Crimson Relive 17.3.2 Drivers Released For Mass Effect: Andromeda

The AMD Radeon Technologies Group has posted Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.2 drivers for download. This release focuses on support for the upcoming launch and early access release of Mass Effect: Andromeda. RSCRE 17.3.2 has up to 12% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 480 8GB over the current RSCRE 17.3.1 posting as well as quality/stability improvements. Mass Effect: Andromeda officially launches on March 21, 2017. The driver also fixes the following issues:

  • Texture corruption may be observed in The Division on some surfaces using the DirectX 12 API.
  • For Honor may experience texture flickering or a black screen in game menus or when performing a task switch in 4x Multi GPU system configurations.

If you look at the 17.3.2 device tree you’ll find that the AMD Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570 and Radeon RX 560 video cards listed as being supported. This has many thinking that they will be Polaris rebrands with hopefully higher clock speeds and a couple other minor tweaks.

AMD Radeon RX 500 Series

The AMD Radeon RX 580 will still be using the Polaris 10 GPU and be replacing the Radeon RX 480. Expected specifications, pricing and release date of the Radeon RX 580 are:

  • Clock speed: 1340 MHz
  • Compute performance: 6.17 TFLOPs
  • VRAM: 8GB of GDDR5 at 8Gbps
  • Memory bus: 256-bit
  • Price: $199
  • Release Date: April 18th, 2017

Stay tuned as we are sure more details and images will leak since we are just a month away from the upcoming Radeon R 500 series launching if the leaks are accurate.

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  • Coach

    I’m thinking my Sapphire RX480 Nitro OC, will be on par with the RX580 since it’s factory overclocks are set at 1342 (vs 1340) and 2000 memclock. I wonder if there are any other optimizations to the cards other than clock and/or memory speeds.