AMD's March Radeon Crimson ReLive Update Is Ready For ‘Mass Effect’ (Updated)

Update, 3/21/2017, 12:39 pm PDT: A new version of Radeon Crimson ReLive is available. Version 17.3.3 adds a multi-GPU profile for Mass Effect: Andromeda, which you can enable with the "-RenderDevice.AmdCrossfireenable 1" command. An issue with texture flickering within the game when using a multi-GPU setup was also fixed. The full details are available on AMD's website.

Bioware is preparing to release the next installment of the Mass Effect franchise, and AMD is ready and waiting. Radeon Crimson ReLive 17.3.2 is out now, and it offers optimized performance for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group takes its driver support seriously. The Radeon Software Crimson driver suite launched roughly a year and a half ago, which marked a big attitude change for AMD regarding support. Since taking over the driver production, RTG regularly releases updates that add support for high-profile games as they launch.

Bioware’s return to the Mass Effect universe, Mass Effect: Andromeda, is arguably the biggest game launch of March, and AMD wasn’t about to miss out on this one. Radeon Crimson ReLive 17.3.2 adds a host of performance optimizations for Andromeda. AMD said the game enjoys “up to 12% performance improvement” over the previous version of Crimson ReLive.

The new driver also includes a new “AMD Optimized Tessellation Profile,” a fix for a texture corruption issue with The Division in DX12 mode, and a solution for the flickering or black screen often observed in For Honor by gamers with four-GPU Crossfire configurations.

As always, AMD provided a list of known issues that the new driver either introduces or fails to correct. The current list includes texture and display issues in Ghost Recon: Wildlands on multi-GPU systems, a problem with the Radeon Settings game profile for Battlefield 1 that prevents the game from launching, and an AMD FreeSync issue with Sniper Elite 4. AMD’s known issue list is substantial, so it’s worth looking it over before upgrading your driver. You don’t want to introduce a problem in your favorite game that you could otherwise avoid.

AMD’s Radeon Crimson Software ReLive 17.3.2 is available now. The driver supports AMD’s HD7700 desktop GPU and newer, and the HD7700M and newer mobile GPUs.

 Kevin Carbotte is a contributing writer for Tom's Hardware who primarily covers VR and AR hardware. He has been writing for us for more than four years. 

  • Puiucs
    people are still doing 4-way CF? O_o
  • kcarbotte
    19433194 said:
    people are still doing 4-way CF? O_o

    AMD still supports up to 4 GPUs.
  • blppt
    Doesnt work. My guess is that Bioware has to push out some patch, because RenderDevice.AmdCrossfireenable does not exist in the executable console commands, and putting it in the Origin Advanced Launch Options box doesnt work either (obviously with a dash at the beginning and a 1 at the end).

    In either case, as of now, these drivers dont do anything---but the CFX profile for Andromeda IS there--you can find it under the "use amd pre-defined profile". Just apparently no way to enable it in the game as of right now.
  • Josh_killaknott27
    so AMD still hasnt fixed the Multi GPU support for BF1? or that a developer issue. I still get terrible FPS loss. flickering and white boxes where reflections should be. Running rx480's in a xfire setup. i was waiting to get the immense boost like BF4...but alas i have to disable crossfire just to play that one game....that i play all the time.