AMD Radeon Software Crimson 16.3

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  1. d2kx

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    AMD Radeon Software Crimson 16.3

    DRIVER BUILD

    16.15

    SUPPORTED SYSTEMS

    Windows 10 32-bit/64-bit
    Windows 8.1 32-bit/64-bit
    Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Updated Crossfire Profiles available for:
    Hitman™
    The Park

    Support for:
    Hitman™

    Performance and Quality improvements for:

    Rise of the Tomb Raider™
    Up to 16% on AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X Series vs AMD Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 16.2.
    Gears of War Ultimate Edition
    Up to 60% on AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X series vs AMD Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1
    Up to 44% on AMD Radeon™ R9 380 series vs AMD Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1

    Vulkan™ Support: Vulkan™ is the successor to OpenGL and a descendant of AMD's Mantle. Vulkan™ is a powerful "low-overhead" graphics API that gives software developers deep control over the performance, efficiency, and capabilities of Radeon™ GPUs and multi-core CPUs. More information on Vulkan™ can be found at https://www.khronos.org/vulkan/.

    Per-Game Display Scaling: A new feature introduced in Radeon™ Settings that allows per game Display Scaling to be set within the Radeon™ Settings Gaming tab under "Profile Options".

    Language Menu: A new feature introduced in Radeon™ Settings that allows the end user to select their preferred language from a drop down menu under the "Preferences -> Language" tab.

    Two Display Eyefinity: Two Display Eyefinity is now an available option under the Eyefinity tab in Radeon™ Settings.
    AMD Crossfire™ Status Indicator: A new feature in Radeon™ Settings that allows users to toggle an AMD Crossfire™ status indicator on their screen when running in AMD Crossfire™ mode.

    Updated Social Links: New Social links are now available for Radeon™ Settings home page and have also updated based on geographical region.

    Power Efficiency Toggle: A new feature introduced in the Radeon™ Settings Gaming tab for select AMD Radeon™ 300 series and AMD Radeon™ Fury X available under "Global Options". This allows the user to disable some power efficiency optimizations.

    AMD XConnect™ technology: This driver provides initial support for external GPU enclosures configured with Radeon™ R9 300 Series GPUs are now supported over Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) connections. AMD XConnect™ technology additionally provides plug'n'play support and an integrated management interface. Base system must have BIOS support for external GPUs (e.g. Razer Blade Stealth).

    RESOLVED ISSUES

    Core clocks may not maintain sustained clock speeds resulting in choppy performance and or screen corruption (Fixed with new Power Efficiency feature toggled to off)
    Gears of War Ultimate Edition - Random freezes may be experienced during gameplay
    Ashes of the Singularity 2.0 Benchmark now supports DirectFlip
    XCOM 2 flickering textures may be experienced at various game locations
    Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - The game may randomly crash on launch if Tessellation is enabled

    KNOWN ISSUES

    A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay"
    Installing via command line may not work for some users. As a workaround please use the default GUI installer
    League of Legends may experience some graphical corruption on characters death animation in AMD Crossfire™ mode
    Rift may experience a hang when playing with FRTC and V-Sync enabled. As a work around users are suggested to disable V-Sync
    Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 may experience some flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode
    Rise of the Tomb Raider may experience graphical corruption in some cinematics
    The Division may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode
    Star Wars Battlefront users may experience flicker in AMD Crossfire™ mode on battle and tutorial loading screens
    Star Wars Battlefront users may experience ground texture issues in certain locations on Survival Hoth missions

    DOWNLOAD

    Release Notes + Download (~327 MB)

    COMING SOON

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  2. Blackfyre

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    Looks good.
     
  4. Blackfyre

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    Just noticed the OP already has download links, I'm downloading now.
     

  5. Dygaza

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    No division fix for crossfire, though I didn't expect it as the problem was revealed only 2 days ago.

    So they disabled new powersaving algorithm to maintain clocks. I still hope they will add option for it later, when they have fixed it.

    Vulkan :)

    Edit. I read the notes too hasty, they did add option to enable powersaving aswell. Seems like Sammarbella's petition did bear fruit quite quickly (though I believe they were already working on it as it was already been reported to them). Anyways extra pressure surely must have helped to push things.
     
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  6. Blackfyre

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    This new direction shows. They're proving on a monthly basis that they're actually listening to users and they're trying to amend for past times. Great news for all of us. Hoping the new drivers have squeezed out another small improvement for my card. It's crazy how much the 280X (HD 7970) has improved over the last 9 months or so.
     
  7. joe187

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    Power Efficiency Toggle = well that's pretty cool. Why would one NOT turn it off though? Why not just trash these silly "optimizations" at this point? Oh well, at least thanks for the toggle :)

    EDIT: better test that toggle see if it survives reboot, just saying from past experience of mine of things not sticking (even if they SHOW that they did)
     
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    I want to use it gamebased. For example it works great in world of warships. I'm cpu capped there at roughly 75 fps anyways. So why would I want to run my card at 1100 on core all the time, when 500-600MHz gives me exactly same performance, while using less power and making less noice (granted F-X is already quite silent).

    Now we have the choise to do that :banana:
     
  9. SimBy

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    So what exactly is Capsaicin? Is that like a Crimson successor or totally unrelated to drivers?
     
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    Google it..........
     

  11. HiCZoK

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    I've not used crimson too long yet.
    Is it safe to update from inside radeon settings ?
     
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    What so this doesn't work for 200 series cards but works for 300? Can anyone confirm?
     
  13. zer0_c0ol

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    the 300 series is the 200 series
     
  14. zer0_c0ol

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    Radeon Settings

    New Install UI

    Liquid VR

    *Asynchronous Shaders*

    Shader Cache

    Optimized Flip Queue Size

    Freesync™ Enhancements

    Custom Resolution Support

    Frame Pacing Enhancements

    Frame Rate Target Control Enhancements

    Updated Video Feature support for 'Carrizo' products

    Power Optimization

    Directional Scaling

    Dynamic Contrast Update

    DisplayPort to HDMI 2.0 support

    Asynchronous Shaders:
     
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    I bet they're gonna show Fury X2 at 14.

    16.3 seems pretty good. Glad to see that they are doing something about drivers.
     

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  17. oGow89

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    So they fixed the gears of war performance on selected gpus while ignoring the r9 200 cards. And lets not forget the r9 fury cards performance in the rise of the tomb raider. Great. :bang:
     
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    core issue not fixed even turning off the power saving feature in the Global Tab.

    well there's a a surprise, core clock issue not fixed. Back to the 3rd party programs to lock it. GPU1 left, GPU2 right, 120fps limit, as you can see dropping to 500/600mhz on the cores when only doing 68fps.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Don't be sure, dude. Look at AMD's drivers page, they noticeably splited 200 and 300 series, even both of links lead to the same package. Dunno why but they did it.
     
  20. zer0_c0ol

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    you have to be in full screen mode for it to work
     

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