Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2 Release Notes

Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSON16.8.2

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 16.8.2 Highlights

Support for:

    • No Man's Sky™
    • Paragon™ Open Beta

Fixed Issues

    • Overwatch™ may experience an intermittent application crash when browsing the hero gallery.
    • With a Freesync supported display and Freesync enabled, some users may experience flickering on desktop during system idle.
    • A small number of Windows 10 Anniversary Edition systems may experience install issues with secure boot enabled.

Known Issues

    • 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".
    • Grand Theft Auto V™ may experience an application hang on Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics when playing at 4K resolution in story mode.
    • A small number of 144hz non-Freesync enabled displays may exhibit flickering during gaming or on desktop.
    • Ark Survival Evolved™ may experience an error message when trying to launch the game in some configurations.
    • DOTA2™ may experience an application hang when using the Vulkan™ API and changing resolution or game/quality settings.
    • Corruption may be experienced in Rise of the Tomb Raider using the DirectX®12 API on some Hybrid Graphics configurations when performing a task switch.
    • Shader Cache may remain be enabled when set to "off" in Radeon Settings on some Hybrid Graphics configurations.
    • Radeon RX 480 graphics may experience intermittent stuttering in The Division™ when high game settings are used and vsync is enabled.
    • Battlefield™ 4 may experience intermittent crashes when using Mantle. As a work around users are suggested to switch to DirectX®11.
    • Radeon Pro Duo may experience a black screen in Total War™: Warhammer with the games API set to DirectX®12 and V-Sync enabled.
    • World of Tanks™ may experience stuttering after performing a task switch in AMD CrossFire mode.
    • Rocket League™ may experience flickering when in AMD CrossFire mode.
    • Ashes of the Singularity™ may experience an application crash with "crazy" in game settings and Multi-GPU enabled.

Package Contents
The Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2 Driver Version 16.30.2511.1001.

The Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.1 installation package can be downloaded from the following links:

Installing Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2
For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install Radeon Software Crimson Edition, please refer to the following support resources:

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

When installing Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2 for the Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2 requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.

Radeon Product Compatibility
Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2 is compatible with the following AMD Radeon products.

Note that AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury, Radeon™ Pro Duo, and Radeon™ RX 400 Series graphics are only supported by Radeon Software Crimson Edition on Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit.

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility
Radeon™ RX 400 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R7 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ Pro DuoAMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R5 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R5 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

 

Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility
Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2 is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features.

Radeon 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
Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2 is designed to support the following Microsoft® Windows® platforms. Operating System support may vary depending on your specific AMD Radeon product.

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

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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