AMD have just released a new beta driver for the R9 290 series. They issued an email today which reads …
“We’ve identified that there’s variability in fan speeds across AMD R9 290 series boards. This variability in fan speed translates into variability of the cooling capacity of the fan-sink.
The flexibility of AMD PowerTune technology enables us to correct this variability in a driver update. This update will normalize the fan RPMs to the correct values.
The correct target RPM values are 2200RPM for the AMD Radeon R9 290X ‘Quiet mode’, and 2650RPM for the R9 290. You can verify these in GPU-Z.”
If you have already bought one of these cards, then the link to the new Catalyst 13.11 Beta 9.2 driver is now available. You can download it here.
Kitguru says: AMD's early battle against their poorly thought out reference cooler continues.