Radeon R9 Fury X Noise Issue Fixed, Claims AMD
Wanted to buy AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card but could not gather the courage to bear with the pump noise? Well AMD supposedly has a solution, in fact the company claims that they have fixed the issue.
According to reports, not all of the Radeon R9 Fury X cards presented with the pump noise. The issue was found in the early production batches. Some out of the early production made it to shelves while most were sent for members of the press as samples for reviews.
Now that some consumers were complaining about the issue, AMD thought of fixing the issue and satisfying their customers. AMD confirmed in a statement that the sound baffling has been adjusted. AMD says that they have now tested the card repeatedly and the tests confirm that the sound has been reduced.
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X customers demand and deserve the best, so adjustments in the sound baffling adhesive compound were applied in the assembly of the high speed cooling pump to address the specific sound a few end users experienced as problematic.
The statement also confirms that AMD has fixed two issues with the same update. Customers also complained about coil whine and apparently this fix covers this issue as well. So if you own a Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card then you must contact the manufacturers and look for the replacement options they have.
As far as new users are concerned, let’s hope that AMD has actually fixed this issue. For further details read the entire statement below!
We have received feedback that during open bench testing a small number of Fury X cards emit a sound from the high speed liquid cooling pump that, while not loud, is bothersome to some users. While the vast majority of initial Fury X owners report remarkably quiet operation, we take this feedback seriously, as AMD’s mission is to always deliver the best possible experience to our Radeon customers.
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X customers demand and deserve the best, so adjustments in the sound baffling adhesive compound were applied in the assembly of the high speed cooling pump to address the specific sound a few end users experienced as problematic. This improved the acoustic profile of the pump, and repeat testing shows the specific pitch/sound in question was largely reduced through adjustments to the sound-baffling adhesive compound in the pump.
AMD will work with its graphic card partners to ensure the satisfaction of the small number of initial customers who observed this specific sound and experienced it as bothersome. AMD is confident that on-going production of Radeon R9 Fury X product reduces the specific sound in question, but this is also a highly subjective matter with wide differences in PC case builds and room acoustics.
The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X radiator fan is near silent, and this makes any sound from the high-speed pump more noticeable to some end users, especially during open bench testing. Thus although the overall sound levels are remarkably low for an enthusiast product, AMD has worked to reduce the specific sound that some customers report as bothersome.