AMD Driver 16.3.1 Hotfix released; DX12 Allowed Without V-Sync

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AMD has released a new Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3.1 driver.

AMD Driver 16.3.1

The driver adds Crossfire support for Need for Speed, and adds a Crossfire profile for Hitman. Additionally, V-Sync is no longer automatically turned on in DX12 applications, and frame rates are no longer locked to the refresh rate of the display.

The driver also fixes an intermittent hang experienced with games running on the Unreal Engine 4.

Check out the patch notes down below:

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3.1 Highlights

Updated Crossfire Profiles available for:


Support for:

Need for Speed™

Resolved Issues

Installed or played games sometimes do not show up in the Radeon™ Settings "Gaming" tab.

Installing via command line may not work for some users. As a workaround please use the default GUI installer.

Intermittent hang sometimes experienced on UE4 applications.

Black screen or possible hang after launching Oculus Video Application.

DirectX®12 application frame rates are no longer locked to the refresh rate of the display panel.

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"

FFXIV can experience black screen or application hang

The Division may experience flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode.

League of Legends® may experience some graphical corruption on characters death animation in AMD Crossfire™ mode.

Rift® may experience a hang when playing with FRTC and V-Sync enabled. As a work around users are suggested to disable V-Sync.

Plants vs Zombies™: Garden Warfare 2 may experience some flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode.

Power efficiency toggle in Radeon™ Settings is showing up for some unsupported products.

Hitman™ may experience poor AMD Crossfire™ scaling when "Super Sampling" is set to 1.5x.

Need for Speed™ may experience poor scaling or flickering in AMD Crossfire™ mode.

The new 16.3.1 driver can be downloaded at the AMD website, right here.

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