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Graphics card drivers are like buses in that they always come in twos. No sooner has Nvidia got its GeForce RTX laptop driver out has AMD released its Radeon Adrenalin 19.2.1 GPU with support for a pair of huge games. AMD has actually one-upped Nvidia here with official driver support for both Apex Legends and The Division 2 Private Beta.

Apex Legends launched yesterday evening on PC and is available to play through the Origin store, free of charge. As a Titanfall spin-off, it runs on Valve’s Source engine, which is a bit of a throwback. From our time with it, the performance seems decent although there are reports of poor performance right here on GD. As ever, if you want tip-top performance then the latest graphics card driver is recommended.

The other game to benefit is The Division 2, which gets it closed beta test this weekend. We’re still over a month away from its proper launch but AMD has a cozy little partnership with Ubisoft so for The Division so we’re expecting great performance on AMD hardware.

On final boost is to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The Ancient Greek adventure has been out a little while now but the 19.2.1 driver delivers up to 5% frame rate gains in AC Odyssey if you’re using a Radeon RX Vega 64. Every little counts.

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 19.2.1 Fixed Issues

  • Battlefield V players may experience character outlines stuck on screen after being revived.
  • Radeon Settings may fail to install while doing a software update on some Hybrid Graphics system configurations.
  • Some displays may experience a loss of video when launching a fullscreen application with Radeon FreeSync enabled.
  • Anthem may experience a white screen or corruption while playing or launching the game.
  • Radeon Settings may experience a crash if the user changes tabs quickly with a very large game list.
  • Fixed an issue where Radeon Settings update notifications may suggest older driver releases to upgrade to.
  • HDMI Underscan settings may not retain after system restart.
  • Radeon ReLive may intermittently experience captured recordings or Instant Replays with inverted colors.

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 19.2.1 Known Issues

  • Mouse lag or system slowdown is observed for extended periods of time with two or more displays connected and one display switched off.
  • Game Advisor may fail to load compatibility information for games when the gaming library is very large.
  • Pixel Format settings may not retain after system restart.
  • Scene Editor may have issues with scrolling when many elements are added to a scene.
  • Custom settings in Radeon WattMan may sometimes fail to apply on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
  • Game and VR Streaming options may be missing in Radeon Settings after a clean installation or Radeon Software upgrade.

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.