Originally Posted by Mahigan
I am not talking about PCPer or some review site astro-turfing. I am talking about fake user accounts being created and claiming that the card has killed their motherboard-type of astro-turfing. I am not sure if you have noticed but so far... the two guys whose motherboards have died are brand new accounts with zero posting history and their description of the symptoms they have suffered makes no logical sense whatsoever.
In other words... they are astro-turfing.
Not to mention the few, and very few reports, come from people who have beefy mobos. Yet the RX 480 is a high volume, low cost, marketshare part. These cards will be mainly going into older systems, low costs systems, and OEM systems. Most of these motherboards that the RX 480 will be plugged into will be the low end boards. And yet, with thousands of these cards sold per store
, we're not seeing a high rate of these claims, in fact, have we heard of more than 10 of these claims? Sure theres a lot of reports of it using too much power over PCIe, and that it can possibly cause damage over a long period of time, but are we actually getting reports of mobos dying left and right? Why are high end boards affected but I have yet to see a budget board go up in flames?
It's almost as if this issue isn't true... It's almost as if its complete BS... But hey, lets wait a few more days. Surely if high end mobos are dying from a mainstream GPU, then low end and mainstream boards will start catching fire by the truckload right? So yea, lets wait a few more days to a couple weeks and watch the thousands and thousands of reports of mobos bursting into flames, killing first born sons, and stealing wives.