Originally Posted by bfromcolo
Have any of the review sites with the right equipment to measure this overclocked one of these and seen the resulting draw on the motherboard slot? Will all the additional draw be from the 6 pin connector or will overclocking re-introduce this "problem"? Looking at Tom's and PCPER they retested at stock clocks. Maybe this reference card is best left at stock anyway, and an 8 pin would be best from an AIB to overclock, but that would likely eliminate the blower cooler option to exhaust heat from the case. Running FAH and BOINC can keep a card maxed for days at a time, it would be nice to know what this does under those conditions and overclocked.
I want to know that too. Answering that will reveal how AMD achieved the trick. If they merely made a percentage shift the problem will come back when overclocking because the power drawn from the PCIe slot will creep back up. And that's saying that the problem went completely away to begin with, which is not exactly the case, it got better, but it's still working out of spec, as only if you apply the compatibility mode does the card operate more or less within spec, but overclocking with that mode on is by definition impossible, it will either fail (as in, it won't overclock) or the mode will turn itself off. If they put a hard lock on the amount of power that can be drawn from the PCIe slot, then it's much safer as all the excess power draw will come from the 6-pin, as it should, but I suspect that they did the former.Edited by tpi2007 - 7/9/16 at 3:27pm