Radeon Software 16.9.2 starts its engine for Forza Horizon 3

Not to be outdone by its rivals, AMD also released new drivers for Forza Horizon 3. The Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 release includes specific optimizations for Microsoft's new racing title as well as a CrossFire profile for the upcoming spaceflight sim Dreadnought.

Other than adding support for the new games, the new drivers appear to be a bug-fix release. A bevy of dastardly bugs have been squished, including crashes in Ashes of the Singularity, Firefox, and AMD's own Radeon Settings. Stutter in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's DX11 mode should be resolved, and flickering in certain CrossFire and Eyefinity scenarios should be straightened out.

There are still known issues, of course. Rise of the Tomb Raider may crash if you change the resolution in DirectX 12 mode, but the change should take when you restart the game. Overwatch may suffer flickering in CrossFire mode, Dreadnought may flicker in FreeSync, and Paragon may flicker when using both at once. Arguably the most notable known issue is that some games may crash when the Raptr overlay is enabled. Raptr is the basis for the AMD Gaming Evolved application, which—perhaps not-so-coincidentally—is not included with this driver set.

View the release notes for your new Radeon drivers here, and pick up the new release at AMD's download site.

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    • NoodleboxP
    • 3 years ago

    Why hasn’t Tech Report address that there’s a serious audio problem when you have a RX480 with Xonar STX Essence I Sound Card? It has happen several months now. When you use Foobar2000 and when you start(first) Chrome/Firefox on to Twitch. The Sound Gets really become Distorted and Static and there several approaches to this bug.

    1.Start Firefox/Chrome on to Twitch. Start Foobar. And keep on going to other stream channels, and going next songs. The sound suddenly gets distorted and static-ky.
    2.Start Firefox/Chrome on Twitch with Foobar. Check on Exclusive Mode on Windows 10 Sound Panel. Close Foobar and Restart Foobar. The sound will get distorted and becomes static-ky.
    3. Just straight up listening Foobar 2000 and with Firefox/Chrome.

    I tried to board up the bug. By changing 192000HZ to 96000HZ then back 192000HZ on Windows Sound Panel. The Asus Sound Panel doesn’t work to board up the bug. When you change frequency format, 192KHZ to 96 KHZ and back to 192KHZ, the stream stops. If you refresh the bug starts again. There’s no way around the bug. Try listening between the NVIDIA card and AMD card with the Xonar STX Essence I Sound Card. The sound is clearly distinct.

      • Shobai
      • 3 years ago

      I can’t speak for TR, but oftentimes things aren’t reported on until someone becomes aware there’s an issue. Have you notified AMD of the issue? Have you notified Asus?

      • rechicero
      • 3 years ago

      In a quick search I could only find another report of this problem, in an AMD forum, and for the writing it looks like it’s you again… Maybe that’s a reason?

      • Kretschmer
      • 3 years ago

      Because this is a niche error experienced by one guy?

    • TwistedKestrel
    • 3 years ago

    Interestingly I wasn’t prompted to install Raptr with these drivers

      • RAGEPRO
      • 3 years ago

      [quote<]Arguably the most notable known issue is that some games may crash when the Raptr overlay is enabled. Raptr is the basis for the AMD Gaming Evolved application, which—perhaps not-so-coincidentally—is not included with this driver set.[/quote<]

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