Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.2 gets WHQL certification

— 1:56 PM on July 20, 2016

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.2, AMD's most recent graphics driver, gained WHQL certification today. This driver actually released on July 12 and was marked as a beta at that time, but today the release notes (if not the download page) have been updated with the new certification. This is AMD's first WHQL-certified driver since version 16.3.2 in March.

Not much has changed in this driver since version 16.7.1, although AMD moved the "compatibility mode" toggle for the RX 480 into the Global Settings menu to make it more obvious. The previous version also had a bug where Compatibility Mode would remain set even if the user chose to "Restore Factory Defaults" in the Crimson software. That bug is fixed in this release.

Aside from that, the second verse of 16.7 is pretty much the same as the first. The new driver supports all GCN-based Radeons (HD 7000 series and up) on 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and later. Check out the release notes, or pick up the new driver from AMD's download page.

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