AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.2 Fixes 'DiRT 4' Performance Issues

AMD released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.2 to fix performance issues in the recently released DiRT 4.

The company said in its release notes that ReLive Edition 17.6.2 addressed an issue wherein "performance in DiRT 4 when using 8xMSAA is lower than expected with the latest game build." It doesn't seem like the MSAA woes are over, however, because AMD said it's aware of a problem with graphical corruption in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege when MSAA is enabled. There doesn't seem to be a workaround for that issue just yet.

AMD also called out problems with Adobe Lightroom, which may crash if you're using GPU acceleration on a Windows 7 machine with a Radeon RX 390-series graphics card, and with a "small amount of apps" that experience issues with borderless fullscreen mode and FreeSync if other apps are running in the background. You might also experience "flickering or performance issues" in World of Warcraft or Counter Strike: Global Offensive the first time you launch them after you boot up your system with FreeSync on. AMD said restarting or alt-tabbing out of the games can fix the issue.

There are also a handful of known issues with Radeon ReLive. Quoth the release notes:

The XBOX™ DVR application may cause conflicts with Radeon ReLive, users are suggested to disable XBOX™ DVR if Radeon ReLive is experiencing issues.Radeon ReLive may fail to install on AMD APU Family products or experience a system hang or failure to record when using the recording feature on AMD APU Family products.Radeon ReLive may intermittently fail to work after performing task switches of applications. A work around is to disable and then enable the feature in Radeon Software.Radeon ReLive may exhibit corruption in recordings when capturing Microsoft Office applications.Radeon ReLive may experience recording or streaming issues when task switching using ALT+TAB.

So if you're having performance issues in DiRT 4 with 8xMSAA enabled and you aren't bothered by the driver's other potential problems, you can download Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.2 from AMD's website. And if you're just curious about the muddy racer, you can enter the DiRT 4 giveaway in our forums, which ends on June 23.

Nathaniel Mott
Freelance News & Features Writer

Nathaniel Mott is a freelance news and features writer for Tom's Hardware US, covering breaking news, security, and the silliest aspects of the tech industry.

  • falchard
    But... I just updated my video drivers last week.
  • blackbit75
    It is a shame putting specific optimizations in drivers for games. When you download the drivers you download 500Mb of optimizations for games, apps, benchamarks that you don't use.
    15 years ago, it was cheating to put specific code in the drivers to enhance certain application.
  • techy1966
    Yep it may fix Dirt 4 problems but this driver broke the overclocking again on my 390x cards. On wed I installed the 17.6.1 beta's because it listed that the OC memory problems with the 390 series was finally fixed and you could use third party tuners without problems.

    They were right the 17.6.1 beta's did indeed fix the OC problems and my cards finally were able to get to the speeds they did way back in Dec 2016.

    So when 17.6.2 beta came out I installed those without worry thinking hey the problems was fixed in the last driver it just got to work. Yea right installed these drivers and all hell broke loose again. When I went to OC the cards I got the broken screen with weird lines then it went black and crashed the computer like it had done in the past. This was done with a clean install of the drivers like I always do.

    So I went back to the 17.6.1 beta's and everything is working 100% again. WTH AMD if you fix something do not take that fix out in the next set of drivers. I was so happy you remembered us 200/300 owners and fixed a problem for all of us. The only thing I can think of is the 17.6.2 beta is from a different driver branch maybe and the fix is not in these newer/older drivers.
  • BulkZerker
    When nVidia started doing it (optimizations) it was OK. NVidia makes the rules. Thats why flakey as shit beta drivers released bi weekly are accepted, celebrated even.

    Remember when drivers were stable? AMD remembers.
  • alextheblue
    19824583 said:
    The only thing I can think of is the 17.6.2 beta is from a different driver branch maybe and the fix is not in these newer/older drivers.
    Congrats after all that fussing you answered your own question.