Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 18.5.1 Adrenalin Edition Release Notes

Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 Release Notes

Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONADRENALIN-18.5.1

Support For

    • Windows®10 April 2018 Update
    • AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics
    • Ancestors Legacy™
      • Up to 6% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1 at 1920×1080 (1080p).1
      • Up to 13% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1 at 1920×1080 (1080p).2
    • Microsoft® PlayReady®3.0
      • Supported on Radeon RX 400 Series and Radeon RX 500 Series desktop graphics products.

Fixed Issues

    • HBCC options may not properly reset to default when Radeon Settings “Restore Factory Defaults” option is selected.
    • Destiny™2 may experience increasing load time durations when the game is run for extended periods of time.
    • Tearing may be observed in some borderless fullscreen games on Radeon FreeSync enabled displays when Radeon Software performance metrics is enabled.
    • Netflix™ playback through a web browser may experience corruption or hangs when using multi GPU enabled system configurations with Radeon RX 400 series or Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
    • Radeon ReLive streaming or uploading of videos to Facebook™ may intermittently fail.

Known Issues

    • Some games may experience minor stuttering during gameplay when the Radeon ReLive Instant Replay feature is enabled and FRTC is also enabled.
    • Radeon Overlay may not show all available features when some games are run in borderless fullscreen mode.
    • The Witcher™ 3: Wild Hunt may experience stuttering during gameplay.
    • A system hang may occur on a small number of system configurations after Radeon Software installation if Radeon Settings is launched without a system reboot. A workaround is to reboot your system after install.

Footnotes

    • (1) Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of May 22, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX Vega 56, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With ultra preset settings on Ancestors Legacy, at 1920×1080, the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 165.7 FPS with Radeon Software 18.4.1, whereas the Radeon RX Vega 56 scored 175.7 FPS with Radeon Software 18.5.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.5.1 has 6% faster performance in Ancestors Legacy. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.
    • (2) Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of May 22, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700X CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With ultra preset settings on Ancestors Legacy, at 1920×1080, the Radeon RX 580 scored 113.6 FPS with Radeon Software 18.4.1, whereas the Radeon RX 580 scored 128.2 FPS with Radeon Software 18.5.1. Comparing FPS between software versions, Radeon Software 18.5.1 has 13% faster performance in Ancestors Legacy. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers.

Package Contents

The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 Driver Version 18.10.16 (Windows Driver Store Version 24.20.11016.4)

The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 installation package can be downloaded from the following links:

By clicking the Download button, you are confirming that you have read and agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement (“EULA”).  If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of these licenses, you do not have a license to any of the AMD software provided by this download.

Installing Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition ….

For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, please refer to the following support resources:

NOTE: 
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 Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 for the Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1.

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.

Radeon Product Compatibility
Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 is compatible with the following AMD Radeon products.

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


AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Compatibility

Ryzen Desktop Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics are only supported by AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition on Windows® 10 64-bit.

AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Compatibility
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G


Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.

Radeon Mobility Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ R9 M300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R7 M200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R7 M300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R5 M300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8500M – HD 8900M Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7700M – HD 7900M Series Graphics

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility​

AMD APU products are only supported by AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition on Windows® 7 (32 & 64-bit) and Windows® 10 (32 & 64-bit).

​AMD APU Product Family Compatibility
DesktopMobile
AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R4, R5, R6, or R7 GraphicsAMD A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, or R8 Graphics
AMD Pro A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R5 or R7 GraphicsAMD Pro A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R5, R6, or R7 Graphics
AMD Athlon™ Series APUs with Radeon™ R3 GraphicsAMD FX-Series APUs with Radeon™ R7 Graphics
AMD Sempron™ Series APUs with Radeon™ R3 GraphicsAMD E-Series APUs with Radeon™ R2 Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 8180 – HD 8400 Series Graphics


Compatible Operating Systems

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 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 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)

AMD Issue Reporting Form

This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.

© 2018 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

DISCLAIMER

The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this document, it may contain technical inaccuracies, omissions and typographical errors, and AMD is under no obligation to update or otherwise correct this information. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this document and assumes no liability of any kind, including the implied warranties of non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for particular purposes, with respect to the operation or use of AMD hardware, software or other products described herein. No license, including implied or arising by estoppel, to any intellectual property rights is granted by this document. This notice does not change the terms and limitations applicable to the purchase or use of AMD’s products that may be set forth in a separate signed agreement between you and AMD.

OVERCLOCKING WARNING:  AMD processors are intended to be operated only within their associated specifications and factory settings.  Operating your AMD processor outside of official AMD specifications or outside of factory settings, including but not limited to the conducting of overclocking (including use of this overclocking software, even if such software has been directly or indirectly provided by AMD or otherwise affiliated in any way with AMD), may damage your processor and/or lead to other problems, including but not limited to, damage to your system components (including your motherboard and components thereon (e.g. memory)), system instabilities (e.g. data loss and corrupted images), reduction in system performance, shortened processor, system component and/or system life and in extreme cases, total system failure.  AMD does not provide support or service for issues or damages related to use of an AMD processor outside of official AMD specifications or outside of factory settings.  You may also not receive support or service from your board or system manufacturer. Please make sure you have saved all important data before using this overclocking software.  DAMAGES CAUSED BY USE OF YOUR AMD PROCESSOR OUTSIDE OF OFFICIAL AMD SPECIFICATIONS OR OUTSIDE OF FACTORY SETTINGS ARE NOT COVERED UNDER ANY AMD PRODUCT WARRANTY AND MAY NOT BE COVERED BY YOUR BOARD OR SYSTEM MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY.

The software that has been directly or indirectly provided by AMD or an entity otherwise affiliated with AMD may disable or alter: (1) software including features and functions in the operating system, drivers and applications, and other system settings; and (2) system services.  WHEN THE SOFTEWARE IS USED TO DISABLE OR ALTER THESE ITEMS IN WHOLE OR PART, YOU MAY EXPERIENCE (A) INCREASED RISKS THAT CERTAIN SECURITY FUNCTIONS DO NOT FUNCTION THEREBY EXPOSING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM TO POTENTIAL SECURITY THREATS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, HARM FROM VIRUSES, WORMS AND OTHER HARMFUL SOFTWARE; (B) PERFORMANCE AND INTEROPERABILITY ISSUES THAT MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT YOUR EXPERIENCE AND THE STABILITY OF YOUR COMPUTING SYSTEM; AND (C) OTHER EXPERIENCES RESULTING IN ADVERSE EFFECTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED, TO DATA CORRUPTION OR LOSS.

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