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R9 290X showing as R9 200 series

Question asked by mangraviti on Feb 14, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 18, 2018 by kingfish

Hi everyone.


I own a R9 290X by Sapphire (the reference card).


To begin, I would like to say that I don't know how AMD allowed this card to come out of the production line with this cooler. It's appaling. It's bad to cool the card and extremely loud. I had to mod the card and void the warranty back in the day and use a proper cooler. All this because I wanted to save a few bucks and didn't go for a proper card. I knew the performance would be a little less but the noise... I've never heard anything louder than this card. Unbelievable.


Now, with that problem sorted (which made my card more expensive than a better proper-cooled-alternative), I have a problem that is bugging me. Why the AMD drivers show the card as AMD Radeon R9 200 series and not R9 290X? This is causing me problems with certain games and is really annoying me. So a 290X is the same as a 270 in the eyes of AMD?


Is there a workaround for this?


Thanks in advance.