Intro

Adrenalin Software 18.10.2 Edition Driver Performance Analysis featuring the RX 580 and versus the EVGA GTX 1060/6 SC

As a returning feature for BabelTechReviews, this driver performance analysis will show the performance of 27 PC games using the latest Adrenalin Software Catalyst 18.10.2 Edition which was released last week. We will compare these drivers versus Adrenalin 18.7.1 from last Summer using our reference Gigabyte RX 480 G1 8G overclocked 4% to RX 580 stock clocks. For an additional comparison with the RX 580’s main rival, we are also showing the EVGA GTX 1060 SC’s performance on the latest GeForce 416.34 drivers.

Future BTR driver performance analysis will track the progress of every major driver release from NVIDIA and from AMD, and they will include every game in our recently updated 35-game benchmark suite beginning with the next evaluation.

We will document the performance changes of the current Adrenalin Software 18.10.2 Edition since last Summer on Windows 10 at 1920×1080 and at 2560×1440 resolutions.  Our testing platform is a recent install of Windows 10 64-bit Home Edition, and we are using an i7-8700K which turbos all 6 cores to 4.7 GHz, an EVGA Z370 FTW motherboard, and 16GB of HyperX DDR4 3333MHz. The games tested, settings, and hardware are identical except for the drivers being compared.

Let’s get to the test configuration, to the driver release notes, and then to our results.