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How-To Uninstall AMD Catalyst™ Drivers From A Windows® Based System

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AMD Catalys Display Driver 14.4 WHQL Windows®

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Note: With AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite for AMD Radeon™ 300 Series Graphics cards now releasing with new GPU's, this list will be end of line for updates.


AMD Catalyst™ Driver 14.12 Windows®
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 14.11.2 Windows® Beta Driver Performance Improvements
◾Dragon Age: Inquisition performance optimizations
- Up to 5% performance increase over Catalyst™ 14.11.1 beta in single GPU scenarios with Anti-Aliasing enabled.
- Optimized AMD CrossFire™ profile
◾Far Cry 4 performance optimizations
- Up to 50% performance increase over Catalyst™ 14.11.1 beta in single GPU scenarios with Anti-Aliasing enabled.

Important Notes
◾All previous versions of AMD Catalyst™ drivers must be completely uninstalled to receive full benefits of this driver. Please make sure to completely uninstall all previous AMD Catalyst™​ display drivers before installing the 14.11.2 Beta.
◾The AMD CrossFire™ profile for Far Cry 4 is currently disabled in this driver while AMD works with Ubisoft to investigate an issue where AMD CrossFire™ configurations are not performing as intended. An update is expected on this issue in the near future through an updated game patch or an AMD driver posting.

Resolved Issues
◾[409235]: Small chance of intermittent screen tearing or corruption in Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare on high settings 4K resolution in AMD CrossFire™ mode.
◾[408892]: World of Warcraft can sometimes exhibit corruption when using CMAA in AMD CrossFire™ configurations.
◾[407431]: Minecraft sometimes produces corruption when changing video settings in windowed mode.
◾[407338]: XDMA Quad CrossFire™ configurations in portrait Eyefinity modes sometimes display tearing or stuttering.

Known Issues
◾[408723]: System can sometimes hang when upgrading to Catalyst™ 14.11.2 from Catalyst™14.7 in AMD CrossFire™ configurations. As a workaround please completely uninstall previous Catalyst™ software versions before installing Catalyst™14.11.2 beta.
◾[409518]: Slight performance drops in FIFA 2015 on AMD CrossFire™ configurations.
◾[409502]: Occasional flickering sometimes observed while playing FIFA 2015 in AMD Dual Graphics configurations.
◾[409638]: Slight Battlefield 4 performance drop on AMD Radeon™ R9 290X in AMD CrossFire™ configuration.
◾[409628]: AMD Radeon™ R9 285 intermittently hangs in Hitman Absolution on new game start.
◾[408484]: AMD Radeon™ R9 285 can sometimes exhibit flickering in Assassins Creed Unity.
◾[409613]: Assassins Creed Unity can sometimes experience frame stutter on some AMD CrossFire™ configurations.
◾[408706]: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare intermittent black screen when loading game in Quad AMD Crossfire™ configurations.
◾[409600]: Civilization: Beyond Earth mantle users in AMD CrossFire™ configurations may sometimes experience an issue where they cannot change their game resolution. As a work around please use "Enable MGPU=1" in the games configuration .ini file.

AMD is currently working with BioWare to resolve the following issues:

◾Flickering is sometimes observed in Dragon Age: Inquisition on a limited number of surfaces in AMD CrossFire™ configurations.

AMD is currently working with Ubisoft to resolve the following issues:

◾Uneven hair corruption sometimes observed in Assassins Creed Unity when applying "ultra" game settings.
◾Flickering occasionally observed between windows on walls in Assassins Creed Unity.
◾Windows/Doors intermittently flash with black textures in Assassins Creed Unity.
◾Assassins Creed Unity occasionally exits to desktop when "ultra" game settings are applied.

AMD Catalyst™ Driver 14.9 Windows® Driver Info! (Click to show)

Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 14.9 Windows Driver
◾ Support for the AMD Radeon R9 28
◾ Performance improvements (comparing AMD Catalyst 14.9 vs. AMD Catalyst 14.4)
◾3DMark Sky Diver improvements
◾AMD A4 6300 – improves up to 4%
◾Enables AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire support
◾3DMark Fire Strike
◾AMD Radeon R9 290 Series - improves up to 5% in Performance Preset
◾3DMark11
◾AMD Radeon R9 290 Series / R9 270 Series - improves up to 4% in Entry and Performance Preset
◾BioShock Infinite
◾AMD Radeon R9 290 Series – 1920x1080 - improves up to 5%
◾Company of Heroes 2
◾AMD Radeon R9 290 Series - improves up to 8%
◾Crysis 3
◾AMD Radeon R9 290 Series / R9 270 Series – improves up to 10%
◾Grid Auto Sport
◾AMD CrossFire profile
◾Murdered Soul Suspect
◾AMD Radeon R9 290X (2560x1440, 4x MSAA, 16x AF) – improves up to 50%
◾AMD Radeon R9 290 Series / R9 270 Series – improves up to 6%
◾CrossFire configurations improve scaling up to 75%
◾Plants vs. Zombies (Direct3D performance improvements)
◾AMD Radeon R9 290X - 1920x1080 Ultra – improves up to 11%
◾AMD Radeon R9290X - 2560x1600 Ultra – improves up to 15%
◾AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra) - 92% scaling
◾Batman Arkham Origins:
◾AMD Radeon R9 290X (4x MSAA) – improves up to 20%
◾CrossFire configurations see up to a 70% gain in scaling
◾Wildstar
◾Power Xpress profile
◾Performance improvements to improve smoothness of application
◾Performance improves up to 30% on the AMD Radeon R9 and R7 Series of products for both single GPU and Multi-GPU configurations
◾Tomb Raider
◾AMD Radeon R9 290 Series – improves up to 5%
◾Watch Dogs
◾AMD Radeon R9 290 Series / R9 270 Series – improves up to 9%
◾AMD CrossFire – Frame pacing improvement
◾Improved CrossFire performance – up to 20%
◾Assassin's Creed IV
◾Improves CrossFire scaling (3840x2160 High Settings) up to 93% (CrossFire scaling improvement of 25% compared to AMD Catalyst 14.4)
◾Lichdom
◾Improves performance for single GPU and Multi-GPU configurations
◾Star Craft II
◾AMD Radeon R9 290X (2560x1440, AA, 16x AF) – improves up to 20%
◾ AMD Eyefinity enhancements
◾Mixed Resolution Support
◾A new architecture providing brand new capabilities
◾Display groups can be created with monitors of different resolution (including difference sizes and shapes)
◾Users have a choice of how surface is created over the display group
◾Fill – legacy mode, best for identical monitors
◾Fit – create the Eyefinity surface using best available rectangular area with attached displays
◾Expand – create a virtual Eyefinity surface using desktops as viewports onto the surface
◾Eyefinity Display Alignment
◾Enables control over alignment between adjacent monitors
◾One-Click Setup
◾Driver detects layout of extended desktop
◾Can create Eyefinity display group using this layout in one click!
◾ New user controls for video color and display settings
◾Greater control over Video Color Management:
◾Controls have been expanded from a single slider for controlling Boost and Hue to per color axis
◾Color depth control for Digital Flat Panels (available on supported HDMI and DP displays)
◾Allows users to select different color depths per resolution and display
◾ AMD Mantle enhancements
◾Mantle now supports AMD Mobile products with Enduro technology
◾Battlefield 4: AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1366x768; high settings) – 21% gain
◾Thief: AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1920x1080; high settings) – 14% gain
◾Star Swarm: AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1920x1080; medium settings) – 274% gain
◾Enables support for Multi-GPU configurations with Thief (requires the latest Thief update)
◾ AMD AM1 JPEG decoding acceleration
◾JPEG decoding acceleration was first enabled on the A10 APU Series in AMD Catalyst 14.1 beta, and has now been extended to the AMD AM1 Platform
◾Provides fast JPEG decompression
◾Provides Power Efficiency for JPEG decompression

