AMD has released their first Radeon driver update for September this week with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1. Notable in this release is that along with the usual batch of fixes, this build adds support for the newly released "preview" for the DirectX 12 rendering path in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

But before we get to Deus Ex, let's talk about bug fixes. Display driver version 16.40.2011 of Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1 has the (now typical) moderate list of fixes. Of note, a couple of flickering issues have been fixed, one involving 144Hz non-FreeSync displays and another with desktop rendering on FreeSync displays. There is now a fix for negative CrossFire scaling in Total War: Warhammer on Radeon RX 400 series configurations, and a fix for hanging in Grand Theft Auto V. Lastly, AMD has also implemented a fix for an issue that caused some RX 400 series cards to suffer from high GPU usage when resuming from sleep.

After all the new fixes we are given a DX11 DOTA 2 CrossFire profile, and more importantly, support for the new DirectX 12 rendering path in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. It should be noted however that the DX12 path is being released as a "preview" - accessible through Steam as a beta update - as it's not quite ready for widespread use. Otherwise the final release of the DX12 patch is expected on the week of September 19th, 2016, and will also add DX12 Muti-GPU support. Eidos Montreal expects everyone to see improvements, but in the event of issues they encourage users to roll back to the main branch and state that there are no visual or gameplay differences between the DX11 and DX12 versions.

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.

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  • Samus - Saturday, September 10, 2016 - link

    "Nothing on that front either."

    What the hell are you trolling on about? If you bothered doing any research you would have found there is a notable performance improvement running this game in DX12 vs DX11.

    It's people like this that just make up their own facts out of thin air that are blindly steering society toward a cliff.
  • Michael Bay - Sunday, September 11, 2016 - link

    AMD is in the air already.
  • Gigaplex - Saturday, September 10, 2016 - link

    We had a similar situation between DX9 and DX10. DX9 was actually faster than DX10 in many of the earlier games that supported both, and there was minimal image quality difference. It took time for DX10 to stretch its legs. I think Crysis was the canonical example. They had to actually restrict the very high quality mode to DX10 artificially to make it seem like progress, but a config hack enabled it in DX9 and it performed better and looked just as good.
  • Michael Bay - Saturday, September 10, 2016 - link

    But better performance wasn`t much of a point in DX9-DX10 transition, various new shaders were.
  • Exodite - Friday, September 9, 2016 - link

    Just upgraded to a Radeon 480 today and I immediately ran across a problem with the latest hotfix; starting Civilization V in DX10/11 mode gives a black screen and a silent reset.

    Roling back to 7.3, the last WHQL IIRC, and Civ V behaves perfectly again.

    I've not installed Raptr or the profiles manager so it shouldn't be related to the overlay. ("A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the AMD Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay".")

    No big deal really, just thought I'd toss it out there in case anyone else experienced the same.
  • looncraz - Saturday, September 10, 2016 - link

    In my own experience, every driver after 16.7.2 has been unstable and flawed with Polaris GPUs.
  • extide - Monday, September 12, 2016 - link

    Damn, AMD, I remember when you came out with the whole "not going to release drivers on a schedule and shit" announcement, but look at this, all of 2016, and some of 2015, you have pushed out AT LEAST one a month, most two or even three! GOOD FUCKING JOB AMD! KEEP IT UP!

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