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AMD Radeon Crimson 16.5.2 driver for Doom and Battleborn

AMD released a new Crimson 16.5.2 driver for Doom and Crossfire profile for Battleborn. Apart from support for the newer games, the Crimson driver fixes an issue of the previous driver which may not save the frame rate target which is set manually. But AMD also pointed out that even with the 16.5.2 driver, certain games may fail to save the frame rate target control.

AMD also identified certain other issues with the 16.5.2 that users can take note of. Three of which flickering issues. For example, a flickering problem with Fallout 4 and Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s inventory and character pages in Crossfire setups followed by issues with Forza Motorsport 6: Apex when using with AMD FreeSync panels.

For desktop users, the following AMD Radeon family can use this driver:

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ Pro DuoAMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R9 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R7 300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R9 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8500 – HD 8900 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 7700 – HD 7900 Series Graphics

For notebook users, the following mobility Radeon family can use this driver:

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ R9 M300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R7 M200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R7 M300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R5 M300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8500M – HD 8900M Series Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7700M – HD 7900M Series Graphics

The 16.5.2 Crimson driver supports the following operating system:

  • Windows® 10 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)

Note that newer DX12 games including DOOM can work only on DX12 Windows 10.

The patch notes are as follows:

The 16.5.2 driver can be installed from here.

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