Resolved Issues
◾60Hz SST flickering has been identified as an issue with non-standard display timings exhibited by the AOC U2868PQU panel on certain AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. A software workaround has been implemented in the AMD Catalyst 14.9 driver to resolve the display timing issues with this display
◾Users seeing flickering issues in 60Hz SST mode are further encouraged to obtain newer display firmware from their monitor vendor that will resolve flickering at its origin.
◾Users are additionally advised to utilize DisplayPort-certified cables to ensure the integrity of the DisplayPort data connection.
◾4K panel flickering issues found on the AMD Radeon R9 290 Series and AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
◾Screen tearing observed on AMD CrossFire systems with Eyefinity portrait display configurations
◾Instability issues for Grid Autosport when running in 2x1 or 1x2 Eyefinity configurations
◾Geometry corruption in State of Decay

Known Issues
◾[404829]: Horizontal flashing lines on second screen in a clone mode with V-Sync on using AMD Mobility Graphics with Switchable Intel Graphics
◾[404508]: Display takes a long time to redraw the screen after an S4 cycle
◾[405432]: Mantle driver will TDR when running Star Swarm on the loading screen
◾[404660]: GPU gets stuck in a low power state after it was previously stressed to max power
◾[403032]: Severe flickering observed on default launch of SimCity 4
◾[403449]: Playing any media sample in full screen in the 2x1/1x2 Fill SLS configuration leads to TDR
◾[400573]: Intermittent application hang observed while launching Aliens vs. Predator
◾[400693]: While running performance test, crash is observed with fault module atidxx32.dll
◾[401386]: Severe corruption and flashing light observed with specific game settings in Grid 2
◾[401289]: Flashing lights in Batman Arkham Origins game main menu

AMD Catalyst™ 14.7 RC Driver for Windows® Operating System Driver Info! (Click to show)
Last Updates: 7/10/2014
Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 14.7​ RC Driver for Windows
◾Includes all improvements found in the AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 RC driver
◾AMD ​CrossFire™ and AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics profile update for Plants vs. Zombies​​​
◾Assassin's Creed IV - improved CrossFire scaling (3840x2160 High Settings) up to 93%
◾Collaboration with AOC has identified non-standard display timings as the root cause of 60Hz SST flickering exhibited by the AOC U2868PQU panel on certain AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. A software workaround has been implemented in AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC driver to resolve the display timing issues with this display.
◾Users are further encouraged to obtain newer display firmware from AOC that will resolve flickering at its origin.
◾Users are additionally advised to utilize DisplayPort-certified cables to ensure the integrity of the DisplayPort data connection.​​​
Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 RC Driver for Windows
◾Plants vs. Zombies (Direct3D performance improvements):
◾AMD Radeon R9 290X - 1920x1080 Ultra – improves up to 11%
◾AMD Radeon R9 290X - 2560x1600 Ultra – improves up to 15%
◾AMD Radeon R9 290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra) - 92% scaling
◾3DMark Sky Diver improvements:
◾AMD A4-6300 – improves up to 4%
◾Enables AMD Dual Graphics/AMD CrossFire support
◾Grid Auto Sport:
◾AMD CrossFire profile
◾Wildstar:
◾Power Xpress profile
◾Performance improvements to improve smoothness of application
◾Performance improves up to 24% at 2560x1600 on the AMD Radeon R9 and R7 Series of products for both single GPU and multi-GPU configurations.
◾Watch Dogs:
◾AMD CrossFire – Frame pacing improvements
◾Battlefield Hardline Beta:
◾AMD CrossFire profile
Known Issues
◾Running Watch Dogs with a R9 280X CrossFire configuration may result in the application running in CrossFire software compositing mode
◾Enabling Temporal SMAA in a CrossFire configuration when playing Watch Dogs will result in flickering
◾AMD CrossFire™ configurations with AMD Eyefinity enabled will see instability with BattleField 4 or Thief when running Mantle
◾Catalyst™ Install Manager text is covered by Express/Custom radio button text
◾Express Uninstall does not remove C:\Program Files\(AMD or ATI) folder

AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 RC Driver for Windows® Operating System Driver Info! (Click to show)
Last Updates: 6/23/2014

