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AMD drivers 18.7.1 – focuses on Fortnite and Earthfall performance

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AMD is on top of things this week, with Fortnite Season Five getting underway, they want to make sure gamers have the best performance possible. This patch fixes some Fortnite bugs just moments after Season Five’s launch and boosts performance by nearly 30% in Holospark’s co-op shooter, Earthfall.

A lot of focus for this release was on bug fixes, and that doesn’t just apply to game performance. AMD have fixed several issues relating to stability and crashes of their other GPU-related applications as well. The patch also fixes flickering and comparability issues in other games, like Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice. So if your hardware supports it, you’re encouraged to upgrade to the latest driver package.

Download the latest AMD drivers here.

Here’s the full list of bug fixes and updates for these new drivers from AMD:

Support for

  • Earthfall
    • Up to 28% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.7.1 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 2560×1440 (1440p).
    • Up to 22% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.7.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 2560×1440 (1440p).
    • Up to 27% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.7.1 on the Radeon™ RX 560 (4GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920×1080 (1080p).
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Fixed issues

  • Fortnite Season five may experience an application hang on some Radeon graphics products when throwing stars are visible on screen.
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice may experience flickering or corruption on some Radeon graphics products.
  • Display modes may sometimes appear as not available when setting resolution or refresh rates of a display.
  • CorelDraw may experience slower than expected performance.
  • Memory clocks may remain at higher than expected values on some displays after changing resolution or refresh rates.
  • Some displays may exhibit black screen flickering when booting to desktop when using DisplayPort.

Known issues

  • Virtual Super Resolution settings may not retain after updating to this Radeon Software release.
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus may experience an application crash when disabling Asynchronous Compute via game settings.
  • Graphics and memory clocks may remain at higher than expected values after watching a video or using Windows DVR while in game. A workaround is to reboot the system.
  • Cursor or system lag may be observed on some system configurations when two or more displays are connected and one display is powered off.
  • Radeon WattMan gauges may report as zero on secondary graphics products in multi GPU enabled system configurations.

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