AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.2by Nate Oh on August 25, 2017 11:00 AM EST
This week, AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.2, quickly following up on this Monday’s 17.8.1 release and the last Monday’s launch of Radeon RX Vega64. This quick update addresses some fairly important issues: several unresolved RX Vega bugs and new game driver support. Although it is focused on polishing RX Vega related matters, 17.8.2 is a unified driver like 17.8.1, and applies for both RX Vega-based cards and other products.
Featuring Driver Version 17.30.1071 (Windows Driver Store Version 22.19.673.0), Radeon Software 17.8.2 brings support for F1 2017, which launches the day after this driver release, as well as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Early Access and the Destiny 2 Beta. The game support is largely focused on the Radeon RX Vega64, with AMD citing up to 4% performance improvement for F1 2017 and up to 18% performance improvement for PUBG compared to the previous 17.8.1.
Moving on to bug fixes, AMD has taken care of two key unresolved RX Vega issues. Radeon WattMan should now reach applied overclock states on RX Vega cards, and in addition, the “Reset” option in the Radeon Settings Gaming tab will always properly set HBCC to the default disabled state. For other Vega issues, AMD has fixed random corruption in Microsoft desktop productivity applications on RX Vega graphics, as well as fixing an issue where the display may go blank or black after upgrading or installing with RX Vega cards. Lastly, Eyefinity configurations can be properly created through the Eyefinity Advanced Setup option.
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.2 is available for Windows 10 (64-bit and 32-bit) and Windows 7 (64-bit and 32-bit).
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 17.8.2 release notes.
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rocky12345 - Friday, August 25, 2017 - linkGood to see them fixing problems for the new Vega cards but I have to ask where is Windows 8.1 support. They have Windows 7 support in the new drivers but it seems Windows 8.1 has been over looked again. It makes very little sense to completely ignore a whole OS but still support a very much older OS.
Yes I realize Windows 7 probably had a larger user base but Windows 8.1 still has a fairly large user base as well and even has newer features and better support for newer hardware than Win 7. If I still had any Windows 8.1 systems I would be very pissed off that AMD just said screw it our users either downgrade to Win 7 or upgrade to Windows 10 we don't want to support 8.1.
All this does is make them look even more crappy because I am sure Nvidia still supports 8.1 and would love to get all those upset peoples sales.
RedGreenBlue - Friday, August 25, 2017 - linkWindows 8 was worse than Vista when I needed to change even basic settings. Often times I had to conclude they had gotten rid of a setting altogether. It was a well hated OS. Besides that, Microsoft doesn't want people to stay on it. It costs them money to maintain the security. They might work with AMD to keep people from using it. You can bet that there's a reason 8 wasn't supported, or maybe the support is coming later.
highlnder69 - Friday, August 25, 2017 - linkWhy don't you just upgrade to Windows 10? You can still upgrade for free from here.
Complaining about Windows 8.x support when you can upgrade to a much better OS doesn't make much sense.
rocky12345 - Friday, August 25, 2017 - linkUpgrade to Windows 10? I already have done all my systems except one to Windows 10 but I do have 1 Windows 7 system left. I was mentioning it because I am sure there are still a lot of people that are on 8.1 and do not want Windows 10 for their own reasons. To drop support for a newer OS but keep support for a old OS like Win 7 seems kind of strange.
extide - Friday, August 25, 2017 - linkAnyone else notice these drivers are almost a full 100MB smaller than 17.8.1 ?