◾Starting with AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta, AMD will no longer support Windows 8.0 (and the WDDM 1.2 driver)
◾Windows 8.0 users should upgrade (for Free) to Windows 8.1 to take advantage of the new features found in the AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta
◾AMD Catalyst 14.4 will remain available for users who wish to remain on Windows 8
◾A future AMD Catalyst release will allow for the WDDM 1.1 (Windows 7 driver) to be installed under Windows 8.0 for those users unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 RC Driver for Windows
◾Plants vs. Zombies (Direct3D performance improvements):
◾AMD Radeon R9 290X - 1920x1080 Ultra – improves up to 11%
◾AMD Radeon R9290X - 2560x1600 Ultra – improves up to 15%
◾AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra) - 92% scaling
◾3DMark Sky Diver improvements:
◾AMD A4 6300 – improves up to 4%
◾Enables AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire support
◾Grid Auto Sport:
◾AMD CrossFire profile
◾Wildstar:
◾Power Xpress profile
◾Performance improvements to improve smoothness of application
◾Watch Dogs:
◾AMD CrossFire – Frame pacing improvements
◾Battlefield Hardline Beta:
◾AMD CrossFire profile
Known Issues
◾Running Watch Dogs with a R9 280X CrossFire configuration may result in the application running in CrossFire software compositing mode
◾Enabling Temporal SMAA in a CrossFire configuration when playing Watch Dogs will result in Flickering
◾AMD CrossFire configurations with Eyefinity enabled will see application stability with BattleField 4 or Thief when running Mantle
◾Catalyst Install Manager text is covered by Express/Custom radio button text
◾Express Uninstall does not remove C:\Program Files\(AMD or ATI) folder

AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 Beta Driver for Windows® Driver Info! (Click to show)
Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta Driver for Windows
◾Performance improvements
◾Watch Dogs performance improvements
◾AMD Radeon R9 290X - 1920x1080 4x MSAA – improves up to 25%
◾AMD Radeon R9290X - 2560x1600 4x MSAA – improves up to 28%
◾AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra settings, MSAA = 4X) - 92% scaling
◾Murdered Soul Suspect performance improvements
◾AMD Radeon R9 290X – 2560x1600 4x MSAA – improves up to 16%
◾AMD Radeon R9290X CrossFire configuration (3840x2160 Ultra settings, MSAA = 4X) - 93% scaling
◾AMD Eyefinity enhancements
◾Mixed Resolution Support
◾A new architecture providing brand new capabilities
◾Display groups can be created with monitors of different resolution (including difference sizes and shapes)
◾Users have a choice of how surface is created over the display group
◾Fill – legacy mode, best for identical monitors
◾Fit – create the Eyefinity surface using best available rectangular area with attached displays.
◾Expand – create a virtual Eyefinity surface using desktops as viewports onto the surface.
◾Eyefinity Display Alignment
◾Enables control over alignment between adjacent monitors
◾One-Click Setup
◾Driver detects layout of extended desktops
◾Can create Eyefinity display group using this layout in one click!
◾New user controls for video color and display settings
◾Greater control over Video Color Management:
◾Controls have been expanded from a single slider for controlling Boost and Hue to per color axis
◾Color depth control for Digital Flat Panels (available on supported HDMI and DP displays)
◾Allows users to select different color depths per resolution and display

◾AMD Mantle enhancements
◾Mantle now supports AMD Mobile products with Enduro technology
◾Battlefield 4: AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1366x768; high settings) – 21% gain
◾Thief: AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1920x1080; high settings) – 14% gain
◾Star Swarm: AMD Radeon HD 8970M (1920x1080; medium settings) – 274% gain
◾Enables support for Multi-GPU configurations with Thief (requires the latest Thief update)
◾AMD AM1 JPEG decoding acceleration
◾JPEG decoding acceleration was first enabled on the A10 APU Series in AMD Catalyst 14.1 beta, and has now been extended to the AMD AM1 Platform
◾Provides fast JPEG decompression
◾Provides Power Efficiency for JPEG decompression

Known Issues
Running Watch Dogs with a R9 280X CrossFire configuration may result in the application running in CrossFire software compositing mode
◾Enabling Temporal SMAA in a CrossFire configuration when playing Watch Dogs will result in Flickering
◾AMD CrossFire configurations with Eyefinity enabled will see application stability with BattleField 4 or Thief when running Mantle
◾Catalyst Install Manager text is covered by Express/Custom radio button text
◾Express Uninstall does not remove C:\Program Files\(AMD or ATI) folder

AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 Beta V1.0 Driver for Windows® Operating System Driver Info! (Click to show)
Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 Release Candidate Driver for Windows
◾Support for the AMD Radeon™ R9 295X
◾CrossFire™ fixes enhancements:
◾Crysis 3 – frame pacing improvements
◾Far Cry 3 – 3 and 4 GPU performance improvements at high quality settings, high resolution settings
◾Anno 2070 – Improved CrossFire scaling up to 34%
◾Titanfall – Resolved in game flickering with CrossFire enabled
◾Metro Last Light – Improved Crossfire scaling up to 10%
◾Eyefinity 3x1 (with three 4K panels) no longer cuts off portions of the application
◾Stuttering has been improved in certain applications when selecting mid-Eyefinity resolutions with V-sync Enabled
◾Full support for OpenGL 4.4
◾OpenGL 4.4 supports the following extensions:
◾ARB_buffer_storage
◾ARB_enhanced_layouts
◾ARB_query_buffer_object
◾ARB_clear_texture
◾ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge
◾ARB_texture_stencil8
◾ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev
◾ARB_multi_bind
◾ARB_bindless_texture
◾ARB_spare_texture
◾ARB_seamless_cubemap_per_texture
◾ARB_indirect_parameters
◾ARB_compute_variable_group_size
◾ARB_shader_draw_parameters
◾ARB_shader_group_vote
◾Mantle beta driver improvements:
◾BattleField 4: Performance slowdown is no longer seen when performing a task switch/Alt-tab
◾BattleField 4: Fuzzy images when playing in rotated SLS resolution with an A10 Kaveri system

AMD Catalyst™ 14.3 Beta V1.0 Driver for Windows® Operating System
Driver Info! (Click to show)

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.3 Beta V1.0 Driver for Windows®
◾Thief:
◾AMD Mantle and AMD True Audio support
◾Improves stuttering observed in CrossFire mode
◾Call of Duty: Ghosts: QUAD CrossFire profile update – improves level load times
◾Audio issues observed when using CrossFire configurations (and V-sync enabled) have been resolved
◾BattleField 4: V-sync issues observed on CrossFire configurations (with Mantle enabled) have been resolved

