AMD Release Radeon Software 16.7.1 Driver for the RX 480

AMD Release Radeon Software 16.7.1 Driver for the RX 480

AMD Release Radeon Software 16.7.1 Driver for the RX 480

AMD Release Radeon Software 16.7.1 Driver for the RX 480


AMD Release Radeon Software 16.7.1 Driver for the RX 480, increasing performance by 3% and lowering current draw from the PCI Express slot. 



Below is a table showcasing the performance improvements that can be seen with AMD's new 16.7.1 driver. 
Total War Warhammer
Ultra Settings 1080P 
74.2 FPS 78.3 FPS 

Metro Last Light
Very High Settings 1080p

 80.9 FPS82.7 FPS 

Witcher 3
Ultra Settings 1440p

31.5 FPS32.5 FPS

Far Cry 4
Ultra Settings 1440p

54.65 FPS56.38 FPS

3DMARK 11 Extreme

22.8 FPS23.7 FPS


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 16.7.1 Highlights

    • The Radeon™ RX 480’s power distribution has been improved for AMD reference boards, lowering the current drawn from the PCIe bus.
    • A new “compatibility mode” UI toggle has been made available in the Global Settings menu of Radeon Settings. This option is designed to reduce total power with minimal performance impact if end users experience any further issues.  This toggle is “off” by default.
    • Performance improvements for the Polaris architecture that yield performance uplifts in popular game titles of up to 3% [1]. These optimizations are designed to improve the performance of the Radeon™ RX 480, and should substantially offset the performance impact for users who choose to activate the "compatibility" toggle.

Fixed Issues

    • Radeon™ RX 480 limited PCI-E Bandwidth (PCI-E bandwidth is now at the correct speed on the Radeon™ RX 480) with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1.
    • Minor stuttering no longer occurs in Grand Theft Auto V on Radeon™ RX 480 with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1.
    • Video corruption will not be observed in DOOM with resolutions above 1920x1080 with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1.
    • Hitman™ graphical corruption no longer occurs when the game is set to use DirectX®12 API and using zoom with weapons with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1.
    • Display will not exhibit minor flicker on Radeon™ RX 480 when Freesync is enabled on a games launch or exit with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1.

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".
    • Radeon™ Pro Duo may experience a black screen in Total War™: Warhammer with the games API set to DirectX®12 and V-Sync enabled.
    • DiRT™ Rally may experience flickering terrain in some races when the advanced blending option is enabled in the games settings page.
    • Some Overdrive settings may not appear in Radeon Settings for Radeon™ Fury X when in AMD Crossfire mode.
    • Dota™2 may crash when using the Vulkan™ API and the user changes resolutions or quality settings.
    • Battlefield™ 4 may experience crashes when using Mantle. As a work around users are suggested to switch to DirectX®11.
    • Need for Speed™ may experience flickering on some light sources in AMD Crossfire mode.
    • Frame Rate Target Control gaming profiles may fail to enable for some games.
    • Radeon Wattman may retain settings of an overclock after it has failed. If you have failed an overclock with a system hang or reboot make sure to use the "Reset" option in the Radeon WattMan settings page when the system has rebooted.
    • Low frame rate or stutter may be experienced Wolfenstein®: The Old Blood™ on Radeon™ RX 480.
    • Assassin's Creed® Syndicate may experience a game crash or hang when in game settings are set to high or greater.
    • Disabling AMD Crossfire mode on Radeon™ RX 480 may disable the device in Windows® Device Manager. A workaround is to reboot the system to re-enable the device.

 You can download AMD's Radeon Software Crimson 16.7.1 GPU driver here. 


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Most Recent Comments

07-07-2016, 22:52:02

Low and behold I stand corrected. Wasn't a big issue and fixes actually work.

Performance doesn't change either, except in games where they added that 3% performance increase. And as stated in that article, 6pins are overbuilt. Capable of pulling more than 8amps per pin, which is better than the total(as in whole slot)5.5amps PCI-SEG sets. So as I said, it's still in spec and more so with compatability mode on.Quote

08-07-2016, 00:24:40

Doesnt stop people from complaining when they use it was low quality components or old components and they get burnt. Too bad.Quote

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