AMD has also just released their most recent drivers for their GPUs. Version 16.5.3 is bringing specific optimizations to three games and fixing seven other critical issues that have been found.
Overwatch, Total War: Warhammer and Dota 2 are all enhanced with Crimson 16.5.3
Already AMD’s GPUs were shown to be rather quick in Overwatch, though it more performance is certainly not something to complain about. The full game releases later tonight, and this should help increase your chances of being able to see and thus react to the machinations of your enemies. Total War: Warhammer, which preliminary tests showed AMD doing phenomenally in DX11 and DX12, will only lengthen that lead. Crossfire profiles have also been added to Overwatch and Total War: Warhammer in 16.5.3
AMD has really improved on the driver front since they released their Crimson edition drivers. The change in name has also marked a real change in they’re update process. They’re very fast to respond to issues, and this release is no different. First of all, some Crossfire issues were found and fixed. Stuttering in Fallout 4 and the flickering of textures in The Division while in Crossfire have been taken care of. Those looking to use Intel’s newest Skull Canyon NUC with external graphics will be relieved to know that the latest drivers should improve overall stability when using their XConnect technology.
AMD is showing their willingness to adapt quickly to ever evolving issues in their drivers, should any appear, and are a far cry from the original Catalyst drivers that were released in 2002. The improvements in quality are tangible and very noticeable.