Known Issues
◾Intermittent driver stability issues when installing/un-installing on Desktop Kaveri platforms that support AMD Enduro technology under Windows 8.1. Please disable Enduro support to resolve the issue
◾Secondary GPUs do not enter low power state on CrossFire configurations; this issue will be addressed in the next AMD Catalyst beta release
◾Thief (DirectX): Lighting flickers on CrossFire configurations only after CrossFire has been enabled then disabled; this issue will be addressed in the next AMD Catalyst beta release
◾Battlefield 4 (DirectX): Quad CrossFire configurations with Eyefinity Display configurations suffer slowdowns and stability issues
◾Titanfall: Flickering occurs under AMD CrossFire configurations

AMD Catalyst™ 14.2 Beta V1.3 Driver for Windows®
Driver Info! (Click to show)
Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.2 Beta V1.3 Driver for Windows®
◾Thief: Crossfire Profile update and performance improvements for single GPU configurations
◾Mantle: Multi-GPU configurations (up to 4 GPUs) running Battlefield 4 are now supported
◾Frame Pacing for Dual Graphics and non-XDMA configurations above 2560x1600 are now supported with Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4
◾Dual graphics DirectX 9 application issues have been resolved
◾Minecraft: Missing textures have been resolved
◾3D applications no longer see intermittent hangs or application crashes
◾Resolves corruption issues seen in X-plane.

Known Issues
◾Notebooks based on AMD Enduro or PowerXpress™ technologies are currently not supported by the Mantle codepath
◾Thief does not render the right eye when CrossFire and Stereo 3D is enabled

AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver 14.1 beta for Windows®
Driver Info! (Click to show)
Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Beta Driver for Windows

Support for the following new AMD Desktop APU (Accelerated Processors) products:
◾AMD A10-7850K
◾AMD A10-7700K

Mantle Beta driver

◾AMD's Mantle is a groundbreaking graphics API that promises to transform the world of game development to help bring better, faster games to the PC

◾Performance gain of up to 45%(versus the DirectX version) for Battlefield 4 on the R9 290 Series

◾Performance gain of up to 200% (versus the DirectX version) for Star Swarm on the R9 290 Series

◾AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta must be used in conjunction with versions of these applications that support Mantle
◾It is expected that these applications will have future updates to support additional AMD Mantle features
◾AMD Mantle Beta driver is currently supported on:
◾AMD Radeon™ R9 Series GPUs
◾AMD Radeon™ R7 Series GPUs
◾AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series GPUs
◾AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series GPUs
◾AMD A10-7000 Series and AMD A8-7000 Series APUs
◾​​​​​For additional details please see the AMD Mantle Technology FAQ on amd.com​

◾Enhanced AMD CrossFire frame pacing – Support for 4K panel and Eyefinity non-XDMA CrossFire solutions (including the AMD Radeon R9 280, 270 Series, 7900 Series, 7800 Series) and Dual Graphics configurations​

◾​​​Frame pacing ensures that frames rendered across multiple GPUs in an AMD CrossFire configuration will be displayed at an even and regular pace
◾Supported on 4K panels and Eyefinity configurations
◾Supported on AMD Dual Graphics configurations
◾Supported on DirectX® 10 and DirectX 11 applications​​​

Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta​​
◾Resolves ground texture flickering seen in Total War: Rome 2 with high settings (and below) set in game

◾Resolves flickering texture corruption when playing Call of Duty: Ghosts (multi-player) in the space station level

Resolved Issues


◾Ground texture flickering seen in Total War: Rome 2 with high settings (and below) set in game
◾Flickering texture corruption when playing Call of Duty: Ghosts (multi-player) in the space station level
◾Blu-ray playback using PowerDVD black screen on extended mode
◾Streaming VUDU HD/HDX content on Sharp PN-K321 (DP) causes the right-side half to flicker in and out
◾Black screen happened after wake up the monitor
◾Full screen issue at rotation in DX9 mode
◾Video window black screen when using Samsung Kies to play video
◾Crysis2 negative scaling in outdoor scene
◾Crysis2 has insufficient CrossFire scaling in some scene
◾Red Faction: The game has no or negative crossfire scaling with DX9 and DX11

◾Age of Conan has corruption and performance issues with crossfire enabled

◾Company of Heroes shadows are corrupted when using crossfire

◾Resident Evil5 's performance is unstable when display mode set to Window mode

◾Total War: Shogun 2 flickering menu/text

◾Frame rate drop when disabling post-processing in 3DMark06

◾Negative Crossfire scaling with game "The Secret World" in DX11 mode
◾F1 2012 Crashes to desktop

◾Tomb Raider Hair Simulation Stutters on CFX

◾Negative CrossFire scaling experienced in Call of Duty

◾Battlefield 3 performance drop on Haswell systems

◾Choppy video playback on 4k Video
◾VSync ON Tearing with 2x1 Eyefinity SLS CrossFire

◾Far Cry 3 - Game flickering while changing resolutions

◾Display corruption and BSOD occurs when extending a display after disabling Multiple GPU SLS array

◾Flickering seen when enable three 4kx2k panels at the same time

◾No Video, just a black screen when setting Chrome to run in "High Performance" when playing certain video clips

◾Image crashed on Starcraft game


Known Issues

◾Mantle performance for the AMD Radeon™ HD 7000/HD 8000 Series GPUs and AMD Radeon™ R9 280X and R9 270X GPUs will be optimized for BattleField 4™ in future AMD Catalyst™ releases. These products will see limited gains in BattleField 4™ and AMD is currently investigating optimizations for them.
◾Multi-GPU support under DirectX® and Mantle will be added to StarSwarm in a future application patch
◾Intermittent stuttering or stability issues may occur when utilizing Mantle with AMD CrossFire™ technology in BattleField 4™ - AMD recommends using the DirectX code path when playing Battlefield 4 with multiple GPUs. A future AMD Catalyst release will resolve these issues
◾Notebooks based on AMD Enduro or PowerXpress™ technologies are currently not supported by the Mantle codepath in Battlefield 4™
◾AMD Eyefinity configurations utilizing portrait display orientations are currently not supported by the Mantle codepath in Battlefield 4™
◾AMD Eyefinity technology is not currently supported in the Star Swarm​ application
◾AMD testing for the AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Beta Mantle driver has been concentrated on the following products: AMD Radeon™ R9 290X, R9 290, R9 280, R9 270, R7 260X, R7 260, HD 7000 Series, HD 8000 Series, A10-7850K and A10-7700K. Future AMD Catalyst™ releases will include full test coverage for all AMD products supported by Mantle.
◾Graphics hardware in the AMD A10-7850K and A10-7700K may override the presence of a discrete GPU under the Mantle code path in Battlefield 4™
◾Frame Pacing for Dual Graphics and non-XDMA configurations above 2560x1600 do not currently work with Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4. An upcoming release will enable support
◾DX9 Dual graphics is not supported in AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta. An upcoming release will enable support

