AMD's RSCE 16.6.1 Gets You Ready For Mirror's Edge Catalyst

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅07.06.2016 00:11:24


AMD are once again ahead of the curve with their latest driver release, going live one day before an eagerly awaited AAA title is released in the US. The Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1 driver, classed as a hotfix/beta, is specifically intended to provide the best possible support for Mirror's Edge: Catalyst.

Once again the most recent release is specifically non-WHQL, which will be a slight disappointment to system integrators but shouldn't dissuade those with an AMD GPU looking to pick up EA's reboot of the Mirror's Edge franchise. Furthermore RSCE 16.6.1 also brings with it improved support for Paragon, an arena shooter by Epic Games which is currently in Open Beta, and a new AMD Crossfire profile for Dark Souls III.

You can download the driver at the following links:

https://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/Non-WHQL-64Bit-Radeon-Software-Crimson-16.6.1-Win10-Win8.1-Win7-June2.exe
https://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/Non-WHQL-32Bit-Radeon-Software-Crimson-16.6.1-Win10-Win8.1-Win7-June2.exe

Release Notes

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1 Highlights

Support for:
- Mirror's Edge Catalyst™
- Paragon™

New AMD Crossfire profile available for:
- Dark Souls III™

Fixed Issues

- Display flickering or corruption may be experienced when playing videos in a web browser.
- DiRT Rally™ may experience poor performance on some tracks with rainy/night scenes.
- The HDMI® display scaling options in Radeon Settings may be missing when the display is set to an interlaced resolution.
- The AMD Crossfire™ technology mode options in Radeon Settings may not take effect on Origin or Uplay applications.
- Fallout™ 4 may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire™ technology mode for some game textures.
- Flickering on Oculus Rift™ headsets may be experienced when multiple displays are connected with differing resolutions.
- Radeon Settings additional settings page may fail to open after performing a Windows Update and then installing the latest Radeon Software Crimson Edition.

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".
- Battlefield™ 4 may experience crashes when using Mantle. As a work around users are suggested to switch to DirectX®11.
- Doom™ some game levels may experience shimmering textures.
- The Division™ may hang when using Quad AMD Crossfire™ technology. As a workaround users are recommended to disable AMD Crossfire™ technology mode.
- Radeon Settings gaming profile options for Uplay applications may not take effect.
- Forza Motorsport 6: Apex™ may exhibit brightness flickering when using AMD FreeSync™ technology.
- Frame Rate Target Control gaming profiles may fail to enable for some games.
- On some AMD XConnect™ technology external GPU enclosures, a TDR may be observed when the dGPU is set to primary display and the laptop display is set to extended display with video playback.

Package Contents

The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1 Driver contains the following:

- AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1 Driver Version 16.20.1025.


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