AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 Includes Optimizations and Fixes for Watch Dogs 2 and Dishonored 2

Glad to see better software support from AMD.

Posted By | On 30th, Nov. 2016 Under News


AMD have become better about software and driver support for their GPUs of late (perhaps understanding that Nvidia’s superiority in that area is probably the biggest reason that they have failed to keep up with their rival so far).

Their newest update for Raedon Software Crimson Edition, version 16.11.5, further reinforces that notion, including optimizations for the anticipated release of Watch Dogs 2, as well as fixes and enhancements for other high profile games like Dishonored 2.

You can check out the full patch list of what the new update brings below. There are still a fair few known issues left, but hopefully AMD resolve them with time.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 Highlights

Support For:

Watch Dogs®2

New AMD CrossFire profile added for DirectX® 11:


Fixed Issues

The Division™ game world may flicker during game play when using AMD CrossFire technology.

Battlefield™1 flickering may be experienced while using AMD CrossFire technology mode.

Known Issues

 A few game titles may fail to launch, experience performance issues or crash if the third party application “Raptr” has its game overlay enabled. A workaround is to disable the overlay if this is experienced. 

AMD CrossFire technology mode is currently disabled for Windows®7 configurations with Dishonored™2

Watch Dogs®2 may experience flickering or a game crash when using AMD CrossFire technology mode with Dual Radeon RX 480s. 

DOOM™ may experience a crash when launched using the Vulkan™ API on some Graphics Core Next products.

DOTA™2 may experience a crash when launched using the Vulkan™ API on some Graphics Core Next products. 

Flickering may be experienced while playing Overwatch™ in the main menu or viewing character models using AMD CrossFire mode.

FIFA 17™ may experience an application hang or black screen on launch for some select Hybrid Graphics or AMD PowerXpress mobile configurations.

 H.264 content may experience blocky corruption when streaming using P2P content players on some Radeon RX 400 series graphics products.

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