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AMD launches Radeon Software Crimson 16.2 update

Ever since launching Radeon Software late last year, AMD has recommitted itself to driver support with big monthly updates. Today, AMD released Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2, which brings some performance boosts to titles like Rise of the Tomb Raider and Ashes of Singularity, which is currently an excellent benchmarking tool for DirectX 12.

The first major highlight for this driver is optimizations for the Ashes of Singularity 2.0 benchmark, which evaluates performance with  DirectX 12. This update is also optimized a bit better for virtual reality content, allowing the R9 390, R9 Nano and Fury graphics cards to score as high as they should on the SteamVR Performance Test tool that launched this week.


Those of you still playing Rise of the Tomb Raider on the PC should now see some performance and stability improvements while those playing XCOM 2 or are planning on grabbing The Division now have CrossFire profiles for multi-GPU users.

Aside from that, the changelog lists a bunch of fixes for things like flickering and stutter in a range of games including Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider and World of Warcraft. However, there are still some known issues, those using an AMD Radeon 59xx or 79xx dual-GPU card may find themselves unable to activate CrossFire at all, Core clock speeds on some graphics cards may not be consistent while playing games and Rise of the Tomb Raider may randomly crash with Tesselation enabled.

You can find the full list of details, HERE. 

KitGuru Says: If you're running a Radeon graphics card right now, then let us know how you get on with the new driver. 

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