AMD Raven Ridge APUs, the AMD Ryzen 2400G and the 2200G have been out for some time now and they were not getting the driver support that people wanted and that can be frustrating keeping in mind that some of these driver updates provide a performance boost. AMD recently talked about adding the Raven Ridge APUs to the Adrenative drivers and the AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 drivers do just that.
Now the CPUs and APUs won’t be treated separately and will be getting the same driver updates. If you were looking forward to this then you should update to AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 drivers now in order to get the best performance out of your AMD CPU or APU. Introducing great hardware is one thing but supporting the hardware with software is something else entirely.
AMD Ryzen has been very successful due to the additional cores and threads that it has to offer in the mainstream series of CPUs. Other than that, the performance that you get for the price is also very competitive indeed. APUs were not getting the support that they needed but AMD was quick to notice that and has now fixed the issue. So you need not worry about it moving forward.
Other than that AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 drivers bring support for the new April update of Windows 10. If you have updated Windows then you will need to download the new drivers in order to get optimal performance. If you are gaming at 1080p then you will be glad to know that the new drivers increase the performance of the AMD RX Vega 56 by 6% and the RX 580 by 13%. This is some good news for people that have these mentioned graphics cards.
We will have to wait and see how people react to this driver update and whether or not people are actually getting this boost in performance that AMD has claimed. Stay tuned for a confirmation regarding the matter.
Let us know what you think about the AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 drivers and what kind of performance advantages you have noticed after the driver update. Are your APUs working better now?