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AMD publishes the first Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition driver

Posted on Tuesday, December 12 2017 @ 18:08:54 CET by


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As expected, here's the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 driver from AMD. You can download this release via this page. This is the yearly feature update driver, the biggest changes include Radeon Overlay and the AMD Link mobile app.





You also get a bunch of other new features, some bug fixes, and some minor performance optimizations. Dutch tech site Hardware.info tested the driver with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 video card and found it improves performance by up to 11 percent versus the 17.11.2 driver release. The site performed six tests, four benchmarks showed 3-4 percent gains, one test had a 7 percent gain as the result and then there was also the 11 percent outlier. Adrenalin provides nice evolutionary performance gains, but it's definitely not the mythical Vega performance driver that some folks are still hoping for.

Here's the changelog, it's really long this time!
Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 Highlights:

Radeon Settings
  • Added new Connect tab which houses new social engagement features.
  • Added new Gallery tab for Radeon ReLive recording file management, video trimming, and social platform sharing functionality.
  • Added new Accounts tab to connect ReLive content and upload sharing to social platforms
  • Added new Resource Center tab highlighting informative guides and instructions for Radeon Software features.
  • Added new Performance Monitoring tab.
  • Added three UI themes for Radeon Settings customization.
  • Added new AMD Link tab to connect Radeon Settings to the AMD Link mobile application.

    Radeon Overlay
  • Added new Overlay feature (default ALT+R) allowing management of certain Radeon Settings features while in-game or on desktop such as Radeon ReLive, Radeon FreeSync, Radeon Chill, Frame Rate Target Control, Display Color, and Performance Monitoring.
  • Added performance monitoring overlay to display system performance metrics in DirectX® 9, 11, 12, and Vulkan™ applications.
  • Added performance logging feature to save performance metrics to a file.

    Radeon ReLive
  • Further optimized for lower FPS overhead while using Radeon ReLive for recording. (RS-198)
  • Added support for Vulkan™ API.
  • Added support for Eyefinity.
  • Added support for borderless window region capture.
  • Added support for mouse button hotkeys.
  • Added chat and viewer count overlay for Radeon ReLive live streaming to supported platforms.
  • Added Chroma Key support to allow background transparency when using a webcam.
  • Now supports expanded social platforms.
  • Now supports separate microphone and audio track recording.

    Radeon Chill
  • Radeon Chill now has expanded support for most game titles.

    Enhanced Sync
  • Added support for all GCN-based Radeon graphics products.
  • Added support for Vulkan™ API.
  • Added support Multi-GPU configurations.
  • Added support for Eyefinity configurations.

    Radeon WattMan
  • Added new profile functionality to save and load user defined Radeon WattMan profile configurations to local hard disk.

    Frame Rate Target Control
  • Added support for Vulkan™ API.

    Radeon FreeSync
  • Added support for HDR10 titles with Radeon FreeSync2 displays.
  • Added per-application Radeon FreeSync support.

    Resolved Issues
  • OverWatch™ may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations.
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege may experience an application hang when breaching walls with grenades or explosives.
  • Netflix playback in a browser or via UWP application may experience stutter.
  • After recording with Radeon ReLive GPU usage and clocks may remain in high states.
  • Assassin's Creed®: Origins may experience bright or saturated lighting in cave missions.
  • Mass Effect Andromeda™ may have issues enabling HDR10 on an HDR capable display.
  • Forza™ Horizon 3 may experience corruption on rocks or foliage during gameplay.
  • Halo™ Wars 2 may experience a crash on game launch.
  • Enabling HBCC on Radeon RX Vega in multi GPU system configurations may cause the secondary graphics card to be hidden in Radeon Settings until reboot.
  • Resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause the UI to restart or hang with HBCC enabled.

    Known Issues
  • Upgrading Radeon Software with Radeon RX Vega series graphics products in multi GPU on X99 chipsets may cause system instability after reboot.
  • Radeon Settings may experience a hang when enabling AMD CrossFire with three or more graphics products.
  • Performance Metrics Overlay may hang if enabled when cycling display power off and on.
  • Trimming videos may fail to create a thumbnail if the video contains non-English characters.
  • 3x1 display configurations may experience instability during Eyefinity creation or during gaming.
  • The "Reset" function in Radeon Settings for Display, ReLive, and Video may not work as intended when using Radeon Settings in certain regional languages.
  • Radeon WattMan may intermittently fail to load profiles for Radeon RX Vega on the global Radeon Wattman page.
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ may experience an intermittent application hang during gameplay.
  • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
  • The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
  • At the same time, AMD also rolled out the Radeon Pro Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 driver for the Vega Frontier Edition, Radeon Pro and FirePro cards.



     



     

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