AMD Radeon 17.3.3 Driver Adds CrossFire to Mass Effect Andromeda - Enabled Through Console

Written by Neil Soutter on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 9:51 AM
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Hold fire, Mass Effect Andromeda players, AMD has just pushed out the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.3.3 driver, complete with performance optimizations for BioWare’s sci-fi epic. The main reason you’re going to want to download this driver is if you’re rocking a CrossFire setup - it includes a Mass Effect Andromeda multi-GPU profile.

Unfortunately, actually enabling Multi-GPU in Mass Effect Andromeda is a little more confusing than it needs to be. You’ll have to hit the tilde key (~) in order to open the console and then type in the following command:

"-RenderDevice.AmdCrossfireEnable 1"

It’s unclear whether you’ll have to type this in every you boot up Mass Effect 4, so bear this in mind.

Multi-GPU CrossFire support for Mass Effect Andromeda comes at the same time as AMD has fixed texture flickering in some configurations. That’s the only fixed issue however, with the Known Issues list being considerably longer. We’re still looking at flickering and performance issues in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft when running AMD FreeSync (for about the 10th driver in a row) and Ghost Recon Wildlands sounds like it’s still a bit of a mess with multiple graphics cards.

Known Issues

    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands may sometimes fail to launch in three or four way Multi GPU enabled system configurations.
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands may experience flicker in Multi GPU system configurations when performing a task switch or changing graphics settings while the game is running.
    • Application profiles in Radeon Settings may fail to retain after system log off or reboot for some gaming applications.
    • AMD FreeSync technology mode may not be compatible or function with Sniper Elite 4.
    • Enabling supersampling in Sniper Elite 4 may cause image cropping.
    • 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.
    • Shadow Warrior 2 application profile in Radeon Settings.

Head on over to AMD's official site to grab the latest graphics card driver for yourself.

AMD owners, how are you finding performance in Mass Effect Andromeda so far? Let us know!

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13:53 Mar-22-2017

so many amd driver i am struugeling to keep up the pace XDDD i am now selecting wich driver to install and which one to skip( you know every time i must use ddu restart unistall install new driver, twick the ccc...)

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11:04 Mar-22-2017

AMD has definitely upped their game with drivers for the GPU department lately. One driver then another one 4-5 days later. It's a step in the right direction, i had to stay on older drivers when relive came out as it had broken freesync in some uplay(ish) games but it was fixed 2 months later. Not a problem since i didn't need game day drivers but would have been nice to be fixed faster.

I did have a work around and that was to run borderless.

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02:20 Mar-23-2017

Yes they have! Far cry from a few years ago when AMD would release one per year if lucky. It is really good to see AMD taking this seriously now...


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