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Incoming AMD Hotfix!!

http://www.tech-critter.com/2016/07/incoming-driver-hotfix-amd-responds-to.html
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As you know, we continuously tune our GPUs in order to maximize their performance within their given power envelopes and the speed of the memory interface, which in this case is an unprecedented 8Gbps for GDDR5. Recently, we identified select scenarios where the tuning of some RX 480 boards was not optimal. Fortunately, we can adjust the GPU’s tuning via software in order to resolve this issue. We are already testing a driver that implements a fix, and we will provide an update to the community on our progress on Tuesday (July 5, 2016).'

The statement above came from AMD after a number of reviewers who found out that the newly launched RX 480 is drawing more power over the PCIe than the supposed PCIe standard. Which means, you're an inch away from getting your motherboard fried.

While it has been confirmed that the fix will come in the form of a driver, AMD hasn't disclose any details on what the driver actually does. It could be a fix that limits the power target of the RX 480 to prevent further power draw that goes above the PCIe starndard. If this does happens, existing benchmark result of the RX 480 review that we've seen on the net will no longer be valid as those are the extra numbers on the scores and FPS result of the card over drawing power from the PCIe slot and reviewers might have to revisit the review to get the numbers right.

Edited by Erick Silver - 7/4/16 at 4:58am
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Incoming AMD Hotfix!!

http://www.tech-critter.com/2016/07/incoming-driver-hotfix-amd-responds-to.html

hot indeed
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now plug in another one for CF and you're getting a housefire for less than the price of GTX 1080.
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now plug in another one for CF and you're getting a housefire for less than the price of GTX 1080.
This assumes you're at 100% usage both cards which is just happening in X-fire.
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now plug in another one for CF and you're getting a housefire for less than the price of GTX 1080.

Temp will remain similar but fans will go faster.
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now plug in another one for CF and you're getting a housefire for less than the price of GTX 1080.

When did overclock.net become "savetheearth.net" ? The slogan is the pursuit of performance, who cares how you get there in a desktop at this point. I live in Florida, I let my 290x get to it's stock target temp of 94*c and it's even overclocked. Not an issue for the card nor my system and october will make 3 years of running it now as mine is a launch day reference model.
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When did overclock.net become "savetheearth.net" ?.
When Nvidia's p/w beat AMD's p/w.
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When did overclock.net become "savetheearth.net" ? The slogan is the pursuit of performance, who cares how you get there in a desktop at this point. I live in Florida, I let my 290x get to it's stock target temp of 94*c and it's even overclocked. Not an issue for the card nor my system and october will make 3 years of running it now as mine is a launch day reference model.

It started changing 2years ago

Now it's just home to flamers and trolls mainly

Rip ocn
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It seems that most of those that were actually here to learn, be helpful, or enjoy "The Pursuit of Performance" have been overtaken by Reddit Trolls.
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This assumes you're at 100% usage both cards which is just happening in X-fire.
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When did overclock.net become "savetheearth.net" ? The slogan is the pursuit of performance, who cares how you get there in a desktop at this point. I live in Florida, I let my 290x get to it's stock target temp of 94*c and it's even overclocked. Not an issue for the card nor my system and october will make 3 years of running it now as mine is a launch day reference model.

lol it's your own personal choice, my common sense tells me it's not worth to go CF RX480 for 10% performance improvement over GTX 1070.

I see no point in your defending a config that is plagued with major power,temperature and game related issues other than you being die-hard amd fanbois
Edited by Klocek001 - 7/4/16 at 8:40am
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