AMD releases Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.1 drivers

AMD's new Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.1 drivers are optimized for Monster Hunter World, Madden NFL 19, and more.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Aug 7 2018 9:40 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

AMD has released new Radeon drivers that are optimized for new games like Monster Hunter World, We Happy View, Madden NFL 19, and World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. You can download them right here.

AMD releases Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.1 drivers | TweakTown.com

The new Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.1 drivers offer up to 5% more performance on the Radeon RX Vega 64 for Monster Hunter World, and for Radeon RX 580 owners you can expect up to 6% additional performance. There are some bug fixes included with Fortnite crashing upon launch in Windows 7 solved, as well as some issues with multi-GPU systems crashing when changing resolutions in-game fixed.

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 Release Notes

Support For

  • Monster Hunterâ"¢: World
  • Up toto 5% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 on the Radeonâ"¢ RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920Ã-1080 (1080p)1
  • Up to 6% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 on the Radeonâ"¢ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920Ã-1080 (1080p)2
  • World of Warcraftâ"¢: Battle for Azeroth
  • We Happy Fewâ"¢
  • Madden NFL 19â"¢

Fixed Issues

  • Fortniteâ"¢ may experience an application crash on game launch in Windows®7.
  • Some games may experience a game crash or hang on multi GPU system configurations when changing or applying resolutions.
  • Graphics and memory clock speeds may remain elevated or locked while gaming if video content is also playing on the system.
  • Civilization® VI may experience a game crash using DirectX®12 API on game or map launch.
  • Samsungâ"¢ HMD Odyssey may experience intermittent black screens or flashing on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.

Known Issues

  • 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 games may experience instability or stutter when playing with FRTC and Instant Replay enabled.
  • Toggling performance metrics while gaming on a non-native display resolution may cause the game to scale incorrectly.
  • Radeon WattMan memory and frequency sliders may not list correct minimum values.
  • Upgrade Advisor may fail to show up in Radeon Settings.
  • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable when playing Monster Hunterâ"¢: World.
  • Video profiles may not correctly apply on web browser video content.
NEWS SOURCE:amd.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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