While AMD seems behind in terms of hardware rollouts in the gaming market, it is certainly not lagging behind on the software side. The hardware maker has just rolled out Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.2 drivers. The new software version is currently in beta but aims to create a deeply immersive gameplay experience in the end.
According to the company, users should expect some issues when it comes to AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.2 driver. Downloading the beta version will give users access to Strange Bridge. However, AMD mentioned corruption when launching Strange Brigade with Vulkan. Here are the official patch notes for the newly released drivers.
Strange Brigade™ Early Access
Minor corruption may be observed when launching Strange Brigade™ with Vulkan™ enabled on Windows®7 system configurations.
An application hang may occur in Strange Brigade™ on multi GPU enabled systems with both V-Sync enabled in-game and Radeon FreeSync enabled on Windows®7 operating system.
Radeon Overlay may not show up when toggled in multi GPU system configurations in Strange Brigade™ with Vulkan™ enabled.
The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition for Strange Brigade Early Access installation package contains the following:
Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition for Strange Brigade Early Access Driver Version 18.30.11.01 (Windows Driver Store Version 24.20.13011.1004)
A final rollout date for the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.8.2 driver is yet to be announced. Meanwhile, Nvidia has rolled out its latest drivers for Linux that boosted performance up to 20%. The drivers fixed an annoying memory leak issue that affected a wide range of graphics cards. After numerous complaints, Nvidia finally took notice and fixed the issue on Linux after proper investigation.
Frame rate performance on a number of games including Metro Last Night improved overall. The drivers are available to download through the official Nvidia website for the users of Nvidia hardware.