It's been five years since Bioware wrapped up the original Mass Effect storyline, and fans of the story-driven RPG are hotly anticipating the upcoming sequel. Due to be released on March 21, Mass Effect: Andromeda takes place in a new galaxy some 600 years following the events of the original series, and introduces a new cast of characters. AMD's latest Radeon 17.3.2 drivers are ready for prime time and optimized for the game.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
AMD claims that its latest drivers are able to smooth out Mass Effect: Andromeda rather significantly. Owners of a Radeon RX 480 8GB will purportedly see about a 12% performance improvement over what they'd get with the last set of drivers. On AMD's test system, that bump was enough to push their test system over 60 FPS at 1920×1080, on average.
Fans of Tom Clancy's The Division and For Honor will appreciate fixes for a few of the standing issues with those titles. AMD resolved the texture corruption problem in The Division in DirectX 12 mode. Players of For Honor running four graphics cards in a Crossfire configuration were seeing flickering and black screens in the game menu, but AMD says it's now taken care of that, too.
Some known issues remain on AMD's to-do list. The recent title Ghost Recon: Wildlands isn't playing well with multi-GPU systems, at times failing to launch entirely. Several titles are fighting with AMD's FreeSync, like Sniper Elite 4, a title that the company says may not be compatible at all right now with its variable-refresh-rate technology. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft appear to suffer from performance issues when FreeSync is enabled, but apparently users can work around the problem by simply using Alt+Tab to switch in and out of the games.
Grab the Radeon 17.3.2 drivers and check out the release notes right here.