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The AMD Driver Thread

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by LtMatt, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. LtMatt

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    Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 Highlights

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    Support For

    • Monster Hunter™: World
      • Up toto 5% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920x1080 (1080p)1
      • Up to 6% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 at 1920x1080 (1080p)2
    • World of Warcraft™: Battle for Azeroth
    • We Happy Few™
    • Madden NFL 19™


    Fixed Issues

    • Fortnite™ may experience an application crash on game launch in Windows®7.
    • Some games may experience a game crash or hang on multi GPU system configurations when changing or applying resolutions.
    • Graphics and memory clock speeds may remain elevated or locked while gaming if video content is also playing on the system.
    • Civilization® VI may experience a game crash using DirectX®12 API on game or map launch.
    • Samsung™ HMD Odyssey may experience intermittent black screens or flashing on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.


    Known Issues

    • Cursor or system lag may be observed on some system configurations when two or more displays are connected and one display is powered off.
    • Some games may experience instability or stutter when playing with FRTC and Instant Replay enabled.
    • Toggling performance metrics while gaming on a non-native display resolution may cause the game to scale incorrectly.
    • Radeon WattMan memory and frequency sliders may not list correct minimum values.
    • Upgrade Advisor may fail to show up in Radeon Settings.
    • Radeon FreeSync may fail to enable when playing Monster Hunter™: World.
    • Video profiles may not correctly apply on web browser video content.


    Click To Download Driver


    AMD Issue Reporting Form - Click To Submit Driver Bugs!
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018
  2. LtMatt

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    AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.11.1 Update


    Hello everyone,


    Click here to download the driver.

    Due to technical issues with the website, if you have trouble downloading the driver from the above link, please try this link.


    Resolved Issues with AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.11.1 Update

    Star Wars™: Battlefront - Snow flickers in a few locations in the game
    Star Wars™: Battlefront - Sky rendering may be broken in some game locations
    Fallout 4 - The compass may flicker during gameplay on AMD Radeon R9 390 series products. We continue to investigate the issue with AMD Radeon R9 290 and AMD Radeon R9 295X2 series products
    Star Wars™: Battlefront - Shadowy textures are visible around hills/structures/caves
    Just Cause 3 - Texture corruption may be experienced during gameplay
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - Poor AMD Crossfire™ performance may be experienced
    The driver installation may fail while installing the ACP component
    The font size in Chinese language installations may be too small
    The label range values in some AMD Freesync™ installations may be incorrect
    The Radeon Settings dropbox does not close when it is clicked on a second time
    The AMD Overdrive fan settings is always set to ON after first edit on reboot
    Language shows up as Chinese Simplified when Chinese Traditional is selected in Windows® 7
    Cnext crashes on the Display tab when cloning a display via HDMI on some notebooks
    Overdrive fan speed is reset to Manual on exiting from a 3D game or application
    Cnext does not get upgraded in some install scenarios
    AMD Overdrive™ cannot revert to default settings in some situations


    Known Issues with AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.11.1 Update:
    Total War™ : Rome II : Choppy gameplay may be experienced
    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 - Flickering may be experienced during gameplay and on menu screens
    Anno 2205 - Water splatter may flicker during in Ultra high mode on 4K displays
    Fallout 4 - Gameplay may be choppy in AMD Freesync™ mode in Ultra mode at 1440p resolution


    AMD Issue Reporting Form
    This driver release incorporates bug reports received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.


    15.11 Beta Drivers

    Hello everyone,


    Click here to download the driver. If the previous link does not work, you may download the driver from this link.


    Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 15.11 Beta Windows Driver


    Performance Optimizations
    Call of Duty : Black Ops III ‐ includes quality and performance optimizations



    Resolved Issues:
    The Oculus runtime may crash on launch
    The Intel graphics is flagged in an error state in the Device Manager in systems with switchable graphics
    An error may be experienced when installing the latest graphics driver package on some AMD Radeon™ R9 380 series
    products
    The secondary graphics adapter is missing in the Device Manager and the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center after installation
    of the driver
    A TDR error is experienced when launching Star Wars™: Battlefront or Hitman Pro while a You Tube video plays in the
    background
    An extended black screen may be experienced during bootup under Windows® 10 between the Windows® Logo and the
    Windows® login prompt
    Ashes of the Singularity™ may crash on some AMD 300 series GPUs
    Ashes of the Singularity™ may fail to launch on some GPUs with 2GB Video Memory.




    Known Issues:
    Call of Duty : Black Ops III ‐ Flickering may be observed when running the game in DirectX® 11 mode and with AMD
    Crossfire™ enabled
    Batman™: Arkham Knight ‐ An application crash may be experienced at some game locations
    A black screen may be experienced on booting Windows® 10 on some systems with switchable graphics ‐ with AMD
    Radeon™ HD5000 series graphics cards, when connected to an HDMI monitor
    Elite: Dangerous ‐ poor performance may be experienced in SuperCruise mode

    AMD Issue Reporting Form
    This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.

    15.10 Beta Drivers


    Hello everyone,

    Click here to download the driver.


    Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 15.10 Beta Windows Driver


    Performance Optimizations
    Ashes of the Singularity™ ‐ DirectX® 12 Quality and Performance optimizations


    Resolved Issues:
    Video playback of MPEG2 video fails with a playback error/error code message
    A TDR error or crash is experienced when running the Unreal Engine 4 DirectX® benchmark
    Star Wars™: Battlefront is able to use high performance graphics when launched on mobile devices with switchable
    graphics
    Intermittent playback issues with Cyberlink PowerDVD when connecting to a 3D display with an HDMI™ cable
    Ashes of the Singularity™ ‐ A 'Driver has stopped responding' error may be experienced in DirectX® 12 mode
    Driver installation may halt on some configurations
    A TDR error may be experienced while toggling between minimized and maximized mode while viewing 4K YouTube



    Known Issues:
    Ashes of the Singularity™ may crash on some AMD 300 series GPUS
    Core clock fluctuations may be experienced when FreeSync™ and FRTC are both enabled on some AMD CrossFire™
    systems
    Ashes of the Singularity™ may fail to launch on some GPU's with 2GB Video Memory. AMD continues to work with
    Stardock to resolve the issue. In the meantime, deleting the game config file helps resolve the issue
    The secondary display adapter is missing in the Device Manager and the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center after installing
    the driver on a Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 system
    Elite: Dangerous ‐ poor performance may be experienced in SuperCruise mode
    GTA V crashes on some AMD Radeon™ R9 390X GPU's
    A black screen may be encountered on bootup on Windows® 10 systems. The system will ultimately continue to the
    Windows login screen


    NOTE:
    We are aware that a small number of users are experiencing crashes with GTA V on some AMD Radeon™ R9 390X GPU's. W


    AMD Issue Reporting Form
    This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.


    15.9.1 Beta Drivers


    Hello everyone,

    Click here to download the driver.

    Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 15.9 Beta Windows Driver


    Performance Optimizations
    Star Wars™: Battlefront Beta ‐ Performance and quality optimizations Fable Legends : Includes the latest DirectX® 12 optimizations for the Fable Legends: Benchmark.


    Resolved Issues:
    A video memory leak can occur when browser and other windows are resized
    Diablo 3 crashes in the Act 2 Desolate Sands area of the game
    The AMD Catalyst Control Center 'update' option fails to download the latest driver
    Dragon Age: Inquisition may crash if launched in Mantle mode
    The DirectX® Diagnostic tool does not report DirectX® 12 available on supported products
    World of Warships may crash on some AMD Radeon HD5000 and HD6000 series products
    Assassin's Creed® Unity may experience minor frame stutter when AMD CrossFire™ mode is enabled
    Anti Aliasing settings not being retained after changes are applied
    Some BENQ 144hz Freesync™ monitors may lose the signal while uninstalling the driver
    DiRT Rally™ crashes during gameplay and benchmarking when launched in DirectX® 11 mode on some BENQ 144HZ Freesync monitors


    Known Issues:
    GTA V crashes on some AMD Radeon R9 390X GPU's
    Star Wars: Battlefront Bata ‐ Flickering may be experience if AMD Crossfire is enabled
    Corruption may occur in DiRT Rally™ with CMAA enabled with Portrait SLS and AMD CrossFire™ mode enabled
    A black screen may be encountered on bootup on Windows 10 systems. The system will ultimately continue to the Windows login screen.
    Intermittent playback issues with Cyberlink PoweDVD when connecting to a 3D display with an HDMI cable
    A TDR error may be experienced while toggling between minimized and maximized mode while viewing 4K Youtube content
    Elite: Dangerous ‐ poor performance may be experienced in SuperCruise mode
    Final Fantasy XIV ‐ Heavensward may crash when run in DirectX 11® mode and borderless window mode
    Some applications may fail to launch on some Mobility platforms when launched in High Performance mode
    Windows 10 driver installation may halt on some systems with an AMD 990FX chipset and AMD CrossFire™ enabled
    Mad Max ‐ Color corruption is observed when Alt+Ctrl+Del is pressed followed by the Escape key


    AMD Issue Reporting Form
    This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.

    15.7.1Beta Drivers

    Hello everyone,

    Click here (www.amd.com/beta) to download the driver.

    Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 15.8 Beta Windows Driver

    This driver provides support for the Oculus 0.7 SDK on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. More information on the Oculus 0.7 SDK can be found at the following link on the Oculus Developer site:

    Performance Optimizations
    Batman™: Arkham Knight ‐ Performance and quality/stability updates Ashes of the Singularity ‐ Performance optimizations for DirectX® 12

    Resolved Issues:

    [424009] Adobe® Lightroom may crash if GPU rendering is enabled [423336] Mouse cursor coordinates may be swapped on some 3x1 Eyefinity configurations [421110] The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt ‐ Corruption may be observed when AA is enabled in AMD CrossFire™ mode [424127] The Firefox browser may crash while opening multiple tabs (2 or more) [425168] Anti Aliasing settings are not retained after Applying in the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center [425156] System hangs when launching Call of Duty® ‐ Modern Warfare 3 or Diablo™ III [424776] Metal Gear Solid® : Ground Zero may crash when launched [425421] Call Of Duty®: Black Ops III ‐ texture corruption observed when launched in DirectX® 11 mode [425452] Sword Coast Legends ‐ FRTC settings are not activated in the game [411945] Project CARS may experience corruption when AA is set to D2SM [425382] A green screen may be observed on some "Llano"/"Ontario" APU's when playing video under Windows 10 [424330] Watch Dogs™ may experience flickering / corruption after changing game resolution [425440] AMD HDMI® Audio is disabled after driver installation [423013] F1 2015™ may experience flickering during gameplay or in game benchmarking [422551] Call of Duty® ‐ Advanced Warfare may freeze randomly when run in Quad CrossFire mode [424168] Text corruption observed when using Windows 10 Mapp application [424222] System may hang when installing the driver on a Windows 10 system with 2 or more GPUs [424710] "Device being used by another application" error is displayed when attempting audio playback on Windows 7 systems

    Known Issues:
    [423924] Unable to create an Eyefinity SLS if one of the displays is a MST display device [423759] Unable to apply Fill mode in Eyefinity if 2560x1600 and 2560x1440 resolutions are used together [425484] DiRT Rally™ crashes during gameplay and benchmarking when launched in DirectX 11® mode on some BENQ 144HZ Freesync monitors [425496] Mad Max ‐ Color corruption is observed when Alt+Ctrl+Del is pressed followed by the Escape key [422806] Battlefield™ Hardline crashes on pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del while running in AMD Mantle mode [422674] Corruption may occur in DiRT Rally™ with CMAA enabled with Portrait SLS and AMD CrossFire™ mode enabled [425417] Windows 10 driver installation may halt on some systems with an AMD 990FX chipset and AMD CrossFire™ enabled As a temporary workaround, please uninstall the existing driver before installing the AMD Catalyst™ 15.8 Beta driver [425432] Some BENQ 144hz Freesync monitors may lose the signal while uninstalling the driver [425659] Assassin's Creed® Unity may experience minor frame stutter when AMD CrossFire™ mode is enabled

    AMD Issue Reporting Form
    This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.


