AMD drivers updated with Quantum Break, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift support

By: Alexander Craciun
2 minute read

AMD’s Radeon Software Crimson Edition has recently received an important update that fixes a series of known issues and brings supports for the game Quantum Break along with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR headsets. This update comes soon after its patches for Hitman.

Here’s the official list of the improvements in this update :

Support for:
Quantum Break™
Upto 35% faster performance using Quantum Break™ on Radeon™ R9 Fury X than with Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 16.3.2(1).
Oculus Rift™
HTC Vive™
Resolved Issues
Frame rate capping issues experienced in some DirectX®12 applications is resolved.
Hitman™ may experience flickering when played in DirectX® 11 mode using high game shadow settings.

Quantum Break was officially released yesterday, so don’t forget to update to the latest Software Crimson Edition for full support. As listed above, the update has solved only two issues. However, there are still some very annoying issues that haven’t been fixed at all such as:

  1. The Division™ may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode.
  2. Power efficiency toggle in Radeon™ Settings is showing up for some unsupported products.
  3. Some DX9 applications cannot disable AMD Crossfire™ mode through Radeon™ Settings.
  4. HDMI Scaling options may not be available in Radeon™ Settings on some system configurations.

(READ ALSO: AMD announces the Radeon Pro Duo VR-oriented graphics card)

Let’s hope AMD quickly fixes these issues. Here are some work arounds for other bugs that don’t have a definite fix:

  1. 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”.

  2. Need For Speed™ may experience poor scaling or flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode. As a work around users can disable the profile through the Radeon™ Settings game manager.

  3. XCOM2™ users may experience an application crash when using AMD Crossfire™ mode. As a work around please disable AMD Crossfire™ for the games profile in the Radeon™ Settings Gaming tab.

  4. A small subset of AMD Radeon™ R9 380 users may be experiencing slower than expected fan speeds. A work around is to raise your fan speeds through AMD Overdrive in Radeon™ Settings manually to a desired amount.


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