AMD Releases Crimson Driver v16.2

👤by Chris Yeo Comments 📅26.02.2016 08:55:38


AMD has released version 16.2 of their Crimson Driver. This includes specific optimisations for Rise of the Tomb Raider & Ashes of the Singularity.

Here are the driver release highlights:

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2 Highlights
AMD has partnered with Stardock in association with Oxide to bring gamers Ashes of the Singularity – Benchmark 2.0 the first benchmark to release with DirectX® 12 benchmarking capabilities such as Asynchronous Compute, multi-GPU and multi-threaded command buffer Re-ordering. Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2 is optimized to support this exciting new release.
The SteamVR Performance Test: we are pleased to report that our Radeon R9 390, Nano, and Fury series GPUs are all able to achieve 'VR Recommended' status, the highest achievable level of experience possible. In addition to that, our affinity multi-GPU feature is already showing significant performance uplift over a single GPU on Radeon cards in the aforementioned benchmark
Performance and quality improvements for
Rise of the Tomb Raider™
Ashes of the Singularity – Benchmark 2
Crossfire Profiles available for
The Division
XCOM 2


Resolved Issues also include a slew of Fallout 4 fixes such as flickering, screen tearing & stuttering. Here is the complete list of resolved issues:

A black screen/TDR error may be encountered when booting a system with Intel + AMD graphics and an HDMI monitor connected
Choppy gameplay may be experienced when both AMD Freesync™ and AMD Crossfire™ are both enabled
Display corruption may be observed after keeping system idle for some time
Fallout 4 - Flickering may be experienced at various game locations with the v1.3 game update and with AMD Crossfire™ enabled
Fallout 4 - Foliage/water may ripple/stutter when game is launched in High/Ultra settings mode
Fallout 4 - Screen tearing in systems with both AMD Freesync™ and AMD Crossfire™ enabled if game is left idle for a short period of time
Fallout 4 - Thumbnails may flicker or disappear while scrolling the Perk levels page
Far Cry 4 - Stuttering may be observed when launching the game with AMD Freesync™ and AMD Crossfire™ enabled
FRTC options are displayed on some unsupported laptop configurations with Intel CPU's and AMD GPU's
Radeon Settings may sometimes fails to launch with a "Context Creation Error" message
Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Corruption can be observed at some locations during gameplay
Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Flickering may be experienced at various game locations when the game is left idle in AMD Crossfire™ mode under Windows 7
Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Game may intermittently crash or hang when launched with very high settings and AA is set to SMAA at 4K resolution
Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Lara Croft's hair may flicker in some locations if the Esc key is pressed
Rise of Tomb Raider™ - A TDR error may be observed with some AMD Radeon 300 Series products after launching the "Geothermal Valley" mission
The AMD Overdrive™ memory clock slider does not show original clock values if memory speeds are overclocked
World of Warcraft runs extremely slowly in quad crossfire at high resolutions


Noting some of the above fixes come across from their previous hotfix drivers.

The known issues list for this release is relatively small; but should be noted that the new XCOM2 experiences flickering textures, some Crossfire operational issues with HD 59** + HD 79** products & Gaming Evolved Overlay may cause some games to crash. The temporary workaround being to disable "In Game Overlay" within the AMD Gaming Evolved application.

To Download the 32-bit Driver: AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2 Driver for Windows® 10, Windows 8.1 & Windows 7 32-bit

To Download the 64-bit Driver: AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2 Driver for Windows® 10, Windows 8.1 & Windows 7 64-bit

You can view the full release information for this driver here.
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