AMD’s new Crimson drivers accused of burning up video cards

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http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/11/amds-new-crimson-drivers-accused-of-burning-up-video-cards/

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AMD announced its new Crimson drivers, replacing the Catalyst name and software, with great fanfare earlier this month. The first Crimson drivers are now out, and they appear to have a serious problem. There are widespread reports of cards overheating and perhaps even failing permanently.

It appears that the new driver is setting the video card fans to 20 percent and then leaving them there. Normally, the fan speed should increase as the GPU temperature goes up, but that is not happening with Crimson. Even during games and intensive workloads, the fans are sticking at 20 percent, allowing GPU temperatures to climb to more than 90° C. These high temperatures are causing poor performance due to thermal throttling, graphical glitches and crashes, and some users are reporting permanent hardware damage. Although the GPU itself throttles when it overheats, there's speculation that other components on the cards, such as the VRMs, can still be damaged.

AMD has acknowledged the fan speed issue and says that a hot fix will be published today. This is unlikely to be any great comfort to those whose cards have bitten the dust, and it makes for an inauspicious debut for AMD's new driver. This is, however, not a problem unique to AMD; in 2010, Nvidia published a driver update that had a similar fan controller issue that led to cards overheating and in some cases breaking entirely. Another Nvidia release in 2013 also yielded complaints of overheating and video card destruction.

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AMD’s new Crimson drivers accused of burning up video cards

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AMD has acknowledged the fan speed issue and says that a hot fix will be published today.

Crimson is my name...

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AMD has acknowledged the fan speed issue and says that a hot fix will be published today.

Crimson is my name...

And crunchin' like fire is his game!

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RE: RE: RE: AMD has

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AMD has acknowledged the fan speed issue and says that a hot fix will be published today.

Crimson is my name...

And crunchin' like fire is his game!

(incredible https://einsteinathome.org/host/11905468 )

You need to check yours out then....my 7970 on Win7 is crunching then in these times: 3,306.62 2,726.82 4,400.00

Yours is doing them in these times: 6,652.17 2,614.93 4,400.00

I am doing one unit at a time, are you doing two at once? And yes we are crunching the same type of units.

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RE: Yours is doing them in

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Yours is doing them in these times: 6,652.17 2,614.93 4,400.00

I am doing one unit at a time, are you doing two at once?

Both GPUs (HD7990) are currently running x3 at standard clocks. I can squeeze a bit more out by over-clocking but invalids start to appear. (~1%)

Several months ago

3200 x1 (only a couple of tasks)
4528 x2
6720 x3
8980 x4

edit: and the hot fix (not so crimson coloured GPUs one might say) 15.11.1 has been released see here

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RE: RE: Yours is doing

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Yours is doing them in these times: 6,652.17 2,614.93 4,400.00

I am doing one unit at a time, are you doing two at once?

Both GPUs (HD7990) are currently running x3 at standard clocks. I can squeeze a bit more out by over-clocking but invalids start to appear. (~1%)

Several months ago

3200 x1 (only a couple of tasks)
4528 x2
6720 x3
8980 x4

edit: and the hot fix (not so crimson coloured GPUs one might say) 15.11.1 has been released see here

Well then 3 at a time IS worth it!!! I don't overclock either.

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