AMD Radeon Software Crimson 16.4.2 - DirectX 12 Performance Boosted
Published: 25th April 2016 | Source: AMD Radeon Technologies Group | Price: |
AMD Radeon Software Crimson 16.4.2
When looking at the release highlights that we were given with AMD's 16.4.2 GPU driver we were somewhat disappointed, as the release notes did not tell us anything that was particularly noteworthy, support for XConnect technology for external GPUs and some new crossfire profiles for recently released games.
AMD did tell us that there was more to this driver than meets the eye, as this new driver contains DirectX 12 specific optimizations, which should mean that in theory all games using the new API should see increases in performance.
Below are the release highlights for AMD Radeon Software Crimson 16.4.2:
- AMD XConnect technology: This driver provides full support for Thunderbolt 3 eGFX enclosures configured with Radeon R9 Fury, Nano or 300 Series GPUs. This driver also provides plug’n’play simplicity, plus an integrated management interface for such devices.
- - The Division may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire technology mode.
- - DOTA 2 toggling between borderless fullscreen and exclusive fullscreen can sometimes cause flickering or corruption when in AMD Crossfire technology mode
- - Some DirectX 9 applications cannot disable AMD Crossfire technology mode through Radeon Settings.
- - GPU clocks on some products may remain in high states after recovering from an application crash.
- - A small subset of AMD Radeon R9 380 users may be experiencing slower than expected fan speeds.
- - Power efficiency toggle in Radeon Settings is showing up for some unsupported products.
- - The check for software updates feature in Radeon Settings may not find the latest available update.
- - Some games may fail to show up in Radeon Settings gaming tab.
- - The Radeon Settings option may sometimes disappear as a shortcut from the right-click context menu on desktop after a software upgrade.
- - SteamVR Performance Test may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire technology mode.
- - Stuttering or corruption observed while playing Fallout 4 on some graphics products in AMD Crossfire technology mode.
- - Corruption in Hitman when using AMD Crossfire technology mode.
- - Stuttering or freezing in some loading scenes while playing Hitman using AMD Crossfire technology mode.
- - Negative scaling seen on Hitman when using AMD Crossfire technology mode.