I driver per schede AMD ora disponibili anche in versione WHQL
AMD ha reso disponibili la scorsa settimana i driver Radeon Software Crimson Edition versione 16.7.2, in release beta; quest'oggi troviamo invece online la versione di questi driver dotata di certificazione WHQL in declinazioni per i sistemi operativi Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1 e Windows 7 in versioni a 32bit e a 64bit. Il download è accessibile a questo indirizzo.
Oltre a implementare la differente modalità di gestione dell'alimentazione delle schede Radeon RX480, introdotta da AMD con i driver versione 16.7.1, ricordiamo come la nuova versione implementi supporto al gioco DOOM in abbinamento alle API Vulkan. Di seguito sono riportate le principali note fornite a corredo.
Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.2 Highlights
- The "compatibility mode" UI toggle was designed to reduce total power with minimal performance impact on AMD Radeon RX480 reference boards and has been made available to users in the Global Settings menu of Radeon Settings (first introduced in the previous Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1 driver). This toggle is in "off" by default.
- Support for DOOM (with Vulkan API) enables performance enhancements through support for Async Compute and Shader Intrinsics.
- In the previous Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1 driver the "Restore Factory Defaults" option under Preferences of Radeon Settings Software would not set the "Compatibility Mode" UI toggle to its default "OFF" value. This is fixed in the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.2 driver. The "Restore Factory Defaults" options resets all Radeon Settings to their factory default values.
- A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the AMD Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay".
- Radeon Pro Duo may experience a black screen in Total War: Warhammer with the games API set to DirectX®12 and V-Sync enabled.
- DiRT Rally may experience flickering terrain in some races when the advanced blending option is enabled in the games settings page.
- Some Overdrive settings may not appear in Radeon Settings for Radeon Fury X when in AMD Crossfire mode.
- Dota2 may crash when using the Vulkan API and the user changes resolutions or quality settings.
- Battlefield 4 may experience crashes when using Mantle. As a work around users are suggested to switch to DirectX®11.
- Need for Speed may experience flickering on some light sources in AMD Crossfire mode.
- Frame Rate Target Control gaming profiles may fail to enable for some games.
- Radeon Wattman may retain settings of an overclock after it has failed. If you have failed an overclock with a system hang or reboot make sure to use the "Reset" option in the Radeon WattMan settings page when the system has rebooted.
- Low frame rate or stutter may be experienced Wolfenstein®: The Old Blood on Radeon RX 480.
- Assassin's Creed® Syndicate may experience a game crash or hang when in game settings are set to high or greater.
- Disabling AMD Crossfire mode on Radeon RX 480 may disable the device in Windows® Device Manager. A workaround is to reboot the system to re-enable the device.