AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2 Beta

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 11, 2016 - 11:53 PM |
Tagged: amd, crimson, graphics drivers

For the second time this month, hence the version number, AMD has released a driver to coincide with a major game release. This one is for DOOM, which will be available on Friday. Like the previous driver, which was aligned with Forza, it has not been WHQL-certified. That's okay, though. NVIDIA's Game Ready drivers didn't strive for WHQL certification until just recently, and, even then, WHQL certification doesn't mean what it used to.

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But yeah, apart from game-specific optimizations for DOOM, 16.5.2 has a few extra reasons to be used. If you play Battleborn, which launched on May 3rd, then AMD has added a new CrossFire profile for that game. They have also fixed at least eleven issues (plus however many undocumented ones). It comes with ten known issues, but none of them seem particularly troubling. It seems to be mostly CrossFire-related issues.

You can pick up the driver at AMD's website.

Source: AMD

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May 12, 2016 | 01:32 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

So who exactly at AMD do I gotta lobby to get an Overwatch driver?
It's not that the game runs bad or anything but, I'm not capped with QHD@144Hz on Epic settings and that bothers me - I'm only getting 100~ FPS at any given time.

May 12, 2016 | 02:45 AM - Posted by Irishgamer01

Only crossfire issues.
Nothing to worry about?
Like, the Division on my 290x crossfire still isn't working?
They fixed the flashing screen but introduced lag and sound issues.

May 12, 2016 | 03:20 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

WHQL means today what it used to mean in the past : nothing.

May 12, 2016 | 04:26 AM - Posted by JohnGR

I have to say Scott Michaud, I am reading that part in the first paragraph about beta and whql drivers and I can't stop smiling. Thank you. That's a sincere thank you, not sarcasm, or anything negative. People need to read some things from tech reporters to accept them, not "fanboys" with an AMD avatar, even if it is the reality.

May 13, 2016 | 12:41 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

((Removed for profanity))

May 13, 2016 | 02:47 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

You misspelled "burning their customer's graphics cards with driver after driver"

Pathetic little loser. Come on out of the closet, already.

May 14, 2016 | 01:43 AM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Let's not write things like this here, please.

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