a jpg screenshot would be helpful... yeah it's annoying that a bios simply can't be thrown on a card... a bios needs to be specifically designed for a specific brand and model of card...
I would need all the rx 480 cards to make bios for each .. that would be nightmare because only reference can hold top position as I know from testing.
Jeztur2003_1333mhz.zip 110k .zip file
Reference Visiontek can easily handle 1,407Mhz Core clock on stock voltage. Only because of Epic Reference VRM Cooling. Gap is nice, could perform better if knocked down to 0.25mm gap from 0.5mm gap. That 0.25mm, could be as much as 2-3,000 extra points. Gap is important. It's like if the Core had a 0.25mm gap between the core and heatsink... It wouldn't touch... Then to think you could transfer up to 220 watts through 5w/m k paste is not possible... Need No Gap Ideally... the VRM sits Flat on the heatsink with no pad in place... Place 0.25mm pad or thinner for VRM and have nearly perfect cooling on vrm... same for memory modules etc etc etc...
I had a 380X Sapphire Nitro and it had a huge VRM gap that made the VRM's overheat on a Continuous Basis, Always Overheating Under Load All The Time.
If only there was a 380X Reference available wouldn't have the issue but no Reference 380X Exists... Except in AMD's GPU Vault ... which for me is like a kid in a candy store
*Note To All AMD GPU Suppliers*
Have the fins Facing the Proper direction.. out of the back of the exhaust of the case not towards the PCIe slot etc. We don't want to dump all the heat inside the case, we need it to go out of the case.
Have no VRM gap at all.. provision no gap from heatsink to VRM so whatever cheap pad is used. Performance will be optimal regardless of material because of Compression the pad will merely be a "Bonding Agent".
They could even go even Cheaper and save more production cost by using Mass Bulk thermal glue. With no Gap from VRM to heatsink... Add a tiny dot to each vrm and bond it when screwing down... However many dots for as many VRM's as their are.
That's like 1 micro ounce of thermal glue needed when no gap exists. Which would cost $0.001 per GPU for VRM cooling and far superior VRM thermal performance as well... If they all went DeLimited, the cards would be unreal.Edited by chris89 - 3/27/17 at 4:25pm