AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1by Nate Oh on August 21, 2017 10:05 PM EST
Today, AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1, a unified driver supporting older products as well as RX Vega cards. This update follows last Monday’s RX Vega64 launch and accompanying RX Vega specific beta driver. In addition to unifying the Radeon Software driverset, 17.8.1 brings game support and a slew of bug fixes.
Featuring Driver Version 17.30.1051 (Windows Driver Store Version 22.19.666.1), Radeon Software 17.8.1 brings support for Agents of Mayhem, launched last week, and Bethesda’s Quake Champions Early Access, which starts on August 22nd. On the topic of Bethesda, 17.8.1 also includes a new optional component, unchecked by default: a download link to the Bethesda.net launcher. If selected, a Bethesda.net homepage link will be created in the Radeon Software Gaming tab, under the “Show Partner Programs” button.
Moving on to bug fixes, AMD has addressed a few FreeSync matters: stuttering in FreeSync displays when watching fullscreen video content, and flickering/brightness issues with certain Samsung FreeSync monitors. Similarly, AMD has resolved other playback-related bugs: HDCP error codes in certain protected content applications while playing Blu-ray content, and tearing or choppy playback when Enhanced Sync was enabled for video playback on desktop or YouTube playback in Google Chrome. Lastly, AMD has resolved intermittent HDMI signal loss in certain HDR enabled TVs.
Moving on to game fixes, AMD has resolved intermittent Grand Theft Auto V crashes, as well as extended load times in Forza Horizon 3. RX 380 crashes in Chapter 13 of Tekken 7 were also fixed.
A few known issues for RX Vega remain: WattMan still may not reach applied overclock states, and the Radeon Settings Gaming tab “Reset” option may enable “HBCC Memory Segment” instead of setting it to the default disabled state.
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 17.8.1 release notes.
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Gigaplex - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - linkAndandtech, fix your ads (specifically Revcontent). Last time I complained about this, it was because I was getting NSFW ads at work. Now I've just been redirected to a site that tried to install malware. I'll be removing you from my adblock whitelist in the meantime.
Alexvrb - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - linkI haven't had these issues... and I disable AdBlock for AT. Sure your system/browser hasn't already been 'jacked?
Gigaplex - Thursday, August 24, 2017 - linkI'm sure. As Ryan mentioned below, simply being in Australia makes me more likely to get these troublesome ads.
Alexvrb - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - linkFor the record I'm on Win10, and typically use Edge. Network equipment and system are clean. No redirects or NSFW content on AT or TH.
HomeworldFound - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - linkHey, If you love the Purch network that much, go and surf space.com without anything on ;)
FaaR - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - linkHopefully they have also fixed the bug that causes a display driver crash/restart or even a bluescreen if there's a streaming video open in a browser (I currently use chrome) at the same time as 3D rendering is going on - like a game in a window underneath the web browser, or a webGL ad-banner next to the video.
The adbanners are an especially insidious trigger, as many sites these days (unfortunately!) use periodically re-loading ads, and you could be randomly served up with an ad that crashes your computer. Very nasty stuff.
Also, as previous poster noted, Anandtech ads suck these days. Almost every time I come here - which is less and less - I'm forcibly forwarded off the site and through like 8 redirect pages to scam sites that try to fool me with free iPhone offers and things like that.
Very very very unprofessional. Immediately get better ad providers! Jesus christ. "How to crash and burn your website's reputation 101: get scummiest ad providers possible." Yeah, maybe they pay better rates than legit providers and bring in more money - in the short term.
Moetyre - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - linkThe ads are becoming unbearable, pop-ups that offer free iphones and other crap that forces you to click ( no way). Sort it out or I and many others like me will stay away due to fear of malware when we visit. Top quality site let down by scummy ads. This doesn't happen at WCCFTech....
FreckledTrout - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - linkTomshardware has the same issue. I just run uBlock on them and every now and then white list to see how things are going. Just did that with TH and oh man all the crappy adds, back on the naughty list they go.
Ryan Smith - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - linkIf you're at all able to reproduce the issue, please email me. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
We're trying very hard to get rid of these ads, but they're geo-targeted and purposely evading our scans*. So the only way we can nail them down is to get a complete browser network trace from someone who's getting said ads. Which is why reader reports and help here are so critical.
* They seem to have it out for Australians particularly
Gigaplex - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - linkI'm in Australia so that doesn't surprise me.