    15.5 Beta Drivers

    Hello everyone,

    Click here (www.amd.com/beta) to download the driver.

    Highlights:

    Crossfire Profiles updates for:
    • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Performance Improvements for the following:
    • The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt: Up to 10% performance increase on single GPU Radeon R9 and R7 Series graphics products
    • Project Cars - Up to 17% performance increase on Radeon R9 and R7 Series graphics products

    Known Issues:
    • The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt: Crossfire users may experience poor performance or random flickering. As a workaround we suggest disabling Anti-Aliasing from the game’s video - post processing settings. If the issues persist further, we suggest disabling Crossfire while we continue to work with CD Projekt Red to resolve this issue.
    • Project CARS: Corruption may be observed if Anti-Aliasing is set to DS2M. As a workaround we suggest using a different Anti-Aliasing setting.


    Please refer to the Release Notes for more information.


    For instructions on how to uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, you may refer to the following support resources:

    How-To Uninstall AMD Catalyst™ Drivers From A Windows® Based System
    How-To Install AMD Catalyst™ Drivers For A Windows® Based System

    Please make sure to read the Known Issues sections to learn more about this version of the driver and use the Issue Reporting Form to report any bugs – Thank you!

    Optimizing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Performance on AMD Radeon™ Graphics

    Further to installing Catalyst 15.5 Beta, there are additional manual steps AMD Radeon™ customers can take to improve the performance of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Please refer to the following KB support page in order to ensure you get the best possible experience in The Witcher 3.


    15.4 Beta Drivers

    Hello,

    We know everyone’s been eagerly awaiting the launch of this game on PC, so have we – our latest AMD Catalyst driver is locked and loaded, ready for download to enable the best possible experience for Radeon users playing GTA V on the PC. We hope you have a ton of fun with it!

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    Click here to download the driver.

    Driver Highlights:

    New Crossfire Profiles for:
    Galactic Civilizations III
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
    Mortal Kombat X
    Sleeping Dogs : Definitive Edition


    Improved Crossfire Profiles updates for:
    Battlefield Hardline
    Dying Light
    Far Cry 4
    Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
    Sniper Elite V3


    For instructions on how to uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, you may refer to the following support resources:

    How-To Uninstall AMD Catalyst™ Drivers From A Windows® Based System
    How-To Install AMD Catalyst™ Drivers For A Windows® Based System

    Please make sure to read the Feature Highlights and the Known Issues sections to learn more about this version of the driver and use the Issue Reporting Form to report any bugs – Thank you!


    Resolved Issues:
    Battlefield 4: A memory leak may be experienced on certain AMD Radeon GPU's
    Battlefield Hardline: The game may crash on first launch when in High Performance Mode
    Battlefield Hardline: The game may crash on launch on certain AMD graphics products
    Far Cry 4: Stuttering may be experienced with custom settings when run in AMD Crossfire mode
    Far Cry 4: Screen tearing may be experienced even after enabling vsync

    Known Issues:
    Far Cry 4 : A game crash may be experienced when switching between windowed and full screen mode
    Far Cry 4 : Flickering may be experienced in the in-game cinematics when launched in landscape SLS mode
    Youtube : Random block corruption may be experience with simultaneous 1080p video streams
    Youtube : Microsoft Internet Explorer may crash if exited while Youtube sessions are ongoing
    Battlefield Hardline: Corruption / stutter may be experienced while changing resolution with vsync enabled
    Battlefield Hardline: Broken glass may flicker during gameplay
    Monitors may switch off when changing orientation from portrait SLS to landscape SLS
    Metal Gear Solid V - Ground Zeroes : The game may crash when run at lower resolutions in windowed mode
    Sleeping Dogs - Definitive Edition : The game may not run on certain Kaveri platforms when High Performance mode is enabled
    A manual installation (via inf) may fail on certain R9 295X2 configurations

    AMD is currently working with Techland to resolve the following issue
    Distant objects may flicker in Dying Light when AA is enabled in AMD Crossfire mode. As a workaround, users may disable AMD Crossfire mode if this issue is impacting their game experience.

    AMD is currently working with NetherRealm Studios to resolve the following issue
    Flickering is sometimes observed on a small number of surfaces in Mortal Combat X when using AMD Crossfire. As a work around, users may disable AMD Crossfire mode if this issue is impacting their game experience.

    15.3 Beta Drivers

    15.3 Beta Drivers

    Hello everyone,

    Click here to download the driver.

    Driver Highlights:

    AMD Freesync™ Support for single GPU product configurations:

    AMD Freesync technology support is now available for single GPU configurations. For more information on how Freesync works, FAQ's and what products are currently supported, please visit the Freesync Technology Page.

    Please refer to the screenshot below for how to enable FreeSync within Catalyst Control Center.


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    Mixed Rotation Eyefinity now available on Radeon™ R9 285 series
    AMD Radeon™ R9 285 now supports Mixed Rotation Eyefinity for "0" and "90" degrees rotations

    More information is available at the following link.

    In addition this release includes new Crossfire profiles for:

    Battlefield Hardline
    Evolve
    Far Cry 4
    Lords of the Fallen
    Project Cars
    Total War: Attila


    Furthermore, this release includes improved Crossfire profiles for:

    Alien Isolation
    Assassin's Creed Unity
    Civilization - Beyond Earth
    FIFA 2015
    Grid Autosport
    Ryse: Son of Rome
    Talos Principle
    The Crew



    For instructions on how to uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, you may refer to the following support resources:

    How-To Uninstall AMD Catalyst™ Drivers From A Windows® Based System
    How-To Install AMD Catalyst™ Drivers For A Windows® Based System

    Please make sure to read the Feature Highlights and the Known Issues sections to learn more about this version of the driver and use the Issue Reporting Form to report any bugs – Thank you!


