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[WCCF] PowerColor Radeon RX 480 Devil Leaks Out – 1400 MHz OC Potential, Single 8-Pin Power and Triple Fan Cooling For Polaris 10

post #1 of 10
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http://wccftech.com/powercolor-rx-480-devil-leak/

the connector layout on the back makes me think this is true. At least the pictured card. Can't wait to see what board partners do with this card :-D

They say it comes with an 8-pin but the +2 appears to not be connected... headscratch.gif
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Only a single 8 pin? Was hoping for an 8+6 pin.
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Only a single 8 pin? Was hoping for an 8+6 pin.

Maybe the chip can't really handle all that power.
Also maybe they are still aiming for the cheaper market and low power.
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Maybe the chip can't really handle all that power.
Also maybe they are still aiming for the cheaper market and low power.

post #5 of 10
I entered to win one of those, looks very nice.

I think an 8 pin will be more than enough for stock/mild OC while conforming to the spec. In overclocking I dont see the need for 6+8 since you are already going out of spec, and the practical limit (~220w+75w from the slot) of the 8 pin connector should be more than enough.
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Looks like GloFlo's FF transistors really do get ultra-leaky when they reach a certain threshold.

That little 6 pin makes sense now.
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Okay that made me chuckle, but the other guy does have a point. Even for this they may be trying to hit the lower end market. "Cheaper" in the sense of higher end cards, but not necessarily the other 480s.
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Only a single 8 pin? Was hoping for an 8+6 pin.

looked like a 6 pin to me. look the 2 pin add on isn't plugged in.
 
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looked like a 6 pin to me. look the 2 pin add on isn't plugged in.

Idk article says "The Devil Radeon RX 480 comes with a 8-Pin connector which will deliver more power to the graphics chip and board for stable clock speeds and overclocking capabilities." Maybe they're wrong... It is WCCFtech after all.
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looked like a 6 pin to me. look the 2 pin add on isn't plugged in.

Well, the card was in a testing rig. Perhaps they were verifying current limiting with only a 6 pin installed?

Old school cards could run with 6 or 8 pin plugged into an 8 pin socket. HD 2900 XT did this, only downside was that overclocking was disabled.
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