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AMD 17.3.2 GPU Driver Update for Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted on March 16, 2017

AMD is set to roll out 17.3.2 Radeon drivers bound for the highly anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda, for which we recently discussed graphics settings and recommended specs.

The new drivers mostly prime the RX 400 series cards for the upcoming Mass Effect launch—most demonstrably the RX 480 8GB, of which AMD notes a 12% performance increase when compared to drivers 17.3.1. Additionally, the drivers will add an “AMD optimized” tessellation profile.

The new driver package will include a couple of bug fixes:

  • Texture corruption may be observed in The Division on some surfaces using the DirectX 12 API.
  • For Honor may experience texture flickering or a black screen in game menus or when performing a task switch in 4x Multi GPU system configurations.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to launch on Tuesday, March 21, with the EA/Origin Access ten-hour trial available for download now. If you're using an AMD GPU and experiencing black screens, flickers, and other performance anomalies with Mass Effect: Andromeda, start with this driver update. Should be available on AMD's driver site as of now.

- Eric Hamilton