    Resolved Issues:
    Screens may blank out when enabling a 3x1 SLS with 3 HDMI monitors
    Leadwerks : Project Manager crashes with a "Pure Virtual Function Call" error
    Second Life : Rigged mesh objects are not rendered correctly when hardware skinning is enabled in the in game settings
    Star Trek Online : Block corruption is experienced when MSAA is enabled in the in game settings
    System hangs/BSOD upon resuming from S3/S4 sleep on AMD Radeon™ R9 285 configured in AMD CrossFire™ mode
    With AMD CrossFire™ enabled, Timeout Detection Recovery (TDR) occurs during actual gameplay when YouTube Mix moves to the next song in Firefox
    Screen tearing on enabling VSync with Alien: Isolation game
    Catalyst Control Center Video Quality settings may not be available or retained if the "Enforce Smooth Video Playback" option is not selected on some AMD HD series GPU's.
    Primary display may not be retained after disabling Crossfire while in Eyefinity mode
    Enabling or disabling Crossfire may lead to one side of the 4K MST display being shown as black
    Minor stuttering may be seen in Dragon Age Inquisition on Single and Multi GPU configurations​
    Total War : Attilla - The game may hang during in game cinematics on certain Kaveri platforms with a separate discrete GPU
    The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim : Fog / Clouds may flicker on Radeon HD 5800 series products


    Important Note:
    The AMD CrossFire™ profile for Dying Light is currently disabled in this driver while AMD works with Techland to investigate an issue where AMD CrossFire configurations are not performing as intended. An update is expected on this issue in the near future through an updated game patch or an AMD driver posting.


    Known Issues:
    Lord of Fallen : Flickering may be observed during gameplay on some 3D monitors
    FIFA 2015 : On a limited number of AMD APU + AMD GPU configurations a crash may be experienced if the "No Limit on FPS" game option is enabled
    Dragon Age inquisition : Random game crashes may be experienced in Mantle mode
    The Catalyst Control Center may hang when using the 'Check for Updates" option
    Battlefield 4 : Screen tearing / Stutter may be experienced in Three way Crossfire setup in Eyefinity mode
    A black screen may be experienced when attempting to enable Eyefinity after changing the display mode (Portrait, Landscape)
    Pull down detection fails to lock in Metro Video playback applications
    A system restart or hang may be observed on sleep/resume while transcoding video with Media Espresso
    Battlefield Hardline : Changing resolution from low to high and enabling Vsync may result in intermittent corruption and stutter. Restarting the game is a temporary solution to the problem
    Some 5K displays may experience flickering on some AMD E-Series APU's
    Frame drops may be experienced with Blu-Ray playback on certain AMD Kaveri APU's when connected to 5K displays
    Total War: Attila - The game may randomly restart when first launched
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Intermittent flickering may be observed when accessing the in game menu
    Battlefield Hardline: The game may crash when launched on R9 285 series products with Crossfire and Mantle enabled
    Battlefield Hardline: The game may crash on first launch when in High Performance mode
    Freesync does not work after hotplugging the display with Windows Aero (DWM) off
    A temporary workaround is to toggle Windows Aero on/off or by restarting Windows
    Freesync is not enabled in Diablo III unless Vsync is enabled in the game
    A temporary workaround is to enable Vsync in the game


    14.1.2 Beta Drivers

    Beta Drivers

    14.11.2 Beta

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    Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 14.9.2 Windows® Beta Driver Performance Improvements

    Resolved Issues

    Known Issues

    Driver Download
    http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDCatalyst14-11-2-BetaWINReleaseNotes.aspx
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015
  3. LtMatt

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    AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.1 Driver

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    Hello everyone,


    Click here to download the driver.


    Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.1 Highlights

    Support for:
    Quantum Break™
    Upto 35% faster performance using Quantum Break™ on Radeon™ R9 Fury X than with Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 16.3.2(1).
    Oculus Rift™
    HTC Vive™


    Resolved Issues
    Frame rate capping issues experienced in some DirectX®12 applications is resolved.
    Hitman™ may experience flickering when played in DirectX® 11 mode using high game shadow settings.


    Known Issues
    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"
    Need For Speed™ may experience poor scaling or flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode. As a work around users can disable the profile through the Radeon™ Settings game manager.
    The Division™ may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode.
    Power efficiency toggle in Radeon™ Settings is showing up for some unsupported products.
    XCOM2™ users may experience an application crash when using AMD Crossfire™ mode. As a work around please disable AMD Crossfire™ for the games profile in the Radeon™ Settings Gaming tab.
    Some DX9 applications cannot disable AMD Crossfire™ mode through Radeon™ Settings.
    A small subset of AMD Radeon™ R9 380 users may be experiencing slower than expected fan speeds. A work around is to raise your fan speeds through AMD Overdrive in Radeon™ Settings manually to a desired amount.
    HDMI Scaling options may not be available in Radeon™ Settings on some system configurations.


    AMD Issue Reporting Form
    This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.



    AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3.2 Driver

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    Hello everyone,

    Click here to download the driver.



    Support for
    Oculus Rift™ SDK v1.3
    AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo

    Updated Crossfire Profiles available for
    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture™
    Hitman™ in DirectX®11



    For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Drivers, please refer to the following support resources:

    How-To Uninstall AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Drivers from a Windows® Based System
    How-To Install AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Drivers on a Windows® Based System



    Resolved Issues:
    Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive fails to stretch on non-native display aspect ratios. As part of the new Display Scaling per game feature, users can set “GPU Scaling” to “On” and “Scaling Mode” to “Full Panel” in the Display options tab in Radeon™ Settings as well as setting “Display Scaling” to “Full Panel” in their CSGO gaming profile under the “Gaming, Profile Options” tabs for this to take effect.
    AMD Radeon™ Fury Series may experience corruption on desktop when system is idle for an extended period of time.
    FFXIV can experience black screen or experience an application hang.
    XCOM2™ may experience minor stutter while the camera is panning around a scene.
    Radeon™ Settings check for software update may not display the latest available driver.



