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AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition Graphics Driver 18.10.1 Hotfix

AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition is the graphics and HD video configuration software. It delivers unprecedented control of performance and visual quality with ATI Radeon graphics processors.

It is AMD’s revolutionary new graphics software. It has a redesigned user interface, supercharged graphics performance, remarkable new features. Also an innovation that redefines the overall user experience. At no additional charge.

AMD new streamlined user interface gets an updated name. “AMD Catalyst Control Center” is now “Radeon Settings”. It enables the best from AMD graphics hardware. User-friendly Radeon Settings is lightning fast, looks sharp, works smoothly.

Also it delivers intuitive functionality. That requires less effort and fewer mouse clicks than its predecessor.

This update resolves some HDMI Audio drivers bugs experienced during Radeon Software installation, corrects the Fortnite lighting corruptions (when quality is set to High or Epic), and make sure Sea of Thieves doesn’t experience flickering textures in multi GPU system configurations.

In addition to that, AMD’s new driver receives support for additional Vulkan extension (such as VK_KHR_shader_atomic_int64) and includes several fixes as highlighted in the Release Notes below.

Regarding compatibility, the producer has provided two executables suitable for 64-bit architectures of Windows 7 and 10 platforms, as well as an “Auto-Detect and Install” utility that helps users install the correct package.

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Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more. Note: Windows 8 has not been updated (new version only for Windows 10 and 7).

Release Highlights for AMD Radeon Adrenalin:

Support For

  • Windows 10 October 2018 Update
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
    • Up to 5% faster performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.1 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.3 at 1920×1080 (1080p).RS-258
    • Up to 6% faster performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.1 on the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.3 at 1920×1080 (1080p).RS-259

Fixed Issues

  • HDMI Audio Drivers may sometimes not upgrade during Radeon Software installation.
  • Fortnite may experience lighting corruption when effects quality is set to High or Epic.
  • System configurations with 16+ CPU cores may experience a random system reboot during installation when upgrading Radeon Software from a version older than RSAE 18.8.1.
  • Sea of Thieves may experience flickering textures in multi GPU system configurations.

Known Issues

  • When using Radeon Overlay on system configurations with the latest Windows10 October 2018 Update some users may experience intermittent instability or game crashes.
  • Microsoft Office applications may experience lag or stutter when dragging applications.
  • Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products may experience elevated memory clocks during system idle.

Added Vulkan Extension Support

  • VK_KHR_shader_atomic_int64
    • This extension advertises the SPIR-V Int64Atomics capability for Vulkan, which allows a shader to contain 64-bit atomic operations on signed and unsigned integers.
  • VK_KHR_driver_properties
    • This extension provides a new physical device query which allows retrieving information about the driver implementation, allowing applications to determine which physical device corresponds to which particular vendor’s driver, and which conformance test suite version the driver implementation is compliant with.
  • SPV_GOOGLE_decorate_string
    • This extension provides two new instructions to decorate a variable or a struct member with a string.
  • SPV_GOOGLE_hlsl_functionality1
    • This extension provides two new decorations to extend HLSL functionality: HlslCounterBuffer and HlslSemantic.
  • VK_EXT_hdr_metadata
    • This extension defines two new structures and a function to assign SMPTE (the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) 2086 metadata and CTA (Consumer Technology Assocation) 861.3 metadata to a swapchain.
  • VK_EXT_swapchain_colorspace
    • This extension extends VkColorSpaceKHR by adding several new color spaces.
  • VK_EXT_conservative_rasterization
    • This extension enables conservative rasterization, which among other things enables more robust occlusion culling techniques.

Radeon Product Compatibility

Note: AMD Radeon R9 Fury, Radeon Pro Duo, Radeon RX 400 Series, Radeon RX 500 Series and Radeon RX Vega Series graphics are only supported by Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition on Windows 7/10 64-bit.

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility ​

  • Radeon RX Vega Series Graphics
  • Radeon RX 500 Series Graphics
  • Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon Pro Duo
  • AMD Radeon R7 300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R5 300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 Nano Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R5 200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 8500 – HD 8900 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 – HD 7900 Series Graphics

Mobility Radeon Family Compatibility

  • AMD Radeon R9 M300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 M200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 M300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R5 M200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R5 M300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 8500M – HD 8900M Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 M200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700M – HD 7900M Series Graphics

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

AMD APU products codenamed “Kaveri”, “Godavari” and “Carrizo” are only supported by AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition on Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows 10 (64-bit). AMD’s 7th Generation APU products Radeon Graphics are only supported by AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition on Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit) and Windows 10 (64-bit)​.

​AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

  • AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R4, R5, R6, or R7 Graphics
  • AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, or R8 Graphics
  • AMD Pro A-Series APUs with Radeon R5 or R7 Graphics
  • AMD Pro A-Series APUs with Radeon R5, R6, or R7 Graphics
  • AMD Athlon Series APUs with Radeon R3 Graphics
  • AMD FX-Series APUs with Radeon R7 Graphics
  • AMD Sempron Series APUs with Radeon R3 Graphics
  • AMD E-Series APUs with Radeon R2 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 8180 – HD 8400 Series Graphics

Compatible Operating Systems:

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms. Operating System support may vary depending on your specific AMD Radeon product.

