AMD has released the long awaited Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 driver, which brings a host of new features and improvements. Prior to the driver release, Radeon graphics cards were facing multiple major and minor performance issues in recent weeks.
With Hitman releasing on March 11th, the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 includes performance enhancements for the game along with Crossfire profiles. Performance improvements for games that have already been released include: 16% and 60% improvements on R9 Fury X graphics card series for Rise of the Tomb Raider and Gears of War Ultimate Edition respectively. R9 380 graphics card series will also see an improvement of 44% on Gears of War Ultimate Edition.
In addition to performance enhancements, Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 driver also includes full support for the recently released Vulkan API. Aside from that, AMD has also included new features like: Per-Game Display Scaling, a language menu, Two Display Eyefinity, Crossfire Status Indicator, XConnect technology and many more.
AMD’s newest technology called the XConnect will enable support for plug and play external GPU enclosures via Thunderbolt 3. Despite this, AMD mentioned that in order to enable this feature, a specific system will need be equipped with a BIOS that allows external GPU support beforehand.
Finally, the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 driver also addresses issues such as unstable clock speeds, random freezes and flickering textures in certain games. Beside that, the driver also adds support for DirectFlip inside the Ashes of Singularity 2.0 benchmark.
The Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 driver is now available to download for consumers with Windows operating systems. More information regarding the 16.3 driver update can be found here.