I just bought a Gigabyte R9-Fury Windforce OC Edition from Newegg.. They had a flash sale for $469.99 so I went ahead and decided to get it instead of the gtx980, maybe a mistake... I've always ran AMD cards since the gtx680 I had some years ago was problematic.... I bought a hd6850 at that time, then some years later I purchased a r9-290...
Enter today, I eagerly awaited the arrival of my new Fury card ,which surprisingly, fedex promptly delivered at 9am......
Now, I built this computer 2 weeks ago and have had it up and running the entire time with the on chip intel graphics, a clean install of windows10, running benchmarks and testing temps and doing some limited gaming with the Intel graphics...
Gigabyte GA-z170x-gaming 5
I5email@example.com and running at 46-48celsius..
16ig gskill ddr4 memory... f4-3000c15d-16gvgb
Gigabyte R9-Fury Windforce OC Edition
Samsung 850evo m.2 ssd, mounted in the top slot.
Evga 750g2 (750watt gold certified psu)
I install the card, downloaded the drivers, installed the current drivers without amd evolve app or whatever the gaming app is called, and from there it went down hill quick... Rebooted the computer, it booted fine, messing with the desktop, then had a black screen, rebooted, another black screen, changed out from display port to hdmi same thing, reboot, same thing black screen... I installed the "hotfix" and black screen right off the bat.. During all this nonsense I got a Video tdr failure and Atikmpag.. All while getting black screens and having to reboot.. Decided to call Gigabyte tech support and guy there had me go into the bios and change some video setting to legacy support, with no change whatsoever.. Gigabyte tech support recommended me returning the card. He simply said it sounds like a dead card..
Now, from past years AMD has always had problematic driver issues to some extent.. After mingling around in this forum, it reads to me like they are at it again. Trying to keep it on the down low to some extent.. I've used AMD since my older r9-290 and the r9-290 has never given me an ounce of issues. I'll give this second Fury one more chance, after that, if its a fail I'll return it and exchange it for an nvdia gtx980 and I'll done with AMD.. You spend near $500 on a video card the thing better work and drivers better work..
I've seen many others having issues with these Fury cards, what gives? anyone else gettign the Video tdr failure, and Atimpag