A new set of AMD Crimson drivers, 17.6.1, have been released today with support for Dirt 4 and further boosts for Prey. Those performance boosts are listed for 580 cards, and are compared with the prior 17.5.2 drivers.

Other addressed issues include a fix for Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) not being enabled on RX 400 and RX 500 series cards, and rapid mouse movements causing stuttering in Prey when using multi GPU configurations. There should be a fix too for Mass Effect: Andromeda hitching on multi GPU systems.

Here’s a summary of the highlights. Includes fixed, and known issues.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.1 Highlights

Support For

    • DiRT 4™
      • Multi GPU profile
      • Up to 30% performance improvement when using 8xMSAA measured on Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.5.2(1)
    • Prey®
      • Up to 4% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.5.2(2)

Fixed Issues

    • Virtual Super Resolution may fail to enable on some Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
    • HDR may fail to enable on some displays for QHD or higher resolutions.
    • Flickering may be observed on some Radeon RX 500 series products when using HDMI® with QHD high refresh rate displays.
    • AMD XConnect: systems with Modern Standby enabled may experience a system hang after resuming from hibernation.
    • Fast mouse movement may cause an FPS drop or stutter in Prey® when running in Multi GPU system configurations.
    • Adjusting memory clocks in some third party overclocking applications may cause a hang on Radeon R9 390 Series products.
    • Graphics memory clock may fluctuate causing inconsistent frame rates while gaming when using AMD FreeSync technology.
    • Mass Effect™: Andromeda may experience stutter or hitching in Multi GPU system configurations.
    • The GPU Scaling feature in Radeon Settings may fail to enable for some applications.
    • Error message “Radeon Additional Settings: Host application has stopped working” pop up will sometimes appear when hot plugging displays with Radeon Settings open.

Known Issues

    • Graphical corruption may be experienced in Tom Clancy’s™: Rainbow Six Siege when MSAA is enabled.
    • Adobe™ Lightroom may experience an application crash with GPU acceleration enabled on Windows® 7 system configurations using Radeon RX 390 Series graphics products.
    • A small amount of apps may experience issues with Borderless Fullscreen mode and AMD FreeSync™ technology if other applications or game launchers are running on the primary screen in the background.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft™ may experience flickering or performance issues the first time the game is launched on a system boot with AMD FreeSync™ technology enabled. Workarounds include exiting and restarting the application or task switching (alt+tab) in and out of the game to fix the issue.

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