Prepare for DOOM VFR With the Latest AMD Radeon Crimson 17.11.4 Driver

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 9:50 AM
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It’s AMD driver time, this time bringing a number of benefits to Radeon owners looking to make the most of their VR headsets. The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.4 provides official support for DOOM VFR, which is out tomorrow, as well as the Oculus Dash open beta, which is essentially a virtual reality desktop interface.

As for DOOM, we know the original runs fantastically on AMD hardware which is supremely optimised for Vulkan and OpenGL. We don’t expect DOOM VFR to be any different, particularly when considering AMD’s LiquidVR technology.

A trio of issues have also been fixed, including Radeon RX Vega GPUs becoming unstable when adjusting HBCC (High Bandwidth Cache Controller) segment size, system hands when switching display modes in Star Wars Battlefront 2, and incorrect power and clock values being reported on RX Vega series GPUs.

The vast majority of known issues remain though, so be aware before giving this driver a download. The big one remains Rainbow Six Siege hanging when breaching walls, but you might also run into problems with Rise of the Tomb Raider also.

AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.4 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.
  • Radeon RX Vega series graphics products may intermittently experience stability issues while enabling/disabling HBCC.

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12:22 Dec-01-2017

all hsail amd!

12:30 Nov-30-2017

Really excited about DOOM VFR and I'm sure AMD will run fine in this game as they ran awesomely in the original. Just need to fix those other bugs.

11:24 Nov-30-2017

Haven't been affected by the Siege bug in the previous driver, hope that trend continues.


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