AMD Releases New Radeon Crimson ReLive, Creators Update Support And Game Fixes Added

AMD drivers to complement Windows update.

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In light of the Windows 10 Creators Update, AMD released a new version of its graphics driver and software suite: Radeon Crimson ReLive 17.4.2.

The Windows 10 Creators Update includes Game Mode, which focuses the system's resources on the game that it's running. In theory, this should help in-game performance and improve frames per second. AMD claims that Game Mode and the new Radeon drivers should provide a two to five percent boost in performance.

According to AMD, high dynamic range (HDR) can now be enabled in all applications along with the Creators Update, as long as the monitor in use supports HDR. This is also implemented in anticipation of AMD FreeSync 2 monitors that will be available in the near future. As for games, AMD stated, "If a game now supports HDR, the game will now benefit from these enhanced visuals, even in fullscreen, borderless fullscreen and windowed mode."

Another perk of the Creators Update is built-in streaming through Beam, increasing its ease-of-use. Beam is accessed through the Game Bar by pressing the Windows key + G and activating the program. One of the advantages of Beam is its low latency, making interaction between streamers and an audience easier.

According to AMD's release notes, Crimson ReLive 17.4.2 addresses the following issues:

  • SteamVR Asynchronous Reprojection feature may not function or enable correctly on supported hardware.
  • Battlefield 1 may experience poor scaling in Multi GPU mode using DirectX 11 API.
  • Radeon ReLive may experience flickering when recording with an extended display connected on Windows 7 system configurations.
  • Application profiles in Radeon Settings may fail to retain after system log off or reboot for some gaming applications.
  • Windows Security popup may be experienced after install and reboot on some Hybrid Graphics system configurations.

AMD also made note of known issues, which include the following:

  • Radeon WattMan may fail to apply settings on some Radeon R9 390 series graphics products.
  • Radeon Settings may crash on switching Windows® user after toggling AMD CrossFire technology mode.
  • A small amount of apps may still experience issues with Borderless Fullscreen mode and AMD FreeSync technology if other applications or game launchers are running on the primary screen in the background.
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft may experience flickering or performance issues the first time the game is launched on a system boot with AMD FreeSync technology enabled. Workarounds include exiting and restarting the application or task switching (alt+tab) in and out of the game to fix the issue.

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