I understand this is done to reduce the price.
No idea how much those VRM cost 6+1 vs 4+2 is -1 total.
The card does not OC too much so if their purpose is to support better overclocking then we don't rly need that last one.
What does 6+1 vs 4+2 mean what are the first 6/4 used for and what are the 1/2 used for. Is there are difference and why don't we count them simply as 7 and 6 total.
The different tests of the MSI put it at much better sound level due to the bigger fans and bigger radiator but also even better OC than asus and powerdevil options. Now i know it's about the chip but if their cards are not 4+2 and don't OC better than MSI then what's the point of the extra VRM ?
.... this is a quote of one post below a RX 480 review: "6 were a complete overkill, so they removed them after some initial testing.
The reference board's power phases can provide 100A each, so if MSI uses the same, even 4 will be more than enough.
As I wrote yesterday, AMD could have saved some money on the power circuitry (without really affecting quality) and use the savings on better cooling. Seems that AIBs do just that."
If i understand correctly the 4 VRM's for the CPU will give the chip 4 phases of load for like 25% 50% 75% and 100% load of the GPU while i am using it where the 6 VRMs basicly provide 6 different phases of the card's use for something like 16% 32% 48% 66% 82% 98% +2% around there or something like that
Effectively resulting in less power draw when i don't use the card at full capacity.
But is 6 rly needed or is 4 more than enough.
And having 2 VRM's for the RAM is a slight bonus then ?
Also looking at the PCB of the RX 480 Nitro the picture at Kitguru showing a 4GB version has 5 VRM (1 is removed) so that means 2 of those VRM's on the 6 group are used for the RAM and 4 for phases ?
I don't understand all this Edited by slavovid - 8/8/16 at 11:27am