AMD Denies Rumors of Fury X Being Reviewed With Wrong Drivers
AMD has been in the news lately due its newly reviewed Radeon R9 Fury X. Fans have given mixed reactions to and benchmarks showed that it isn’t the 980 Ti killer which many assumed it to be.
The card was recently reviewed by many notable reviewers around the Internet and it showed promise, but one thing that led to a bit of confusion was the driver used while testing the Fury X.
According to a new rumor, the driver version used to test Fury X was 15.15-180612a-18565BE, and was provided on June 18 to this reviewer. However, driver available on AMD’s FTP server is 15.15-150611a-185358E.
So what is going on?
An AMD rep has come out to clarify that the rumor of wrong driver is false and AMD provided the correct version. The rep stated:
For reference on what driver strings mean by the way:
15.15-150611a-185358E (This is the real driver we provided)
15.15 – is the branch
150611 – is the date of the build, YY/MM/DD
185358 – is the build request from our system to create this driver based off the information above
In this case the review is suggesting a driver dated from June 12th 2018 and the build request that has a letter instead of a number for its last digit so it’s either a lot of typos or someone being misleading on purpose
Well, that clears things up. It would have an awkward situation for AMD if the driver version was different from the one they intented to provide.