AMD updates Radeon Software with support for Hitman game

By: Radu Tyrsina
3 minute read

Hitman is one of the most eagerly awaited games for the Xbox One, PC, and PS4. As an avid fan of the gaming series, I’m among those who are looking forward to the release. With game slated to launch tomorrow, graphics card makers are making sure they’re ready for the launch.

AMD updates Radeon Software Crimson Edition graphics software for Hitman

AMD released a fresh update to its Radeon Software Crimson Edition graphics, bringing a bunch of new features. Among them is support for Ubisoft’s upcoming Hitman game.

AMD also improved the Radeon Software Crimson Edition’s performance and quality for Rise of the Tomb Raider and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for certain cards. Other important features include support for Vulkan, a new graphics API for Radeon graphics cards, updated settings and toggles for display scaling, power efficiency, and more. Here’s how the full changelog looks like:

Updated Crossfire Profiles available for

Hitman
The Park

Support for​

Hitman

Performance and Quality improvements for​

-Rise of the Tomb Raider – ​Up to 16% on AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X Series vs AMD Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 16.2.
-​Gears of War Ultimate Edition – Up to 60% on AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X series vs AMD Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1; Up to 44% on AMD Radeon™ R9 380 series vs AMD Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1
-Vulkan™ Support: Vulkan™ is the successor to OpenGL and a descendant of AMD’s Mantle. Vulkan™ is a powerful “low-overhead” graphics API that gives software developers deep control over the performance, efficiency, and capabilities of Radeon™ GPUs and multi-core CPUs. More information on Vulkan™ can be found at https://www.khronos.org/vulkan/. ​>- Per-Game Display Scaling: A new feature introduced in Radeon™ Settings that allows per game Display Scaling to be set within the Radeon™ Settings Gaming tab under “Profile Options”.
-Language Menu: A new feature introduced in Radeon™ Settings that allows the end user to select their preferred language from a drop down menu under the “Preferences -> Language” tab.
-Two Display Eyefinity: Two Display Eyefinity is now an available option under the Eyefinity tab in Radeon™ Settings.
-AMD Crossfire™ Status Indicator: A new feature in Radeon™ Settings that allows users to toggle an AMD Crossfire™ status indicator on their screen when running in AMD Crossfire™ mode.
-Updated Social Links: New Social links are now available for Radeon™ Settings home page and have also updated based on geographical region.​
-Power Efficiency Toggle: A new feature introduced in the Radeon™ Settings Gaming tab for select AMD Radeon™ 300 series and AMD Radeon™ Fury X available under “Global Options”. This allows the user to disable some power efficiency optimizations.
-AMD XConnect™ technology: This driver provides initial support for external GPU enclosures configured with Radeon™ R9 300 Series GPUs are now supported over Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) connections. AMD XConnect™ technology additionally provides plug’n’play support and an integrated management interface. Base system must have BIOS support for external GPUs (e.g. Razer Blade Stealth).

Resolved Issues

-Core clocks may not maintain sustained clock speeds resulting in choppy performance and or screen corruption (Fixed with new Power Efficiency feature toggled to off)
-Gears of War Ultimate Edition – Random freezes may be experienced during gameplay
-Ashes of the Singularity 2.0 Benchmark now supports DirectFlip
-XCOM 2 flickering textures may be experienced at various game locations
-Rise of the Tomb Raider™ – The game may randomly crash on launch if Tessellation is enabled

If you want to play Hitman on your Windows PC (we’d recommend Windows 10 because it’s popular among gamers), you will be able to buy it from tomorrow from Steam. To help you decide, here’s a video below with the gameplay in 4k.

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