AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1 Beta for Non GCN Products Release Notes

Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSON16.2.1NONGCN

This article provides information on the latest posting of the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1 Beta Driver for non GCN products.

Package Contents
The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1 Beta Driver for non GCN products contains the following:

    • AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1 Beta Driver for non GCN Products Version 15.301.1901

The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1 Beta Driver for non GCN Products can be downloaded from the following links:

Installing the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1 Beta 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 16.2.1 Beta 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 16.2.1 Beta Driver for non GCN products.

 The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1 Beta Driver for non GCN products requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.

AMD Product Compatibility
The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1 Beta 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 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 16.2.1 Beta 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 16.2.1 Beta 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)

Radeon Software Crimson Edition is AMD's revolutionary new graphics software that delivers redesigned functionality, supercharged graphics performance, remarkable new features, and innovation that redefines the overall user experience. Every Radeon Software release strives to deliver new features, better performance and stability improvements.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1 Beta Driver for non GCN Products Highlights

    • Crossfire Profile available for
      • Far Cry Primal

Resolved Issues

    • A black screen/TDR error may be encountered when booting a  system with Intel + AMD graphics and an HDMI monitor connected
    • Display corruption may be observed after keeping system idle for some time
    • Fallout 4 - Flickering may be experienced at various game locations with the v1.3 game update and with AMD Crossfire™ enabled
    • Fallout 4 - Foliage/water may ripple/stutter when game is launched in High/Ultra settings mode
    • Fallout 4 - Thumbnails may flicker or disappear while scrolling the Perk levels page
    • FRTC options are displayed on some unsupported laptop configurations with Intel CPU's and AMD GPU's
    • Radeon Settings may sometimes fails to launch with a "Context Creation Error" message
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Corruption can be observed at some locations during gameplay
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Flickering may be experienced at various game locations when the game is left idle in AMD Crossfire™  mode under Windows 7
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Game may intermittently crash or hang when launched with very high settings and AA is set to SMAA at 4K resolution
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Lara Croft's hair may flicker in some locations if the Esc key is pressed
    • The AMD Overdrive™  memory clock slider does not show original clock values if memory speeds are overclocked
    • World of Warcraft runs extremely slowly in quad crossfire at high resolutions

Known Issues

    • AMD Radeon Settings may indicate that a new driver available.  The suggested update is not compatible with non GCN products.  Users with these products should ignore the notification.  More information is available here: AMD Radeon™ Software Support for Legacy Graphics Products
    • 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"
    • Star Wars™: Battlefront - Corrupted ground textures may be observed in the Survival of Hoth mission
    • Cannot enable AMD Crossfire with some dual GPU AMD Radeon HD 59xx and HD 79xx series products
    • Fallout 4 - In game stutter may be experienced if the game is launched with AMD Crossfire enabled
    • 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

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