AMD Crimson 16.11.4 drivers released, fixes H.264 playback

AMD Crimson 16.11.4 drivers released, fixes H.264 playback

Those who’ve been waiting for an AMD driver fix for H.264 browser playback issues need wait no longer, 16.11.4 claims to fix the problem. This Crimson 16.11.4 release also suggests it has the best possible support for Civilization VI.

The word in the driver notes on H.264 is as follows: “H.264 content playback may experience playback issues on internet browsers with hardware acceleration when also running gaming applications or content”. Under ‘Known Issues’ it is stated that “H.264 content may experience blocky corruption when streaming using P2P content players on some Radeon RX 400 series graphics products.”

Here are the patch highlights, which also include reference to fixing some graphical corruption issues in Titanfall 2.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 Highlights

Support For:

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI

Fixed Issues

  • H.264 content playback may experience playback issues on internet browsers with hardware acceleration when also running gaming applications or content.
  • Radeon R9 Fury Series products may experience minor graphical corruption in Titanfall™2 when inside a titan.

Known Issues

  • A few game titles may fail to launch, experience performance issues or crash if the third party application “Raptr” has its game overlay enabled. A workaround is to disable the overlay if this is experienced.
  • DOOM™ may experience a crash when launched using the Vulkan™ API on some Graphics Core Next products.
  • DOTA™2 may experience a crash when launched using the Vulkan™ API on some Graphics Core Next products.
  • Flickering may be experience while playing Overwatch™ in the main menu or viewing character models using AMD CrossFire mode.
  • FIFA 17™ may experience an application hang or black screen on launch for some select Hybrid Graphics or AMD PowerXpress mobile configurations.
  • H.264 content may experience blocky corruption when streaming using P2P content players on some Radeon RX 400 series graphics products.
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