I tried yesterday’s 11/3/2016 (16.11.1) driver hotfix from AMD and guess what… it still doesn’t work.
Just like in all the previous revisions, yes I am able to program my own custom resolution in the Crimson control panel.. but when it comes to playing games I get extensive flickering and odd visual artifacts like long lines that flash across the horizontal axis of the screen that are clearly because of some conflict occurring at the DisplayPort itself or during the signal conversion using the DP->HDMI 2.0 adaptor
I tried playing Rise Of The Tomb Raider and the colours looked mostly normal, and there was indeed improved performance.. but still these weird flickering lines appearing as a result of the the custom resolution and brokenness that has still not been addressed by AMD.
When I use this method to try and play Diablo 3 : Reaper Of Souls the game just looks hideous. All of the text in the game looks fuzzy and blurry, the colours are washed out and of course the flickering is still present.
Once I roll back to 16.8.3 drivers all these problems go away, all flickering gone, and no need to create custom resolutions in Crimson Software, all resolutions and refresh rates are available from the Windows Display Adaptor properties menu.
NB. There is nothing wrong with my GPU!!
I’m really starting to become exasperated with this issue. An investment into a top tier GPU like the R9 Fury should not have to suffer these frankly BS issues.