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post #21 of 139
When was said user's account created, and did (s)he have any posts prior to the complaint?

I think it shouldn't be too hard to distinguish opportunistic trolling with genuine problems.
post #22 of 139
Also worth noting is this guy has the card overclocked to pretty much to the max. We all know overclocking is not an exact science, especially on a new-ish architecture. We also know that we as the consumer void any warranty and assume all the risk if we decide to push our hardware out of spec. I'm not saying that he is to blame and AMD is in the clear. But, if he didn't properly test for stability and just cranked it up to max and started gaming on it, then it's pretty much his own darn fault.
post #23 of 139
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You know, if it was someone trying to get a free mobo out of this, he would not mention that he overclocked both rx 480 and CPU. And he would definitely not mention that he uses a freaking CX500 instead of a power supply.

So either, it's a troll, or it's legitimate problem. Which one remains to be seen.

I agree. I wouldn't have even listed my cpu as being overclocked. Not a very good troll if that's what he was going for.
post #24 of 139
Obviously this is unacceptable, and the guys/girls who have to go through the all the nonsense that comes with broken hardware, should be compensated by AMD/the brand they bought from.

The thing that makes me suspicious is the people I've seen on reddit, YouTube, etc., all seem to have higher-end MB's.. Stuff like - "Thanks AMD, you just broke my $300 MB, only going Nvidia from now on!" just doesn't sit right..

If we go buy the logic that most of the people buying this GPU have low-end boards, and most of the people frying them have high-end ones that should easily be able to handle the 5W more average current, and considering these things have been selling by their thousands... wouldn't that mean we should be seeing thousands and thousands of fried boards popping up? Surely if "military grade" Sabertooth's, and boards designed for OC'ing and LN2 are dropping left and right, then i sadly don't see the plebs who buy these standing a chance..
post #25 of 139
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I understand that but where is the proof that PCIe cannot exceed 75w without burning out, I mean I can understand if there was degradation over time. PCIe death via RX480 is just an LOL

ok. each of the 5 lines (traces) of 12 volt supplies 66 watts (the other 9 watts is 3.3 volt) for roughly ~1 amp each - about the same as a fan header.

now take a mobo with five fan headers and connect three fans to each (15 total) - run them at full speed and see what happens.
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post #26 of 139
750ti ( no 6pin) has sold probably in millions, people also overclocked that gpu and used with cheap i3+mobo. haven't seen any complaints yet. but this must be the end of universe.
post #27 of 139
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Wow, it seems like nothing can go right for AMD these days. When they had the best launch ever in terms of sales there are now allegations of them breaking motherboards.
The R9 295X2 draws most of its power through the auxiliary 8 pins. Due to how the 480's power phases are connected, the card will begin to draw extra current through the PCIE slot rather than from the PSU directly when it needs extra power.

8pin has 3 wires, same as 6pin. The only difference is that there is an additional ground on the 8pin to get rid of waste from the mainboard draw.
post #28 of 139
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Obviously this is unacceptable, and the guys/girls who have to go through the all the nonsense that comes with broken hardware, should be compensated by AMD/the brand they bought from.

The thing that makes me suspicious is the people I've seen on reddit, YouTube, etc., all seem to have higher-end MB's.. Stuff like - "Thanks AMD, you just broke my $300 MB, only going Nvidia from now on!" just doesn't sit right..

If we go buy the logic that most of the people buying this GPU have low-end boards, and most of the people frying them have high-end ones that should easily be able to handle the 5W more average current, and considering these things have been selling by their thousands... wouldn't that mean we should be seeing thousands and thousands of fried boards popping up? Surely if "military grade" Sabertooth's, and boards designed for OC'ing and LN2 are dropping left and right, then i sadly don't see the plebs who buy these standing a chance..

I'm all for holding AMD and the third party partners accountable if the claims are legitimate. However, as you mentioned is highly suspect that the only ones claiming so far are using high end motherboards that should be more than capable. I'm almost tempted to buy one of these now and do some testing myself.
post #29 of 139
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8pin has 3 wires, same as 6pin. The only difference is that there is an additional ground on the 8pin to get rid of waste from the mainboard draw.

how many times do you need told that is wrong?
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post #30 of 139
Looks like we made the tech news boys and girls lol:

http://www.techspot.com/news/65435-amd-radeon-rx-480-reportedly-overdrawing-power-pcie.html
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