Here we are with AMD's next driver update, Radeon Sofware Crimson Edition 16.6.1. This brings the driver version to 16.20.1025. With the changes that come along with the update we will see the usual fixes, game support, and a crossfire profile.

New to this release include bug fixes for display flickering while playing videos in a web browser, Crossfire not taking effect in Origin and Uplay applications, and texture flickering issues with Crossfire on Fallout 4. Meanwhile for Radeon Settings, AMD has fixed an issue where the application might fail to open after performing a Windows update and installing the latest Radeon Software Crimson Edition.

With the fixes behind us, we can move to official game support. With this update we are getting support for the recently released Mirrors Edge Catalyst and the upcoming Paragon by Epic Games. There is also a Crossfire profile for Dark Souls III tucked in to the bundle as well.

As always, those interested in reading more or installing the updated hotfix drivers for AMD’s desktop, mobile, and integrated GPUs can find them either under the driver update section in Radeon Settings or on AMDs Radeon Software Crimson Edition download page.

Source: AMD

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  • Strom- - Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - link

    Although, AMD had to release an updated Doom driver later for some specific cards. So the quick initial release wasn't without sacrifices.
  • xthetenth - Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - link

    And Total Warhammer, NV had some nasty issues as well on launch as far as I could tell.
  • Morawka - Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - link

    and just look at that, it's not a BETA
  • blppt - Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - link

    Well, its a "hotfix" which to me does not mean final---heck, they still list the 16.3.2 drivers as the most recent official, stable release.
  • tuxfool - Thursday, June 9, 2016 - link

    Given some issues Nvidia has had with WHQL drivers, Beta or not on the whole isn't indicative of any quality or lack of it.
  • abhaxus - Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - link

    No mention of Crossfire crashes in Overwatch? ;(
  • DCRussian - Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - link

    What cards are you running? I have two R9 290s and haven't had crashes due to CF yet.
  • abhaxus - Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - link

    with the last driver I was unable to play more than 15s without a crash. New one works fine however! Still had flickering in the menus but the game was very stable, played about 3 hours with no issues.

    2x 290s, 4k, getting around 55fps average. I used low preset then manually set render to 100 and enabled every setting to "low" instead of off, textures at high. Game looks great.
  • JRW - Thursday, June 9, 2016 - link

    Doom performance took a huge dump for me with 16.6.1, took me awhile to realize this, went back to 16.5.3 and back to normal now (R9 290X).
  • jardows2 - Friday, June 10, 2016 - link

    I like the good cadence of drive updates from AMD, but it has an annoying side effect for me. I still play Sims 3 a lot, and every time I update my driver, all of the game settings get reset! Not just the graphics options, but even the gameplay options! Oh well, we deal with what we have!

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