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AMD Crimson 16.8.3 drivers released


Diamond Member
Feb 14, 2016

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.3 Highlights

New AMD CrossFire profile added for DirectX® 11:

  • Deus Ex™: Mankind Divided
  • Battlefield™ 1 Beta
Fixed Issues

  • A random blank or colored screen may be experienced intermittently on some Radeon RX 400 series products while gaming.
Known Issues

  • 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".
  • Radeon Software may intermittently fail to install or hang on some AMD CrossFire configurations. If this happens users can reboot and re-install without issue as a workaround.
  • Grand Theft Auto V™ may experience an application hang on Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics when playing at 4K resolution in story mode.
  • A small number of 144hz non-FreeSync enabled displays may exhibit flickering during gaming or on desktop.
  • Ark Survival Evolved™ may experience an error message when trying to launch the game in some configurations.
  • DOTA2™ may experience an application hang when using the Vulkan™ API and changing resolution or game/quality settings.
  • Corruption may be experienced in Rise of the Tomb Raider using the DirectX®12 API on some Hybrid Graphics configurations when performing a task switch.
  • Shader Cache may remain be enabled when set to "off" in Radeon Settings on some Hybrid Graphics configurations.
  • Radeon RX 480 graphics may experience intermittent stuttering in The Division™ when high game settings are used and vsync is enabled.
  • Battlefield™ 4 may experience intermittent crashes when using Mantle. As a work around users are suggested to switch to DirectX®11.
  • Radeon Pro Duo may experience a black screen in Total War™: Warhammer with the games API set to DirectX®12 and V-Sync enabled.
  • World of Tanks™ may experience stuttering after performing a task switch in AMD CrossFire mode.
  • Rocket League™ may experience flickering when in AMD CrossFire mode.
  • Ashes of the Singularity™ may experience an application crash with "crazy" in game settings and Multi-GPU enabled.


Jun 14, 2004
Anyone else having a problem with the GPU not downclocking after gaming? My RX 470 wouldn't downclock from max GPU frequency after quitting Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood after installing 16.8.3 today. The GPU load was stuck at 100% even though the CPU was only idling at about 1-2% load. Verified in Task Manager no game was running in the background. Didn't have the problem with 16.8.1 or 16.8.2. Had to reboot the computer to get the RX 470 back to normal. Played Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood for a bit again everything was fine. Played yet again later and the GPU load and frequency were maxed out again after quitting the game.
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Aug 11, 2016
My rx460 also does not downclock sometimes after gaming. It happens since first driver, not just this one, and IMHO is the cause polaris get high idle power in some reviews.
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May 24, 2012
I'm not exactly sure when this was fixed, but I would just like to mention that VSR is now FINALLY working again on my r9 290 using HDMI. This was not a recognised issue in any of the 'known issues' or 'fixed' driver notes, but a major problem for many people like me for probably 5 months or more. I'm now enjoying my Steam backlog with VSR on my HT System.


Diamond Member
Feb 27, 2000
I had a hell of a time with Crimson drivers prior to 16.8 and my system hard locking while running Flash video fullscreen under Windows 10. Took a power cycle to fully recover sometimes.

...Which is completely academic, really, since I just nuked that shit from orbit a couple days ago. Back to Windows 7.