AMD has released a statement about the new Radeon Crimson software. A bug exists in the configuration of the fan speed causing the GPU overheating problems. Some users have reported GPU rendering off by excessive temperatures, due to too low fan speeds.
AMD recognizes a bug causing overheating in the Radeon Crimson Software
The problem is with the new AMD Radeon software and appears to be related to specific cards. For now the best thing to do is avoid the parameter “Fan speed control” and “OverDrive” and instead opt for more traditional tools such as Afterburner, which allows real-time monitoring to oversee all this. You can also fix this problem of locked RMP fan speed by enabling automatic fan speed.
We are aware of low fan speed reports on select GPUs with Radeon Software Crimson Edition. We intend to publish a hotfix on Monday.
AMD has also listened to a lot of feedback directly from you – left behind on their forums or throughout the social media. This resulted in a prioritized list of fixes that were available in Crimson. Now-resolved issues include:
Running a gaming app with video content on a separate display can cause a system hang
FreeSync™ sometimes does not work if a gaming app is running in conjunction with content such as YouTube videos
Radeon™ 295X2 GPU in Crossfire™ Configuration may not be available to disable/enable in CCC
Autodesk Max2016 sometimes hangs on Radeon™ discrete graphics products
An extended black screen may be experienced during boot up under Windows® 10 between the Windows® Logo and the Windows® login prompt
Diablo 3 crashes in the Act 2 Desolate Sands area of the game
GTA V crashes on some AMD Radeon™ R9 390X GPU’s
An error may be experienced when installing the latest graphics driver package on some AMD Radeon™ R9 380 series products
Ashes of the Singularity™ may crash on some Radeon™ 300 series GPUs or 2GB Memory parts
Video playback of MPEG2 video fails with a playback error/error code message
Still don’t see a thing that’s been troubling you for quite some time? Go to www.amd.com/report – your feedback is crucial in resolving it!