Radeon Software 18.3.4 is moving to Montana soon

Yes sirree, March is almost over. Just five more days until we all shuffle off to the rainy days of April. There's still time in March for one more Radeon driver release, though. Radeon Software version 18.3.4 brings official support for Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 (launching tomorrow) along with a couple of bug fixes.

Far Cry 5 is the first title in the open-world FPS series to be set in the United States. You play as a Montana sheriff's deputy who is sent to apprehend the leader of a dangerous cult. In another first for the series, Far Cry 5 will offer full character customization. The game also will have a multiplayer "arcade" mode and a map editor for said mode, not unlike Halo's "Forge" mode. AMD is running a promotion where you can pick up Far Cry 5 for free with a new PC that contains a Radeon RX Vega or RX 580 graphics card.

Besides support for the new game, AMD also fixed an issue with overbright lighting on certain trees in Final Fantasy XV. Additionally, "some blockchain workloads" saw reduced performance after the last driver update. That issue should now be fixed in version 18.3.4. The list of known issues remains familiar, aside from a new note that task switching out of Far Cry 5 might cause issues if you're on a multi-GPU rig.

Assuming Radeon Settings hasn't pestered you into grabbing it already, you can hit up AMD's download site to grab the latest driver. Here's a handy link to the Windows 10 64-bit edition.

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    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]Additionally, "some blockchain workloads" saw reduced performance after the last driver update. That issue should now be fixed in version 18.3.4. [/quote<] And by fixed, we all hope they mean "reduced the performance even further".

      • Blytz
      • 2 years ago

      Why, don’t you like paying double RRP for video cards like I do(n’t) either

      edit – you’ll be happy, the worthy mine-able crypto’s are worth a 1/3 of what they peaked at. If this trend continues it’ll cost more most places to power the cards than can be made from mining with them.

        • DPete27
        • 2 years ago

        1/3 is being generous.
        I agree though, it wouldn’t surprise me if we start seeing an increase in used GPU listings on ebay and a decline in GPU pricing back to [relatively] normal prices.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 2 years ago

    I’m preording this game today. Is there any info for where the setting is? My guess is NW or North Central part of the state. The southern part of the state bordering ID has a Mormon influence and that doesn’t look like a Mormon church (Lived in SLC for 7 years). Eastern half of the state is hilly arid plains. I haven’t been excited about FC series since FC2 and so hopefully this is as good as it looks.

    • 223 Fan
    • 2 years ago

    I hear there is big money to be made in dental floss there.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 2 years ago

      If you’re around the areas in Montana heavily affected by meth, the demand is lower.

        • Captain Ned
        • 2 years ago

        They just need the pygmy ponies.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 2 years ago

        Look, up in the sky! Is it a bird? A plane? NO! It’s a Zappa reference that just zoomed right by.

    • Captain Ned
    • 2 years ago

    Hmm, how did I manage that?

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      The ACME potato cannon might have something to do with it.

        • Captain Ned
        • 2 years ago

        Well, I’ve only singed my eyebrows once with it.

    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    I will [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8JW75Lv25k<]live in Montana.[/url<]

      • Captain Ned
      • 2 years ago
        • chuckula
        • 2 years ago

        People dowthumbing Montana references in The Hunt for Red October should say hello to Tony Montana’s [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVQ8byG2mY8<]little friend[/url<].

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