1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 8, 2016 8:32 AM by amdmatt

    Dedicated notebook GPU switching from R9M290x to HD8970M


      Hey guys, i recently installed the new update for my notebook graphics card, which is a R9 M290x, and for some reason it keeps reverting to a HD8970M. I specifically install the R9 M2xx series update yet nothing happens. I have also noticed since the install of this update games have been stuttering quite a bit, though the frames don't drop i can tell it isn't running smoothly, any advice would be appreciated thanks.   

        • Re: Dedicated notebook GPU switching from R9M290x to HD8970M

          Please provide more information.



          When you updated your drivers the M290X, which is a rebrand of the 8970M, was assigned the same Device ID so the name changed. However the performance of your GPU remains the same and has not changed. If you want the name to go back to M290X, you'll need to install your previous OEM drivers, then install the latest Crimson drivers on top of the previous drivers, without uninstalling them as you usually would first. Otherwise you can just ignore it as it will not decrease or increase your GPU performance, only the name of the GPU has changed due to the sharing of a Device ID with the same product rebranded from a previous generation.


          You have not provided enough information, but what's more likely is the new drivers are not performing as well on your system, so i would recommend using Windows System Restore to regain that lost performance and revert to your previous driver.