AMD Crimson Edition 16.5.2 Beta Brings Suppport for DOOM, and Add CF Profile for Battleborn
AMD has just rolled out their new Radeon Crimson Edition, version 16.5.2 Beta drivers, with a fresh batch of tweaks and optimizations for DOOM just a day ahead of its release. This will be the first AAA title to support the Vulkan, which is a new exciting low-level, cross-platform graphics API, although that will come later.
In addition to bringing support for DOOM, the new Crimson Edition 16.5.2 Beta adds a CrossFire profile for Battleborn, as well as fixes a number of issues–though none of them seems particularly troubling.
Below is a full list of resolved issues, with highlights including corrupted textures in Star Wars Battlefront, Frame Rate Target Control settings not being saved, and problems with CrossFire mode in Hitman and League of Legends.
- Radeon Settings may sometimes suggest upgrading to an older driver revision when using the new driver notification feature.
- Frame Rate Target Control may not keep the users previous settings when disabled.
- The option to enable/disable AMD Crossfire™ technology logo may be missing on some system configurations from the” Gaming, Global Options” tab in Radeon Settings.
- Radeon Settings game manager does not display icons for Origin Games.
- Radeon Settings launch with Eyefinity profiles may sometimes not take effect after system has been rebooted for profiled games.
- Some characters or game areas are rendered very dark in Hitman™ using AMD Crossfire technology mode.
- Restore factory defaults may occasionally not work for the “Display” tab in Radeon Settings.
- The power efficiency toggle in Radeon Settings may be available to some unsupported system configurations.
- The text in Radeon Settings drop down menus may sometimes get cut off when in windowed mode with some Windows DPI scaling settings.
- League of Legends users may experience minor graphical corruption when using AMD Crossfire technology mode.
- Star Wars™: Battlefront users may see corrupted ground textures in the Survival of Hoth mission.
The release is still in its beta, and AMD details a few issues that are still to be fixed, hopefully with the upcoming Crimson Edition update.
- 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”.
- Users in Quad AMD Crossfire technology configurations may be unable to re-enable AMD Crossfire mode when using the global AMD Crossfire option in the “Gaming” tab and toggling it from on to off.
- The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt inventory and character pages may exhibit flickering in AMD Crossfire technology mode.
- Call of Duty™: Advanced Warfare may exhibit stuttering when using AMD FreeSync™ technology and AMD Crossfire technology in conjunction.
- Installing Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2 multiple times on the same machine after rebooting may cause the installer to hang.
- The AMD Crossfire mode options in Radeon Settings may not take effect on Origin or Uplay applications.
- Radeon Settings Additional Settings page may not be available when upgrading to Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2 from the current windows update driver. As a work around please clean uninstall all current Radeon Software when upgrading if your system exhibits this issue.
- Some textures may exhibit flickering in Fallout™ 4 when using AMD Crossfire technology.
- Forza Motorsport 6: Apex™ may exhibit brightness flickering when using AMD FreeSync™ technology.
- Frame Rate Target Control gaming profiles may fail to enable for some games.
AMD Radeon Crimson Edition 16.5.2 Beta is compatible with Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. Head over at AMD’s official support page to download new drivers and read the full release notes.
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