Originally posted by: lightswitch94 Hello,
I've just purchased a new Alienware m17x with an R9 290x card. I can see the card listed when I check my system specs, however whenever I try and update my drivers to 14.4., after install is complete the card is recognized as an HD 8970m. If I uninstall the driver my system then reverts back to R9 290x. I tried an older driver as well and still got the same result. Anyone else experience this? I am running win 8.1 x64. I haven't changed or updated anything else. Comp is out of box.
Any help is greatly appreciated,
The mobility 290x is a rebranded 8970m. As long as you use the intial drivers, it will read 290..when you 'update' with generic drivers it will read 8970m. No worries.
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