Originally Posted by ProclusLycaeus
Yeah, and I once got a Prius up to 110mph and it wasn't pretty and I'm sure if I blew the engine, Toyota wouldn't honor the warranty.
Again, we aren't talking overclocking, this is just stock speeds here.
Odds are that is why the OC's vary in the reviews ... some PSU's could handle it and they got 15-20% OC's ... others couldn't and that is why they only got 2-5% OC.
This will be a PR mess.
Yes, but if you don't have a trash PSU, are you really going to buy an RX 480 and not something with a little more umph? This was a card designed for budget builds and the masses, not people who buy top end PSU's and read OCN all day long.
He just used his own situation as an example to show that the connectors can be pushed out of their rated specification without melting or whatever.
I've currently got an i7 5820k, 16gb DDR4, Corsair 750RM and a HD7950. I'm definitely thinking about getting a RX480. Because I've given up on getting the best considering the ridiculous pricing.. (I'm looking at you, Nvidia.)
I've got an Asus MG279Q 1440p 144Hz monitor and I run most games at low (some even at 1080p) because I simply prefer FPS over eye candy, and my HD7950 is still capable of doing that, barely.
A RX480 will allow me to play my games on 1440p with 144Hz. Now I do have to say one thing, performance isn't exactly that great, in my opinion it should've been as fast as the R9 Nano.
"Yes, but if you don't have a trash PSU, are you really going to buy an RX 480 and not something with a little more umph? This was a card designed for budget builds and the masses, not people who buy top end PSU's and read OCN all day long." Is a load of nonsense though.