Originally Posted by looncraz
No, they mean 3%. Because that's probably around how much you expect to lose when you gimp the power draw to 150W exactly. The improvements were likely already in the source tree, so they simply fast-tracked the RX 480 fixes and pushed a release forward into their internal testing system.
They mean 3% performance improvement from driver improvement as is normal with new releases and will be 3% higher than current performance. they've also likely implemented a similar redistribution as the stilt has for power management, reducing the draw on the PCI-e slot and increasing it from the 6 pin, not actually lowering it unless you use the compatibility toggle. I wonder if they undervolted the GPU at all though, seems conservatively high from reports.
Seems like a timely (ie very well done to get it out so quickly) "fix" to allay the fears of the masses that were whipped up by the media about a non issue.Edited by LiamG6 - 7/5/16 at 10:03pm