Latest Radeon Hotfix Driver Aims To Fix RX Vega Crashes

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅28.11.2017 23:10:30



Few computer issues are more frustrating than intermittent crashes, and generally it's up to hardware manufacturers to patch in solutions or risk the ire of loyal owners. Such is the case this week with AMD, who are releasing a quick Hotfix patch specifically to address instability in systems with their flagship Radeon RX Vega GPUs.

The Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.3 Radeon RX Vega Hotfix patch, to give it its full title, doesn't explicitly describe the source of the instability it addresses, merely listing among its fixed issues 'An intermittent crash issue may be experienced on some Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.' Brief and to the point. As usual, you can download it and other drivers from AMD's support page; owners of older AMD GPUs need not apply as the update is recommended only for Vega GPUs.

And that's the extent of the fixed issues, but this patch does also highlight eight 'Known Issues' which should be prioritised for future updates. That includes the widely reported Overwatch hang bug, for which AMD recommend disabling the ReLive application as a temporary work-around.

The timing of this update is interesting. Rumours of an official driver beta have been doing the rounds in the past fortnight, but clearly it must be some way off for this particular bug not to be addressed by a major monthly or pre-game release update. It may also indicate preparation for wide-scale availability of custom RX Vega cards as we move into December.

Release Notes:

Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD's advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments. Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive certification, and more.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.3 Radeon RX Vega Hotfix Highlights

Fixed Issues

- An intermittent crash issue may be experienced on some Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.

Known Issues

- Some desktop productivity apps may experience latency when dragging or moving windows.
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege may experience an application hang when breaching walls with grenades or explosives.
- Rise of the Tomb Raider™ may experience an intermittent application hang during gameplay.
- A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
- The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
- Resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause the user interface to stutter or exhibit corruption temporarily.
- Unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be restored to default after a system hang.
- OverWatch™ may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations. Disabling Radeon ReLive as a temporary workaround may resolve the issue.

Package Contents

The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.3 Radeon RX Vega Hotfix installation package contains the following:

- Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.3 Radeon RX Vega Hotfix Driver Version 17.40.1031 (Windows Driver Store Version 23.20.788.1)


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