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R9 M290X crashes with latest driver (24th Aug)

Question asked by on Sep 3, 2017


AMD Graphics Card

    • AMD R9 M290X, identifies in new driver as AMD Radeon(TM) HD8970M   
  • Desktop or Laptop System
    • ALIENWARE 17 laptop
  • Operating System
    • WIN 7 Ultimate ed 64bit
  • Driver version installed
    • Crimson ReLive suite 17.8.2, latest update 24th of Aug.
  • Display Devices
    • built-in screen, 60hz
  • Motherboard + Bios Revision
    • Alienware 17, BIOS Version/Date    Alienware A14, 24/09/2014

       Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz

  • RAM
    • 16GB

Describe your issue:

OVERWATCH: Rendering device has stopped working! crash to desktop
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S Battlegrounds: Crash to desktop, no error


Prior to installation of the new driver, the manufacturer's version from 2014 had been working without crashing.