Just 5 days into the new month and AMD has already released a new set of Crimson drivers for their Radeon GPUs. The latest version out is 16.4.1, a beta version hotfix for 16.3.2 which was released just a week ago. Coming so quick after 16.3.2 and still a beta, the number of changes aren’t that many but are welcome none the less. Interestingly, there looks like there will be no 16.4 driver, with AMD choosing to jump straight to 16.4.1.
First off, support for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is likely improved compared to 16.3.2. Furthermore, Quantum Break has received a number of optimisations, boosting performance by up to 35% in some cases. Hitman has also received some fixes to its DX11 High-Quality Shadows and frame cap issues experienced in several DX12 games have been resolved.
Even with these fixes in place, there is an ever-growing list of known issues that remain unresolved. Half of these issues have to do with Crossfire and nearly all of the other one related to bugs within AMD’s own Radeon Settings of Gaming Evolved Software. While quick and prompt driver releases are welcome, AMD needs to get to work fixing more issues rather than just another point release. Given the current track record, we may yet see 16.4.2 and 16.4.3 later this month.