AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson 16.3 Driver

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson 16.2 Driver

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson 16.3 Driver

 

AMD has released their new Radeon Software Crimson 16.3 Driver with specific optimizations for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

 

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson 16.2 Driver

 

Radeon Software Crimson Edition is AMD’s revolutionary new graphics software that delivers redesigned functionality, supercharged graphics performance, remarkable new features, and innovation that redefines the overall user experience. Every Radeon Software release strives to deliver new features, better performance and stability improvements.

 

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Highlights

Updated Crossfire Profiles available for

    • Hitman
    • The Park

 

Support for

    • Hitman

 

Performance and Quality improvements for

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
    • – Up to 16% on AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Series vs AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1
  • Gears of War Ultimate Edition
    • – Up to 60% on AMD Radeon R9 Fury X series vs AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1
    • – Up to 44% on AMD Radeon R9 380 series vs AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1

 

Vulkan Support: 

Vulkan is the successor to OpenGL and a descendant of AMD’s Mantle. Vulkan is a powerful “low-overhead” graphics API that gives software developers deep control over the performance, efficiency, and capabilities of Radeonâ„¢ GPUs and multi-core CPUs. More information on Vulkan can be found at https://www.khronos.org/vulkan/.

 

Per-Game Display Scaling:

A new feature introduced in Radeon Settings that allows per game Display Scaling to be set within the Radeon Settings Gaming tab under “Profile Options”.

Language Menu:

A new feature introduced in Radeon Settings that allows the end user to select their preferred language from a drop down menu under the “Preferences -> Language” tab.

Two Display Eyefinity:

Two Display Eyefinity is now an available option under the Eyefinity tab in Radeon Settings.

AMD Crossfire™ Status Indicator: 

A new feature in Radeon Settings that allows users to toggle an AMD Crossfire status indicator on their screen when running in AMD Crossfire mode.

Updated Social Links:

New Social links are now available for Radeon Settings home page and have also updated based on geographical region.?

Power Efficiency Toggle: 

A new feature introduced in the Radeonâ„¢ Settings Gaming tab for select AMD Radeonâ„¢ 300 series and AMD Radeonâ„¢ Fury X available under “Global Options”. This allows the user to disable some power efficiency optimizations.

AMD XConnect technology:

This driver provides initial support for external GPU enclosures configured with Radeon R9 300 Series GPUs are now supported over Thunderboltâ„¢ 3 (USB-C) connections. AMD XConnect technology additionally provides plug’n’play support and an integrated management interface. Base system must have BIOS support for external GPUs (e.g. Razer Blade Stealth).

Resolved Issues

    • Core clocks may not maintain sustained clock speeds resulting in choppy performance and or screen corruption (Fixed with new Power Efficiency feature toggled to off)
    • Gears of War Ultimate Edition – Random freezes may be experienced during gameplay
    • Ashes of the Singularity 2.0 Benchmark now supports DirectFlip
    • XCOM 2 flickering textures may be experienced at various game locations
    • Rise of the Tomb Raiderâ„¢ – The game may randomly crash on launch if Tessellation is enabled

 

Known Issues

    • A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved “In Game Overlay”
    • Installing via command line may not work for some users. As a workaround please use the default GUI installer
    • League of Legends may experience some graphical corruption on characters death animation in AMD Crossfireâ„¢ mode
    • Rift may experience a hang when playing with FRTC and V-Sync enabled. As a work around users are suggested to disable V-Sync
    • Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 may experience some flickering in AMD Crossfireâ„¢ mode
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider may experience graphical corruption in some cinematics
    • The Division may experience flickering in AMD Crossfireâ„¢ mode
    • Star Wars Battlefront users may experience flicker in AMD Crossfire mode on battle and tutorial loading screens
    • Star Wars Battlefront users may experience ground texture issues in certain locations on Survival Hoth missions

 

The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Driver can be downloaded from the following links:

 

 

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