AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1by Nate Oh on August 21, 2017 10:05 PM EST
Today, AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1, a unified driver supporting older products as well as RX Vega cards. This update follows last Monday’s RX Vega64 launch and accompanying RX Vega specific beta driver. In addition to unifying the Radeon Software driverset, 17.8.1 brings game support and a slew of bug fixes.
Featuring Driver Version 17.30.1051 (Windows Driver Store Version 22.19.666.1), Radeon Software 17.8.1 brings support for Agents of Mayhem, launched last week, and Bethesda’s Quake Champions Early Access, which starts on August 22nd. On the topic of Bethesda, 17.8.1 also includes a new optional component, unchecked by default: a download link to the Bethesda.net launcher. If selected, a Bethesda.net homepage link will be created in the Radeon Software Gaming tab, under the “Show Partner Programs” button.
Moving on to bug fixes, AMD has addressed a few FreeSync matters: stuttering in FreeSync displays when watching fullscreen video content, and flickering/brightness issues with certain Samsung FreeSync monitors. Similarly, AMD has resolved other playback-related bugs: HDCP error codes in certain protected content applications while playing Blu-ray content, and tearing or choppy playback when Enhanced Sync was enabled for video playback on desktop or YouTube playback in Google Chrome. Lastly, AMD has resolved intermittent HDMI signal loss in certain HDR enabled TVs.
Moving on to game fixes, AMD has resolved intermittent Grand Theft Auto V crashes, as well as extended load times in Forza Horizon 3. RX 380 crashes in Chapter 13 of Tekken 7 were also fixed.
A few known issues for RX Vega remain: WattMan still may not reach applied overclock states, and the Radeon Settings Gaming tab “Reset” option may enable “HBCC Memory Segment” instead of setting it to the default disabled state.
The updated drivers for AMD’s desktop, mobile, and integrated GPUs are available through the Radeon Settings tab or online at the AMD driver download page. More information on this update and further issues can be found in the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1 release notes.
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HomeworldFound - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - linkIt's similar on all Purch network sites. One day I surfed Space.com and they have over 130 domains all connected at once.
smilingcrow - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - linkNo Windows 8.1 support so once W7 loses support from MS your only choice is W10.
Ferrari_Freak - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - linkI've been having constant crashes with my RX 570 since installing this driver. I've had them intermittently while changing my multiple display settings (from extend to duplicate) and turning on Steam Link streaming, each time having to hard restart. I went back to stock clock speeds and it seems to be fine but I haven't tested it properly. Anyone else experiencing similar bugs?
Gigaplex - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - link"I went back to stock clock speeds and it seems to be fine"
Posts like that generally invalidate any driver bug reports.
Ferrari_Freak - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - linkWell, like I said I didn't get time to really test it.
But as it turns out, it was the undervolt that was causing the issue. Bumping the voltage closer to stock fixed it. :)
LarsBars - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - linkHey Nate,
I appreciate the content, and look forward to the commentary that highlights a driver release, but am puzzled about the "RX 380" mention. I thought it was silly when AMD clearly made a typo about a card that doesn't exist (AMD must have meant the R9 380 or R9 380X) but was perplexed when you didn't comment on it, call it out, or ask AMD for clarity. Thanks!
Nate Oh - Friday, August 25, 2017 - linkIn driver release notes, AMD occasionally uses RX nomenclature as a shorthand for R9/R7/R5 or for both X and non-X variants of a card; for example, in 17.7.1's release notes, AMD used both RX 300 and RX 380 terminology. While the R9 380 and 380X are both 'R9,' other 300 series (and 200 series) cards sometimes change the R# notation for the same card if is OEM. There are additional similar R9/R7/R5 nomenclature oddities, too. I suspect that it is easier for the software engineers to document using RX shorthand from time to time, although It is certainly possible that they have been making typos all this time.
If you'd like, I can follow up with them :)
Ro_Ja - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - linkThey still haven't fixed the full panel scaling on games!
I have R5 M230 and some games still have black bars on the sides and it's annoying. Even Intel can do it better.
egarimzo - Thursday, August 31, 2017 - linkI have bad screen tearing with RX470 + AMD Crimson, 1080p (60Hz). Any suggestions for fixing it?