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Regardless of the cases - a card out of guidelines is a card out of guidelines. Should be looked into at any rate.

 

Now, how big of an issue is it really? Almost assuredly nowhere near as doomsday preachers would lead us to believe.

   
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I would also like to point out that the title of the reddit post and by extension this thread is highly misleading. the card didnt fail the pcie spec, it passed it. But some cards are showing it drawing too much to be within the limits of the spec.


AMD's biggest mistake here was acknowledging the issue, when if history teaches us anything, it is better to just pretend it doesnt exist *cough* 3.5gb ram *cough*
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AMD's biggest mistake here was acknowledging the issue, when if history teaches us anything, it is better to just pretend it doesnt exist *cough* 3.5gb ram *cough*

AMD isn't keen on learning from past mistakes rolleyes.gif
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AMD isn't keen on learning from past mistakes rolleyes.gif

To which mistake are you referring? rolleyes.gif
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I am kinda of glad this happened, they should have released the card with 2 six pin connectors if meant more performance. In my book performance trumps power consumption in almost every scenario. The good news is that its clear that the card has a lot more to give with more juice, I hope the AIB's open this bad boy up.

Even if amd provide 8 power pin to reference 480 cards it still be pointless since 480 card will start to throttle at 93-94 celsius, the cooling on reference 480 is insufficient to overclock. But yeah Aib card will solve this problem but it will be power hungry card compare to reference 480.
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Everyone complaining about the power draw issues, I personally don't see a problem (with reference cards anyway) these things perform as expected and there cheap. Personally I've never seen the point in overclocking a GPU much anyway seeing the real world gains are at most 30 - 40 FPS providing you have a good card to begin with.

Reference cards always have some kind of problem hence why there called reference cards, as long as 3rd parties change the power draw and can keep them cool I think these things could be pretty beastly for the price, curious to see how a custom or AIO (240 rad) cooled card will go devil.gif.
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To which mistake are you referring? rolleyes.gif

For someone advocating the usefulness of history, you don't seem to have much of a grasp on past events... lachen.gif
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For someone advocating the usefulness of history, you don't seem to have much of a grasp on past events... lachen.gif


Well, enlighten me then, ye-who-is-all-knowing. Or are you all talk with no substance?

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I would also like to point out that the title of the reddit post and by extension this thread is highly misleading. the card didnt fail the pcie spec, it passed it. But some cards are showing it drawing too much to be within the limits of the spec.


AMD's biggest mistake here was acknowledging the issue, when if history teaches us anything, it is better to just pretend it doesnt exist *cough* 3.5gb ram *cough*

That's not true, nVidia made several statements on the 3.5GB issue as well.

Now I think what you mean is: what AMD should've done, is benchmark Furmark 24/7 for a month straight on a quad fire 480 rig with all four 480 cards overclocked to the max, thus proving to people that nothing would magically catch on fire or melt. devil.gif
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I had no idea a 960 Strix ever had a power problem. I've been using it for over a year OC'd on an older mobo and it never melted my face off, so I guess an RX 480 aint no big deal.
 
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