MD has just rolled its new Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1.1 drivers, bringing performance optimizations and long-overdue CrossFire support to a number of games.
The new Crimson drivers add CrossFire profiles for Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider, allowing both games to leverage the power of multi-AMD video cards. Just four days ago AMD promised hotfix optimizations for Rise of the Tomb Raider, and it's great to see they've delivered.
Gamers instantly noticed the absence of CrossFire support in both games upon release, especially Crystal Dynamic's performance-demanding Rise of the Tomb Raider. Based on our Rise of the Tomb Raider PC analysis, AMD cards pushed their own muscle against NVIDIA's GPUs, despite the fact the game's engine was built with Team Green hardware.
We also get various fixes to Crimson issues like display failures on multi-monitor systems, brightness flickers with FreeSync, the loss of custom game profiles on a restart, and lost HDMI audio when PCs are woken up. Check below for the full patch notes, and click here to download the Crimson Beta 16.1.1 drivers.
Performance/Quality improvements and an AMD Crossfire profile is available for Rise of the Tomb Raider
An AMD Crossfire profile is available for Fallout 4
 Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Building textures may be missing on some AMD Freesync™ displays with VSync enabled
 Display corruption may occur on systems with multiple display systems when they have been left idle for some time
 Mordheim: City of the Damned - some loading screens may be very dark
 Star Wars™: Battlefront - The sky rendering may be corrupted in some situations
 Radeon Settings - AMD OverDrive™ Power setting changes on the secondary GPU are not immediately displayed. This is seen only on dual GPU video cards, such as the AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 and Radeon™ R9 295x2
 Radeon Settings - AMD OverDrive™ clock gauge needles for the secondary GPU may be in wrong position when the system is idle and the secondary GPU is inactive
 Some games may experience brightness flickering with AMD FreeSync™ enabled
 AMD Radeon Additional Settings window will close if the help button is pressed on Japanese/Korean language setups
 Corruption seen in video playback for M2TS format files via Windows® 10 Movie & TV application
 Flickering textures experienced in Dota 2 when accessing the "Heroes" menu
 Battlefield Hardline - A crash may occur when changing graphics settings from "Ultra" to "High" during gameplay
 The screen may turn dark and colors may be corrupted after installing the driver on some AMD Crossfire™ setups
 Custom game profiles are reset to defaults after system is restarted
 HDMI audio lost when monitor enters sleep mode and are woken up
 Black line corruption seen all along the edges of characters and menus in Game of Thrones™
 Far Cry 4 - Stuttering may be observed when launching the game with AMD Freesync™ and AMD Crossfire™ enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable either feature
 Flickering may be observed while task switching with AMD Freesync™ enabled
 Star Wars™: Battlefront - Some users may experience minor flickering or corruption at different game location or while viewing the in-game cinematics
 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"
 Star Wars™: Battlefront - Corrupted ground textures may be observed in the Survival of Hoth mission
 Game stuttering may be experienced when running two AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 video cards in AMD CrossFire™ mode
 Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Corruption may be experienced if game is launched with AMD Freesync™ enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable AMD Freesync™
 Fallout 4 - Foliage/water may ripple/stutter when game is launched in High/Ultra settings mode
 Clock speeds may be seen to fluctuate during gaming on some AMD R9 Fury series products leading to poor performance and/or screen corruption
 Just Cause 3 - Frame rates may be forced below 60 fps when VSync is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable VSync for this game.
 The AMD Overdrive™ memory clock slider does not show original clock values if memory speeds are overclocked
 Fallout 4 -Thumbnails may flicker or disappear while scrolling the Perk levels page
 Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Game may intermittently crash or hang when launched with very high settings and AA is set to SMAA at 4K resolution
/ Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Flickering may be experienced at various game locations when the game is left idle in AMD Crossfire™ mode under Windows 7. A temporary workaround is to restart the game or disable AMD Crossfire™
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