Radeon Crimson Edition 16.7.2 Software Now WHQL Certified
Radeon Crimson Edition driver update was released for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst recently. The company wanted to provide software support for the game when it came out as AMD has been known in the past for poor driver support. AMD has been trying to take good care of this complaint and with the acquisition of HiAlgo, we can expect great software support. Now the Radeon Crimson Edition 16.7.2 Software has been WHQL certified.
Radeon Crimson Edition 16.7.2 driver was initially released as a Beta a few days ago. This is, in fact, AMD’s first WHQL-certified driver since version 16.3.2 in March. Nothing much about the drivers has been changed in the Radeon Crimson Edition 16.7.2 software. A few bugs have been fixed and that is pretty much it.
Different modifications have been made in order to support the new AMD RX 480 GPU. Vulkan support has also been introduced for Doom. If you want to see the performance difference you get in-game and want to see how you can make that happen you can check out our Doom article that we covered recently.
Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.2 Highlights
- The “compatibility mode” UI toggle was designed to reduce total power with minimal performance impact on AMD Radeon™ RX480 reference boards and has been made available to users in the Global Settings menu of Radeon Settings (first introduced in the previous Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1 driver). This toggle is in “off” by default.
- Support for DOOM (with Vulkan API) – enables performance enhancements through support for Async Compute and Shader Intrinsics.
- In the previous Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1 driver the “Restore Factory Defaults” option under Preferences of Radeon Settings Software would not set the “Compatibility Mode” UI toggle to its default “OFF” value. This is fixed in the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.2 driver. The “Restore Factory Defaults” options resets all Radeon Settings to their factory default values.