AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Updated To 16.9.1

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅08.09.2016 14:49:08

In advance of Eidos Montreal's eagerly anticipated update to Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, AMD today released the latest update to their Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver package. RSCE 16.9.1's release notes prominently boast support for Deus Ex: MD's DirectX 12 renderer, a feature which is likely to boost performance significantly in certain system configurations. Other improvements include a DirectX 11 CrossFire profile for DOTA 2; crash resolutions for DOOM, Dirt Rally and Total War: Warhammer; and fixes to 144Hz panel flickering.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition has been classed as a Hotfix release and as a result hasn't been through the WHQL process, but will have been through AMD's internal QA.

RSCE 16.9.1 for 200-series, 300-series and 400-series GPUs can be downloaded directly from Note that although the release is available to all Windows Operating Systems, only Windows 10 is compatible with DirectX 12 operation.

Release Highlights:

Support for:
- Deus Ex™: Mankind Divided (DirectX®12)

New AMD CrossFire profile added for DirectX® 11:
- DOTA™2

Fixed Issues

- A small number of 144Hz non-FreeSync enabled displays may exhibit flickering during gaming or on desktop.
- FreeSync may stay enabled while on desktop causing flickering.
- Grand Theft Auto V™ may experience an application hang after loading story mode.
- DiRT™ Rally rain drops may flicker when using high or ultra in game settings.
- DOOM™ may experience a hang on game exit in some limited AMD PowerXpress configurations.
- Total War™: Warhammer may experience negative AMD CrossFire scaling on some Radeon RX 400 series configurations.
- GPU utilization may remain high when idle after running SteamVR performance benchmark.
- Pixel format options may be missing from Radeon Settings for some limited system configurations on Radeon RX 480 graphics.
- Radeon Software may intermittently fail to install or hang on some AMD CrossFire configurations. If this happens users can reboot and re-install without issue as a workaround.
- Some Radeon RX 400 series graphics products may experience high GPU usage when resuming from sleep.

Known Issues

- A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the AMD Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay".
- Upgrading from a previous Radeon Software Crimson Edition version may cause user settings in Radeon Settings to reset to defaults.
- OpenCL applications may run initially on integrated graphics if they are present. Make sure to set the application to the correct device you would like to use.
- Radeon Settings information tab may report incorrect Open CL or Mantle versions.
- Radeon Software installer may report driver uninstallation failed even when it was successful.
- No Man's Sky™ some minor corruption may be experienced when standing close to solid structures inside of caves.
- Mouse cursor corruption may be experienced very intermittently on the Radeon RX 480.
- DOTA2™ may experience an application hang when using the Vulkan™ API and changing resolution or game/quality settings.
- Ashes of the Singularity™ may experience an application crash with "crazy" in game settings and Multi-GPU enabled.

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