AMD has been introducing timely graphics driver updates and now we have the AMD Radeon Adrenaline Edition 18.3.1 which features optimization for Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition which is coming out today but has been cracked ahead of release. The drivers also come ready for Warhammer Vermintide 2, another game that is coming today.
Other than that you also get a 6% boost when playing DOTA2 on the AMD RX 580 graphics card. Not that this is a very demanding game, but if you are playing the game using a high refresh rate monitor at 4K then you will need all the FPS that you can get.
Using the 8GB Radeon RX 580 paired with the Intel i7 7700K CPU at 4.2GHz and 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz RAM, the game ran at 95.9 FPS with the new AMD Radeon Adrenaline Edition 18.3.1 drivers as compared to 90.8 FPS using the older version.
Other than that what the patch notes do not tell you about is the new Project ReSX, or Radeon eSports experience. The goal of this feature is not only to increase performance but also to provide fluid and more responsive gaming experiences. Hence the name. The following issues have been fixed in the new driver update:
- Radeon Chill hotkey may fail to reset when Radeon Settings is restored to defaults.
- Sea of Thieves may experience an intermittent application hang or crash during gameplay.
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War may experience texture flickering on trees or hills when using multi GPU enabled system configurations.
- World of Tanks may experience color corruption when changing some game settings in multi GPU enabled system configurations.
AMD Radeon Adrenaline Edition 18.3.1 is bringing all these features and while players will be getting a boost in FPS they will also feel reduced response rate. Response rate in Overwatch has been reduced by 4% and up to 8% in DOTA2.
Let us know what you think about AMD Radeon Adrenaline Edition 18.3.1.