AMD seems intent not be left behind on the driver updates. Shortly after Nvidia has blown us away with Forza 7 performance enhancements, AMD is ready to hit back with its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 graphics card driver. This time it’s all about Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, which launched yesterday on PC, as well as Friday’s The Evil Within 2 launch.

Both games should now be fully optimised for AMD Radeon graphics hardware providing you have the Crimson 17.10.1 driver installed, ensuring the smoothest frame rates and performance efficiency.

Radeon Chill profiles have also been added for both Evil Within 2 and Shadow of War. This is one of the nifty features of Radeon Software Crimson that many overlook, dynamically reducing graphics card power draw during scenes of low intensity, hitting a more consistent FPS and reducing both the temperature and the TDP.

A pair of issues have been fixed with the AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 driver. Bezel compensation in Eyefinity mode can now be applied, and Dirt 4 will no longer flick during gameplay while using multi-GPU Crossfire systems.

As ever, there’s a list of Known Issues so do pay attention if any of these are likely to cause you any problems. If so, it may perhaps pay to hold off until the next driver release.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 Known Issues

  • On Windows 7 when using Radeon RX Vega series graphics in Multi GPU system configurations, users may experience a system hang or crash when upgrading their installation of Radeon Software. A work around is to do a clean install of Radeon Software.
  • Corruption may be experienced in Forza Motorsport 7 on some HDR displays with HDR enabled in game.
  • Unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be restored to default after a system hang. A workaround is to launch Radeon WattMan after reboot and restore settings to default.
  • Wattman may fail to apply user adjusted voltage values on certain configurations.
  • Radeon Settings may not populate game profiles after Radeon Software's initial install.
  • Overwatch may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations.
  • GPU Scaling may fail to work on some DirectX 11 applications.
  • Secondary displays may show corruption or green screen when the display/system enters sleep or hibernate with content playing.
  • When recording with Radeon ReLive on Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products GPU usage and clocks may remain in high states. A workaround is to disable and then re-enable Radeon ReLive.

You can download the Radeon Crimson driver here, or through your current Crimson Software installation.