Host of bug fixes
AMD recently made available new Crimson hotfix drivers that purport to boost performance in select games while stomping out a whole bunch of bugs.
Starting with the performance benefits, AMD said it worked with Stardock and Oxide to bring optimizations to the Ashes of the Singularity Benchmark 2.0. AMD also points out that it’s the first benchmark to ship with DirectX 12 benchmarking capabilities, including Asynchronous Compute, multi-threaded command buffers, and command buffer reordering.
In addition to Ashes of Singularity, AMD spent some time optimizing its latest drivers for Rise of the Tomb Raider and the recently released SteamVR performance test.
“We are pleased to report that our Radeon R9 390, Nano, and Fury series GPUs are all able to achieve ‘VR Recommended’ status, the highest achievable level of experience possible,” AMD said. “In addition to that, our affinity multi-GPU feature is already showing significant performance uplift over a single GPU on Radeon cards in the aforementioned benchmark.”
The drivers also bring Crossfire profiles for The Division and XCOM 2, plus several bug fixes, a few of which are related to Fallout 4. Here’s a look at those:
- Flickering may be experienced at various game locations with the v1.3 game update and with AMD Crossfire enabled
- Foliage/water may ripple/stutter when game is launched in High/Ultra settings mode
- Screen tearing in systems with both AMD Freesync and AMD Crossfire enabled if game is left idle for a short period of time
- Thumbnails may flicker or disappear while scrolling the Perk levels page
You’ll also find a handful of fixes that apply to Rise of the Tomb Raider, such as corruption at some locations during gameplay and flickering at various game locations when it’s been left idle for a period of time in Crossfire mode under Windows 7.
You can grab the new Crimson 16.2 hotfix drivers here.