Home > Gaming > AMD > Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Beta now available

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Beta now available


Radeon Crimson

AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Beta, including a laundry list of fixes for Radeon hardware. Along with FreeSync fixes, the drivers feature game-related stability enhancements for recently launched titles such as Assassin’s Creed SyndicateFallout 4, Just Cause 3, Star Wars: Battlefront, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

Here’s the changelog detailing what’s new:

  • Fallout 4 – The compass flickers during gameplay on AMD Radeon™ R9 290 and AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2
  • Elite: Dangerous – Poor performance may be experienced in Supercruise mode under Windows® 10
  • The driver installer appears to hang at various stages of the install process
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – random frame freezes may be observed during gameplay
  • Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC) setting do not apply consistently to all games. In order for FRTC to function properly, Vertical Refresh/VSync must be turned off
  • DiRT Rally – A crash may occur when starting a new race with AMD Crossfire™ and AMD FreeSync™ enabled
  • The AMD Gaming Evolved overlay may cause a black screen, or introduce game stutter
  • Assassins Creed Syndicate – Using “Very High” graphics settings in 3×1 Eyefinity mode may cause displays to switch off
  • Star Wars™: Battlefront – Some flickering may be experienced in shaded areas of the screen while game levels are loading
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Frame freezing during gameplay may be experienced
  • Just Cause 3 – The system may hang when task switching on systems with AMD CPUs and GPUs
  • Just Cause 3 – Application profile setting added for laptops with Switchable Graphics
  • Fallout 4 – Gameplay may be choppy in AMD FreeSync™ mode in Ultra mode at 1440p resolution
  • Fallout 4 – Brightness flickering observed with AMD FreeSync™ enabled on certain displays
  • cnext.exe intermittently crashes during Windows® shutdown
  • A crash may be experienced if an HDMI™ display is a cloned display device on an HP Envy 15 notebook
  • “Failed to create OpenGL context” error message may appear after installation
  • “Cannot find RadeonSettings.exe” error message may appear during installation
  • “AMD Install Manager has stopped working” error message may appear during installation
  • “Cannot find cncmd.exe” error message may appear during installation
  • Display may flicker on certain laptops after prolonged gameplay with AMD FreeSync™ enabled
  • Unable to create 4×1 or 2×1 portrait mode SLS with 4K displays
  • Video corruption may appear in Movies & TV app when is VSR enabled and scaling mode is set to “Full panel”
  • Portrait Eyefinity mode may not be configured correctly using Radeon Additional Settings
  • No display on certain laptops when toggling display mode or connecting an HDMI™ display
  • Flickering may be experienced on some monitors when AMD FreeSync™ is enabled
  • Notifications reverting back to English on non-English systems after reboot
  • Misaligned UI may be observed on the Bezel Compensation screen
  • Launching a game from the Game Manager may launch on a single display after enabling and disabling AMD CrossFire™ in a 3×1 AMD Eyefinity™ setup
  • Marginally increased power consumption may be observed during video playback

Download for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (64-bit)

Download for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (32-bit)

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda is an avid reader of science-fiction novels. A long-time Arsenal fan, his other interests include gaming, basketball and making music. He also likes tinkering with hardware in his free time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Read previous post:
Zotac NEN Steam Machine Review

Steam machines have been demonstrated at global trade shows for years. Valve's content distribution platform; Steam, has gone from strength...