AMD Crimson Drivers Released for Windows 10

AMD Crimson driver

Good news to AMD graphics card owners! AMD has released the Radeon Crimson Edition Graphics drivers for Windows 10, both 32-bit and 64-bit. Among these are some AMD FreeSync changes as well.

The most significant changes are (as per their website):

  • Radeon Settings
    A new user interface that starts up to 10 times faster than AMD Catalyst Control Center. Includes a brand new game manager, improved Overdrive options per game and some new video, display and Eyefinity tabs.
  • New Install UI
    Makes it easier to install AMD Crimson drivers with fewer clicks required and better usability
  • Liquid VR
    Enables all LiquidVR features for Virtual Reality headsets
  • Asynchronous Shaders
    Improves performance by creating parrallel workloads for complex serial tasks
  • Shader Cache
    Reduces game load times, lowers CPU usage and reduces stuttering and latency during gameplay
  • Optimized Flip Queue Size
    Driver optimization that reduces input latency on DX 9, DX10 and DX11 games. Automatically enabled.
  • Freesync™ Enhancements
    1. The minimum and maximum refresh rate is now listed in Radeon Settings
    2. Reduced/eliminated judder when FPS falls below minimum FreeSync refresh rate while it is enabled.
    3. Support for AMD FreeSync with AMD Crossfire in DirectX 9 titles.
  • Custom Resolution Support
    Allows users to create custom display profiles (custom resolution, timings, refresh rates and pixel clocks).
  • Frame Pacing Enhancements
    Support extended to DirectX 9 titles.
  • Frame Rate Target Control Enhancements
    Enhanced power saving capabilities, support for DirectX 9 titles and an extended range of 30 – 200 FPS for target control.
  • Updated Video Feature support for ‘Carrizo’ products
    Sharper images, improved interlaced content and smoother Blu-Ray playback of 24/30 FPS video with Cyberlink PowerDVD 15.
  • Power Optimization
    Better power optimizations for AMD Radeon R7 360, Radeon R9 380, Radeon R9 390 and Radeon Fury series.
  • Directional Scaling
    Enhanced image quality of 1080p media content upscaled to 4K resolution for AMD Radeon Fury series.
  • Dynamic Contrast Update
    Improved video quality and contrast settings fro AMD Radeon R8 285, Radeon R9 380 and Radeon Fury series.
  • DisplayPort to HDMI 2.0 support
    Full support for DisplayPort to HDMI connections
  • Krowzin

    This kind of pushes me to get the 390 over the 970 even more now. Good guy AMD