AMD Catalyst™ 13.11 Beta9.5 for Windows®​​
Driver Info! (Click to show)
Resolves the issue of AMD Overdrive missing in the AMD Catalyst Control Center for the AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series graphics cards
Resolves intermittent flickering seen on some AMD Radeon R9 270x graphics cards
Resolves graphics corruption seen in Starcraft®
Improves frame pacing r​esults in AMD Quad CrossFire™ configurations for the following: Hitman: Absolution, and Total War™​: Rome 2

AM​​D Catalyst™ 13.11 Beta 9.4 Driver for Windows®
Driver Info! (Click to show)
May resolve intermittent black screens or display loss observed on some AMD Radeon™ R9 290X and AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics cards
Improves AMD CrossFire™ scaling in the multi-player portion of Call of Duty®: Ghosts

AMD Enduro Technology Profile updates:
​XCOM:​ Enemy Unknown
Need for Speed Rivals

AMD Catalyst™ 13.11 Beta 9.2 for Windows®
Driver Info! (Click to show)
​​Call of Duty®: Ghost - Improves anti-aliasing performance, and updates the AMD CrossFire™ profile
AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series - PowerTune update to reduce variance of fan speed / RPM
Resolves intermittent crashes seen in legacy DirectX®​ 9 applications
​​

AMD Catalyst™ 13.11 Beta 8 for Windows®​​
Driver Info! (Click to show)
Resolves intermittent crashes experienced with Battlefield 4 on Windows 8 based systems

AMD Catalyst™ 13.11 Beta 7 Driver for Windows®
Driver Info! (Click to show)
Increases AMD CrossFire​™​ scaling up to an additional 20% for Battlefield 4

AMD Catalyst™ 13.11 Beta 6 Driver for Windows ® Driver Info! (Click to show)
Includes support for the new prod​ucts:
[AMD Radeon​™ R9 290X
AMD Radeon R9 290


​Performance improvements
​Batman: Arkham Origins - improves performance up to 35% with MSAA 8x enabled
Total War™: Rome 2 - improves performance up to 10%
Battlefield 3 - improves performance up to 10%
GRID 2 - improves performance up to 8.5%
DiRT Showdown - improves performance up to 10%
Formula 1™ 2013 - improves performance up to 8%
DiRT 3 - improves performance up to 7%
Sleeping Dogs - improves performance up to 5%
​Automatic AMD Eyefinity Configuration​
Automatic "plug and play" configuration of supported Ultra HD/4K tiled displays






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Nvidia & AMD Drivers Un-install Utility

RadeonPro

Atiman Uninstaller v.7.0.2.msi

TechPowerUp GPU-Z

MSI Afterburner

Sapphire TriXX

ASUS GPU Tweak

OCCT

Fraps

Unigine Valley Benchmark

Futuremark 3DMark Benchmark

Memory Info Test

TechPowerUP Video BIOS Collection 290X

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TechPower UP - BIOS Flahsing - ATI Winflash 2.6.7



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Stop Down Clocking Instructions Using AB Beta 17 (Click to show)
Using AB 3.0.0 Beta 17, once you have applied your overclock you must go back into CCC and reset the Power Limit back to 50% again. Even though it says it's 50% in AB it's NOT 50% in CCC.

However IF CCC is disabled you DO NOT ENABLE OVERDRIVE in CCC and your AB settings will work.

NOTE: Whenever you set a new clock and your screen flashes you need to bump the power limit back up in CCC as well as it resets every time the driver does.

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This is ONLY if you need to do this

Disabling ULPS! (Click to show)
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Assumes you have no instance of AB, aka afterburner installed previously. If you do have AB installed previously, uninstall it or delete the folder. Also, it is generally a good idea to uninstall AB before any new driver install when you are crossfired. AB will automatically run, even when run at windows start is disabled, and when it does and it tries to fool with clocks you will BSOD with a 07E code.**


Run afterburner install. At this point, if you choose default install directory, there will incur security issues later on, just keep that in mind. I would recommend you install it in another folder/drive.

After install completes, do not check the option to start afterburner. If you are crossfired follow A- below to disable ULPS if you are using Unofficial Overclock Method (UOM) or , you can skip this portion if you are using Official Overclock Method (-xcl), however be warned that Afterburner will not be able to see your sleeping cards if you have ULPS enabled. Thus it's probably a good idea to disable ULPS anyways.

A- Disabling ULPS

Open regedit and go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This key 4D36E968, under CurrentControlSet is the only folder you need to access. You can ignore the others, so don't search for it just traverse directly to said folder. It's time to disable ULPS, or ultra low power savings. Inside the folder you will find more folders, 0000/0001/0002/etc so on and on.

Open each folder and double click on EnableULPS and change to 0. You do not need to change any other key, or any keys that look similar, just change EnableULPS. Close regedit. End of A-

At this point if you installed into default directory, you will have a security issue. Open file manager, go to where you installed afterburner and right click on MSIAfterburner.cfg and go to security, click edit, add yourself and give yourself full control, click ok.

Now go back and open MSIAfterburner.cfg in notepad.

Scroll to bottom and change this:

[ATIADLHAL]
UnofficialOverclockingEULA =
UnofficialOverclockingMode= 0

to this:

[ATIADLHAL]
UnofficialOverclockingEULA = I confirm that I am aware of unofficial overclocking limitations and fully understand that MSI will not provide me any support on it
UnofficialOverclockingMode= 1


**Note on the mode setting. Some new games are causing clock conflicts with Powerplay creating flickering on the desktop. You can avoid this by choosing 2, instead of 1. I am running with Powerplay off. Look Mom, no flickering. Refer to the bottom of Post 2 (in source 'The AMD How To Thread" ) for more info on this.**

Close and save MSIAfterburner.cfg. At this point download the file from the link above for AMD Clock Control files and run it. Do not reboot.

