Update on 25th November: A reader has pointed out to us the availability of the new BIOS for the Radeon R9 290 graphics card. At the download section, select the "--Select Operating System --" option from the drop-down menu, before clicking the "Submit" button. The link for the BIOS update will be displayed below. We would like to thank our reader, Jesse Koehn, for the tip. We reported earlier that we failed to locate the URL for the BIOS update.
The original news published on 22th November is as follows:-
Sapphire has just release a BIOS update for its Radeon R9 290 graphics card. With the new BIOS, the card is touted to perform better.
Developing after rounds of testing with the Radeon R9 290 graphics core, the company has released the new BIOS for the GPU such that it operates with a different fan profile, with a maximum fan speed of 47%. Sapphire believes that this will strike a balance in performance as well as fan acoustics. This adjustment is made in consideration to the new AMD PowerTune technology.
As a note to our readers, we have browse the download links for the Sapphire R9 290 graphics cards, but have yet to locate the one for the new BIOS update. We have contacted the company for clarification, and will post the link once it is made available.