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AMD Radeon Crimson 16.7.3 Drivers Released; Bug Fixes, and Boost for Rise of the Tomb Raider

The new AMD Radeon Crimson 16.7.3 drivers are now available for download, promising a long list of bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Specifically, the new drivers come bearing a few extra surprises for Radeon RX 480 owners. The recently released graphics card from the red team is going to receive a 10 percent performance boost in Rise of the Tomb Raider. According to AMD, players can expect a gain of at least 7-8 frames-per-second when playing at 1080p.

In addition to that, a couple of bugs related to RX 480 have been officially squashed; one was related to Overwatch crashing in Crossfire mode and the other was related to a minor flickering issue with Freesync. Here’s the complete list of bug fixes that you can expect with the new update:

  • Vulkan information in the Radeon Settings software information tab may display an incorrect version.
  • Radeon WattMan may retain settings of an overclock after it has failed. If you have failed an overclock with a system hang or reboot.
  • Hitman may experience graphical corruption when the game is set to use DirectX12 API and using zoom with weapons.
  • Total War: Warhammer may experience minor graphical corruption in some map textures on AMD Radeon R9 380.
  • Flickering may be observed in Rise of the Tomb Raider on some AMD Crossfire configurations using the DirectX11 API.
  • Changing settings in Dragon Age Inquisition with the Mantle API may result in an application crash or driver recovery.
  • DiRT Rally may experience flickering terrain in some races when the advanced blending option is enabled in the games settings page.
  • Shadows may experience rendering issues in DOTA2 when using the Vulkan API.
  • Textures may experience holes or gaps in DOOM when using the OpenGL API and three display AMD Eyefinity configurations.
  • Need for Speed may experience flickering on some light sources in AMD Crossfire mode.
  • Performing a task switch with two cloned displays during full screen gaming may cause flickering on the extended display

There are still other bugs left unaddressed; such as a frame-rate stuttering problem for RX 480 on Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and other issues when running the new card in Crossfire. AMD is likely to address these in the next update.

You can download the latest Crimson driver here.

Saqib Mansoor
The odd man in the group who hates chocolate, cheese, and having to work on Sundays.


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