% faster performance can be achieved with the Radeon RX Vega 56 at 1440p and 7% faster with the Radeon RX 580 at 1080p. That’s a fairly decent jump in performance for a single driver update and should translate to at least a handful of extra frames per second.
As ever, there is a list of known issues to look out for before you download this driver. All of you that have got a dozen Radeon graphics cards in a Crossfire configuration had best watch out as your system may hang, a bit like your bank balance.
Radeon Software Crimson 18.2.2 Driver Known Issues
- Radeon FreeSync may intermittently incorrectly engage during Chrome video playback resulting in playback flicker.
- Radeon Overlay hotkey may fail to bring up the overlay or may cause a Radeon Host Application crash intermittently on a limited number of gaming titles.
- Radeon FreeSync may rapidly change between min and max range when enabled causing stutter in full screen games on multi display system configurations.
- Flickering may be observed on the performance metrics overlay when Enhanced Sync is enabled on some Radeon FreeSync connected `displays.
- A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
- Water textures may appear to be missing in World of Final Fantasy.
- The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
The driver can be grabbed directly from AMD or you can just update through your current install of the Radeon Adrenaline software.