AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.4 Missing AMD OverDrive For Hawaii GPUsTue, Nov 26, 2013 - 8:52 AM
AMD OverDrive gives you unprecedented control over your graphics card, but it only works when it is there! We downloaded AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.4 and noticed that performance tab that contains AMD OverDrive has been removed for AMD Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X graphics cards. We contacted AMD to let them know that the tab was missing and they quickly responded saying that it was a known issue with the R9 290 series. The AMD Radeon R9 290 series uses the new Hawaii GPU with new advanced PowerTune settings that appear to be giving AMD some issues. The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.2 Driver had adjustments for PowerTune on the Radeon R9 290 to help reduce the variance of fan speed that directly impacts performance results. Now in Catalyst 13.11 Beta9.4 there is no way to adjust the PowerTune settings as they have been removed. AMD hopes to have a new driver that fixes this issue out next week that corrects this blunder. The AMD R9 290 series are aimed at enthusiasts, so we are shocked to see a driver released that flat out removed the performance tab. AMD has released a ton of drivers over the past month and it looks like they have more coming.