Now you can run afterburner for the first time. Afterburner will analyze the gpu asic and ask to reboot when ready. Choose yes to reboot. After reboot, you will have afterburner installed, you can then unlock voltage control and monitoring, etc. Happy overclocking.

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ADD more volts to MSI AB Guide (Click to show)
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Just use /wi4,30,8d,10 for 100mv. The offset is 6.25 mv in hexademical. So on decimal is :16*6.25=100 mv. For 50mv you need 8. For 200mv you need 20( 20=32 on dec. So 32 * 6.25=200mv)

The easy way to do changes:

Create a txt on desktop. Write
CD C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner
MSIAfterburner.exe /wi4,30,8d,10

and then save as .bat file. Eveyrtime you start this bat file msi will start with +100mv

For 50mv: 8
For 100mv:10
For 125mv:14
For 150mv:18
For 175mv:1C
For 200mv:20

I wouldn't go over this point because
1)You are close to leave the sweet spot of the ref pcb vrms efficiency
2)These commands add 200mv on top of the 100mv offset through AB gui.That means 300mv

By default /wi command apply to current gpu only. So if you have 2 or more gpus you must use /sg command. That means the command line is something like that
ex:MsiAfterburner.exe /sg0 /wi6,30,8d,10 /sg1 /wi6,30,8d,10


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Random Crashes Playing Fallout Fix! (Click to show)
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Having a big problem with my PC. So the past few days I've been getting random hard crashes while playing Fallout and only Fallout. Other games played just fine so i figured it was a mod conflict or something. But today I got a hard crash and restarted my PC.

I got a BSoD on boot, immediately after the Windows startup screen. I booted into safemode and did a clean uninstall and reinstall of both 14.9 and Omega drivers but the same thing happens. You might remember me mentioning a different bug with Omega drivers a few months ago, so I figured that I would just reinstall Windows and see if that would help.

Fast forward an hour and I got a new installation of Windows 7 and all my essential drivers. Then I installed Omega drivers and got a BSoD when rebooting. Clean uninstall and 14.9, same problem.

The BSoD says atikmdag and some other stuff, but it's too quick to read. I don't think it's a hardware issue because my cards were both working fine in all games and benchmarks besides Fallout. The PC also runs fine without AMD drivers installed Any idea of what to troubleshoot next? And how can I test if it's my videocard(s) if I can't even boot into Windows? I will try booting with just one GPU at a time but I don't think it will work.

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There's a setting in bios about not instantly rebooting on crash that gives you time to read usually OR program like "who crashed" will read your dumps and give you the BSOD number to check against the overclocking BSOD list.

There's probably a newer one, but:
BSOD codes for overclocking
0x101 = increase vcore
0x124 = increase/decrease vcore or QPI/VTT...have to test to see which one it is
0x0A = unstable RAM/IMC, increase QPI first, if that doesn't work increase vcore
0x1E = increase vcore
0x3B = increase vcore
0x3D = increase vcore
0xD1 = QPI/VTT, increase/decrease as necessary
0x9C = QPI/VTT most likely, but increasing vcore has helped in some instances
0x50 = RAM timings/Frequency or uncore multi unstable, increase RAM voltage or adjust QPI/VTT, or lower uncore if you're higher than 2x
0x109 = Not enough or too Much memory voltage
0x116 = Low IOH (NB) voltage, GPU issue (most common when running multi-GPU/overclocking GPU)
0x7E = Corrupted OS file, possibly from overclocking. Run sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r

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OK, my PC booted up today and I did a clean install of 14.9 drivers and it's working. I tried out the new MSI AB but I'm having an issue with it. Event though I click the setting to sync my two GPUs I have to manually change the clocks for each one individually. Also I can't increase the power limit. Even though I move the slider up and hit OK, it just resets itself to zero. I have unofficial overclocking mode on.

Also TY Arizonian, that will be helpful if I have that problem again in the future.




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Top 30 3d Mark 13 Fire Strike Scores in Crossfire / SLI

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Top 30 3DMark11 Scores for Single/Dual/Tri/Quad

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OCN / AMD Related Sites


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Ultra Resolution Gaming

GPUs built for the demands of ultra-high resolution gaming in single and multi-display configurations: get the most out of every square inch of screen. Ultra resolution (four times higher than HD) gaming with rich details.

Reviewers Guide
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Many UltraHD/4K monitors can achieve a 60 Hz refresh rate using a tiled display configuration. AMD Eyefinity technology can be leverage to support these tiled displays by making two 2Kx2K tiles act as one 4Kx2K monitor. AMD has taken steps to make this easy for end users by providing an Automatic AMD Eyefinity Configuration features. This feature allows an automatic "plug and play" configuration of supported UltraHD/4K tiled displays when a DisplayPort cable is connected.

When a user hotplugs a tiled 4K monitor (such as the Sharp PN-K321 or Asus PQ321Q), a 2x1 display group will be automatically created and the two tiles will be combined to act as one monitor. This configuration will be remembered and re-enabled when the display is unplugged or the system is rebooted. It is also possible to manually disable the display group in CCC, and have the two tiles act as independent monitors. It should be noted that once the display group is manually disabled, it can no longer be automatically configured as a tiled display via the Automatic AMD Eyefinity Configuration feature.

Additionally, AMD is supporting a new industry standard for tiled displays in VESA DisplayID v1.3. The "Tiled Display Topology Data Block" describes additional display capabilities that can be leveraged to enable the plug and play experience with tiled displays. Tiled displays supporting this data block can be supported by the Automatic AMD Eyefinity Configuration with no driver update required.

TrueAudio Technology

With the sonic brilliance of AMD TrueAudio1 technology, your games now sound as good as they look. More acoustic bandwidth and capabilities for developers to play with, plus a healthy slug of extra audio performance make for a richer in-game soundscape.




AMD is implementing a fully programmable audio engine, True Audio technology will be on the new architecture R9 290X & 290 with an onboard audio processor to help with CPU load. Game developers can use a Wwise audio plugin over the AMD True Audio DPS. When implemented by game developers, approximately 14% of the CPU will be offloaded to the graphic card audio processor.


