AMD is ready for the Oculus Rift shipments that begin today and has released AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3.2 Drivers
with support for the Oculus Rift SDK v1.3. The driver link hasn't been made live just yet, so if you have a Rift you'll need to wait for the link to go live on the AMD server! AMD says that their Asynchronous Shaders and new Quick Response Queue feature are utilized in LiquidVR to enable Oculus’ Asynchronous Time Warp technology
that reduces latency and image judder caused by dropped frames.
AMD claims that during the development of this driver that they have "worked very closely with Oculus to implement LiquidVR features into their software that take full advantage of Radeon GPUs." Gamers can check whether their current PC meets Oculus’ recommended specification with the Oculus compatibility tool
The AMD Crimson 16.3.2 drivers also supports the new AMD Radeon Pro Duo graphics card!
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The Radeon Pro Duo 8GB HBM Video Card[/caption]
Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3.2 Highlights
- Support for:
- Oculus Rift SDK v1.3
- AMD Radeon Pro Duo
- Updated Crossfire Profiles available for:
- Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
- Hitman in DirectX 11
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fails to stretch on non-native display aspect ratios. As part of the new Display Scaling per game feature, users can set "GPU Scaling" to "On" and "Scaling Mode" to "Full Panel" in the Display options tab in Radeon Settings as well as setting "Display Scaling" to "Full Panel" in their CSGO gaming profile under the "Gaming, Profile Options" tabs for this to take effect.
- AMD Radeon Fury Series may experience corruption on desktop when system is idle for an extended period of time.
- FFXIV can experience black screen or experience an application hang.
- XCOM2 may experience minor stutter while the camera is panning around a scene.
- Radeon Settings check for software update may not display the latest available driver.
- 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"
- Need For Speed may experience poor scaling or flickering in AMD Crossfire mode. As a work around users can disable the profile through the Radeon Settings game manager.
- The Division may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire mode.
- Power efficiency toggle in Radeon Settings is showing up for some unsupported products.
- DOTA2 may experience game menu flickering when entering full screen mode with AMD Crossfire enabled.
- League of Legends may experience some graphical corruption on characters death animation in AMD Crossfire mode.
- XCOM2 users may experience an application crash when using AMD Crossfire mode. As a work around please disable AMD Crossfire for the games profile in the Radeon Settings Gaming tab.
- Hitman may experience flickering when played in DirectX 11 mode. As a work around users are recommended to either set the game to DirectX 12 mode in the games settings launcher or simply set “Shadow Resolution” to “Low” in the game settings.