AMD’s dropped its latest Radeon Software Crimson 17.8.2 driver just in time for the Destiny 2 beta. Similar to Nvidia’s driver release yesterday this includes performance optimisations for Bungie’s co-op sci-fi shooter, alongside the newly launched F1 2017 from Codemasters. That’s not all though because AMD has also been busy nailing down performance boosts for Radeon RX Vega users playing a little-known game called PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Those lucky few with AMD’s new Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics cards could see performance gains of up to 18% when playing PUBG in comparison to the previous 17.8.1 driver. That’s a significant gain, equivalent to jumping from 50 frames per second to 60fps.
The improvements to F1 2017 aren’t quite as impressive but it’s still moving in the right direction. Radeon RX Vega users can expect performance gains of 4% in F1 2017.
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.2 Highlights
- F1 2017
Up to 4% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.8.1
- PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Early Access
Up to 18% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.8.1
- Destiny 2 Beta
- Display may blank or go black after install upgrade with Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products.
- Random corruption may appear in Microsoft desktop productivity applications on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
- The “Reset” option in Radeon Settings Gaming tab may enable the “HBCC Memory Segment” feature instead of setting it to the default disabled state.
- Radeon WattMan may not reach applied overclock states on Radeon RX Vega series graphics.
- Unable to create Eyefinity configurations through the Eyefinity Advanced Setup option.
- Mouse stuttering may be observed on some Radeon RX graphics products when Radeon WattMan is open and running in the background or other third party GPU information polling apps are running in the background.
- GPU Scaling may fail to work on some DirectX 11 applications.
- Windows Media Player may experience an application hang during video playback if Radeon ReLive is actively recording desktop.
- Secondary displays may show corruption or green screen when the display/system enters sleep or hibernate with content playing.
- After resuming from sleep and playing back video content the system may become unresponsive on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
- Bezel compensation in mixed mode Eyefinity cannot be applied.
You can download the driver for yourself right now from AMD’s website or your current Radeon Software Crimson installation.