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AMD releases Radeon Software 16.8.1 drivers

By Scorpus
Aug 8, 2016
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  1. AMD has released a new set of Radeon Software Crimson Edition drivers, and to be honest, they're not that exciting. Version 16.8.1 primarily adds support for the new Radeon RX 470 and Radeon RX 460 graphics cards, which began hitting the market late last week.

    In our review of the RX 470, we found that the $180 graphics card is the new cost-per-frame king, beating out AMD's slightly more expensive RX 480. The RX 460 was less impressive, particularly the 4 GB model, however it does provide decent value at its $110 price point.

    The Radeon Software 16.8.1 drivers also add a new Crossfire profile for F1 2016, and correct a number of known issues. In particular, a WattMan issue preventing high memory overclocks on the RX 480 has been resolved, and crashes in games like Overwatch and The Division have also been addressed.

    As always, you can download a manual installer for the new Radeon Software 16.8.1 drivers here, or you can let Radeon Settings perform an automatic update for you.

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,630   +431

    Seems to pack some key application and hardware fixes and support for the last two Polaris cards. What exactly does an "exciting" driver look like?
     
  3. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 1,169   +577

    I think he wanted performance gains. There has been speculation that the RX 490 might be a polaris card. That would be nice for AMD given Vega doesn't come out until the start of the new year.
     

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