  • There are multiple Audio optimized DSP cores
  • Tensilica HiFi2 EP instruction set
  • Tensilica Xtensa SP Fload support
  • The DSPs have 32KB instruction and data caches
  • 8KB of scratch RAM for local operation.


Mantle

There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of the Graphics Core Next architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality. It’s a game-changing innovation developed by AMD.

The four core principles of AMD’s Mantle

  • Essential principle #1: Helping developers
  • Essential principle #2: Helping PC gamers get better performance
  • Essential principle #3: Bringing innovation back to graphics APIs
  • Essential principle #4: Don’t break games
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In short, Mantle is a new and better way to bring the code developers are already writing for next-generation consoles to life on the PC. It achieves this by being similar to, and often compatible with, the code they are already writing for those platforms. The ultimate goal of Mantle is to give gamers the ultimate performance in compatible games, and doing that in such a way that developers are free to put forth whatever effort is required to ensure optimal performance for competing platforms.


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AMD claims that Mantle can enable up to nine times the number of draw calls issued from the CPU compared to existing APIs. Draw calls are often a bottleneck to graphics performance, with GPUs sometimes able to process more than CPUs can issue, so this can only be a good thing.

Mantle particularly interesting is of course the fact that AMD has GCN hardware in all the new consoles. While the similarities between Mantle and the console APIs remains an unknown, cross-platform developers are already becoming familiar with GCN at a lower level and optimising their code for it, theoretically making ports to PC much easier and more scalable. With this level of in-built support it's a strong bet Mantle will make some impact.

While there will naturally be an overhead for developers to include Mantle support, AMD has garnered support from a key partner, specifically DICE. A free update to Battlefield 4, due in December, will enable Mantle support in the game, potentially gracing AMD GPU users with a free and significant boost in performance. While the full ramifications of Mantle thus remain to be seen, you can expect more info, including partner announcements and demos, at AMD's developer summit in November.

AMD Mantle API poised to revolutionise PC gaming - Source - My Gaming

GCN Architecture

Designed from the ground up for extraordinary performance with the most demanding games, this is the pinnacle of desktop graphics technology.

GCN stands for "Graphics Core Next." It is the architecture that drives the Radeon R9 series. It is also the architecture that runs the Playstation 4 and XBox One. Through this architecture, AMD is able to support Mantle and DirectX 11.2. DirectX 11.2 is currently shipping with Windows 8.1.

DIRECTX 11.2 which brings a host of new features to improve performance in your games and graphics app. The DIRECTX 11.2 offers HLSL shader linking, Inbox HLSL compiler, GPU overlay support, DirectX tiled resources, and more. Bring new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance.



Powertune Technology

Designed with the most advanced power management features, the AMD Radeon HD graphics card is equipped with the intelligence to convert unused power headroom into extra performance by dynamically controlling clock speeds, allowing gamers advanced performance inside of the power envelope they specify.

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The clock speed is dynamic on the R9 290X and R9 290 via a 2nd generation serial VID interface, which is a new controller interface designed by AMD. The controller allows a 6.25mV voltage step granularity and 255 voltage steps between 0.00V to 1.55V. There is a dedicated SVI2 Telemetry line providing voltage and current feedback at 40KHz sampling and 20Mbps of telemetry bandwidth. The controller allows multiple voltage domains as well. power, temperature, and application demands will determine the frequency the GPU is running at.

AMD has set the default temperature of these GPUs to run at a max of 95c. AMD states that the thermal threshold for these GPUs is well above 95c.

The default fan speed to a cap of 40% under 'quite' mode. The default fan speed to a cap of 55% under 'uber' mode. You can manually set the fan to a higher cap, up to 100%. The fan is dynamic and automatically adjusts with controller. Core clock speeds will not auto boost above set Core but may dynamically lower itself if temps rise above 95c. Higher fan caps can alleviate higher temps and keep Core clock from dynamically being lowered.


Powerplay & AMD Zerocore Technology

AMD PowerPlay power management technology automatically manages power consumption according to actual GPU loading. AMD ZeroCore Power technology enables lower idle power than any other currently available graphics card. With support for AMD CrossFire technology, AMD ZeroCore Power eliminates wasted power, as well as additional heat and noise from extra cards when you are not using them.


APP Acceleration

Powered by a set of innovative hardware and software technologies working in concert behind the scenes, AMD App Acceleration gives you enhanced speed and performance beyond traditional graphics and video processing.

  • Enjoy beautifully rich and clear video playback when streaming from the web
  • Take in your favorite movies in stunning, stutter-free HD quality
  • Run multiple applications smoothly at maximum speed
  • Enjoy lightning fast game play and realistic physics effects



HD3D Technology

AMD HD3D Technology is supported by an advanced and open ecosystem that, in conjunction with specific AMD hardware and software technologies, enables 3D display capabilities for many PC applications and experiences.

Recommended 3D Displays

  • Play your favorite PC games in stereo 3D across 3 displays with AMD Eyefinity 3D technology3
  • Connect to your display and watch the latest Blu-ray 3D movies with excellent display results with 3Ghz HDMI support1,4
  • Convert 2D Videos and Movies to stereoscopic 3D1
  • Make your photos come to life with 2D to 3D conversion support



Eyefinity

The next generation of AMD Eyefinity technology features all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations, bringing you ultimate panoramic computing experience.

Connections
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • DisplayPort 1.2 with Multi-Streaming
  • Two DVI-D








Crossfire

AMD CrossFire, are built right in, offering you more than one way to elevate your gaming experience. With its compact design, this graphics card is perfect for standard ATX systems.

AMD Radeon R9 290X To Feature New AMD CrossFireX Technology

Where are CrossFire connectors?

The missing crossfire finger technology is called Sideport. This technology support the crossfire connection through the PCI-E Express rather than separate connectors. What does this mean? Goodbye Crossfire Bridge connectors. wave2.gif

AMD has added a hardware DMA engine (Direct Memory Access) in the AMD CrossFire compositing block. The video cards now have dual DMA engines. This new technology is only present in the R9 290X and R9 290. CrossFire has been simplified in the new series, and as such AMD was able to get frame pacing working.

DMA engines allow for direct access between the GPUs over the PCI-Express bus solely. AMD has said the video cards can saturate a PCIe 3.0 x16 bus bandwidth; 16GB/s bi-directional. There is no performance penalty for eliminating the external bridge. Sideport can improve scaling and efficiency between the GPUs, especially as you scale up to triple or quad cards.

