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AMD Radeon Crimson Graphics Driver 16.2 Beta Hotfix Download

Posted at October 4, 2022 by PCI-DB Team

Device NameAMD Radeon Crimson Graphics Driver 16.2 Beta Hotfix
CategoryGraphics Board
ManufacturerAMD
File Size236.5 MB
Supported OSWindows 7 ,Windows 8.1 ,Windows 10

AMD Radeon Crimson Graphics Driver 16.2 Beta 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 16.2 Highlights

- AMD has partnered with Stardock in association with Oxide to bring gamers Ashes of the Singularity – Benchmark 2.0 the first benchmark to release with DirectX 12 benchmarking capabilities such as Asynchronous Compute, multi-GPU and multi-threaded command buffer Re-ordering. Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2 is optimized to support this exciting new release.
- The SteamVR Performance Test: we are pleased to report that our Radeon R9 390, Nano, and Fury series GPUs are all able to achieve 'VR Recommended' status, the highest achievable level of experience possible. In addition to that, our affinity multi-GPU feature is already showing significant performance uplift over a single GPU on Radeon cards in the aforementioned benchmark
- Performance and quality improvements for Rise of the Tomb Raider and Ashes of the Singularity – Benchmark 2
- Crossfire Profiles available for The Division and XCOM 2

Resolved Issues:

- A black screen/TDR error may be encountered when booting a system with Intel + AMD graphics and an HDMI monitor connected
- Choppy gameplay may be experienced when both AMD Freesync and AMD Crossfire are both enabled
- Display corruption may be observed after keeping system idle for some time
- Fallout 4 - Flickering may be experienced at various game locations with the v1.3 game update and with AMD Crossfire enabled
- Fallout 4 - Foliage/water may ripple/stutter when game is launched in High/Ultra settings mode
- Fallout 4 - Screen tearing in systems with both AMD Freesync and AMD Crossfire enabled if game is left idle for a short period of time
- Fallout 4 - Thumbnails may flicker or disappear while scrolling the Perk levels page
- Far Cry 4 - Stuttering may be observed when launching the game with AMD Freesync and AMD Crossfire enabled
- FRTC options are displayed on some unsupported laptop configurations with Intel CPU's and AMD GPU's
- Radeon Settings may sometimes fails to launch with a "Context Creation Error" message
- Rise of the Tomb Raider - Corruption can be observed at some locations during gameplay
- Rise of the Tomb Raider - Flickering may be experienced at various game locations when the game is left idle in AMD Crossfire mode under Windows 7
- Rise of the Tomb Raider - Game may intermittently crash or hang when launched with very high settings and AA is set to SMAA at 4K resolution
- Rise of the Tomb Raider - Lara Croft's hair may flicker in some locations if the Esc key is pressed
- Rise of Tomb Raider - A TDR error may be observed with some AMD Radeon 300 Series products after launching the "Geothermal Valley" mission
- The AMD Overdrive memory clock slider does not show original clock values if memory speeds are overclocked
- World of Warcraft runs extremely slowly in quad crossfire at high resolutions

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 16.2 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 16.2 Driver.
- The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2 Driver requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility‚Äč:

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

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

- AMD APU series codenamed "Kaveri", "Godavari" and "Carrizo" are only supported by AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition on Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows 10 (64-bit).

Desktop:
- AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R7 Graphics
- AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R6 Graphics
- AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R5 Graphics
- AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R4 Graphics
- AMD Pro A-Series APUs with Radeon R5 or R7 Graphics

Mobile:
- AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, or R8 Graphics
- AMD FX-8800P APUs with AMD Radeon R7 Graphics
- AMD E-Series APUs with Radeon R2 Graphics
- AMD Radeon HD 8500 - HD 8900 Series Graphics
- AMD Pro A-Series APUs with Radeon R5, R6, or R7 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

Known Issues:

- A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay"
- Star Wars: Battlefront - Corrupted ground textures may be observed in the Survival of Hoth mission
- Cannot enable AMD Crossfire with some dual GPU AMD Radeon HD 59xx and HD 79xx series products
- Fallout 4 - In game stutter may be experienced if the game is launched with AMD Crossfire enabled
- XCOM 2 - Flickering textures may be experienced at various game locations
- Rise of the Tomb Raider - The game may randomly crash on launch if Tessellation is enabled
- Core clocks may not maintain sustained clock speeds resulting in choppy performance and or screen corruption

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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