AMD Radeon Crimson Edition 16.8.1 Software Update Released
AMD Radeon Crimson Edition 16.8.1 software has been released and this includes support for the recently released RX 470 and RX 460 GPUs. The update also includes the regular fixes that improve the experience if you have an RX 480 GPU. One of the main issues people had with AMD was the driver support but it is great to see that the company is working on that and they are providing timely software updates.
The AMD Radeon Crimson Edition 16.8.1 software also comes with CrossFire profile for the upcoming F1 2016 which will be coming out on PC in about 10 days. Other than that following are the issues that have been fixed in the AMD Radeon Crimson Edition 16.8.1 software update:
- Max memory overclock available on Radeon RX 480 being too low in Radeon WattMan has been resolved.
- Overwatch may experience an application crash on some Radeon RX 480 configurations when using AMD Crossfire technology mode.
- Low frame rate or stutter may be experienced Wolfenstein: The Old Blood on Radeon RX 480.
- The Division poor Crossfire scaling may be experienced in some low-resolution configurations when using AMD Crossfire technology mode.
- DOTA2 may experience lower than expected performance when in AMD Crossfire mode.
- Radeon Settings may not report the correct Vulkan driver or API version information.
- Firefox may experience an application crash when hardware acceleration is enabled for content playback.
- Updating drivers through Radeon Settings may sometimes fail with an error message.
Where there are fixes there are known issues as well and the Radeon Crimson Edition 16.8.1 is no exception to that. You can check out the official notes to see exactly what the issues are.
If you have just bought an RX 400 series GPU then you should update your software and reboot your PC to make sure all the changes take effect. If it does not notify you to reboot then you should do it manually just to be sure.