Counter-Strike: GO Latest Update Causes Crashes With AMD Graphics Cards
Valve recently released an update to its ever-popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and unfortunately, it’s causing crashing for those using AMD graphics cards.
The Operation Wildfire update, rolled out to CS: GO on Wednesday, introduced a variety of technical changes to the game. It however, didn’t sit well AMD cards as numerous players have reported frequent crashes. Be it the high-end Fury X GPU or low-end chips like the R9 270x, the game is nearly unplayable after updating to Operation Wildfire.
For PCs powered by Nvidia GPUs, there are no problems, except for a drop in frame-rate due to the detailed textures of the new maps in the game. Whether AMD cards are causing the issue, or something has gone wrong from Valve’s end, is not known yet. Currently, both parties are working together to reach the root cause of the issue.
As of now, the only workaround to the crashes of CS: GO seems to be to reduce in-game graphic settings to the bare minimum. Since the load on the hardware is less pronounced, there would be fewer problems.
Usually, such type of bug fixes should not take more than two days to arrive. We’ll keep an eye out and let you know as soon as a patch or new driver rolls out. So, stay tuned!
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