AMD Radeon Software Crimson 16.5.3 now available, optimized for Total War: WARHAMMER & Overwatch

AMD has released a new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Software Crimson 16.5.3 is optimized for Total War: Warhammer, Overwatch and the upcoming Vulkan version for Dota 2.

You can download this new AMD driver from here.

And here are the release notes for the AMD Radeon Software 16.5.2 driver:

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.3 Highlights

  • Support for:
    • Total War: Warhammer™
    • Overwatch™
    • Dota™2 (with Vulkan™ API)
  • New AMD Crossfire profile available for:
    • Total War: Warhammer™
    • Overwatch™

Fixed Issues

    • Fallout 4™ may experience minor stuttering in AMD Crossfire™ technology mode
    • Radeon Settings may be removed from the system if the Radeon Software installer is launched while Radeon Settings is open.
    • Radeon Settings “Additional Settings” option may intermittently fail to launch.
    • Users in Quad AMD Crossfire technology configurations may be unable to re-enable AMD Crossfire mode when using the global AMD Crossfire option in the “Gaming” tab and toggling it from on to off.
    • Some game textures in The Division™ exhibit flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode.
    • Intermittent stability issues with Intel Skull Canyon NUC (NUC6i7KYK) using AMD XConnect™ Technology are no longer observed.
    • Safe unplugging for AMD XConnect™ Technology no longer results in a random BSOD.

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”.
    • Total War: Warhammer™ may experience stuttering in AMD Crossfire™ technology mode if the AMD Gaming Evolved App or Plays.Tv is running in the background. A workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved and Plays.Tv applications.
    • The Division™ may hang when using Quad AMD Crossfire™ technology. As a workaround users are recommended to disable AMD Crossfire™ technology mode.
    • Heroes of the Storm™ may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire™ technology mode.
    • The AMD Crossfire™ technology mode options in Radeon Settings may not take effect on Origin or Uplay applications.
    • Forza Motorsport 6: Apex™ may exhibit brightness flickering when using AMD FreeSync™ technology.
    • Frame Rate Target Control gaming profiles may fail to enable for some games.
    • Catalyst Install Manager unable to detect the display driver while uninstallation.

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