Gone are the days when AMD graphics card driver releases were rarer than a solar eclipse. First of all, we had the influx of game ready drivers for all the biggest titles, and now we’re getting the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.1 driver for no reason in particular. That’s not to say this driver release isn’t without its usual list of bug fixes, but there’s no big game to hinge it on. I never thought I’d be saying this but maybe it might be time to slow down on the driver releases AMD?
Following so shortly in the footsteps of the Radeon RX Vega and PUBG-themed 17.8.2. Driver, we have to guess one of the fixed issues here has been fairly widespread and pretty critical to performance. The chief fix for the 17.9.1 Crimson driver is that Radeon RX Vega graphics cards are causing PCs to become unresponsive if resuming from sleep and playing back video content. That seems like a pretty major error alright, although it’s now been quashed. Watch on.
There’s a bunch of other fixes too, including the Radeon Crimson software itself, crashing, or mouse stuttering on Radeon RX graphics cards when Radeon WattMan is open.
As per usual there are a number of unresolved problems so be sure to check them before you install this just in case you’re likely to be affected. The Overwatch errors, in particular, seem like a major issue that plenty of Radeon gamers may want to avoid running into.
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.1 Highlights
- After resuming from sleep and playing back video content the system may become unresponsive on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
- Radeon ReLive Toolbar and Instant Replay features may experience issues or fail to work when playing Guild Wars 2.
- Mouse stuttering may be observed on some Radeon RX graphics products when Radeon WattMan is open and running in the background or other third party GPU information polling apps are running in the background.
- Radeon Software Installer may shrink or appear very small when installing on some 4K HDTVs.
- Radeon Settings may sometimes experience a hang or crash when viewing the Display tab.
- Moonlight Blade may fail to launch on some Radeon Graphics Core Next series products.
- Titanfall 2 may experience a hang or crash on some Radeon GCN1.0 series graphics products.
- Random corruption may appear in Microsoft desktop productivity applications.
- On a limited number of systems, Radeon Software may display an erroneous “1603 Error” after installing Radeon Software. This error will not affect your Radeon Software installation.
- Unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be restored to default after a system hang. A workaround is to launch Radeon WattMan after reboot and restore settings to default.
- Overwatch may experience a random or intermittent hang on some system configurations.
- GPU Scaling may fail to work on some DirectX 11 applications.
- Secondary displays may show corruption or green screen when the display/system enters sleep or hibernate with content playing.
- Bezel compensation in mixed mode Eyefinity cannot be applied.