Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2 is Doom-ready

— 9:25 AM on May 12, 2016

AMD is keeping up the pace of its driver releases with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2. The highlight of the release is support for Doom and a new Battleborn AMD Crossfire profile. Additionally, AMD has addressed a variety of bugs in the Radeon Settings software and fixed graphical issues in Hitman, League of Legends and Star Wars: Battlefront.

AMD fixed a number of other issues in this release, as well. The biggest change is that the Radeon Settings should no longer recommend a downgrade to an older driver revision when using the new driver notification feature. The "restore factory defaults" option in Radeon Settings will now properly reset the "Display" tab. The Radeon Settings software better supports Windows DPI scaling, now, too. The utility's menus will no longer be cut-off in windowed mode when DPI scaling is applied.

The company still has some rough edges to polish, too. The Radeon Settings' Additional Settings may be unavailable when upgrading from the user's current Windows update driver and the installer may hang if it is re-run after a reboot—annoying bugs that we're sure will get squashed in time. Other issues are more serious-sounding. AMD's Gaming Evolved overlay may still cause games to fail to launch or crash, and the only workaround is to disable it. Quad-Crossfire configs may get stuck in a disabled state when toggling the option in the global AMD Crossfire "Gaming" tab.

Some other minor issues remain, as well. Origin and Uplay applications may ignore the AMD Crossfire mode settings in Radeon Software. Another hit-or-miss feature is Frame Rate Target Control, which may not work with an unspecified list of games. A variety of flickering or stuttering issues still plague games that use AMD Crossfire and/or AMD FreeSync, like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfware, Fallout 4, and Forza Motorsport 6: Apex.

Radeon owners can download the appropriate version of this driver for their operating system and graphics card on this page.

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