Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1 Release Notes

Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSON16.9.1

​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 16.9.1 Highlights

  • Support for:
    • Deus Ex™: Mankind Divided (DirectX®12)

  • New AMD CrossFire profile added for DirectX® 11:
    • DOTA™2

Fixed Issues

    • A small number of 144Hz non-FreeSync enabled displays may exhibit flickering during gaming or on desktop.
    • FreeSync may stay enabled while on desktop causing flickering.
    • Grand Theft Auto V™ may experience an application hang after loading story mode.
    • DiRT™ Rally rain drops may flicker when using high or ultra in game settings.
    • DOOM™ may experience a hang on game exit in some limited AMD PowerXpress configurations.
    • Total War™: Warhammer may experience negative AMD CrossFire scaling on some Radeon RX 400 series configurations.
    • GPU utilization may remain high when idle after running SteamVR performance benchmark.
    • Pixel format options may be missing from Radeon Settings for some limited system configurations on Radeon RX 480 graphics.
    • Radeon Software may intermittently fail to install or hang on some AMD CrossFire configurations. If this happens users can reboot and re-install without issue as a workaround.
    • Some Radeon RX 400 series graphics products may experience high GPU usage when resuming from sleep.

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".
    • Upgrading from a previous Radeon Software Crimson Edition version may cause user settings in Radeon Settings to reset to defaults.
    • OpenCL applications may run initially on integrated graphics if they are present. Make sure to set the application to the correct device you would like to use.
    • Radeon Settings information tab may report incorrect Open CL or Mantle versions.
    • Radeon Software installer may report driver uninstallation failed even when it was successful.
    • No Man's Sky™ some minor corruption may be experienced when standing close to solid structures inside of caves.
    • Mouse cursor corruption may be experienced very intermittently on the Radeon RX 480.
    • DOTA2™ may experience an application hang when using the Vulkan™ API and changing resolution or game/quality settings.
    • 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 16.9.1 installation package contains the following:

    • ​Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1 Driver Version 16.40.2011

The Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1 installation package can be downloaded from the following links:

Installing Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1
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 16.9.1 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 16.9.1

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1 requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.

Radeon Product Compatibility
Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1 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 16.9.1 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 16.9.1 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 version 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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