  • Windows 10 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)

Notes:

  • This driver is not intended for use on AMD Radeon products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support. When installing Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Editionfor the Windows operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition. Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
  • AMD terminated support for Windows 8 32-bit. We have links version 17.1.2, which was the last version for Windows 8 32-bit.

Support For

  • Added support for new Chinese SKUs: Radeon RX 580G, RX 580 2048SP and RX 570G
  • Windows 10 October 2018 Update
  • Call of Duty : Black Ops 4
    • Up to 5% faster performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.1 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.3 at 1920×1080 (1080p).RS-258
    • Up to 6% faster performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.1 on the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.3 at 1920×1080 (1080p).RS-259

Fixed Issues

  • HDMI Audio Drivers may sometimes not upgrade during Radeon Software installation.
  • Fortnite may experience lighting corruption when effects quality is set to High or Epic.
  • System configurations with 16+ CPU cores may experience a random system reboot during installation when upgrading Radeon Software from a version older than RSAE 18.8.1.
  • Sea of Thieves may experience flickering textures in multi GPU system configurations.

Known Issues

  • When using Radeon Overlay on system configurations with the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update some users may experience intermittent instability or game crashes.
  • Microsoft Office applications may experience lag or stutter when dragging applications.
  • Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products may experience elevated memory clocks during system idle.

Added Vulkan Extension Support

  • VK_KHR_shader_atomic_int64
    •  This extension advertises the SPIR-V Int64Atomics capability for Vulkan, which allows a shader to contain 64-bit atomic operations on signed and unsigned integers.
  • VK_KHR_driver_properties
    • This extension provides a new physical device query which allows retrieving information about the driver implementation, allowing applications to determine which physical device corresponds to which particular vendor’s driver, and which conformance test suite version the driver implementation is compliant with.
  • SPV_GOOGLE_decorate_string
    • This extension provides two new instructions to decorate a variable or a struct member with a string.
  • SPV_GOOGLE_hlsl_functionality1
    • This extension provides two new decorations to extend HLSL functionality: HlslCounterBuffer and HlslSemantic.

18.9.3 WHQL (September 27th, 2018)

Support For

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
    • Up to 3% faster performance in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.3 on the Radeon RX 580 graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.1 at 1920×1080 (1080p).RS-254
    • Up to 5% faster performance in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.3 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.1 at 2560×1440 (1440p).RS-255
  • Forza Horizon 4

Fixed Issues

  • Stutter may be observed when exceeding Radeon FreeSync range in certain high framerate scenarios.
  • System configurations with 16 CPU cores may experience a random system reboot during installation when upgrading Radeon Software from a version older than RSAE 18.8.1.

Known Issues

  • Some AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics system configurations may experience a black screen during installation downgrade to a previous Radeon Software version. A recommended workaround is to perform a clean install during Radeon Software installation.
  • Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products may experience elevated memory clocks during system idle.

18.9.2 Beta (September 19th, 2018)

Support For

  • F1 2018
    • Up to 3% faster performance in F1 2018 using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.2 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 at 2560×1440 (1440p).RS-249
  • Fortnite
    • Up to 5% faster performance in Fortnite using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.2 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 at 1920×1080 (1080p).RS-250
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
    • Up to 4% faster performance in Shadow of the Tomb Raider using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.2 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 at 2560×1440 (1440p).RS-251
  • Star Control : Origins
    • Up to 17% faster performance in Star Control: Origins using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.2 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 at 3840×2160 (4K).RS-252
  • Fixed Issues
  • Star Control : Origins may experience particle corruption on some cloud textures

Known Issues

  • Some AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics system configurations may experience a black screen during installation downgrade to a previous Radeon Software version. A recommended workaround is to perform a clean install during Radeon Software installation.
  • Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products may experience elevated memory clocks during system idle.
  • System configurations with 16+ CPU cores may experience a random system reboot during installation when upgrading Radeon Software from a version older than RSAE 18.8.1. A clean installation is recommended when performing this Radeon Software upgrade.

18.9.1 Beta (September 12th, 2018)

Support For

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Star Control : Origins

Fixed Issues

  • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable when playing Monster Hunter : World.
  • Radeon Settings may sometimes not appear in the right-click context menu on Windows desktop after Radeon Software installation.
  • AMD Link may fail to connect on Android Pie devices due to authentication failures.
  • Radeon Settings may sometimes popup an error message due to Driver and Radeon Settings version mismatch.
  • Cursor or system lag may be observed on some system configurations when two or more displays are connected and one display is powered off.
  • Some DirectX 12 gaming applications may experience instability while recording with Radeon ReLive on system configurations using Radeon R9 290 and Radeon R9 390 series graphics products.

Known Issues

  • Some AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics system configurations may experience a black screen during installation downgrade to a previous Radeon Software version. A recommended workaround is to perform a clean install during Radeon Software installation.
  • Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products may experience elevated memory clocks during system idle.
  • System configurations with 16+ CPU cores may experience a random system reboot during installation when upgrading Radeon Software from a version older than RSAE 18.8.1. A clean installation is recommended when performing this Radeon Software upgrade

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