Rico, sound the driver gong, it’s update time. AMD has just pushed out its Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.12.1 graphics card driver update, providing official support for the imminent release of Just Cause 4.
Due to launch on December 4th, Just Cause 4 promises to be another high-octane physics-based open-world romp, this time fuelled by extreme weather conditions such as tornadoes. The system specs for Just Cause 4 are already out in the wild so be sure to check out the Just Cause 4 game page for estimated performance on your system. For AMD owners the minimum spec GPU is the Radeon R9 270 2GB, while the recommended graphics card for JC4 is the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56.
Whatever AMD GPU you’ve got, the Radeon Adrenalin 18.12.1 driver should provide the optimal performance in Just Cause 4. That’s just about the only notable change in this driver release though, so if you’re not planning on picking up JC4 soon then it’s by no means an essential download. It’s just a little driver for now as we’re anticipating AMD has a much larger driver revamp just around the corner. AMD Radeon drivers are typically overhauled annually with AMD Radeon Adrenalin - 2019 Edition rumoured to debut in a couple of weeks.
As ever there are a few known issues with the Radeon 18.12.1 driver but it is limited to just a couple of potential problems users may encounter. The one to definitely keep an eye out for is Assassin’s Creed Odyssey may crash at certain points while running through Windows 7.
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.12.1 Driver Known Issues
- Some systems running multiple displays may experience mouse lag when at least one display is enabled but powered off.
- Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey may experience a game crash at certain locations of the game on Windows 7 enabled system configurations.
AMD owners will be familiar with the drill by now - the latest AMD driver can be downloaded through AMD's support page or automatically updated through your current Radeon Adrenalin installation.