Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.3 serves up the bugfixes

— 9:14 AM on July 29, 2016

AMD's driver team has been busy lately. A little over two weeks since the July 12 release of Radeon Software 16.7.2, AMD has published a new driver release, predictably numbered 16.7.3. The new release appears to be primarily a bugfix release, as the release notes list fixes for thirteen specific issues.

Big-ticket items fixed this time around include Radeon Wattman retaining failed overclock settings, graphical corruption in Hitman's DX12 mode, and display flickering under Freesync on the Radeon RX 480. Radeon Settings should show the correct Vulkan version now, and Dota 2 should now display shadows correctly in Vulkan mode. "Advanced Blending" in DiRT Rally should work now, and Dragon Age: Inquisition should no longer crash when changing settings in Mantle mode.

In more niche fixes, both Crossfire and Eyefinity got some love. Overwatch should no longer crash on Crossfire rigs, and flickering in Need for Speed and Rise of the Tomb Raider should be resolved. Meanwhile, this driver should fix texture gaps in Doom on three-display Eyefinity setups. Finally, task switching with two cloned displays during exclusive fullscreen mode shouldn't cause flickering on the extended display, which should please projector gamers.

The driver isn't entirely bug fixes, though; AMD says Rise of the Tomb Raider performance is up by 10% versus the previous driver on the Radeon RX 480. That game's performance on AMD hardware has trailed GeForces, so it's good to see the company focusing its efforts there. The list of known issues has expanded too, although whether these are new or simply newly-enumerated issues isn't clear. Check out that list at the release notes, or grab the latest driver at AMD's download page.

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