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Can i use a HDMI 1.4b cable to plug to the RX480?
Currently there is no sound from my TV. Able to hear sound through headphone (mobo headphone jack). Latest stable Crimson 16.6.2 installed.


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Originally Posted by nill View Post

Can i use a HDMI 1.4b cable to plug to the RX480?
Currently there is no sound from my TV. Able to hear sound through headphone (mobo headphone jack). Latest stable Crimson 16.6.2 installed.


OS is Win 10 Pro x64.
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XFX Factory OC 480 GB 1328MHz.

Yes you can. Make sure you assign the right playback device for sound output if you want sound through your TV.
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I mean, what do you expect?

Some capacity for rational thought. Definitely didn't find it in your post rolleyes.gif
Edited by Slomo4shO - 7/4/16 at 4:42pm
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AMD fell short of the power efficiency improvements they promised with Polaris.

This ^^

I think most of reasonable people aren't disappointed with RX 480's performance. I personally believe it performs very well for the price and AMD clearly stated that it'll be an affordable VR solution, which puts it around gtx 970 -R9 390. What many people are disappointed with, however, including myself, is poor efficiency. Considering this is a 14nm chip, most people expected it to sip power and overclock like mad. But in those departments,480 is less than stellar. I know, many people don't give a damn about their system's power draw, but efficiency is closely tied with performance these days, inefficient gpu, besides consuming more power, will run hotter and wont OC as well. And I think this is what most people mean when they say that 480 could be a lot better. And yes, AIB cards will likely be a lot better in terms of temps/overclockability, but the fact that 14nm Polaris is about as efficient as a 2 year old 28nm 970 or even AMD's own 28nm NANO will likely remain.
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AMD fell short of the power efficiency improvements they promised with Polaris.

As I recall the 970 is rated at 145w but pulls closer to 170w but apparently that's forgivable while the 480 isn't?

Edit :want to clarify not in every day usage but in worst case testing tdp
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I think most of reasonable people aren't disappointed with RX 480's performance.

Nvidia just released a product that performs 30-43% better than the R9 390X and 40-53% better than the R9 390 for $379. The release MSRP of the R9 390X was $429 and the R9 390 was $329. If AMD didn't have a product ready to launch to replace the R9 390 and 390X, a reasonable individual would expect a price break from AMD. Most reasonable people would have expected the new price of the R9 390 and 390X to fall in around $199 for the R9 390 and $249 for the R9 390X. Instead, we find a new product positioned at $239 that ends up providing less or similar performance as the R9 390. Who should find such a product reasonably priced for the performance it delivers?
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As I recall the 970 is rated at 145w but pulls closer to 170w but apparently that's forgivable while the 480 isn't?

The only thing unforgivable is your continued use of strawman arguments rolleyes.gif
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man i seriously cannot wait for AIB cards to hit the shelves. i'm dying here with this 7870. it's literally dying too... (as soon as I put it into my machine i see bluescreens everywhere)

that sapphire nitro looks really nice, any word on release dates?
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that sapphire nitro looks really nice, any word on release dates?

Sometime between now and Vega's unveiling biggrin.gif
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Nvidia just released a product that performs 30-43% better than the R9 390X and 40-53% better than the R9 390 for $379. The release MSRP of the R9 390X was $429 and the R9 390 was $329. If AMD didn't have a product ready to launch to replace the R9 390 and 390X, a reasonable individual would expect a price break from AMD. Most reasonable people would have expected the new price of the R9 390 and 390X to fall in around $199 for the R9 390 and $249 for the R9 390X. Instead, we find a new product positioned at $239 that ends up providing less or similar performance as the R9 390. Who should find such a product reasonably priced for the performance it delivers?
The only thing unforgivable is your continued use of strawman arguments rolleyes.gif

It's not strawman to point out a similar performance/tdp card coming from the competition yet nobody complains, but for some reason nvidia isn't being held to a higher standard. What other "strawman arguement" might you be referring to? Polaris brought 390 level performance, lower tdp for that performance, and during gaming pulls around 160-170w on average which is within the similar range to a 145w tdp 970 yet people continue to say it's a bomb/disappintment for what reason when it delivers?
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I think some people are forgetting 14 & 16nm is just 20nm with finfet.
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Originally Posted by Echoa View Post

It's not strawman to point out a similar price/performance/tdp card coming from the competition yet nobody complains, but for some reason nvidia isn't being held to a higher standard.

It is when the person you are responding to mentioned nothing about the GTX 970.

In addition to propping up the GTX 970 in the rebuttal, you are analyzing only peak power consumption to strengthen your argument.


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