Just like Nvidia, AMD has a habit of releasing specialized drivers for new triple-A games that are better optimized for a certain game. This time, AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.2 driver has been released which according to AMD is specially optimized for Battlefield V. Battlefield V was released just under a week ago and has captured a wide audience already. I think it is wise on AMD’s part to release drivers specifically designed for the new shooter game.
However, the problem here is that the previous version of AMD Radeon Software Adrenaline Edition i.e. 18.11.2 promised some of the same improvements in Battlefield V but it didn’t deliver. Moreover, the new version does not bring a lot of new features as compared to the previous one.
Those interested can read the complete changelog below, however, one of the minor fixes include the elevated memory clocks during system idle that could be found in some Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products, and addresses the incorrect lists of the Radeon Software update notifications.
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.2 Changelog
- Battlefield™ V
- Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products may experience elevated memory clocks during system idle.
- Radeon Software update notifications may sometimes incorrectly list the currently installed driver as an available software update.
- Some systems running multiple displays may experience mouse lag when at least one display is enabled but powered off.
- Assassin’s Creed™: Odyssey may experience a game crash at certain locations of the game on Windows®7 enabled system configurations.
Added Vulkan™ Extension Support
- This extension allows controlling whether explicit overallocation beyond the device memory heap sizes is allowed or not.
The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.2 installation package contains the following:
- Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.2 Driver Version 18.40.11.05 (Windows Driver Store Version 25.20.14011.5005)
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