AMD’s driver blitzkrieg continues in fine fettle with the arrival of its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 driver. This time it’s Call of Duty: WWII that’s the benefactor.
Activision and Sledgehammer Games World War 2 shooter launched on Friday to fairly widespread critical acclaim, and as of this latest 17.11.1 driver, performance with a Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card is improved up to 5%. These figures are based on running Call of Duty: WWII at 2560 x 1440p screen resolution and optimisation is going to vary a lot depending on which Radeon graphics card you’re using.
Secondary to this, AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56 GPUs now support AMD XConnect technology. This allows the Vega GPUs to be placed inside external GPU enclosures, which can then be connected to a laptop or a desktop via a Thunderbolt 3 connection.
Aside from the headline additions, the 17.11.1 driver also includes the usual truckload of fixes and known issues to be wary of before giving it a download.
AMD Radeon Crimson ReLive 17.11.1 Fixed Issues
- Radeon Software may intermittently cause an application crash on limited numbers of DirectX 11 or OpenGL applications on their first run.
- Some gaming or productivity applications may experience a random hang or application crash when performing task switching.
- Radeon WattMan reset and restore factory default options may not reset graphics or memory clocks.
- Oculus Dash may experience a random application hang.
- Bezel compensation in mixed mode Eyefinity cannot be applied.
- Radeon Settings may experience overlapping text or corruption in the Multi GPU profiles page.
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands may experience minor corruption with Anisotropic Filtering (AF) enabled.
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War may experience ghosting or distortion in gameplay on Multi GPU enabled system configurations.
- AMD XConnect Technology products may not be detected/enabled on reconnection if previously disconnected during system sleep
- A limited number of system devices such as printers may be removed during Radeon Software uninstallation.
AMD Radeon Crimson ReLive 17.11.1 Known Issues
- Some desktop productivity apps may experience latency when dragging or moving windows.
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege may experience an application hang when breaching walls with grenades or explosives.
- Rise of the Tomb Raider may experience an intermittent application hang during gameplay.
- A random system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU’s for compute workloads.
- The GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is enabled. A workaround is to disable AMD CrossFire before switching the toggle to Compute workloads.
- Resizing the Radeon Settings window may cause the user interface to stutter or exhibit corruption temporarily.
- Unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be restored to default after a system hang.
- OverWatch may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations. Disabling Radeon ReLive as a temporary workaround may resolve the issue.
You can download the latest driver direct from AMD’s site, or just auto-update through your current Radeon Software installation.