Radeon Software 16.6.2 is ready for the Radeon RX 480

In the unlikely event you're the new owner of a Radeon RX 480, AMD has a fresh batch of drivers for you. Radeon Software 16.6.2 adds support for the new card. It's also the first release of Radeon Software with AMD's new WattMan utility on board, a replacement for the older OverDrive overclocking and system monitoring suite.

WattMan uses the same updated interface as the rest of Radeon Settings. It lets overclockers tweak seven separate voltage/frequency states for Polaris GPUs, along with memory, fan speed, and temperature parameters. A histogram-style monitoring interface tracks the values of these parameters over time. WattMan also lets users create per-application overclocking profiles, should one game fail to run using settings that let another perform just fine.

Along with WattMan, these drivers add a Crossfire profile for World of Tanks, plus a Crossfire toggle that lets users enable or disable their multi-GPU setups with one click. Folks with HDMI displays can now scale the output for those displays directly from Radeon Settings. These new drivers also let users adjust display color temperature from within the utility, too.

For all the details, check out AMD's release notes. Radeon owners can download the appropriate driver version for their particular operating system from AMD's support page.

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    • Growler
    • 3 years ago

    At first glance, that seems like a lot of work. Did their driver guy develop a meth habit? 😀

    • Dposcorp
    • 3 years ago

    @Jeff Kampman

    Can we get some info about some rx480 cards drawing too much power from the PCI-E slot?
    I have not seen any mention of it on TR.

    [url<]http://www.pcinvasion.com/amd-looking-rx480-pcie-compliance-failure-reports[/url<] [url<]https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/4qg4p7/rx_480_fails_pcie_specification/[/url<]

      • LostCat
      • 3 years ago

      I imagine they’re looking into it instead of parroting.

        • Dposcorp
        • 3 years ago

        I understand that, but it is still news they should report on, and maybe even a duty to the readers due to the importance of it.
        Not all readers go all over the place reading tech news, and this is probably more important then the last few news post titles regarding the RX480.

        “Radeon Software 16.6.2 is ready for the Radeon RX 480

        Radeon RX 480 availability check: act fast before they’re gone

        Here’s a first look at AMD’s Radeon RX 480 graphics card

        Rumor: AMD Radeon RX 480 clock speeds leak”

        edited for grammar

          • LostCat
          • 3 years ago

          So far I haven’t seen anyone I read regularly or occasionally report on it. Shrug.

    • DoomGuy64
    • 3 years ago

    Wonder if they finally fixed the low power memory states with multimon.

    edit: nope. Sigh.

    • Goty
    • 3 years ago

    *WARNING* Pedantic comment incoming:

    That’s really not a “histogram-style” graph; it’s more like a line graph. There’s the actual appearance of the graph (histograms [i<]typically[/i<] use rectangular bins) and the fact that histograms are used to represent the distribution of a particular data set rather than the value of a datum over time.

    • TwistedKestrel
    • 3 years ago

    It wasn’t 100% clear from the notes, but I can confirm that for a 7950 and the like, the OverDrive panel does not change – you don’t get any of the fan profile abilities or telemetry

    • nanoflower
    • 3 years ago

    I wonder when they plan to support the rest of the GCN family with these new tools? Clearly some of the Wattman features won’t work on the R9 family but there’s still plenty of value in having one interface for controlling all of the GPUs.

    • TwistedKestrel
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]Along with WattMan, these drivers add a Crossfire profile for World of Tanks,[/quote<] Are you [i<]joking?[/i<] Why [i<]now?[/i<] WoT came out in 2010, you can find threads like [url=http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/142837-wg-sli-and-crossfire/<]this[/url<] from four years ago asking for support, when the game was already popular. Would have been nice for my Crossfire 5770s!

      • EndlessWaves
      • 3 years ago

      World of Tanks was moved to a new graphical engine version with the 9.15 patch about a month ago.

      • TwistedKestrel
      • 3 years ago

      I doth protest all these downvotes

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