    Known Issues:
    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"
    Need For Speed™ may experience poor scaling or flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode. As a work around users can disable the profile through the Radeon™ Settings game manager.
    The Division™ may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode.
    Power efficiency toggle in Radeon™ Settings is showing up for some unsupported products.
    DOTA2™ may experience game menu flickering when entering full screen mode with AMD Crossfire™ enabled.
    League of Legends® may experience some graphical corruption on characters death animation in AMD Crossfire™ mode.
    XCOM2™ users may experience an application crash when using AMD Crossfire™ mode. As a work around please disable AMD Crossfire™ for the games profile in the Radeon™ Settings Gaming tab.
    Hitman™ may experience flickering when played in DirectX™ 11 mode. As a work around users are recommended to set the game to DirectX™ 12 mode in the games launcher.



    AMD Issue Reporting Form:
    This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.


    AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1 Driver

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    Hello everyone,

    Click here to download the driver.


    Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2 Highlights


    • AMD has partnered with Stardock in association with Oxide to bring gamers Ashes of the Singularity – Benchmark 2.0 the first benchmark to release with DirectX® 12 benchmarking capabilities such as Asynchronous Compute, multi-GPU and multi-threaded command buffer Re-ordering. Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2 is optimized to support this exciting new release.

    • The SteamVR Performance Test: we are pleased to report that our Radeon R9 390, Nano, and Fury series GPUs are all able to achieve ‘VR Recommended’ status, the highest achievable level of experience possible. In addition to that, our affinity multi-GPU feature is already showing significant performance uplift over a single GPU on Radeon cards in the aforementioned benchmark.

    Performance and quality improvements for
    Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Ashes of the Singularity – Benchmark 2.0


    Crossfire Profiles available for
    Far Cry Primal
    The Division
    XCOM 2


    For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Drivers, please refer to the following support resources:

    How-To Uninstall AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Drivers from a Windows® Based System
    How-To Install AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Drivers on a Windows® Based System



    Resolved Issues:
    Far Cry 4 - Stuttering may be observed when launching the game with AMD Freesync™ and AMD Crossfire™ enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable either feature
    World of Warcraft runs extremely slowly in quad crossfire at high resolutions
    Fallout 4 - Screen tearing in systems with both AMD Freesync™ and AMD Crossfire™ enabled if game is left idle for a short period of time
    Fallout 4 - Flickering may be experienced at various game locations with the v1.3 game update and with AMD Crossfire™ enabled
    Fallout 4 - Foliage/water may ripple/stutter when game is launched in High/Ultra settings mode
    Fallout 4 - Thumbnails may flicker or disappear while scrolling the Perk levels page
    Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Flickering may be experienced at various game locations when the game is left idle in AMD Crossfire™ mode under Windows 7
    Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Lara Croft’s hair may flicker in some locations is the Esc key is pressed
    Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Game may intermittently crash or hang when launched with very high settings and AA is set to SMAA at 4K resolution
    Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Corruption can be observed at some locations during gameplay
    Rise of Tomb Raider™ - A TDR error may be observed with some AMD Radeon 300 Series products after launching the "Geothermal Valley" mission
    A black screen/TDR error may be encountered when booting a when booting a system with Intel + AMD graphics and an HDMI monitor connected
    Radeon Settings may sometimes fails to launch with a “Context Creation Error” message
    FRTC options are displayed on some unsupported laptop configurations with Intel CPU’s and AMD GPU’s
    Choppy gameplay may be experienced when both AMD Freesync™ and AMD Crossfire™ are both enabled
    Display corruption may be observed after keeping system idle for some time
    The AMD Overdrive™ memory clock slider does not show original clock values if memory speeds are overclocked



    Known Issues:
    Core clocks may not maintain sustained clock speeds resulting in choppy performance and or screen corruption
    A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay"
    Star Wars™: Battlefront - Corrupted ground textures may be observed in the Survival of Hoth mission
    Cannot enable AMD Crossfire with some dual GPU AMD Radeon HD 59xx and HD 79xx series products
    Fallout 4 - In game stutter may be experienced if the game is launched with AMD Crossfire enabled
    XCOM 2 - Flickering textures may be experienced at various game locations
    Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - The game may randomly crash on launch if Tessellation is enabled



    AMD Issue Reporting Form:
    This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.



    AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1.1 Hotfix

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    Hello everyone,

    Click here to download the driver.


    Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 16.1.1 Beta Windows Driver

    • Performance/Quality improvements and an AMD Crossfire™ profile is available for Rise of the Tomb Raider™
    • An AMD Crossfire™ profile is available for Fallout 4


    For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Drivers, please refer to the following support resources:

    How-To Uninstall AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Drivers from a Windows® Based System
    How-To Install AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Drivers on a Windows® Based System



    Resolved Issues:
    Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Building textures may be missing on some AMD Freesync™ displays with VSync enabled
    Display corruption may occur on systems with multiple display systems when they have been left idle for some time
    Mordheim: City of the Damned – some loading screens may be very dark
    Star Wars™: Battlefront – The sky rendering may be corrupted in some situations
    Radeon Settings – AMD OverDrive™ Power setting changes on the secondary GPU are not immediately displayed. This is seen only on dual GPU graphics cards, such as the AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 and Radeon™ R9 295x2
    Radeon Settings - AMD OverDrive™ clock gauge needles for the secondary GPU may be in wrong position when the system is idle and the secondary GPU is inactive
    Some games may experience brightness flickering with AMD FreeSync™ enabled
    AMD Radeon Additional Settings window will close if the help button is pressed on Japanese/Korean language setups
    Corruption seen in video playback for M2TS format files via Windows® 10 Movie & TV application
    Flickering textures experienced in Dota 2 when accessing the "Heroes" menu
    Battlefield Hardline – A crash may occur when changing graphics settings from "Ultra" to "High" during gameplay
    The screen may turn dark and colors may be corrupted after installing the driver on some AMD Crossfire™ setups
    Custom game profiles are reset to defaults after system is restarted
    HDMI audio lost when monitor enters sleep mode and are woken up
    Black line corruption seen all along the edges of characters and menus in Game of Thrones™



