This week AMD has pushed out their first video driver release of the year, Crimson 16.1 Hotfix. Between this latest hotfix and their previous Crimson update, AMD is making a solid showing, as the company has assembled rather sizable quantity of bug fixes for only a month's work.

Crimson 16.1 Hotfix brings AMD's drivers to version 15.301.1201, and contains several fixes for multiple games, including Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront, and Just Cause 3. Also mentioned in AMD's release notes are a number of display-related fixes, with some FreeSync issues addressed and several Eyefinity setup/configuration edge case issues taken care of. And though none of us have encountered this issue with prior drivers, AMD notes that frame rate target control support has been tweaked to be more consistent - just be sure to disable V-Sync.

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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  • geogan - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - link

    Seems developers have given up on SLI/crossfire because PS4 does not and will never have it. AMD and NVidia can't say this either because they make a lot of money selling second cards and dual GPU cards to mugs like me.
  • Holydiver19 - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - link

    The funny thing is that you'd run into very similar issues if you ran Dual Nvidia cars in SLI. Gaming Developers are very inept it seems in creating suitable crossfire/sli suitable software. AMD/Nvidia can only do so much.

    Also if you want to go Nvidia in prepping for DX12. I feel sorry for you son..
  • geogan - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - link

    Since I installed this hotfix, I now am no longer able to disable the second GPU at all on the card. So now I am stuck with low framerates (25-50fps) ans glitching/corruption instead of what I was getting by turning one of them off (60fps+). Why is the game ignoring the Disabled crossfire setting in control panel now?!?!?
  • Blendeles - Sunday, January 17, 2016 - link

    Really dissapointed with crimson drivers both new hotfix version and the previous version. I have a single r9 290x after installing any crimson version I get 15-20fps drops across all games plus stuttering. I have uninstalled previous drivers and installed new ones correctly, I have checked all GPU settings to see if it is downclocked, if fan is limited, vrm, voltages, temps etc etc etc - all are fine. I have tried virtually every option/setting in crimson interface/CCC 1 by 1 to see if I could find the problem - nada nothin helps. Uninstall Crimson (properly) and re-install CCC 15.7.1 problem dissapears immediatley and fps jumps back up. Really dissapointed was hoping for a bit of a boost with crimson and instead got the exact opposite!
  • ss1lsah - Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - link

    Same situation here - RoG rampage 4 black edition i7-4720K 2xR290X - system totally crashes after crimson and trying to enable or disable CF. Win 7 disables both cards in device manager. This made me pissed as i uninstalled all amd drivers, then the cards as devices, several restarts as amd couldnt uninstall comletely, reg cleaning etc. Tried installing crimson + hot fix right after but no success. System crashes again and again cards are disabled by windows. Same procedure for deleting all again and back to 15.7.1 working need and tidy. Very dissappointed by all new drivers bla bla something working good was .......

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