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AMD releases Radeon Software 16.5.1 driver for Forza 6

By Scorpus
May 6, 2016
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  1. AMD has released a new graphics card driver to coincide with the launch of Forza Motorsport 6: Apex on Windows 10. Radeon Software Crimson Edition version 16.5.1 boasts up to 27% better performance in Forza 6, compared to the last driver, when using a Radeon R9 Fury X.

    There's really not a whole lot more to say about this driver. AMD's release notes list some known issues, including minor issues with HDMI scaling and crashes with the Gaming Evolved overlay enabled. There's no indication of what bugs have been fixed or if there are any performance improvements to other games.

    If you want to play Forza 6, which is available today on the Windows Store as a beta, Microsoft recommends an AMD Radeon R9 290X or an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 to play at 1080p and 60 FPS. To play at 4K and 60 FPS, you'll need top-end cards like the Radeon R9 Fury X or the GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

    Luckily the game is said to scale quite well to lower-end cards like the Radeon R7 250X, so people on a wide variety of hardware should be able to enjoy this free-to-play title. According to developer Turn 10, the beta should evolve over the summer with more features and better optimization.

    To download Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.1, you can either let Radeon Settings automatically update your drivers for you, or grab a manuall installer from our driver download section here.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,323   +710

    The new AMD software is garbage. Its much harder to use than Catalyst and reintroduces bugs that were eliminated in the old software ages ago. Oh, and they try to stealthily install their Gaming Evolved crapware that nobody wants by hiding it below the viewable area of their non-resizable installer.
     
  3. evolucion8

    evolucion8 TS Rookie

    If you can't read a simple instruction box checkmark to chose the features that you don't want, you should stick to console gaming.
     

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