    Known Issues:
    Fallout 4 - Flickering may be experienced at various game locations with the v1.3 game update and with AMD Crossfire™ enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable AMD Crossfire™.
    Far Cry 4 – Stuttering may be observed when launching the game with AMD Freesync™ and AMD Crossfire™ enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable either feature
    Flickering may be observed while task switching with AMD Freesync™ enabled
    Star Wars™: Battlefront - Some users may experience minor flickering or corruption at different game location or while viewing the in-game cinematics
    A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay"
    Star Wars™: Battlefront – Corrupted ground textures may be observed in the Survival of Hoth mission
    Game stuttering may be experienced when running two AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 graphics cards in AMD CrossFire™ mode
    Assassin's Creed Syndicate – Corruption may be experienced if game is launched with AMD Freesync™ enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable AMD Freesync™
    Fallout 4 – Foliage/water may ripple/stutter when game is launched in High/Ultra settings mode
    Clock speeds may be seen to fluctuate during gaming on some AMD R9 Fury series products leading to poor performance and/or screen corruption
    Just Cause 3 – Frame rates may be forced below 60 fps when VSync is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable VSync for this game.
    The AMD Overdrive™ memory clock slider does not show original clock values if memory speeds are overclocked
    Fallout 4 –Thumbnails may flicker or disappear while scrolling the Perk levels page
    Rise of the Tomb Raider™ – Game may intermittently crash or hang when launched with very high settings and AA is set to SMAA at 4K resolution
    Rise of the Tomb Raider™ – Flickering may be experienced at various game locations when the game is left idle in AMD Crossfire™ mode under Windows 7. A temporary workaround is to restart the game or disable AMD Crossfire™
    Star Wars™: Battlefront - Flickering seen on the textured bar on battle/tutorial loading screen



    AMD Issue Reporting Form:
    This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form



    Highlights of AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver


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    Hello everyone,


    Click here to download the driver.


    For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Drivers, please refer to the following support resources:



    Resolved Issues:
    Elite: Dangerous - Poor performance may be experienced in Supercruise mode under Windows® 10
    Fallout 4 – The compass flickers during gameplay on AMD Radeon™ R9 290 and AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2
    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
    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
    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 3x1 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 4x1 or 2x1 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 3x1 AMD Eyefinity™ setup
    Marginally increased power consumption may be observed during video playback



    Known Issues:
    StarCraft II: Flickering may be observed in the 'Episode 3' campaign
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - Flickering or poor performance may be experienced when running in AMD Crossfire™ mode
    Call of Duty Online - The game may crash if the Print Screen key is pressed on a 4K monitor
    A system restart may be experience when waking the system from sleep mode on some systems with Intel processors
    Star Wars™: Battlefront - Texture corruption may be experienced if the game "Field of View" setting is > 100
    Star Wars™: Battlefront - Some users may experience minor flickering or corruption at different game location or while viewing the in-game cinematics
    Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Building textures may be missing on some AMD Freesync™ displays with VSync enabled
    Assassin's Creed Syndicate - The game may crash if the Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay" is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay"
    Total War™: Rome II - Choppy gameplay may be experienced
    Gaming Evolved client does not initiate when launching Metro Last Light if AMD CrossFire™ is enabled
    Far Cry 4 – A crash may occur after performing (ALT + Enter) to switch between windowed/full screen modes with the AMD Gaming Evolved “Video Capture” feature turned on
    Talos Principle - A crash may occur while changing Gaming Evolved Video settings or pressing ALT + Enter when "In Game Overlay" is enabled
    Mad Max – Low FPS performance may be experienced in game when AMD FreeSync™ and AMD CrossFire™ are enabled
    Battlefield Hardline – A crash may occur when changing graphics settings from "Ultra" to "High" during gameplay
    Some games may experience brightness flickering with AMD FreeSync™ enabled
    Radeon Settings - AMD OverDrive™ clock gauge needles for the secondary GPU may be in wrong position when the system is idle and the secondary GPU is inactive
    Radeon Settings – AMD OverDrive™ Power setting changes on the secondary GPU are not immediately displayed. This is seen only on dual GPU graphics cards, such as the AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 and Radeon R9 295x2
    Game stuttering may be experienced when running two AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 graphics cards in AMD CrossFire™ mode
    Display corruption may occur on multiple display systems when it has been running idle for some time
    Star Wars™: Battlefront – Corrupted ground textures may be observed in the Survival of Hoth mission
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Flickering may be observed is task switching is used during gameplay
    Assassin's Creed Syndicate – Building textures are missing and game objects stutter if VSync is enabled in Quad AMD Crossfire configurations



    AMD Issue Reporting Form:
    This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.



    AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 for Non GCN Products Release Notes

    These drivers are for legacy products and update the package to 16.1 to incorporate all the latest fixes. Essentially, everything prior to GCN architecture.

    Full release notes and download link here.

    AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility ​
    AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 - 8400 Series
    ​AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series ​AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 - 7600 Series

    AMD All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7600A Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ HD 6600A Series Graphics
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7450A Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ HD 6350A Series Graphic

    AMD APU Product Family Compatibility​

    AMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series Graphics
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series Graphics
    AMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series Graphics

    AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility

    AMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ HD 5000M Graphics



    15.4.1 HotFix FreeSync Driver

    AMD Catalyst™ 15.4.1 Beta for Windows® - AMD FreeSync™ technology updates

    This release enables optimisations and fixes for some AMD FreeSync™ technology capable products and displays while retaining all previous updates from the AMD Catalyst™ 15.4 Beta driver.

