There is good news for those who own laptops with Ryzen Mobile processors and integrated Vega graphics, as AMD has released new official drivers that now support these chips and bring impressive performance improvements in various games.
The backstory here is Since AMD launched these Ryzen Mobile CPUs (or APUs as they prefer) in October 2017 with the Ryzen 7 2700U, they did not have any official driver support from the company.
Instead of post-launching, people with these Ryzen-powered notebooks had to rely on laptop manufacturers for driver support – and even when it comes to big players like HP or Dell, driver releases can be inconsistent and sporadic.
Tom's hardware discovered AMD has officially (finally) introduced support for Ryzen Mobile processors with Vega graphics with the release of Radeon's Adrenalin 201
The other good news is that AMD promises some impressive frame rates here, with an average 10% increase in a selection of benchmark games (including Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Witcher 3) compared to the AMD Ryzen Mobile Starters (version 17.40).
The picture is even brighter for esports titles with an average performance gain of 17%. Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Fortnite posted gains of 23% and 22% respectively, claims AMD (on a laptop supporting the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with 12GB system RAM).
That could make the difference between life and life The death of this type of online shooter of course.
For more information about the drivers and known issues, see the AMD Release Notes. If you're running a desktop device with an RX Vega 64 graphics card, you should see a 3% increase in Dirt Rally 2 performance.