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AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.2 has full XConnect support

Posted on Tuesday, April 26 2016 @ 13:54:44 CEST by

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AMD rolled out its Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.2 driver, you can download it over here.

This release resolves a long list of issues and has new or updated CrossFire profiles for Elite Dangerous and Need for Speed. Furthermore, version 16.4.2 also delivers full support for Thunderbolt 3 eGFX enclosures with Radeon R9 Fury, Nano or 300 series video cards.
Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.2 Highlights

Updated or New Crossfire Profiles available for:
  • Elite Dangerous™
  • Need for Speed™

    New features:
  • AMD Xconnect™ technology: This driver provides full support for Thunderbolt™ 3 eGFX enclosures configured with Radeon™ R9 Fury, Nano or 300 Series GPUs. This driver also provides plug'n'play simplicity, plus an integrated management interface for such devices.

    Resolved Issues
  • The Division™ may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire™ technology mode.
  • DOTA2™ toggling between borderless fullscreen and exclusive fullscreen can sometimes cause flickering or corruption when in AMD Crossfire™ technology mode.
  • Some DirectX® 9 applications cannot disable AMD Crossfire™ technology mode through Radeon Settings.
  • GPU clocks on some products may remain in high states after recovering from an application crash.
  • A small subset of AMD Radeon™ R9 380 users may be experiencing slower than expected fan speeds.
  • Power efficiency toggle in Radeon Settings is showing up for some unsupported products.
  • The check for software updates feature in Radeon Settings may not find the latest available update.
  • Some games may fail to show up in Radeon Settings gaming tab.
  • The Radeon Settings option may sometimes disappear as a shortcut from the right-click context menu on desktop after a software upgrade.
  • Steam®VR Performance Test may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire™ technology mode.
  • Stuttering or corruption observed while playing Fallout 4™ on some graphics products in AMD Crossfire™ technology mode.
  • Corruption in Hitman™ when using AMD Crossfire™ technology mode.
  • Stuttering or freezing in some loading scenes while playing Hitman™ using AMD Crossfire™ technology mode.
  • Negative scaling seen on Hitman™ when using AMD Crossfire™ technology mode.

    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".
  • HDMI™ Scaling options may not be available in Radeon Settings on some system configurations or some applications may ignore the HDMI™ Scaling options setting.
  • The option to enable/disable AMD Crossfire™ technology logo may be missing on some system configurations from the Gaming, Global Options tab in Radeon Settings.
  • The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt inventory and character pages may exhibit flickering in AMD Crossfire™ technology mode.
  • Radeon Settings game manager does not display icons for Origin Games.
  • AMD Radeon Pro Duo users may experience a system crash or hang after resuming from sleep or hibernate.



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