​​​Radeon Software Crimson Edition is AMD's revolutionary new graphics software that delivers redesigned functionality, supercharged graphics performance, remarkable new features, and innovation that redefines the overall user experience. Every Radeon Software release strives to deliver new features, better performance and stability improvements.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1 Highlights:

  • The Radeon RX 480’s power distribution has been improved for AMD reference boards, lowering the current drawn from the PCIe bus.
  • A new “compatibility mode” UI toggle has been made available in the Global Settings menu of Radeon Settings. This option is designed to reduce total power with minimal performance impact if end users experience any further issues. This toggle is “off” by default.
  • Performance improvements for the Polaris architecture that yield performance uplifts in popular game titles of up to 3% [1]. These optimizations are designed to improve the performance of the Radeon RX 480, and should substantially offset the performance impact for users who choose to activate the "compatibility" toggle.

Fixed Issues

  • Radeon RX 480 limited PCI-E Bandwidth (PCI-E bandwidth is now at the correct speed on the Radeon RX 480) with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1.
  • Minor stuttering no longer occurs in Grand Theft Auto V on Radeon RX 480 with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1.
  • Video corruption will not be observed in DOOM with resolutions above 1920x1080 with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1.
  • Hitman graphical corruption no longer occurs when the game is set to use DirectX12 API and using zoom with weapons with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1.
  • Display will not exhibit minor flicker on Radeon RX 480 when Freesync is enabled on a games launch or exit with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1.

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 Pro Duo may experience a black screen in Total War: Warhammer with the games API set to DirectX12 and V-Sync enabled.
  • DiRT Rally may experience flickering terrain in some races when the advanced blending option is enabled in the games settings page.
  • Some Overdrive settings may not appear in Radeon Settings for Radeon Fury X when in AMD Crossfire mode.
  • Dota2 may crash when using the Vulkan API and the user changes resolutions or quality settings.
  • Battlefield 4 may experience crashes when using Mantle. As a work around users are suggested to switch to DirectX11.
  • Need for Speed may experience flickering on some light sources in AMD Crossfire mode.
  • Frame Rate Target Control gaming profiles may fail to enable for some games.
  • Radeon Wattman may retain settings of an overclock after it has failed. If you have failed an overclock with a system hang or reboot make sure to use the "Reset" option in the Radeon WattMan settings page when the system has rebooted.
  • Low frame rate or stutter may be experienced Wolfenstein: The Old Blood on Radeon RX 480.
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate may experience a game crash or hang when in game settings are set to high or greater.
  • Disabling AMD Crossfire mode on Radeon RX 480 may disable the device in Windows Device Manager. A workaround is to reboot the system to re-enable the device.

Package Contents

The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.3 Driver contains the following:

  • Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.2 Driver Version 16.20.1035.

Important Note:

  • This driver is not intended for use on AMD products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.
  • When installing the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver for the Windows operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver.
  • The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Hotfix Driver requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.

Supported Products:

  • AMD Radeon RX 480
  • AMD Radeon Pro Duo
  • AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 Nano Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 8500 - HD 8900 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 - HD 7900 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 8500 - HD 8900 Series Graphics

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

AMD APU series codenamed "Kaveri", "Godavari" and "Carrizo" are only supported by AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition on Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows 10 (64-bit).

  • AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R7 Graphics
  • AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R3 Graphics
  • AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R6 Graphics
  • AMD FX-8800P APUs with AMD Radeon R7 Graphics
  • AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R5 Graphics
  • AMD E-Series APUs with Radeon R2 Graphics
  • AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R4 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 8500+ Series Graphics

AMD Mobility Radeon Family Compatibility

  • AMD Radeon R9 M300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 M200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 M300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R5 M200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R5 M300 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 8500M + Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 M200 Series Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700M + Series Graphics

Previous Hotfix 16.6.2 2016-06-29:

Previous Hotfix 16.6.1 2016-06-07:

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1 Hotfix Update

Previous Hotfix 16.5.3 2016-05-23:

Previous Hotfix 16.5.2.1 2016-05-17:

Previous Hotfix 16.5.2 2016-05-12:

Previous Hotfix 16.5.1 2016-05-05:

Previous Hotfix 16.4.2 2016-04-26:

Previous Hotfix 16.4.1 2016-04-04:

Previous Hotfix 16.3.1 2016-03-18:

Previous Hotfix 16.3 2016-03-09:

Previous Hotfix 16.2.1 2016-03-02:

Previous Hotfix 16.2 2016-02-26:

Previous Hotfix 16.1.1 2016-02-01:

Previous Hotfix 16.1 2016-01-07:

Previous Hotfix 15.11.1:

Compatible Operating Systems

The latest version of the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Update is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

  • Windows 10 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)