    For more information on AMD FreeSync™ technology, supported products and displays, please visit the official AMD FreeSync™ technology page located here.

    For more information on the AMD Catalyst™ 15.4 Beta optimizations included in this release please visit the AMD Catalyst™ 15.4 Beta release notes located here.

    The AMD Catalyst™ 15.4.1 Beta Driver can be downloaded from the following link:

    AMD Catalyst 15.4.1 Beta Driver for Windows 7 & 8.1 32/64 bit

    AMD Issue Reporting Form
    This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.

    14.12 Omega Hotfix Driver

    Driver Download
    http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/GPU-5001.aspx
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2016
  4. LtMatt

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    Guides


    How To Make Sure CrossFireX Is Working Properly?

    One of the questions i often see asked is, "How do i know if CrossFireX is working correctly?" Well i have written a basic and advanced guide that will show you two different ways to check that your CrossFireX setup is working correctly.

    The first (simple) method will allow you to get a visual notification in the form of an AMD CrossFireX logo every time a game starts and a CrossFireX profile is loaded. A quick and easy way to make sure that CrossFireX is working when you load a game.

    The second (advanced) method requires you to install a third party application called MSI Afterburner. This will allow to to monitor how your gpu's are performing down to the finest detail. Great for the enthusiast or someone that likes to keep a pulse on what his Radeon cards are doing at all times.

    I recommend using the latest WHQL driver from the AMD website. CrossFireX users should always use the most recent drivers to keep their CrossFireX profiles up to date.


    Basic Method - Quick Way To Check If CrossFireX Is Working


    Open Catalyst Control Center. Click preferences in the top right hand corner and make sure Advanced view is selected.

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    Crossfire should be enabled by default after installing the driver, assuming you've installed the cards correctly and secured the relevant power connections. But lets just double check to make sure that's the case.

    Open the performance tab on the left. Click AMD CrossFireX. Ensure that Enable CrossfireX is selected.

    Note only Windows 8/8.1 users will see the option below that.

    The option to enable/disable crossfire is not present for 7990/295x2 users. Should these users wish to disable CrossFireX for a specific game you need to create a profile within 3d applications, select the game exe, add it, then disable CrossFireX and click apply.

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    Next we need to make sure frame pacing is enabled. Again this should be on by default, but just double check. Go to the gaming, then 3d applications on the left. Click X in the top right hand corner to close CCC to the taskbar.


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    Right Click the CCC icon ([​IMG]) in your taskbar. Go to 1.AMD Radeon >> Show CrossFireX Logo. Tick that like in the picture below.

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    Now whenever a 3D Application loads, if CrossFireX is working and has applied a CrossFireX profile then you will see a small CrossFireX logo in the top right hand corner whenever a game or 3D application loads that has a CrossFireX profile.

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    Advanced Method - Will Allow You To Better Monitor GPU Performance

    The advanced method to monitoring CrossFireX usage and general gpu performance allows you to access more precise information about how CrossFireX is performing. That is done using MSI Afterburners On Screen Display software called RivaTuner. This will enable you to monitor via a graph on the screen how each gpu is performing while you game. You can monitor its temperature, how much gpu usage it's receiving, (in other words - how hard it's working) as well as things like core clock speed and video memor usage. It's very handy and i recommend it to all 'advanced' CrossFireX users who wish to get every last drop of performance from their setup.

    First of all you will need to download the latest version of MSI Afterburner from Guru3D, which at the time of writing is 4.0.0.

    Download Link
    http://www.guru3d.com/files-get/msi-afterburner-beta-download,26.html

    Once you've downloaded it and installed afterburner and rivatuner, run it and follow the prompt to restart your pc.

    When you're back in Windows open up afterburner and go to settings. I highly recommend you copy the settings i use below, click ok then restart your pc again.

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    Key Settings Explained

    Disable ULPS is a handy power saving tool that shuts off your second gpu completely when the pc is idle or not under heavy load. It's not absolutely essential to disable this, but it can improve performance a little bit to disable it so typically i recommend disabling it.

    Enable unified gpu usage monitoring should be ticked to provide more accurate gpu usage readings. As we want to monitor gpu usage to see how CrossFireX is working, this is essential.


    Setting Up RivaTuner


    Go to the monitoring tab. Change hardware polling period to 2000. That means the overlay will update once every two seconds. Settings this refresh too low can degrade performance on lower end systems so use with caution. I'd recommend no lower than a setting of 1000.

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    Now we need to set up the on screen display itself to show the desired information while we game.

    Tick and activate each of the hardware monitoring graphs under this section. Put a tick in GPU 1 Temp, then go down to show in on screen display and put a tick there. Then go to override group name and put a tick in there. Name it GPU1. Now do the same for GPU 2 Temp and name is GPU 2. When you get down to override group name make sure you put in GPU2 and not GPU1. You want them on separate lines on the overlay to keep things clear.

    GPU1
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    GPU2
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    I recommend you set up the following for all gpus. Make sure you tick override group name and keep naming the relevant part GPU1 and GPU2 etc. You want all GPU1 info on one line and GPU2 info on the next line below it.

    GPU1 TEMP
    GPU2 TEMP
    GPU1 USAGE
    GPU2 USAGE
    GPU1 CORE CLOCK
    GPU2 CORE CLOCK
    GPU1 MEMORY CLOCK
    GPU2 MEMORY CLOCK

    You can also monitor other things like fps, video ram usage, cpu temperature and usage etc. These can be handy to monitor as well, so if that interests you then setup overlays for those as well. Just remember to put them on a different line to keep things organized and tidy.

    Note under Framerate and Frametime you're not able to select override group name. So all you do is tick show in on screen display, like so.

