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AMD Radeon Crimson Graphics Driver 16.6.1 Hotfix Download

Posted at February 4, 2023 by PCI-DB Team

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Device NameAMD Radeon Crimson Graphics Driver 16.6.1 Hotfix
CategoryGraphics Board
ManufacturerAMD
File Size233.1 MB
Supported OSWindows 7 ,Windows 8.1 ,Windows 10

AMD Radeon Crimson Graphics Driver 16.6.1 Hotfix Description

Radeon Software Crimson Edition is AMD's revolutionary new graphics software that delivers redesigned functionality, supercharged graphics performance, remarkable new features, and innovation that redefines the overall user experience. Every Radeon Software release strives to deliver new features, better performance and stability improvements.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1 Highlights

- Support for: Mirror's Edge Catalyst and Paragon
- New AMD Crossfire profile available for: Dark Souls III

Fixed Issues:

- Display flickering or corruption may be experienced when playing videos in a web browser.
- DiRT Rally may experience poor performance on some tracks with rainy/night scenes.
- The HDMI display scaling options in Radeon Settings may be missing when the display is set to an interlaced resolution.
- The AMD Crossfire technology mode options in Radeon Settings may not take effect on Origin or Uplay applications.
- Fallout 4 may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire technology mode for some game textures.
- Flickering on Oculus Rift headsets may be experienced when multiple displays are connected with differing resolutions.
- Radeon Settings additional settings page may fail to open after performing a Windows Update and then installing the latest Radeon Software Crimson Edition.

Known Issues:

- A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the AMD Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay".
- Battlefield 4 may experience crashes when using Mantle. As a work around users are suggested to switch to DirectX11.
- Doom some game levels may experience shimmering textures.
- The Division may hang when using Quad AMD Crossfire technology. As a workaround users are recommended to disable AMD Crossfire technology mode.
- Radeon Settings gaming profile options for Uplay applications may not take effect.
- Forza Motorsport 6: Apex may exhibit brightness flickering when using AMD FreeSync technology.
- Frame Rate Target Control gaming profiles may fail to enable for some games.
- On some AMD XConnect technology external GPU enclosures, a TDR may be observed when the dGPU is set to primary display and the laptop display is set to extended display with video playback.

NOTE:

- This driver is not intended for use on AMD products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.
- When installing the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1 Driver for the Windows operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1 Driver.
- The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1 Driver requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility:

- AMD Radeon Pro Duo
- AMD Radeon R9 Nano Series Graphics
- AMD Radeon R7 300 Series Graphics
- AMD Radeon R7 200 Series Graphics
- AMD Radeon HD 7700 - HD 7900 Series Graphics
- AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series Graphics
- AMD Radeon R9 300 Series Graphics
- AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Graphics
- AMD Radeon HD 8500 - HD 8900 Series Graphics

AMD Mobility Radeon Family Compatibility:

- AMD Radeon R9 M300 Series Graphics
- AMD Radeon R7 M300 Series Graphics
- AMD Radeon R5 M300 Series Graphics
- AMD Radeon R9 M200 Series Graphics
- AMD Radeon R7 M200 Series Graphics
- AMD Radeon R5 M200 Series Graphics
- AMD Radeon HD 8500M - HD 8900M Series Graphics
- AMD Radeon HD 7700M - HD 7900M Series Graphics

AMD Issue Reporting Form:

- This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the AMD Issue Reporting Form. To provide us with your feedback, visit the AMD Issue Reporting Form.

How-To Uninstall AMD Radeon Software:

- Start by opening the Control Panel
- For Windows 10/8.1, right-click on the Windows button and select Control Panel from the Context Menu
- For Windows 7, click on the Windows button and select Control Panel from the Start Menu
- In the Control Panel select Programs and Features
- Select AMD Install Manager and then click Uninstall/Change
- Check all items, and then click the Uninstall button.
- Note: If you had others versions of AMD drivers installed previously, you should get an additional prompt providing the options to remove All Versions or Current Version.
- Select All Versions to remove all AMD drivers and application components (recommended).
- Select Current Version will uninstall only the latest version of the drivers and its related components.
- The uninstall process will begin removing drivers and software components.
- Select Restart Now to complete the uninstallation process.
- To verify that the AMD Radeon Software has been removed from the system, return to the Program and Features list, and check that there are no AMD entries. If AMD specific entries are still listed, remove them using the above process.

How-To Install AMD Radeon Software:

- Ensure that any existing versions of AMD Radeon Software on the system have been uninstalled before proceeding with installing a new driver.
- Close all opened applications including anti-virus, firewall, remote-access, or webcam software before attempting the install process.
- Double-click the downloaded file and select Install to begin file extraction process.
- Note: It is recommended to use the default destination folder for installation.
- Select the desired components or keep default selection (recommended) and click Install.
- The drivers and software components will begin installing.
- Note: The screen will flicker whilst the AMD Radeon Software is being installed. If you have multiple displays, some of them may turn black for a few seconds.
- Once the drivers and software have been successfully installed, choose Restart Now
- Note: A system restart is required to complete the installation process.‚Äč

About Graphics Drivers:

While installing the graphics driver allows the system to properly recognize the chipset and the card manufacturer, updating the video driver can bring about various changes.

It can improve the overall graphics experience and performance in either games or various engineering software applications, include support for newly developed technologies, add compatibility with newer GPU chipsets, or resolve different problems that might have been encountered.

When it comes to applying this release, the installation steps should be a breeze, as each manufacturer tries to make them as easy as possible so that each user can update the GPU on their own and with minimum risks (however, check to see if this download supports your graphics chipset).

Therefore, get the package (extract it if necessary), run the setup, follow the on-screen instructions for a complete and successful installation, and make sure you reboot the system so that the changes take effect.

That being said, download the driver, apply it on your system, and enjoy your newly updated graphics card. Moreover, check with our website as often as possible in order to stay up to speed with the latest releases.

  It is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available.

Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver. This will help if you installed an incorrect or mismatched driver. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or not supported any longer.

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