Best performance for Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider is out now for PC (it has been for the past several days) and whether you use an NVIDIA or AMD graphics card, there’s an optimized driver release available to download.
For NVIDIA graphics cards owners, it’s the 361.75 driver release, which was made available a couple of days before the game’s release. And for those on team AMD, it now has your back as well with the release of its new Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1.1 Hotfix.
The highlights of the hotfix are short and simple—performance and quality improvements for Rise of the Tomb Raider plus a Crossfire profile, and also a Crossfire profile for Fallout 4.
AMD also resolved a bunch of issues with the latest hotfix. They include:
-  Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Building textures may be missing on some AMD Freesync displays with VSync enabled
-  Display corruption may occur on systems with multiple display systems when they have been left idle for some time
-  Mordheim: City of the Damned – some loading screens may be very dark
-  Star Wars: Battlefront – The sky rendering may be corrupted in some situations
-  Radeon Settings – AMD OverDrive Power setting changes on the secondary GPU are not immediately displayed. This is seen only on dual GPU graphics cards, such as the AMD Radeon HD 7990 and Radeon R9 295×2
-  Radeon Settings – AMD OverDrive™ clock gauge needles for the secondary GPU may be in wrong position when the system is idle and the secondary GPU is inactive
-  Some games may experience brightness flickering with AMD FreeSync enabled
-  AMD Radeon Additional Settings window will close if the help button is pressed on Japanese/Korean language setups
-  Corruption seen in video playback for M2TS format files via Windows 10 Movie & TV application
-  Flickering textures experienced in Dota 2 when accessing the “Heroes” menu
-  Battlefield Hardline – A crash may occur when changing graphics settings from “Ultra” to “High” during gameplay
-  The screen may turn dark and colors may be corrupted after installing the driver on some AMD Crossfire setups
-  Custom game profiles are reset to defaults after system is restarted
-  HDMI audio lost when monitor enters sleep mode and are woken up
-  Black line corruption seen all along the edges of characters and menus in Game of Thrones
Rise of the Tomb Raider is the second title since 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot. It’s not overly demanding, though it definitely can be taxing if you crank up the eye candy and resolution. If you’re thinking about jumping in or just want to know more, check out our separate Rise of the Tomb Raider benchmarks and optimization guide.