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 AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Release Notes

Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSON16.1HOTFIX

This article provides information on the latest posting of the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver

Package Contents

The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver contains the following:

    • AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver Version 15.301.1201

The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver can be downloaded from the following links:

Installing the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver
For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Drivers, please refer to the following support resources:

NOTE:
This driver is not intended for use on AMD products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.

When installing the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver for the Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver.

The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.

AMD Product Compatibility

The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver is compatible with the following AMD products

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R7 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R9 300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8500 - HD 8900 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R9 200 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7700 - HD 7900 Series Graphics
 

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

AMD APU series codenamed "Kaveri", "Godavari" and "Carrizo" are only supported by AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition on Windows® 7 (32 & 64-bit), Windows® 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows® 10 (64-bit).

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility
DesktopMobile
AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R7 GraphicsAMD A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R3 Graphics
AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R6 GraphicsAMD FX-8800P APUs with AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics
AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R5 GraphicsAMD E-Series APUs with Radeon™ R2 Graphics
AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon™ R4 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8500 - HD 8900 Series Graphics

 

AMD Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ R9 M300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R7 M200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R7 M300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R5 M300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8500M - HD 8900M Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7700M - HD 7900M Series Graphics

 

Compatible Operating Systems

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver is designed to support the following Microsoft® Windows® platforms:

    • Windows® 10 (32 & 64-bit version)
    • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
    • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)

Resolved Issues

  • [82645] Fallout 4 – The compass flickers during gameplay on AMD Radeon™ R9 290 and AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2
  • [84118]/[59475] Elite: Dangerous - Poor performance may be experienced in Supercruise mode under Windows® 10
  • [82887] The driver installer appears to hang at various stages of the install process
  • [84116] Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – random frame freezes may be observed during gameplay
  • [84112] 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
  • [58978] DiRT Rally – A crash may occur when starting a new race with AMD Crossfire™ and AMD FreeSync™ enabled
  • [83370] The AMD Gaming Evolved overlay may cause a black screen, or introduce game stutter
  • [82497] Assassins Creed Syndicate - Using "Very High" graphics settings in 3x1 Eyefinity mode may cause displays to switch off
  • [82093] Star Wars™: Battlefront - Some flickering may be experienced in shaded areas of the screen while game levels are loading
  • [82788] Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - Frame freezing during gameplay may be experienced
  • [82794] Just Cause 3 - The system may hang when task switching on systems with AMD CPUs and GPUs
  • [82777] Just Cause 3 - Application profile setting added for laptops with Switchable Graphics
  • [82779] Fallout 4 - Gameplay may be choppy in AMD FreeSync™ mode in Ultra mode at 1440p resolution
  • [82895] Fallout 4 - Brightness flickering observed with AMD FreeSync™ enabled on certain displays
  • [80254] cnext.exe intermittently crashes during Windows® shutdown
  • [81809] A crash may be experienced if an HDMI™ display is a cloned display device on an HP Envy 15 notebook
  • [82485] "Failed to create OpenGL context" error message may appear after installation
  • [82842] "Cannot find RadeonSettings.exe" error message may appear during installation
  • [83277] "AMD Install Manager has stopped working" error message may appear during installation
  • [83484] "Cannot find cncmd.exe" error message may appear during installation
  • [82902] Display may flicker on certain laptops after prolonged gameplay with AMD FreeSync™ enabled
  • [81489] Unable to create 4x1 or 2x1 portrait mode SLS with 4K displays
  • [82042] Video corruption may appear in Movies & TV app when is VSR enabled and scaling mode is set to "Full panel"
  • [82492] Portrait Eyefinity mode may not be configured correctly using Radeon Additional Settings
  • [82695] No display on certain laptops when toggling display mode or connecting an HDMI™ display
  • [82900]/[81859] Flickering may be experienced on some monitors when AMD FreeSync™ is enabled
  • [80064] Notifications reverting back to English on non-English systems after reboot
  • [82490] Misaligned UI may be observed on the Bezel Compensation screen
  • [81777] 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
  • [81856] Marginally increased power consumption may be observed during video playback

Known Issues

  • [79428] StarCraft II: Flickering may be observed in the 'Episode 3' campaign
  • [80836]/[59701] Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - Flickering or poor performance may be experienced when running in AMD Crossfire™ mode
  • [81736] Call of Duty Online - The game may crash if the Print Screen key is pressed on a 4K monitor
  • [81448]/[77961] A system restart may be experience when waking the system from sleep mode on some systems with Intel processors
  • [81651] Star Wars™: Battlefront - Texture corruption may be experienced if the game "Field of View" setting is > 100
  • [82213] Star Wars™: Battlefront - Some users may experience minor flickering or corruption at different game location or while viewing the in-game cinematics
  • [81915] Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Building textures may be missing on some AMD Freesync™ displays with VSync enabled
  • [82387] 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"
  • [82789] Total War™: Rome II - Choppy gameplay may be experienced
  • [84509] Gaming Evolved client does not initiate when launching Metro Last Light if AMD CrossFire™ is enabled
  • [84434] 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
  • [82499] Talos Principle - A crash may occur while changing Gaming Evolved Video settings or pressing ALT + Enter when "In Game Overlay" is enabled
  • [84591] Mad Max – Low FPS performance may be experienced in game when AMD FreeSync™ and AMD CrossFire™ are enabled
  • [84428] Battlefield Hardline – A crash may occur when changing graphics settings from "Ultra" to "High" during gameplay
  • [83839] Some games may experience brightness flickering with AMD FreeSync™ enabled
  • [83833] 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
  • [83832] 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
  • [83287] Game stuttering may be experienced when running two AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 graphics cards in AMD CrossFire™ mode
  • [82892] Display corruption may occur on multiple display systems when it has been running idle for some time
  • [83031] Star Wars™: Battlefront – Corrupted ground textures may be observed in the Survival of Hoth mission
  • [82824] Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Flickering may be observed is task switching is used during gameplay
  • [81915] Assassin's Creed Syndicate – Building textures are missing and game objects stutter if VSync is enabled in Quad AMD Crossfire configurations
  • [85099] Custom game profiles may be reset to default values when the system is rebooted
  • [85121] Custom game profiles may not apply 3D settings

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.  


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