No performance penalties vs external bridge.



New AMD OverDrive in Catalyst Control Center


AMD OverDrive now allows you to customize the power limit and temperature which in turn effects thresholds.

AMD Overdrive! (Click to show)



Dual BIOS

The AMD Radeon R9-290X comes flashed with two separate BIOS for testing. The bios can be toggled by the small black switch located on the top of the part closest to the mounting bracket that you plug your displays into. You must reboot after toggling the switch for changes to take effect.

Quiet Mode - Switch is in position closest to where you plug in your displays. Fan is at 40% cap.

Uber Mode - Switch is in position furthest away to where you plug in your displays. Fan is at 55% cap.

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Introducing the AMD Gaming Evolved App Powered by Raptr
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Have access to in-game tools such as broadcasting live video via Twitch, taking screenshots, web browsing, and chat.

With a single click in the app's Control Center, gamers will be able to optimize their games based on performance, quality, or a balance of both for their AMD hardware. Optimal game settings are determined using system and game data captured from millions of PCs stored in Raptr's Cloud combined with extensive testing of various combinations of GPUs, CPUs, and resolutions. The Control Center will also be the hub for gamers to access Raptr's tens of thousands of dedicated game communities for the latest discussions, strategy, streams, and more.


Direction to the download page by clicking on the link below


Keep your games optimized

Auto-optimization provides the best quality and performance settings for your rig based on data collected from the AMD community

Supported Games Link

Real rewards just for playing games

Earn real rewards just for using the Gaming Evolved app while you play. The more you play, the more rewards you'll unlock!

Broadcast, Watch, and Chat While You Play

Broadcast live video via Twitch, watch streams, take screenshots, and share them on Raptr, Facebook, and Twitter without ever leaving your game!

Gamers Come First

Join AMD's Gaming Evolved program that strives to create the best possible PC gaming experience by delivering innovative technologies, nurturing open industry standards, and helping the gaming industry maintain the PC platform as the world's premier environment.


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R9 290X & 290 [Reference] Specifications








REFERENCE REVIEWS


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AMD Radeon R9 290X Video Card Review - [H]ard|OCP - Oct 23, 2013
AMD Radeon R9 290X 4 GB - TechPowerUP! - Oct 23, 2013
The Radeon R9 290X Review - AnandTech - Oct 23, 2013
AMD Radeon R9 290X CrossFire - TechPowerUP! - Oct 23, 2013
AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB Review - Bit-Tech - Oct 23, 2013
AMD Radeon R9 290X Review - TechSpot - Oct 23, 2013
AMD Radeon R9 290X Hawaii Review - PC Perspective - Oct 23, 2013



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AMD Radeon R9 290 Video Card Review - [H]ardOCP - Nov 4, 2013
AMD Radeon R9 290 4 GB - TechPowerUP! - Nov 4, 2013
AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Review - Hardware Canucks - Nov 4, 2013
The AMD Radeon R9 290 Review - AnandTech - Nov 11, 2013
AMD Radeon R9-290 review - Guru3D - Nov 4, 2013
AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Review - PC Perspective - Nov 4, 2013
AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Review - Bit-Tech - Nov 5, 2013
AMD Radeon R9 290 Review - Tom's Hardware - Nov 5, 2013
AMD Radeon R9 290 Review - TechSpot - Nov 5, 2013
Radeon R9-290 Crossfire Review - Guru3D - Nov 5, 2013







MISC REVIEWS



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MSI Radeon R9-290X Lightning Review - Guru3D - March 6, 2014


ASUS Radeon R9 290X Matrix Platinum Review - Ocaholic - March 18, 2014


MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming Review - TechPowerUP - February 24, 1014
MSI Radeon R9-290X Gaming OC Review - Guru3D - January 28, 2014
MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming Review - [H]ard|OCP - February 24, 2014


PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ 4GB Review - HardwareCanucks - March 13, 2014
PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Review - TechPowerUP - March 4, 2014
PowerColor Radeon R9-290X PCS+ Review - Guru3D - February 25, 2014
PowerColor Radeon R9 290X PCS+ Review - Hexus - February 26, 2014
Powercolor Radeon R9 290X PCS+ Review - [H]ard|OCP - March 18, 2014


GIGABYTE R9 290X WindForce OC Review - Hardware Canucks - February 4, 2014
GIGABYTE R9 280X OC Edition Video Card Review - [H]ard|OCP - November 15, 2013


Sapphire Radeon R9 290X TRI-X Review - TweakTown - March 7, 2014
Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC Review - TechPowerUP - February 4, 2014
Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC Review - AnandTech - December 24, 2013
Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X Review - Hardware Heven - February 7, 2014


XFX Radeon R9 290X Double Dissipation Review - Hardware Canucks - January 28, 2014


ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II Graphics Card Review - PC Perspective - December 18, 2013
ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Review - TechPowerUP - January 21, 2014
ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review - [H]ard|OCP - January 13, 2014








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XFX Radeon R9 290 Double Dissipation Review - Benchmark Reviews - January 28, 2014
XFX R9 290 Double Dissipation Review - Hardware Canucks - March 17, 2014





MSI R9 290 Gaming Review - [H]ard|OCP - February 17, 2014



ASUS Radeon R9-290 DirectCU II OC Review - Guru3D - January 17, 2014



R9 290 Tri-X Review - Hexus - December 20, 2013



     
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MSI Afterburner - 84C Temp - 76% Manual Fan - 100% GPU Usage - 1100 Core Clock / 1300 Memory Clock (No down clocking)

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Asus + Sapphire R9-290X, now if the EK blocks finally show up I will finish my build and get to benchmarking/gaming.
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It has almost begun!


Here is something interesting:
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GIGABYTE GV-R929D5-4GD-B


Effective Memory Clock 6.0GHz

Cooler WINDFORCE 3X

Seems that the 290 is going to be having a factory overclocked card non-reference card on release.
Edited by Slomo4shO - 10/23/13 at 5:59pm
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Edited by DampMonkey - 10/28/13 at 6:05pm
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May order two for my 3D/gaming hobbies. Maybe when the third party manufacturers start making higher-end variants.
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Oh you cleaned up the thread! Nice! Reserved for my card here! smile.gif
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