Originally posted by: moozoo
I'm going to take it back and see if they will switch it for an ASUS (if I pay the difference).
They did this for me. I now have an ASUS R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5 DirectCU II OC.
It has not frozen or displayed low res pixelated static. It runs cooler and at a lower fan speed (on my GPGPU application opencl Solar System). The frame rate in WOW is 10-20fps faster than my HD 7770 i.e. better than the XFX.
However this morning it black screened on exiting WoW.
I have not yet done a full amd driver clean and re-install.
Note that the HD 7770 which uses exactly the same driver does not have any of these issues. i.e. shutdown machine, swap in HD 7770, power up, change nothing and the problem does not occur, ever.
I'm probably going to replace my mother board with a newer Z97 one.
I'm going to try a Windows 8 refresh and then maybe a full reload (grr).
The issue I have with this is I don't want to muck about with my 400Gb odd of steam games. My full developement enviroment and setup. I know there are ways around re-downloading all the steam games. but still.
Question is it recommended or required that you do a full amd clean and driver reinstall when switching between cards supported by that driver in the same PCIe slot? I have done cleans and reinstalls , but its a pain because I have to re-install my AMD opencl sdk's etc.