Radeon 16.4.1 driver fixes DirectX 12 framerate capping issues

New Radeon drivers fix some issues, AMD offers workarounds for others.

@seanridgeley
Published Tue, Apr 5 2016 12:04 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

AMD has today released its Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.1 drivers.

Radeon 16.4.1 driver fixes DirectX 12 framerate capping issues | TweakTown.com

With it comes up to 35% better performance in Quantum Break with the R9 Fury X, a fix for framerate capping issues in some DirectX 12 apps, and a fix for flickering in Hitman when using DirectX 11 mode and high shadow settings; support for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift is listed again for some reason (it was introduced last week in the 16.3.2 drivers).

If you're experiencing any other issues, AMD has some workarounds while they work on fixes:

  • 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"
  • Need For Speed may experience poor scaling or flickering in AMD Crossfire mode. As a work around users can disable the profile through the Radeon Settings game manager.
  • XCOM2 users may experience an application crash when using AMD Crossfire mode. As a work around please disable AMD Crossfire for the games profile in the Radeon Settings Gaming tab.
  • A small subset of AMD Radeon R9 380 users may be experiencing slower than expected fan speeds. A work around is to raise your fan speeds through AMD Overdrive in Radeon Settings manually to a desired amount.

Download the driver via the source or through the Radeon Settings application.

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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