AMD Adds a Fix to Resolve Fury X Whine Noise
The Radeon R9 Fury X has been applauded for its compact PCB and powerful liquid cooling solution. But one of the things that has annoyed many Fury X owners is the loud noise coming out of the pump-block. The earlier production units were reported to be prone to high-pitched whine, that would ruin the otherwise very quiet cooler experience.
AMD has been aware of the issue, stating that the audible pump noise was limited to “a very small batch of initial production samples.” The company now seems to have reacted to the user feedback over the noisy pump-block, as it has started rolling out revised Fury X cards with silent pumps.
According to the chip maker, a fix that resolved the noise issue has been added to production parts. The revised Fury X cards feature an updated radiator identified via a chrome-colored Cooler Master logo underneath the front plate, instead of the small white and blue Cooler Master stickers used for earlier units.
If you suspect you have might have a card with higher pump acoustic signatures, you should remove the face plate of the card and look for the sticker shown below. In case you have one such unit, visit to your retailer or an RMA and exchange your card for the new revision.
AMD said it has started shipping the updated versions of the Fury X to retailers, so it shouldn’t be too long before the vast majority of Fury X cards are fixed. Potential buyers are advised to wait a few days until new stock has arrived at their local retailers.