Radeon 17.3.3 drivers improve Crossfire in Andromeda

AMD's latest update to its Radeon drivers is ready for download, and this time around the update addresses issues in a specific configuration for just one game: Mass Effect: Andromeda. If you're running BioWare's latest epic space romp on a multi-GPU Radeon setup, the Radeon 17.3.3 driver update is for you.

The update adds a new Crossfire profile for running Mass Effect: Andromeda in DirectX 11 mode. Adding "-RenderDevice.AmdCrossfireEnable 1" to the game's command line will fire up the game with CrossFire on. Texture flickering with the game in that same configuration should now be taken care of, too.

The rest of the update notes concern known issues AMD continues to work on. Issues specific to Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands and Sniper Elite 4 are among those noted, along with continuing difficulty with flickering in World of Warcraft and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Game-specific drivers are standard fare these days, but AMD went the extra mile to ensure that Andromeda is running at its full potential. Check out the release notes for the Radeon 17.3.3 drivers, or just go ahead and download them.

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    • Jigar
    • 3 years ago

    Just a small tip for Watt man users, i have never trusted AMD’s inbuilt overclocking tool, i have been using trusty MSI Afterburner since 5 years now and it has never failed me on MHZ OCing or Fan profiling.

    • JosiahBradley
    • 3 years ago

    After the watt man locked my cards into 300mhz I jumped back to the first relive drivers. No more of this branch for me until Vega I guess.

    • edlight
    • 3 years ago

    Reviewers are missing that some important settings are missing in the Crimson video drivers, that the Catalyst had. I’m still using the last Catalyst, 15.7.1.

    1. If you monitor isn’t bright enough to show all the shadow detail, you would use the brightness in the video card software. And the gamma and contrast. My monitors all needed that.

    Crimson refers you to the Windows (I have 7) tuner, which refers you to the monitor’s settings. Thus doomed to darkness.

    2. You could set *lots* of video playing stuff (strangely, enhance internet video comes turned off). I love 100% sharpness + dynamic contrast, with the color compensations off.

    Now you have no dynamic contrast setting. Instead of 0-100% sharpness, you can get Custom/Sharpness/Low Medium High. But then you can’t turn on dynamic contrast.

    The Enhanced setting seems to have dynamic contrast. But if there’s any sharpening in it, it’s not near High.

    There have been AMD Forum discussions, but nothing has come of it.

    People needings those settings must get an nvidia card.

    I’m hoping reviewers will make a point of this situation.

    • jts888
    • 3 years ago

    While I’m happy with AMD’s recent stretch of decent drivers, I have a pretty hard time bringing myself to care much about these CFX/FreeSync fixup releases, even as the owner of a RX 480.

    Like a lot of other people, I just bought a low-mid range card just to hold off until Vega and the 1080 Ti came out, and I’m still waiting eagerly on the former’s release just to know which I should get.

    • tay
    • 3 years ago

    These drivers still reset my WattMan settings on every reboot. I know this isn’t an isolated problem, and I’d rather they reset my WattMan than have other people with bad WattMan settings stuck in a crash / reboot loop, but they could work better.

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