AMD has released its latest Radeon graphics card driver, bringing official support for both World War Z and Anno 1800. The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2 update provides some significant performance enhancements for today’s launch of co-op shooter World War Z, including frame rate gains of up to 24% depending upon your hardware and screen resolution.
The performance testing by AMD with this latest driver consisted of running a PC with an Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz, 16GB DDR4 memory, and Windows 10. In World War Z, a Radeon VII achieves 24% higher frame rates at 1080p/Ultra with the Radeon 19.4.2 driver compared to version 19.4.1. For some perspective, this bumps the average 1080p frame rate up from 143.7 FPS to 177.7 frames per second.
World War Z runs on the Vulkan graphics API so it stands to reason it should run great on AMD hardware. There’s positive news for Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB owners as well, which earns 19% performance gains while playing at the same 1080p resolution and Ultra graphics preset. This bumps the average frame rate in WWZ from 133.4 FPS up to 158.7 frames per second.
Those (cherry-picked) gains aren’t to be sniffed at, for sure, so if you’re feeling brave enough to pick up World War Z from the Epic Store today then this driver looks to be a must.
Likewise, this latest update also brings the aforementioned Anno 1800 PC performance improvements on AMD Radeon hardware. There’s no specifics provided on any, if any, notable performance gains.
Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2 Known Issues
- AMD Radeon VII may experience screen flicker in multi-display setups on desktop or while applications are running.
- Netflix Windows® Store application may experience display flicker during video playback on some HDR enabled displays.
- Performance metrics overlay and Radeon WattMan gauges may experience inaccurate fluctuating readings on AMD Radeon VII.
- Performance metrics overlay may experience intermittent flicker when playing back protected content with this feature enabled.
- System instability may be experienced on ASUS TUF Gaming FX504 laptop when a wireless display is connected.
You can grab the latest AMD driver for yourself from here.