Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Possible to flash HD 7990 -> FirePro via BIOS?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Possible to flash HD 7990 -> FirePro via BIOS?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Someone I was speaking with in another forum had suggested the idea that an HD 7990 is essentially very similar to the FirePro S10000 professional card and due it's dual BIOS ability, it should be possible to flash the FirePro BIOS as a secondary BIOS on the card to use the professional driver features for pro apps (like Maya etc.).

He suggested that it has been "done" before; although all I've found on Google so far is for older cards. This is a critical issue for me as I'm building a Gaming / CGI Development rig and I've been battling the choice between GTX 780 & HD 7990 - both are equally priced. Two separate forums; over 100 responses later, I was quite convinced going with the GTX 780 route. I planned to put in 1 now; and add a 2nd one later down the road to SLI.

This was all good until my fateful conversation with the person who brought up the subject of flashing 7990 w/ FirePro BIOS. That would essentially give me the "perfect" card. Excellent gaming AND Advantages of a professional card/drivers when needed (for pro apps like Maya, etc.).

I'm looking for the very basic information, from scratch, from the ground up, regarding this. If this is even a possibility, it's going to change my decision of going with a GTX 780 and instead going with an HD 7990.

I was wondering if there's anyone here who may know anything about this or any experience with such a possibility.

Thanks.
post #2 of 5
the mere fact that I couldn't find it on the web isn't a good sign. sorry I can't help
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
Secondary Rig
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gigabyte 780 OC Gigabyte 780 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Ripjaw  Samsung F3  Samsung 830  Asus CD-Rom 
CoolingMonitorMonitorPower
Cooler master hyper 212+  Asus  27in 1440p Auria EQ276W 760 Watt Silencer 
Case
Haf 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k ASRock Z77 Pro4-M 290 XFX DD R9 280X Gigabyte 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
R9 280X MSI Gaming R9 280X Power Cooler Crucial Ballistix  Samsung 830 series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black Asus 24x Windows 7 Asus 24in  
MonitorPowerCase
27in 1440p Auria CM 750 600T 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
Secondary Rig
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gigabyte 780 OC Gigabyte 780 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Ripjaw  Samsung F3  Samsung 830  Asus CD-Rom 
CoolingMonitorMonitorPower
Cooler master hyper 212+  Asus  27in 1440p Auria EQ276W 760 Watt Silencer 
Case
Haf 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k ASRock Z77 Pro4-M 290 XFX DD R9 280X Gigabyte 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
R9 280X MSI Gaming R9 280X Power Cooler Crucial Ballistix  Samsung 830 series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black Asus 24x Windows 7 Asus 24in  
MonitorPowerCase
27in 1440p Auria CM 750 600T 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

the mere fact that I couldn't find it on the web isn't a good sign. sorry I can't help

I agree, definitely not a good sign.
post #4 of 5
there might be someone in the 79x0 series club who would test that for you
Dell E6430s
(2 items)
 
the old nag
(15 items)
 
 
CPUOther
i5-3320m PR03X Docking Station 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Phenom II x4 955 Asus M3N78 PRO 2GB Corsair XMS2-8500 DDR2 5-5-5-15 (2) OCZ 128GB SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Samsung 2TB WD Black 2TB  WD Green 2TB Windows 8 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H Filco Magestouch MX Brown Tenkeyless Corsair CX430 v2 Antec 300 
MouseAudioOther
Logitech G400 Sennheiser HD598 Linksys E1000-RM N 2.4GHz 300Mbps 2T2R Wireless... 
  hide details  
Reply
Dell E6430s
(2 items)
 
the old nag
(15 items)
 
 
CPUOther
i5-3320m PR03X Docking Station 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Phenom II x4 955 Asus M3N78 PRO 2GB Corsair XMS2-8500 DDR2 5-5-5-15 (2) OCZ 128GB SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Samsung 2TB WD Black 2TB  WD Green 2TB Windows 8 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H Filco Magestouch MX Brown Tenkeyless Corsair CX430 v2 Antec 300 
MouseAudioOther
Logitech G400 Sennheiser HD598 Linksys E1000-RM N 2.4GHz 300Mbps 2T2R Wireless... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ihatelolcats View Post

there might be someone in the 79x0 series club who would test that for you

I'll give that a shot. Thanks.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Possible to flash HD 7990 -> FirePro via BIOS?