AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 for Non GCN Products Release Notes

Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSON16.1NONGCN

This article provides information on the latest posting of the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Driver for non GCN products.

Package Contents

The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Driver for non GCN products contains the following:

    • AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Driver for non GCN products Version 15.301.1201

The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Driver for non GCN products can be downloaded from the following links:

Installing the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Driver for non GCN products
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 Driver for non GCN products 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 Driver for non GCN products.

The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Driver for non GCN products requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.

AMD Product Compatibility

The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Driver for non GCN products is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility 
AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 8000 - 8400  Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000 - 7600 Series

 

AMD All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ HD 7600A Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6600A Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 7450A Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6350A Series Graphics

 

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

AMD APU series codenamed "Kaveri", "Godavari" and "Carrizo" are only supported by AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Driver for non GCN products on Windows® 7 (32 & 64-bit), Windows® 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows® 10 (64-bit).

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility 
DesktopMobile
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series Graphics


AMD Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility

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

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility 
AMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 5000M Graphics

 

Compatible Operating Systems

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Driver for non GCN products 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
  • [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
  • [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
  • [81489] Unable to create 4x1 or 2x1 portrait mode SLS with 4K displays
  • [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
  • [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
  • [80015] Stutter, slow display updates may be experienced on HDMI connections on some notebook systems with Intel CPU and an AMD discrete GPU

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
  • [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
  • [84428] Battlefield Hardline – A crash may occur when changing graphics settings from "Ultra" to "High" during gameplay
  • [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
  • [78912] A black screen or TDR error may be experienced when booting some notebook systems with an Intel CPU and an AMD discrete GPU. when connected to an HDMI display

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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