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AMD tailors Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2 for Doom

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Andreas Schilling

amd radeon 2013AMD has published a release driver Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2 for Doom. The brand new Doom game will launch on this Friday, 13 May. AMD doesn't state a performance gain compared to older versions of the driver. In addition to official driver support for Doom, the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2 has added a new Crossfire profile for Battle Born.

As always the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2 can be downloaded directly fromAMD.

Fixed issues with the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2:

  • Radeon Settings may sometimes suggest upgrading to an older driver revision when using the new driver notification feature.
  • Frame Rate Target Control may not keep the users previous settings when disabled.
  • The option to enable/disable AMD Crossfire™ technology logo may be missing on some system configurations from the" Gaming, Global Options" tab in Radeon Settings.
  • Radeon Settings game manager does not display icons for Origin Games.
  • Radeon Settings launch with Eyefinity profiles may sometimes not take effect after system has been rebooted for profiled games.
  • Some characters or game areas are rendered very dark in Hitman™ using AMD Crossfire technology mode.
  • Restore factory defaults may occasionally not work for the "Display" tab in Radeon Settings.
  • The power efficiency toggle in Radeon Settings may be available to some unsupported system configurations.
  • The text in Radeon Settings drop down menus may sometimes get cut off when in windowed mode with some Windows DPI scaling settings.
  • League of Legends users may experience minor graphical corruption when using AMD Crossfire technology mode.
  • Star Wars™: Battlefront users may see corrupted ground textures in the Survival of Hoth mission.

Known issues with the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2:

  • A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the AMD Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay".
  • Users in Quad AMD Crossfire technology configurations may be unable to re-enable AMD Crossfire mode when using the global AMD Crossfire option in the "Gaming" tab and toggling it from on to off.
  • The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt inventory and character pages may exhibit flickering in AMD Crossfire technology mode.
  • Call of Duty™: Advanced Warfare may exhibit stuttering when using AMD FreeSync™ technology and AMD Crossfire technology in conjunction.
  • Installing Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2 multiple times on the same machine after rebooting may cause the installer to hang.
  • The AMD Crossfire mode options in Radeon Settings may not take effect on Origin or Uplay applications.
  • Radeon Settings Additional Settings page may not be available when upgrading to Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2 from the current windows update driver. As a work around please clean uninstall all current Radeon Software when upgrading if your system exhibits this issue.
  • Some textures may exhibit flickering in Fallout™ 4 when using AMD Crossfire technology.
  • Forza Motorsport 6: Apex™ may exhibit brightness flickering when using AMD FreeSync™ technology.
  • Frame Rate Target Control gaming profiles may fail to enable for some games.