Radeon Software 18.4.1 is spick and span for Windows 10 April 2018

The Windows update with the technically-correct name is out. Since it doesn't bring huge changes from the previous version of Windows, it's likely your old Radeon driver is probably still working fine. Still, OEMs and business users will be happy that Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition version 18.4.1 boasts official support for the Windows April 2018 update.

World of Final Fantasy

Along with support for the latest version of Windows 10, Radeon Software 18.4.1 brings a few bugfixes. Water should now render properly in World of Final Fantasy. Stellaris should stop hanging on loading screens. Radeon RX 400-series chips should be able to run Call of Duty: WWII without graphical corruption now, and Sea of Thieves should work on Crossfire rigs. Finally, Radeon ReLive Instant Replay should no longer require desktop recording to be enabled.

Despite the fact that older notes are absent from the list of fixed issues, the list of known issues this time around is almost entirely new. Rise of the Tomb Raider might hang in DX12, and World of Tanks might suffer texture corruption. Eyefinity settings may not stick around after a driver update, and the Radeon Overlay may not fully work for games in borderless window mode. The Witcher 3 might stutter during gameplay. Playing Destiny 2 for "extended periods" may result in very long load times. Some DX9 games may hang on quad-Fire systems. Finally, browser-based Netflix playback might hang on Crossfire rigs.

Looks like tough times for those with multiple-Radeon rigs. Those folks will no doubt be familiar with that sentiment, though. You can read the release notes or download the drivers in this link right here.

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    • ptsant
    • 1 year ago

    A warning to everyone, I just discovered that the relatively sleek update procedure for the AMD drivers leaves the decompressed files lying around in the C:\AMD directory. I had 20GB(!) of files in there.

    I don’t know if this is standard practice, but I was under the impression that there are specific “temp” directories for this kind of storage that get semi-automatically cleaned up once in a while. AMD should at least warn about this

      • TwistedKestrel
      • 1 year ago

      It’s somewhat intentional, usually when running the self-extracting package you get to see/choose where the installer is landing. The point is to have ready-to-go drivers in case you need to reinstall them or revert to an older version… which I have had to do more than once (e.g. Overwatch bug, Titanfall 2 bug, video acceleration bugs). It’s not perfect, but if they tried to make it self managing it would be complicated and would eventually break.

      • uni-mitation
      • 1 year ago

      I remember back in the days when having a 40 GB drive was a dream. Nowadays we are spoiled with copious amounts of storage, memory & processing power. The snowflakes don’t know how good they have it. Leave them alone without their [s<] tele-screens[/s<]phones and they suffer from "Social Media Deprivation Syndrome (SMDS). " uni-mitation

      • Wilko
      • 1 year ago

      Geforce drivers are stored in C:\NVIDIA as well. I like to leave known problem-free drivers in there while I try out new updates.

      • freebird
      • 1 year ago

      Where have you been? AMD & Nvidia both have been doing it for YEARS. I have two versions of Geforce Drivers in C:\NVIDIA and 3 versions in C:\AMD. I didn’t realize selecting a folder and pressing SHIFT+DEL was that difficult.

        • Usacomp2k3
        • 1 year ago

        I think his complaint is that they should follow Windows conventions and use known temp space. That way the system can manage using things like clean manager.

        • ptsant
        • 1 year ago

        The procedure used to be manual and explicitly asked for the directory. Since the new interface you no longer know that it is decompressed in C:\AMD (at least in the express install, didn’t try custom).

        I always kept a couple of drivers in there, just in case, but couldn’t imagine that it had grown to 20+GB.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 1 year ago

      NVidia’s drivers do the same thing. I always install the installer packages on my H: hard-drive. Only the actual driver needs to be on my C: SSD.

      • kuttan
      • 1 year ago

      Next time you install AMD/Nvidia driver decompress the setup file onto desktop, after driver installation Shift+Delete the driver folder on your desktop will do the job!!

      • madmanmarz
      • 1 year ago

      For the last 10 years or so I have extrated to the desktop then delete those files. I do this with any kind of installation folder.

      • nerdrage
      • 1 year ago

      If you have an SSD as your C: drive and a larger secondary (hard) drive (say D:), it might be helpful to create a directory junction / hard link to offload these directories from the SSD to a more suitable area, i.e.:

      [code<]mklink /J C:\AMD D:\Drivers\AMD[/code<] and/or [code<]mklink /J C:\NVIDIA D:\Drivers\NVIDIA[/code<] That way they're not hogging valuable SSD space, but they're still available if you need to roll back or reinstall. (edit: spacing)

    • uni-mitation
    • 1 year ago

    “Radeon updates are not for everyone, please consult with your favorite Radeon Fanboy forum about possible side-effects from the newest update like: bricking your $400 card, being unable to play PC games with their god-awful DLC, breaking rendering textures that worked before, unable to watch Handmaid’s tale (we won’t tell), unable to masturbate to porn, E-penis envy, Crossfire Erectile Dis-function (CED), unexpected Tomb Raider polygon tits, and catastrophic death of owner & unit in fiery explosion. Our marketing department is run by a bunch of formerly-unemployed displaced monkeys from India. Please bear with us as we transition to a new era of animal diversity in the workplace.”

    You are welcome, TR. I have saved numerous lives. Please cut the check with the hyphen included.

    uni-mitation

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