AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Facing Pump Noise and Coil Whine
The AMD launched their flagship graphics card, Radeon R9 Fury X, few days back and ever since consumers have been reporting about pump noise and coil whine.
The report was first assumed to be a rumor, however the company now says that these issues are actually present in early prediction units, confirms WCCFtech. According to the website, Antal Tungler from AMD confirms that a fix has been released for the issue and it won’t be there in future batches.
The coil whine does not really harm your computer but it can be annoying at times, well most of the time. Generally this happens when the non-movable parts, usually the chokes inside coil, start vibrating due to heavy load.
The source received videos from a reader featuring the distinct coil whine. Usually when a low quality choke GPU is trying to match the high frame output, it starts vibrating and that vibration causes noise. When this already present buzzing noise is combined with the Nidec fan and a GPU bundled with AIO pump, it gets super noisy.
You may find this interesting and funny that the card was nowhere near the limit and still it is producing a lot of noise. The single red LED which is on indicates that the load is minimal. I wonder what will happen when it is playing heavy games. It is sure to escalate!
The company guarantees that this issue will not be harmful. One way of resolving the issue is by replacing these chokes with high quality or otherwise known as the non-reference design. So I am guessing that AMD will be fixing the new batches of Radeon R9 Fury X this way.