AMD Radeon Crimson 17.5.2 available, improves performance in PREY, fixes NieR: Automata crashes

AMD has released a new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, this driver further improves in PREY by up to 4.5% (measured on Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.5.1).

Furthermore, this new driver resolves a random hang or application crash after short periods of gameplay in NieR: Automata, very long map/launch load times in Forza Horizon 3, as well as a system hang when entering sleep or hibernate modes on Radeon RX 550 series GPUs.

Those interested can download this new driver from here.

And here are the full release notes for the AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.2:

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.2 Highlights

Support For

    • Prey®
      • Up to 4.5% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.5.1(1)

Fixed Issues

    • NieR™: Automata may experience a random hang or application crash after short periods of gameplay.
    • Forza™ Horizon 3 may experience very long map/launch load times.
    • The primary display adapter may sometimes appear disabled in Radeon Settings while driving a display from the linked adapter in Multi GPU system configurations.
    • Radeon RX 550 series graphics products may experience a system hang when entering sleep or hibernate modes.

Known Issues

    • Virtual Super Resolution may fail to enable on some Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
    • The Display feature in Radeon Settings “GPU Scaling” may not function for some games.
    • A small amount of apps may still experience issues with Borderless Fullscreen mode and AMD FreeSync™ technology if other applications or game launchers are running on the primary screen in the background.
    • Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft™ may experience flickering or performance issues the first time the game is launched on a system boot with AMD FreeSync™ technology enabled. Workarounds include exiting and restarting the application or task switching (alt+tab) in and out of the game to fix the issue.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email