New Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Improves ‘FFXV’ Performance

It’s been a week since AMD released a graphics driver with launch-day support for Final Fantasy XV, but the company is already rolling out an update that improves performance in the recently released AAA game title.

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.2 looks specifically tailored to improve performance in FFXV, with up to 4% faster performance on RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics cards and 7% on RX 580 (8GB) GPUs at 1920 x 1080. The driver also fixes a minor stuttering issue with some particle effects.

Several lingering problems are also highlighted in the new driver release, including random hangs in systems using 12 GPUs for compute workloads, which is a sign AMD is making efforts to appease the cryptomining crowd. Destiny 2 may experience application hangs in the "Heist" mission, in addition to long load times when the game has been open for an extended period of time. Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games, and resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause it stutter. There's also an issue in which the FFmpeg application may have corrupted output for H.264 video streams.

You can download the new AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.2 driver at the company’s website.

Derek Forrest
Derek Forrest is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes hardware news and reviews gaming desktops and laptops.
  • phenomiix6
    There's only one very small problem. Since version 18.2.3, AMD Radeon Settings, the graphics drivers own control panel, has been crashing for lots of people using Windows 7 x64 SP1. Posting about the problem on AMD's support forums is useless, due to an army of semi-trolls who seem to live on those forums offering all kinds of idiotic "advice" for problems they have no clue on how to solve.

    radeon settings won't open in 18.2.3/18.3.1 - Win7
    Radeon Adrenalin v18.2.3 won't install the Radeon Settings toolCan't access Radeon setting for 18.2.3 & 18.3.1