AMD has squeezed out yet another graphics card driver, this time taking a look at the performance of Final Fantasy XV on Radeon GPUs once again.
The big headline is that the Radeon Adrenalin 18.3.2 driver tackles the dreaded stuttering that can be found in FFXV, commonly found when the screen fills with particle effects.
AMD estimates that with the new driver, the Radeon RX Vega 64 will get an average of 4% higher frame rates at 1080p, while the Radeon RX 580 will have 7% faster frames per second at 1920 x 1080. Not bad gains at all, and it should help pull AMD’s GPUs a little more in line with Nvidia’s GeForce graphics cards in terms of Final Fantasy XV performance.
Final Fantasy XV Improvements
- Up to 4% faster performance playing Final Fantasy XV using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.2 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 at 1920x1080 (1080p).
- Up to 7% faster performance playing Final Fantasy XV using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.2 on the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 at 1920x1080 (1080p).
Aside from this, there are no other changes to be found in the Radeon Adrenalin 18.3.2 graphics card driver so it’s recommended you give it a wide berth unless you’re planning on playing FFX, just in case there are any unforeseen issues. Here’s the list of known issues to keep an eye out for:
Radeon Adrenalin 18.3.2 Driver Known Issues
- A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
- Destiny 2 may experience an application hang in the mission "Heist" on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
- Destiny 2 may experience long load times when the application has been open for extended periods of time.
- Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
- FFmpeg application may experience corrupted output for H264 video streams.
- Resizing Radeon Settings may cause the window to intermittently stutter.
As always, the Radeon 18.3.2 driver is available to download here, or you can just auto-update through your current software installation.