AMD updates Radeon Software with Quantum Break support and more
AMD has pushed out another driver update to its Radeon Software Crimson Edition suite, bringing along support for Quantum Break just ahead of the game's official release. AMD says the new drivers, which clock in at version 16.4.1, also bring support for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, along with solving a couple of lingering issues.
Here's the breakdown of what's new, along with the known issues in this update:
- Quantum Break -Up to 35% faster performance using Quantum Break™ on Radeon™ R9 Fury X than with Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 16.3.2.
- Oculus Rift
- HTC Vive
- Frame rate capping issues experienced in some DirectX®12 applications is resolved.
- Hitman™ may experience flickering when played in DirectX® 11 mode using high game shadow settings.
- A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the AMD Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay"
- Need For Speed™ may experience poor scaling or flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode. As a work around users can disable the profile through the Radeon™ Settings game manager.
- The Division™ may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode.
- Power efficiency toggle in Radeon™ Settings is showing up for some unsupported products.
- XCOM2™ users may experience an application crash when using AMD Crossfire™ mode. As a work around please disable AMD Crossfire™ for the games profile in the Radeon™ Settings Gaming tab.
- Some DX9 applications cannot disable AMD Crossfire™ mode through Radeon™ Settings.
- A small subset of AMD Radeon™ R9 380 users may be experiencing slower than expected fan speeds. A work around is to raise your fan speeds through AMD Overdrive in Radeon™ Settings manually to a desired amount.
- HDMI Scaling options may not be available in Radeon™ Settings on some system configurations.
If your PC packs a Radeon card and you're planning to give Quantum Break a shot, you can go ahead and update to the latest Software Crimson Edition suite now.
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Single GPU, AMD is pretty much ok, but CF their support is quite bad. SLI is great, but lately some games seems to not wanting to support it quite wel..
Mobile and dual gpu/CF, is a bigggg nooo, just stay away from it.
The kepler series from nvidia, not only seems to got forget by nvidia, but they seem to get much worse recently than they actually were before.
Nvidia have the fame of great driver support, but recently they seem to be destroying on porpouse the previous series, like a planned early outdated, to force users to get a new shinny GPU faster and nvidia logically get some more money out of it.
Problem goes, many users have been notice that, and several shadowing tactics that damage AMD (gameworks), and started to get disappointed.
Well nvidia almost have a monopoly of dedicated GPU, and they are already showing the true colors and the plans how they are going about to rule that monopoly. ;|
Will Not Update AMD Driver Now.
NVIDIA ftw but can't replace my laptops processor or gpu so yeah I'm stuck with it. Didn't bought the laptop just got it for free so no complaints.