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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst launches this week, and AMD has some drivers ready for the game before it unlocks in approximately 31 hours. The latest Radeon Crimson Software update bumps the version number up to 16.6.1, and includes a number of pre-emptive fixes for Catalyst and some older titles as well. If you’re using a GPU based on AMD’s GCN architecture, this driver update applies to you.

Radeon Crimson 16.5.3

The latest version of AMD’s Crimson drivers have added in final support for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and Epic Games’ new MOBA, Paragon. With this driver release, AMD has added in Crossfire profiles for Dark Souls III, something that’s been lacking for a while. From Software’s games on PC typically lack modernities like uncapped framerates and visual menu options, so it’s nice to see this feature added in for those of you who have taken the steps to make the game more friendly to the PC platform. Dark Souls III, surprisingly, launched with a 60fps framerate cap and appears to be the start of a deeper relationship between the developers and the PC platform.

Resolved issues:

  • Display flickering or corruption may be experienced when playing videos in a web browser.
  • DiRT Rally may experience poor performance on some tracks with rainy/night scenes.
  • HDMI display scaling options in Radeon Settings may be missing when the display is set to an interlaced resolution.
  • AMD Crossfire mode options in Radeon Settings may not take effect on Origin or Uplay applications.
  • Fallout 4 may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire mode for some game textures.
  • Flickering on Oculus Rift headsets may be experienced when multiple displays are connected with differing resolutions.
  • Radeon Settings additional settings page may fail to open after performing a Windows Update and then installing the latest Radeon Software Crimson Edition.

That’s quite a lovely list of fixes. Some of them were introduced in AMD’s last update released to the public a few weeks ago, so the overly aggressive way in which the Radeon Technologies Group is tackling driver development makes me very happy indeed. I’m eager to see the red line in Youtube and Twitch flash video players disappear as well (the first issue).

Known issues:

  • A few games 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”.
  • Battlefield 4 may experience crashes when using Mantle. As a work around users are suggested to switch to DirectX11.
  • Some game levels in DOOM may experience shimmering textures.
  • The Division may hang when using Quad AMD Crossfire™ technology. As a workaround users are recommended to disable AMD Crossfire™ technology mode.
  • Radeon Settings gaming profile options for Uplay applications may not take effect.
  • 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.
  • On some AMD XConnect external GPU enclosures, a TDR may be observed when the dGPU is set to primary display and the laptop display is set to extended display with video playback.

Download ’em: Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, and Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, and Windows 10 32-bit

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