Just last month we saw the release of AMDs new Radeon Software Crimson Edition. This release included the brand new Radeon Settings and promised a new commitment to more frequent driver updates alongside better support for WHQL certification. To that end, today AMD has released a new driver set, Crimson 15.12.

Functionally there is nothing new here and the display driver version number is identical. Aside from fixing two minor Crimson control panel issues, all AMD has done today is removed the beta status from 15.11.1, renamed it 15.12 (following their year.month naming scheme), and endowed WHQL certification. While not ground breaking by any means one difference here is that AMD is officially moving a driver from beta to release, which has not happened for a while and will be a welcome change moving forward.

As always those interested in reading more or installing the updated WHQL drivers for AMD’s desktop, mobile, and integrated GPUs can find them either under the driver update section in Radeon Settings or on AMDs Radeon Software Crimson Edition download page.

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  • bodonnell - Friday, December 18, 2015 - link

    Hmmm, tried to update it this morning and it says "Your software is up to date" even though it's running 15.11. Am I going to have to manually update it?? Reply
  • atlantico - Friday, December 18, 2015 - link

    It's probably like Windows and Skype and a number of other things, updates roll out to users during a week or two. You should see the update available in Radeon settings in the coming week. Reply
  • ChristianWidjaya - Friday, December 18, 2015 - link

    Guys i need help, i was using 15.1.1 beta driver, i had R6 graphics as APU and R5 M230 GPU (Detected as R7 M265DX in beta driver). APU idle at 225 mhz and GPU at 300 mhz, but when i update to 15.12 my GPU show 0 mhz idle in crimson overdrive and in GPU-Z. Need help, should i rollback driver to 15.1.1? Reply

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