AMD Unveils its Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.4.2 for Anno and World War Z

The latest edition of AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 is here. The update brings us up to version 19.4.2, and ushers in optimizations for this week’s big releases; Anno 1800 and World War Z. The latter game, launched yesterday on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC through Epic Games Store, receives a significant performance boost with this AMD driver if you’re using a Radeon VII or Radeon X Vega 64 graphics card.

In the company’s testing with World War Z, when compared to the 19.4.1 driver, the new Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.4.2 driver had performed up to 24% better on Radeon VII graphics cards, while delivering up to 19% more performance on Radeon Vega 64 cards. Although these results are only for two products from AMD, the frame rate boost should apply in some form to the entire GCN graphics card lineup.

Support For:

  • World War Z™
    • Up to 24% greater performance with AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2, on a Radeon™ VII in World War Z. RS-293
    • Up to 19% greater performance with AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2, on a Radeon™ RX Vega 64 in World War Z. RS-292
  • Anno 1800™

Known Issues:

  • AMD Radeon VII may experience screen flicker in multi display setups on desktop or while applications are running.
  • Netflix™ Windows® Store application may experience display flicker during video playback on some HDR enabled displays.
  • Performance metrics overlay and Radeon WattMan gauges may experience inaccurate fluctuating readings on AMD Radeon VII.
  • Performance metrics overlay may experience intermittent flicker when playing back protected content with this feature enabled.
  • System instability may be experienced on ASUS TUF Gaming FX504 laptop when a wireless display is connected.

Footnotes:

  • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of April 4th, 2019 on the 16GB Radeon™ VII, using a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4 memory, and Windows 10×64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. World War Z (Vulkan™) with the ultra-preset at 1920×1080, when running Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.1, the Radeon™ VII scored 143.7 FPS while Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2 scored 177.7 FPS. Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2 shows 24% greater performance. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-293
  • Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of April 4th, 2019 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX Vega 64, using a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4 memory, and Windows 10×64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. World War Z (Vulkan™) with the ultra-preset at 1920×1080, when running Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.1, the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 scored 133.4 FPS while Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2 scored 158.7 FPS. Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2 shows 19% greater performance. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-292

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