AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver

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Highlights of AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix





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Resolved Issues:

Elite: Dangerous - Poor performance may be experienced in Supercruise mode under Windows® 10

Fallout 4 – The compass flickers during gameplay on AMD Radeon™ R9 290 and AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2

Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC) setting do not apply consistently to all games. In order for FRTC to function properly, Vertical Refresh/VSync must be turned off

The driver installer appears to hang at various stages of the install process

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – random frame freezes may be observed during gameplay

DiRT Rally – A crash may occur when starting a new race with AMD Crossfire™ and AMD FreeSync™ enabled

The AMD Gaming Evolved overlay may cause a black screen, or introduce game stutter

Assassins Creed Syndicate - Using “Very High” graphics settings in 3x1 Eyefinity mode may cause displays to switch off

Star Wars™: Battlefront - Some flickering may be experienced in shaded areas of the screen while game levels are loading

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - Frame freezing during gameplay may be experienced

Just Cause 3 - The system may hang when task switching on systems with AMD CPUs and GPUs

Just Cause 3 - Application profile setting added for laptops with Switchable Graphics

Fallout 4 - Gameplay may be choppy in AMD FreeSync™ mode in Ultra mode at 1440p resolution

Fallout 4 - Brightness flickering observed with AMD FreeSync™ enabled on certain displays

cnext.exe intermittently crashes during Windows® shutdown

A crash may be experienced if an HDMI™ display is a cloned display device on an HP Envy 15 notebook

Failed to create OpenGL context" error message may appear after installation

Cannot find RadeonSettings.exe" error message may appear during installation

AMD Install Manager has stopped working" error message may appear during installation

Cannot find cncmd.exe" error message may appear during installation

Display may flicker on certain laptops after prolonged gameplay with AMD FreeSync™ enabled

Unable to create 4x1 or 2x1 portrait mode SLS with 4K displays

Video corruption may appear in Movies & TV app when is VSR enabled and scaling mode is set to "Full panel"

Portrait Eyefinity mode may not be configured correctly using Radeon Additional Settings

No display on certain laptops when toggling display mode or connecting an HDMI™ display

Flickering may be experienced on some monitors when AMD FreeSync™ is enabled

Notifications reverting back to English on non-English systems after reboot

Misaligned UI may be observed on the Bezel Compensation screen

Launching a game from the Game Manager may launch on a single display after enabling and disabling AMD CrossFire™ in a 3x1 AMD Eyefinity™ setup

Marginally increased power consumption may be observed during video playback



Known Issues:

StarCraft II: Flickering may be observed in the 'Episode 3' campaign

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - Flickering or poor performance may be experienced when running in AMD Crossfire™ mode

Call of Duty Online - The game may crash if the Print Screen key is pressed on a 4K monitor

A system restart may be experience when waking the system from sleep mode on some systems with Intel processors

Star Wars™: Battlefront - Texture corruption may be experienced if the game "Field of View" setting is > 100

Star Wars™: Battlefront - Some users may experience minor flickering or corruption at different game location or while viewing the in-game cinematics

Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Building textures may be missing on some AMD Freesync™ displays with VSync enabled

Assassin's Creed Syndicate - The game may crash if the Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay" is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay"

Total War™: Rome II - Choppy gameplay may be experienced

Gaming Evolved client does not initiate when launching Metro Last Light if AMD CrossFire™ is enabled

Far Cry 4 – A crash may occur after performing (ALT + Enter) to switch between windowed/full screen modes with the AMD Gaming Evolved “Video Capture” feature turned on

Talos Principle - A crash may occur while changing Gaming Evolved Video settings or pressing ALT + Enter when "In Game Overlay" is enabled

Mad Max – Low FPS performance may be experienced in game when AMD FreeSync™ and AMD CrossFire™ are enabled

Battlefield Hardline – A crash may occur when changing graphics settings from "Ultra" to "High" during gameplay

Some games may experience brightness flickering with AMD FreeSync™ enabled

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

Radeon Settings – AMD OverDrive™ Power setting changes on the secondary GPU are not immediately displayed.  This is seen only on dual GPU graphics cards, such as the AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 and Radeon R9 295x2

Game stuttering may be experienced when running two AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 graphics cards in AMD CrossFire™ mode

Display corruption may occur on multiple display systems when it has been running idle for some time

Star Wars™: Battlefront – Corrupted ground textures may be observed in the Survival of Hoth mission

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Flickering may be observed is task switching is used during gameplay

Assassin's Creed Syndicate – Building textures are missing and game objects stutter if VSync is enabled in Quad AMD Crossfire configurations



AMD Issue Reporting Form:

This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.