AMD Crimson

AMD popped out their latest Crimson driver set, 16.11.5, just in time for the UK launch of Watch Dogs 2 on PC. That’s pretty much the main thing this latest driver is supporting, if the release notes are any indication.

16.11.5 also adds a DX11 CrossFire profile for Dishonored 2, which is not a bad idea since the only way you’re going to get that game running well on PC is probably with two graphics cards. This release also claims to have fixed CrossFire flickering in The Division and Battlefield 1. Your results may vary, there.

Here are the ‘highlights’ and the known issues.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 Highlights

Support For:

    • Watch Dogs®2

New AMD CrossFire profile added for DirectX® 11:

    • Dishonored™2

Fixed Issues

    • The Division™ game world may flicker during game play when using AMD CrossFire technology.
    • Battlefield™1 flickering may be experienced while using AMD CrossFire technology mode.

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.
    • AMD CrossFire technology mode is currently disabled for Windows®7 configurations with Dishonored™2
    • Watch Dogs®2 may experience flickering or a game crash when using AMD CrossFire technology mode with Dual Radeon RX 480s.
    • 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 experienced 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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