Tuesday, March 1st 2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1

AMD released the latest version of Radeon Software Crimson Edition. Version 16.2.1 is marked "non-WHQL" and hence should be a beta. The driver comes with a CrossFireX profile for "Far Cry Primal," along with a variety of game-specific bug fixes for "Fallout 4," and "Rise of the Tomb Raider." It also fixes an issue of choppy display on systems with both FreeSync and CrossFire being enabled. Grab the drivers from the links below.
DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1 for Windows 10/8.1/7 64-bit | Windows 10/8.1/7 32-bit
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18 Comments on AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1

#1
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
I'm three versions behind, mainly because I keep seeing "OH GOD BSOD OH LORD IN HEAVEN" every time they release a Crimson driver.

I'll wait 24 hours, and if nobody screams bloody murder, I may actually install this one.
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#2
RejZoR
And they still don't support GPU in AMD E-450 APU. And you know what's even worse? Catalyst ITSELF offered update so I said, wow, finally they released support. Just for installer to fail in the exact same miserable way as before. What the fuck AMD, can't you fucking do checks before someone downloads god damn 300MB big package that doesn't fucking work in the end? Like, daaaaaamn.
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#3
vega22
is 15.12 still the most stable?
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#4
AlienIsGOD
these work fine on my AMD branded R9 270 :)
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#6
jigar2speed
RCoon said:
I'm three versions behind, mainly because I keep seeing "OH GOD BSOD OH LORD IN HEAVEN" every time they release a Crimson driver.

I'll wait 24 hours, and if nobody screams bloody murder, I may actually install this one.
You might have a hardware issue, I have been installing new drivers on every release and have never ever seen such behaviour.
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#7
Caring1
RejZoR said:
And they still don't support GPU in AMD E-450 APU. And you know what's even worse? Catalyst ITSELF offered update so I said, wow, finally they released support. Just for installer to fail in the exact same miserable way as before. What the fuck AMD, can't you fucking do checks before someone downloads god damn 300MB big package that doesn't fucking work in the end? Like, daaaaaamn.
I get the same thing on mine, a notice alerting me to a new driver package and it wont install, it must be an issue with that APU.
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#8
Ferrum Master
RCoon said:
"OH GOD BSOD OH LORD IN HEAVEN"
Yeah... it seems we must nickname Rejzor as a driver drama king :D
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#9
GhostRyder
Installed last night because I happened to notice it available. Tried it and I noticed it fixed an issue I was having in League with CFX enabled (texture glitch). Now I don't have to disable it to play that one game. Have not tested it on anything else yet though but so far I am happy.
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#10
RejZoR
Ferrum Master said:
Yeah... it seems we must nickname Rejzor as a driver drama king :D
Because it's bullshit. It's a perfectly functional laptop f**ked up by absolutely broken drivers. If they say they support HD6000 series, f**king support E-450 as well because it has a HD6320 GPU. I don't care how old or weak it is, they say HD6000 series are supported and this is HD6000 series. So get shit fixed AMD. And don't alert users about update if the GPU in question is not even supported. It's like they started working with software just last year and they have no clue what they are even doing.
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#11
Blasis_z87
hi I have 2x 5870 crossfire ,1 asus and 1 sapphire. legacy cards.

my spec.

windows 10 home 64bit

msi mpower max z87

4x4gb ddr3 2400 gskill

ssd 120gb Samsung evo

intel i7 4770k 3.5 @ 4.4ghz

with all new amd crimson drivers black screen and flashing image with saund on directx9 games with crossfire on ,with crossfire off no problem.

all games with directx11/10 work perfect with crossfire on and off with all drivers.

with no amd crimson drivers work all perfect with crossfire on and off.

gpu-z show me no opencl with amd crimson drivers ,with no crimson drivers gpu-z have opencl enable.
if someone knows a solution to tell us. thanks.and sory for my English.
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#12
jmcslob
I had to put my 7850k with a r7 240 on legacy drivers..
I have a 4k tv and these absolute garbage Crimson drivers keep causing a conflict with Media center....
The only way to set the resolution is in windows now and I had to go into additional options and allow 1080p @60fps so I could then go into media center and set it to 1080p so tv looked normal but it occasionally causes a glitch breaking HDCP and then the screen turns green or I get a split screen like its trying to do 3D...
I tried everything to fix it but the only thing that works is deleting the Junk Ass Crimson drivers and going to an older driver that allows you to pick your resolutions..
And in my gaming PC I still lose audio after it sleeps.
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#13
rvalencia
Blasis_z87 said:
hi I have 2x 5870 crossfire ,1 asus and 1 sapphire. legacy cards.

my spec.

windows 10 home 64bit

msi mpower max z87

4x4gb ddr3 2400 gskill

ssd 120gb Samsung evo

intel i7 4770k 3.5 @ 4.4ghz

with all new amd crimson drivers black screen and flashing image with saund on directx9 games with crossfire on ,with crossfire off no problem.

all games with directx11/10 work perfect with crossfire on and off with all drivers.

with no amd crimson drivers work all perfect with crossfire on and off.

gpu-z show me no opencl with amd crimson drivers ,with no crimson drivers gpu-z have opencl enable.
if someone knows a solution to tell us. thanks.and sory for my English.
Read http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD_Radeon_Software_Crimson_Edition_16.2.1.aspx
Your GPU is not officially supported.

Also read http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/legacy?product=legacy3&os=Windows 10 - 64


Using "GPU Caps Viewer" tool on my old Radeon HD 5770M, OpenCL CPU version is available.

RCoon said:
I'm three versions behind, mainly because I keep seeing "OH GOD BSOD OH LORD IN HEAVEN" every time they release a Crimson driver.

I'll wait 24 hours, and if nobody screams bloody murder, I may actually install this one.
It works fine on my R9-290X
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#14
eidairaman1
RCoon said:
I'm three versions behind, mainly because I keep seeing "OH GOD BSOD OH LORD IN HEAVEN" every time they release a Crimson driver.

I'll wait 24 hours, and if nobody screams bloody murder, I may actually install this one.
im sorry youre having trouble, i update mine ontop of eachother, no issue
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#15
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
eidairaman1 said:
im sorry youre having trouble, i update mine ontop of eachother, no issue
For what its worth, I updated to this here new one and everything seems fine.
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#16
Octopuss
The driver works ok on R9 290. Only one BSOD so far.
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#17
Hnykill22
Had these startup hickups in Fallout 4 using ultra mode. random crashes also. using 16.1.1 version drivers. hope these will help.
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#18
GoldenX
Blasis_z87 said:
hi I have 2x 5870 crossfire ,1 asus and 1 sapphire. legacy cards.

my spec.

windows 10 home 64bit

msi mpower max z87

4x4gb ddr3 2400 gskill

ssd 120gb Samsung evo

intel i7 4770k 3.5 @ 4.4ghz

with all new amd crimson drivers black screen and flashing image with saund on directx9 games with crossfire on ,with crossfire off no problem.

all games with directx11/10 work perfect with crossfire on and off with all drivers.

with no amd crimson drivers work all perfect with crossfire on and off.

gpu-z show me no opencl with amd crimson drivers ,with no crimson drivers gpu-z have opencl enable.
if someone knows a solution to tell us. thanks.and sory for my English.
Download the OpenCL driver manualy from here: http://developer.amd.com/tools-and-sdks/opencl-zone/amd-accelerated-parallel-processing-app-sdk/
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