AMD Releases Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver, Resolves Issues in Fallout 4, Black Ops 3
AMD has kickstarted 2016 with the exciting announcement about their next-gen Polaris GPU architecture, and adding FreeSync support to HDMI displays. Today, the company released a new hotfix version of their Crimson driver, called the Software Crimson Edition 16.1.
The new driver brings fixes to a number of known issues from the original v12.1, that gamers reportedly experienced while playing Elite: Dangerous, Fallout 4, Black Ops 3, and others. Further, initial testing has shown game profiles to last through an update so you shouldn’t be worried about losing all your hard work.
The new Crimson Edition 16.1 also includes fixes specific to VSR, odd HDMI setups and flickering in Freesync displays.
Here’s the list of a few resolved issue as mentioned in the release notes:
- Fallout 4 – The compass flickers during gameplay on AMD Radeon™ R9 290 and AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2
- Elite: Dangerous – Poor performance may be experienced in Supercruise mode under Windows® 10
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – random frame freezes may be observed during gameplay
- Star Wars™: Battlefront – Some flickering may be experienced in shaded areas of the screen while game levels are loading
- Just Cause 3 – The system may hang when task switching on systems with AMD CPUs and GPUs
- The driver installer appears to hang at various stages of the install process
- Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC) setting do not apply consistently to all games. In order for FRTC to function properly, Vertical Refresh/VSync must be turned off
- The AMD Gaming Evolved overlay may cause a black screen, or introduce game stutter
As always, there are a few known issues which will hopefully be resolved in the future updates. You can download the new hotfix version of Crimson 16.1 for Windows 10, 8.1 & 7 from HERE.
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