New technologies come along, new games release, things break, and developers fix them. As this cycle continues we are brought to this latest update from AMD which gives us fixes in the Crossfire and XConnect departments, along with optimizations for new and updated games.

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.3 brings the Driver Version to 16.20.1013. With this release some fixed issues include crossfire fixes such as stutter while playing in Fallout 4 and texture flickering found when playing The Division with Crossfire enabled. Moving on to Radeon Settings, the utility may be removed from the system if the Radeon Software installer is launched while Radeon Settings is open. Also among the fixes is AMD XConnect which, though still young, is being improved as well. With Intel’s new Skull Canyon NUC there were stability issues which are now fixed, and a BSOD caused while Safe unplugging with AMD XConnect has now been fixed.

Among the latest to receive game specific optimizations from AMD are Total War: Warhammer and Overwatch which are both being released this week. Dota 2 is also recieving renewed optimisation for releasing a beta version of Vulkan support.

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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  • Eden-K121D - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - link

    Can we buy the razer core yet
  • MadAd - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - link

    *sigh Still no fix for key shortcuts to profiles. Crimson is probably great! I wouldnt know.

    11.1 is all I can use or I lose the ability to change profiles via keyboard. GG AMD, not.
  • Scabies - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - link

    Profiles? Couldn't you just make per-application settings? 11.1 was a long time ago, the trade-off must be worth it by now.
  • Cellar Door - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - link

    Agreed - I see no logic in that guys thinking... is almost June 2016
  • blppt - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - link

    Forget that---when you do a clean install, theres currently no way to switch from YPbPr to RGB for HDMI connections---they stopped including the mini-CCC like 2 updates ago.

    Thankfully, I havent had any issues that required a clean install yet, it kept my old settings. YPbPr causes desktop artifacts for me.
  • Gigaplex - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - link

    I hope you're kidding, because my HDMI display looks like ass if I don't manually switch it to RGB. Hopefully I don't need a clean install any time soon.
  • eyk - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - link

    It's still there, it's just in "settings or preferences" (can't remember exactly, but on the bottom) the select "additional radeon settings" and it will launch that mini ccc panel where you can change rgb, scaling, color bits etc. They just moved the option, but it's still there.
  • Alexvrb - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - link

    Hey man I feel your pain. I'm still using a 386 cause I need my Turbo button.
  • erple2 - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - link

    Off. The turbo on my xt literally doubles the clock speed.
  • pogostick - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - link

    I love that comment

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