AMD releases Radeon Software 18.3.4 for Far Cry 5

AMD releases Radeon Software 18.3.4 for Far Cry 5 - Gimps mining performance

AMD releases Radeon Software 18.3.4 for Far Cry 5

AMD has officially released their Radeon Software 18.3.4 driver for Far Cry 5, delivering game-specific optimisations for the title while also addressing some lighting issues within Final Fantasy XV. 

Strangely, this driver introduces an issue where systems can hang when twelve total graphics cards are used for compute workloads. Gamers will no doubt be happy with these issues, given their distaste for cryptocurrency miners, though it will merely force miners to use older drivers. This driver is also said to fix a problem that caused previous releases to offer lower levels of blockchain/mining performance.  

Right now Radeon Software version 18.3.4 doesn’t support AMD’s Raven Ridge series of APUs, leaving AMD’s latest integrated graphics chips without optimisations for Far Cry 5. AMD has to work on merging their APU drivers with their major Adrenalin driver releases, or risk allowing their APUs to be left behind. From a driver perspective, AMD’s Raven Ridge APUs can already be considered second-class citizens.  

Release notes for Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.3.4

Support For

Far Cry 5

Fixed Issues

– Some blockchain workloads may experience lower performance than expected when compared to previous Radeon Software releases.
– Final Fantasy®XV may experience bright lighting effects on some trees in specific map locations.

Known Issues

– Far Cry 5 may experience flickering issues if a task switch is performed while playing the game using a multi GPU enabled system configuration.
– A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU’s for compute workloads.
– Destiny 2 may experience an application hang in the mission “Heist” on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
– Destiny 2 may experience long load times when the application has been open for extended periods of time.
– Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
– Resizing Radeon Settings may cause the window to intermittently stutter.

Supported Desktop GPUs 

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility

Radeon RX Vega Series AMD Radeon Pro Duo
Radeon RX 580 AMD Radeon RX 570
Radeon RX 560  AMD RX 550
Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics AMD Radeon R7 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon Pro Duo AMD Radeon R7 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series Graphics AMD Radeon R5 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Nano Series Graphics AMD Radeon R5 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 300 Series Graphics AMD Radeon HD 8500 – HD 8900 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7700 – HD 7900 Series Graphics


Full Release notes for this driver can be viewed here

Download Links

– Windows 10 (32-bit | 64-bit)
– Windows 7 (32-bit | 64-bit)

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