Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition for Radeon Pro 18.2.1 Release Notes

Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONADRENALIN-PRO-18.2.1

Last Updated: February 14, 2018

Introducing Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition for Radeon™ Pro, artfully designed and meticulously crafted to unleash the powerful performance and innovation built into Radeon™ Graphics through an incredibly intuitive and utterly beautiful user interface for both PCs and mobile devices.

NOTE: This version of Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition for Radeon Pro 18.2.1 is the gaming driver that can selected in "Driver Options" in Radeon™ Pro Settings.

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition for Radeon Pro 18.2.1 Highlights

NOTE: Radeon™ WattMan is not available on Radeon™ Pro WX series graphics hardware.

Support For

    • Final Fantasy® 12: The Zodiac Age

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon™ FreeSync may rapidly change between min and max range when enabled causing stutter in fullscreen games on single display system configurations.
    • Sid Meier's Civilization® V may fail to launch on Hybrid Graphics system configurations when using DirectX®9 API.
    • Radeon FreeSync may exhibit a black screen on some games when using Samsung™ CF791 displays.
    • Radeon Chill game settings profiles may fail to enable on Vulkan™ API games.
    • Radeon™ Overlay may fail to open in some Vulkan API games.
    • Need for Speed™ Payback may exhibit corruption on some terrain.
    • Textures in Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 V Generation™ may appear corrupted or exhibit flickering colours.

Known Issues

    • Radeon FreeSync may intermittently incorrectly engage during Chrome™ browser video playback resulting in playback flicker.
    • Radeon Overlay hotkey may fail to bring up the overlay or may cause a Radeon Host Application crash intermittently on a limited number of gaming titles.
    • Radeon FreeSync may rapidly change between min and max range when enabled causing stutter in fullscreen games on multi display system configurations.
    • Flickering may be observed on the performance metrics overlay when Enhanced Sync is enabled on some Radeon FreeSync connected displays.
    • A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
    • Water textures may appear to be missing in World of Final Fantasy™.
    • 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.

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 for Radeon Pro 18.2.1 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 for Radeon Pro 18.2.1.

Radeon Product Compatibility
Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition for Radeon Pro 18.2.1 is compatible with the following AMD graphics products:

Radeon Product Family Compatibility

Radeon™ Pro WX series

Radeon™ Pro WX 9100

Radeon™ Pro WX 7100

Radeon™ Pro WX 5100

Radeon™ Pro WX 4100

Radeon™ Pro WX 3100

Radeon™ Pro WX 2100

Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition

 

Packaged Driver Version
The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition for Radeon Pro 18.2.1 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition for Radeon Pro 18.2.1 with base driver version 17.50.07.03

Compatible Operating Systems
Radeon Pro Software Adrenalin Edition for Radeon Pro 18.2.1 is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

    • Microsoft Windows® 10 (64-bit version RS3)

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