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AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.3 released

by Mark Tyson on 1 September 2016, 12:01


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AMD is hot on the heels of Nvidia by offering an updated driver with support for the latest hot PC titles. AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.3 has arrived to provide boosts for players of this week's hottest games releases; the Battlefield 1 Open Beta, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

There are optimisations in this latest driver for the aforementioned hot games and if you are a CrossFire user you will be happy to know that there are DirectX 11 CrossFire profiles now available for both these games. With the recommended specs of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided suggesting an AMD Radeon RX 480 or better card, these optimisations and CF profiles could prove useful.

We only know the minimum specs for Battlefield 1 on PC: an AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB, however Sapphire Technology says it "runs great in DirectX12 on a Nitro+ Radeon RX 480" at 1080p 60fps with Ultra Settings. Sapphire published a video to prove it, embedded below.

In AMD's latest driver there is only one fixed issue listed, as follows; "A random blank or coloured screen may be experienced intermittently on some Radeon RX 400 series products while gaming." Nevertheless, it sounds annoying and any fixes, however few, are welcome.

There remains a plethora of known issues. Unfortunately the AMD Gaming Evolved overlay issues remain, as listed in previous d river release notes. Then there are graphical niggles in a few games with various hardware/ software configurations. The full list of issues is available on the release notes pages, as are direct download links for AMD drivers for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 in either 32- or 64-bit editions.

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I get 50 fps on ultra + 1080p + 100% scaling + DX12 in BF1 with an R9 390. Sadly they don't support multi GPU yet. Probably gonna be a stable 70-90 fps on release.