Hey. looks like that same old problem has appeared again in your past recent drivers. it takes almost 10 minutes on first loading and after entering the game sometime it's half loaded and some textures don't appear.
PLZ fix it. AGAIN!
RX480 - 8GB
I7 4790 K
16 GB RAM
Same problem here but with r9 380x with 17.11.2 drivers, and many others from before.
I did try using the drivers that used to work: 17.2.1 and 17.3.1, those work great at least for this game...
Hope they take a look (again)
Edit: I also noticed texture bugs, stuttering and audio bugs (probably due to stuttering), I repeat when I was using 17.3.1 drivers that wasnt happening.
There's an example.
Maybe consider uninstalling the driver in safe mode using DDU and then installing the driver again .
In past i had issues with the drivers while gaming , but after clean installing 17.11.4 i didn't experienced any issue anymore