AMD Release Crimson Edition 16.6.1 For Mirror’s Edge Catalyst


In continuing the effort of having drivers available ahead of major AAA launches AMD and Radeon Technologies Group release Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1 ahead of the release of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.  Along with Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Radeon owners get updates to support Paragon as well which is a good thing with Paragon having a Double Rep Weekend coming up from Jun 9-12.  If you’re into Dark Souls III you can now look forward to having crossfire profiles with this driver.


In amongst the fixed issues are the ability to set Crossfire Profiles for Origin and Uplay games and applications as they would be unaffected by changes on the previous driver.  Oculus Rift users as well as Fallout 4 gamers can rest assured that the flickering they might have been experiencing has been resolved.  Here is a full list of the Fixes implemented with this driver update:

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,

Mirrors Edge Catalyst Ingame Screenshot 1

As always with any new driver launch there are known issues, but looking through the list we see that most of the issues are going to be outliers and not affect too many people, except for those shimmery textures in DOOM.  A full list of the known issues is as follows:

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 DirectX®11.
  • 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.



That’s it for Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1 so let us know in the comments how you’re experience goes with the new driver and let us know whether or not you’ll be picking up Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.