Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,421 Reviews & Articles | 64,482 News Posts

AMD Crimson 17.5.2 drivers improve Prey performance

AMD's new Crimson 17.5.2 drivers include Prey performance improvements, and more

By Anthony Garreffa from May 19, 2017 @ 0:48 CDT

AMD has released their new Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.2 drivers, something that includes some performance optimizations for Prey - with up to 4.5% additional performance on the Radeon RX 580 versus the previous 17.5.1 drivers.


The new drivers also fix the random hanging or application crash with NieR: Automata, and the long map and loading times for Forza Horizon 3. AMD also poliished up the sleep/hibernation modes on the Radeon RX 550 series too.

You can grab the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.5.2 drivers right here.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.2 highlights:

Support For


  • Up to 4.5% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.5.1(1)

Fixed Issues

  • NieR: Automata may experience a random hang or application crash after short periods of gameplay.
  • Forza Horizon 3 may experience very long map/launch load times.
  • The primary display adapter may sometimes appear disabled in Radeon Settings while driving a display from the linked adapter in Multi GPU system configurations.
  • Radeon RX 550 series graphics products may experience a system hang when entering sleep or hibernate modes.

Known Issues

  • Virtual Super Resolution may fail to enable on some Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
  • The Display feature in Radeon Settings "GPU Scaling" may not function for some games.
  • A small amount of apps may still experience issues with Borderless Fullscreen mode and AMD FreeSyncâ„¢ technology if other applications or game launchers are running on the primary screen in the background.
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft may experience flickering or performance issues the first time the game is launched on a system boot with AMD FreeSync technology enabled. Workarounds include exiting and restarting the application or task switching (alt+tab) in and out of the game to fix the issue.

Related Tags