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AMD's new Radeon Software 16.6.2 drivers released, supports RX 480

AMD Radeon RX 480 owners will want to grab the new Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.2 drivers
By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards News | Posted: Jun 30, 2016 11:35 am

With the release of the new Radeon RX 480, AMD has released the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.2 drivers that include support for the new Polaris 10-based video card.




The new drivers also include a new Crossfire profile for World of Tanks, and so much more. Notably, we have support for AMD's new Radeon Wattman - which is the company's new utility within Radeon Software that provides users with more control than ever before over their GPU. One of the big things that I'm happy to see is that there's now a Crossfire toggle, which allows you to enable Crossfire support globally for all games, instead of picking and choosing the games you want Crossfire enabled for.


Here's a full list of what to expect:


Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.2 Highlights


Support for:

  • Radeon™ RX 480


New AMD Crossfire profile available for:

  • World of Tanks™


  • Radeon WattMan: A brand new utility for Radeon Software that allows users more complete control over their graphics processor. More information on Radeon WattMan and its supported products can be found here.
  • AMD Crossfire Toggle: A new option has been introduced into Radeon Settings under the "Gaming -> Global Settings" tab. This allows users to toggle AMD Crossfire support globally "on" for supported games or "off" for all gaming profiles.
  • HDMI® Scaling: Radeon Settings now provides the option for the user to adjust their display image scaling on HDMI® connected displays. This option is available under the "Display" tab in Radeon Settings for supported configurations.​
  • Display Color Temperature: Radeon Settings now allows a user to set display color temperature based on either the displays predefined settings or manually via a slider configured to support the displays supported range. This option is available under the "Display" tab in Radeon Settings for supported configurations.
  • Desktop Color: Radeon Settings has added the option to launch the operating systems color page via the new "Desktop Color" button which is available in the "Display" tab in Radeon Settings for supported configurations.
  • Vulkan™ Version: Currently installed Vulkan™ version information has now been made available through the Radeon Settings "System -> Software" tab.


Fixed Issues

  • Flickering may be observed in AMD Crossfire mode configurations while playing Hitman™ in select gameplay missions.
  • Flickering may be observed in AMD Crossfire mode configurations while playing Heroes of the Storm™.
  • Intermittent or minor white flashing may occur on some web browsers when using Netflix™ and hovering over the UI or icons.
  • Minor stuttering may occur in AMD Crossfire mode configurations when playing Elite Dangerous™.
  • Flickering may be observed in AMD Crossfire mode configurations while using the inventory and character pages in The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt.
  • Flickering may be observed in AMD Crossfire mode configurations during the battle and tutorial loading screens in Star Wars™ Battlefront.


Known Issues

  • 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".
  • Radeon Pro Duo may experience a black screen in Total War™: Warhammer with the games API set to DirectX®12 and V-Sync enabled.
  • DiRT™ Rally may experience flickering terrain in some races when the advanced blending option is enabled in the games settings page.
  • Some Overdrive settings may not appear in Radeon Settings for Radeon Fury X when in AMD Crossfire mode.
  • Display may exhibit a minor flicker on Radeon RX 480 when Freesync is enabled on a games launch or exit.
  • Dota™2 may crash when using the Vulkan™ API and the user changes resolutions or quality settings.
  • Battlefield™ 4 may experience crashes when using Mantle. As a work around users are suggested to switch to DirectX®11.
  • Need for Speed™ may experience flickering on some light sources in AMD Crossfire mode.
  • Hitman™ may experience graphical corruption when the game is set to use DirectX®12 API and using zoom with weapons.
  • Frame Rate Target Control gaming profiles may fail to enable for some games.
  • Radeon Wattman may retain settings of an overclock after it has failed. If you have failed an overclock with a system hang or reboot make sure to use the "Reset" option in the Radeon WattMan settings page when the system has rebooted.
  • Low frame rate or stutter may be experienced Wolfenstein®: The Old Blood™ on Radeon™ RX 480.
  • Assassin's Creed® Syndicate may experience a game crash or hang when in-game settings are set to high or greater.
  • Disabling AMD Crossfire mode on Radeon™ RX 480 may disable the device in Windows Device Manager. A workaround is to reboot the system to re-enable the device.


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