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    If you do decide to monitor video memory, system memory and pagefile usage then i suggest you use override group name on all of them, and have the name as MEMORY or MEM in capitals. If you use the same override group name on all of them it will position them on the same line on screen.

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    As above, you can add cpu temperature and cpu usage (per core/thread - similar to gpu usage) to the on screen display as well if you want. Just follow the same instructions as above to add those.

    Now we need to tweak the overlay so we can see it easily while running 3D applications. It needs to stand out so we can easily read it while fragging. For this we need to open RivaTuner [​IMG] which will be in your taskbar somewhere near the MSI afterburner icon.

    With RivaTuner open, go to 'on screen display shadow' and change it to on.

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    Next we need to change the colour of the text so it stands out well against backgrounds. To do that click the purple on screen display palette. Select white as the primary colour and black as the secondary colour. You can select whichever colour you choose, but i think white and black stands out best on any colour background in my opinion.

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    Once all that is done and you're happy it's time to play some games and check out that overlay. Pay special attention to the 'GPU Usage', look out for the percentage sign that is displayed. This will tell how much each of your gpu's is being used. Ideally you will want to see this on or around 99% on both gpu's. This will mean each gpu is working to 99% of it's maximum capability.

    Here is what the overlay should look like in game.

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    Here's what you should be looking out for in games. Both gpu's showing at 90-99% gpu usage with crossfire running. The GPU usage is on the top line, after the gpu temperature. Below that i have cpu temperature and cpu usage.

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    Frequently Asked Questions


    You can set up a toggle key to enable and disable the on screen display overlay at the press of a keystroke, should you find it irritating while gaming. To set this up do the following. Choose a toggle key from the monitoring tab in settings to turn the on screen display overlay on or off. I use F8. Press that while gaming and the overlay will vanish. Press it again to bring it back. Very handy if you plan to take screenshots while gaming.

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    Gpu usage can and will fluctuate depending on many things, so don't worry. As long as performance is good and fps are high, i wouldn't worry about it. However low gpu usage coupled with poor performance can sometimes indicate one of the following.

    1. You're using vsync or an fps limit. This is stopping the gpu from working to its full capacity as it can provide the number of frames required without working at maximum (99%) capacity. As long as performance is good and smooth, don't worry about low gpu usage here.

    2. There could be a cpu bottleneck in place. This occurs when your cpu is unable to provide enough grunt (fps) for the gpu's to work at their maximum capacity, 99%. The only way to fix this is to overclock the cpu or upgrade the cpu. Faster system memory can also help, but less so than the cpu.

    3. The bottleneck could be a limitation of the game engine or the API (DirectX) itself. Overclocking the cpu can sometimes help with this and can sometimes improve fps and get cpu/gpu usage up a bit further. Otherwise the only option may be to lower details a bit and see if you can improve performance at lower settings.


    Currently under DirectX/OpenGL CrossfireX will only work if the 3D application or game is running in Full Screen Mode. Please check the video options and ensure that you're running in Full Screen Mode and not Borderless Mode or Windowed Mode.

    If you're using the Mantle API then CrossfireX will work in Borderless Mode or Windowed Mode. It should be noted that although Crossfire will work under Mantle in Borderless or Windowed Mode, to get the best possible performance i recommend running in Full Screen Mode.


    PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AMD PRODUCT WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER DAMAGES CAUSED BY RUNNING COMPONENTS OUTSIDE OF SPECIFICATION INCLUDING DAMAGES CAUSED BY OVERCLOCKING. (EVEN WHEN OVERCLOCKING IS ENABLED WITH THE AMD OVERDRIVE UTILITY)

    ALL ADVICE PROVIDED HERE IS FOLLOWED AT YOUR OWN RISK, AMD CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY FOLLOWING THESE GUIDELINES.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2014
  5. LtMatt

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  6. ~Mike~

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    Good job Matt. :)

    How about adding FAQ as well?
     
  7. pgi947

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    Good stuff Matt, well laid out :)
     
  8. LtMatt

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    Thanks chaps. Still a work in progress and i will continue updating and adding to it over the coming days.
     
  9. tommybhoy

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    Some useful info/tweaks in the Mantle thread too.

    Nice one AMDMatt.
     
  10. shankly1985

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    Great work matt..
     
  11. Kaapstad

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    Nice thread Matt.:)
     
  12. snips86x

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    WOW - what a great thread and thanks for all the details.

    Can you enlighten me regarding a fix for keeping the core clocks at max while gaming? Has this been implemented into the Omega drivers meaning I no longer need to use Radeon Pro?
     
  13. shankly1985

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    I never had any issues keeping my core clocks running at the setting.. Least that's what afterburner is reporting.

    This only effect overclocking?
     
  14. russell664

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    Yay new thread, just what the doctor ordered. Great job with the thread Matt!
     
  15. snips86x

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    No as I'm not overclocked!

    Most of my games will crash if the core clock fluctuates. I have to use Radeon Pro with a profile for the game to stop them changing. Once they're at max, the game runs like a dream!
     
  16. shankly1985

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    Strange one.. Am not sure what's happening there then but you shouldn't need to have another program to keep the core clock running at its max.. And definitely not while stock..

    You sure they nothing running in background conflicting with the GPU?
     
  17. snips86x

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    Nothing else conflicting mate!

    This is the 2nd 290 which has been causing me an issue and Matt still thinks its fine and a driver issue - hence my above post!

    It started on CSS and just spread. COH2, BF3/4 and will deff be my last AMD card unless they can prove its worth the investment. :( Shame as they're not bad when they work!
     
  18. shankly1985

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    What is your stock core clock? Mine is 977/1250.. Mine will stay at this at all times when a game is running.
    I see you running a reference? Maybe things are different with them? Can't see it though.
     
  19. snips86x

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    yeah, reference and its running 950/1250 IIRC!
     
  20. Kaapstad

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