AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2 Brings Optimizations for AAA Titles
AMD has just released its latest Crimson Edition, version 16.2, for the Radeon discrete and integrated graphics processors.
The new driver software includes game-specific optimizations for Ashes of the Singularity Benchmark 2.0, Rise of the Tomb Raider, as well as adding CrossFire profiles for Tom Clancy’s The Division and XCOM 2. In addition, the update brings a host of bug fixes to Rise of the Tomb Raider and Fallout 4.
Benchmark optimizations present for Stardock’s Ashes of the Singularity – Benchmark 2, include support for various DirectX 12 capabilities such as Asynchronous Compute, multi-GPU and multi-threaded command buffer Re-ordering. According to AMD, the SteamVR Performance Test shows “significant performance uplift over a single GPU on Radeon cards” thanks to the chipmaker’s multi-GPU feature.
Version 16.2 drivers also resolve issues related to the black screen/TDR error which may be encountered when booting a system with Intel & AMD graphics and an HDMI monitor connected. Other significant fixes are for;
– Choppy gameplay may be experienced when both AMD Freesync and AMD Crossfire are both enabled,
– Display corruption may be observed after keeping system idle for some time,
– an AMD Overdrive memory clock slider problem, and
– World of Warcraft’s slow performance using quad crossfire configurations at high resolutions.