AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Release Notes

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Release Notes
AMD Radeon
Software Crimson
Edition 16.3 Release
Notes
Article Number: RN‐WIN‐RADEONCRIMSON16.3
Radeon Software Crimson Edition is AMD's revolutionary new graphics software that delivers
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redesigned functionality, supercharged graphics performance, remarkable new features, and
innovation that redefines the overall user experience. Every Radeon Software release strives to
deliver new features, better performance and stability improvements.
Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Highlights
Updated Crossfire Profiles available for
Hitman™
The Park
Support for​
Hitman™
Performance and Quality improvements for​
Rise of the Tomb Raider™(2)
Up to 16% on AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X Series vs AMD Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition
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16.2.
Gears of War Ultimate Edition(3)
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Up to 60% on AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X series vs AMD Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition
16.2.1
Up to 44% on AMD Radeon™ R9 380 series vs AMD Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition
16.2.1
Vulkan™ Support(1): Vulkan™ is the successor to OpenGL and a descendant of AMD's Mantle.
Vulkan™ is a powerful "low‐overhead" graphics API that gives software developers deep
control over the performance, efficiency, and capabilities of Radeon™ GPUs and multi‐core
CPUs. More information on Vulkan™ can be found at https://www.khronos.org/vulkan/.
Per‐Game Display Scaling: A new feature introduced in Radeon™ Settings that allows per game
Display Scaling to be set within the Radeon™ Settings Gaming tab under "Profile Options".
Language Menu: A new feature introduced in Radeon™ Settings that allows the end user to
select their preferred language from a drop down menu under the "Preferences ‐> Language"
tab.
Two Display Eyefinity: Two Display Eyefinity is now an available option under the Eyefinity tab
in Radeon™ Settings.
AMD Crossfire™ Status Indicator: A new feature in Radeon™ Settings that allows users to
toggle an AMD Crossfire™ status indicator on their screen when running in AMD Crossfire™
mode.
Updated Social Links: New Social links are now available for Radeon™ Settings home page and
have also updated based on geographical region.​
Power Efficiency Toggle: A new feature introduced in the Radeon™ Settings Gaming tab for
select AMD Radeon™ 300 series and AMD Radeon™ Fury X available under "Global Options".
This allows the user to disable some power efficiency optimizations.
AMD XConnect™ technology: This driver provides initial support for external GPU enclosures
configured with Radeon™ R9 300 Series GPUs are now supported over Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB‐C)
connections. AMD XConnect™ technology additionally provides plug'n'play support and an
integrated management interface. Base system must have BIOS support for external GPUs (e.g.
Razer Blade Stealth).
Resolved Issues
Core clocks may not maintain sustained clock speeds resulting in choppy performance and
or screen corruption (Fixed with new Power Efficiency feature toggled to off)
Gears of War Ultimate Edition ‐ Random freezes may be experienced during gameplay
Ashes of the Singularity 2.0 Benchmark now supports DirectFlip
XCOM 2 flickering textures may be experienced at various game locations
Rise of the Tomb Raider™ ‐ The game may randomly crash on launch if Tessellation is
enabled
Known Issues
A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A
temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay"
Installing via command line may not work for some users. As a workaround please use the
default GUI installer
League of Legends may experience some graphical corruption on characters death
animation in AMD Crossfire™ mode
Rift may experience a hang when playing with FRTC and V‐Sync enabled. As a work
around users are suggested to disable V‐Sync
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 may experience some flickering in AMD Crossfire™
mode
Rise of the Tomb Raider may experience graphical corruption in some cinematics
The Division may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode
Star Wars Battlefront users may experience flicker in AMD Crossfire™ mode on battle and
tutorial loading screens
Star Wars Battlefront users may experience ground texture issues in certain locations on
Survival Hoth missions
Gears of War Ultimate Edition ‐ Stutter / Tearing may be experienced on some systems
with Intel processors and AMD GPU's
Package Contents
The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Driver contains the following:
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Driver Version 16.15
The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Driver can be downloaded from the
following links:
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Driver for Windows® 10, Windows 8.1 &
Windows 7 64‐bit
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Driver for Windows® 10, Windows 8.1 &
Windows 7 32‐bit
Installing the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Driver
For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Radeon Software
Crimson Edition Drivers, please refer to the following support resources:
How‐To Uninstall AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Drivers from a Windows® Based
System
How‐To Install AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Drivers on a Windows® Based
System
NOTE: This driver is not intended for use on AMD products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms.
Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.
When installing the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Driver for the Windows®
operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to
complete the installation of the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Driver.
The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Driver requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to
be installed.
AMD Product Compatibility
The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Driver is compatible with the following AMD
products.
AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility ​
AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series
Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R7 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano Series
Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R9 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 8500 ‐ HD 8900 Series
Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R9 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 7700 ‐ HD 7900 Series
Graphics
AMD APU Product Family Compatibility
AMD APU series codenamed "Kaveri", "Godavari" and "Carrizo" are only supported by AMD
Radeon Software Crimson Edition on Windows® 7 (32 & 64‐bit), Windows® 8.1 (64‐bit) and
Windows® 10 (64‐bit).
The following "Carrizo" series products are not supported with the AMD Radeon Software
Crimson Edition 16.3 driver ‐ PRO A12‐8800B, PRO A10‐8700B, PRO A8‐8600B, PRO A6‐8500B,
A8‐7410, A6‐7310 and A4‐7210.
AMD APU Product Family Compatibility ​
Desktop
Mobile
AMD A‐Series APUs with Radeon™ R4, R5, R6,
or R7 Graphics
AMD Pro A‐Series APUs with Radeon™
R5, R6, or R7 Graphics
AMD Pro A‐Series APUs with Radeon™ R5 or
R7 Graphics
AMD FX‐Series APUs with Radeon™ R7
Graphics
AMD Athlon™ Series APUs with Radeon™ R3
Graphics
AMD E‐Series APUs with Radeon™ R2
Graphics
AMD Sempron™ Series APUs with Radeon™
R3 Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 8180 ‐ HD 8400 Series
Graphics
AMD A‐Series APUs with Radeon™ R3, R4, R5,
R6, R7, or R8 Graphics
AMD Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Driver is a notebook reference graphics driver with
limited support for system vendor specific features.
AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility ​
AMD Radeon™ R9 M300 Series
Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R7 M300 Series
AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series Graphics
Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R5 M300 Series
Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 8500M ‐ HD 8900M Series
Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 Series
Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 7700M ‐ HD 7900M Series
Graphics
Compatible Operating Systems
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Driver is designed to support the following
Microsoft® Windows® platforms:
Windows® 10 (32 & 64‐bit version)
Windows 8.1 (32 & 64‐bit version)
Windows 7 (32 & 64‐bit version with SP1 or higher)
AMD Issue Reporting Form
This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form.
To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form. Disclaimer
(1)Product is based on the Vulkan 1.0 Specification and has been submitted to, and is expected to pass, the
Khronos Conformance Process. Current conformance status can be found at www.khronos.org/conformance.
Vulkan™ and the Vulkan™ logo are trademarks of the Khronos Group Inc.​
(2​
)Performance is relative from AMD Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1 vs AMD Radeon™ Software
Crimson Edition 16.3. Measured on Windows 10 Pro Edition, Intel I7‐5930, 16GB System Ram, 1080P
Resolution, AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X
(3)Performance is relative from AMD Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1 vs AMD Radeon™ Software
Crimson Edition 16.3. Measured on Windows 10 Pro Edition, Intel I7‐5960X CPU, 16GB System Ram, UHD
Resolutio​
n, AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X and AMD Radeon™ R9 380.
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