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