I suspect a few of you have already ploughed through Arkane’s Prey, but just in case you’ve erred on the side of patience, AMD has squeezed a new driver release containing some nice performance boosts for Radeon owners. The AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.2 (AMD’s drivers are becoming a bit of a mouthful) provide up to date performance optimizations for Prey, improving performance by as much as 4.5% if you’re rocking a Radeon RX 580.

There’s also a few other niceties in there should you download it. Nier Automata has been randomly hanging or crashing while using AMD Radeon graphics cards, and this now should be fixed. Square Enix don’t seem interested in patching the game, so this will have to do.

Forza Horizon 3 should now have shorter launch load and map load times, while Radeon RX 550 graphics cards should no longer when a PC enters sleep mode.

There’s still a nice small list of known issues as well, so you likely shouldn’t run into any problems if you install the latest 17.5.2 Crimson drivers.


  • Up to 4.5% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.5.1.

Fixed Issues

  • NieR: Automata may experience a random hang or application crash after short periods of gameplay.
  • Forza Horizon 3 may experience very long map/launch load times.
  • The primary display adapter may sometimes appear disabled in Radeon Settings while driving a display from the linked adapter in Multi-GPU system configurations.
  • Radeon RX 550 series graphics products may experience a system hang when entering sleep or hibernate modes.

Known Issues

  • Virtual Super Resolution may fail to enable on some Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics products.
  • The Display feature in Radeon Settings "GPU Scaling" may not function for some games.
  • A few 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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