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Ok, so I've done a couple of Valley runs with 0% and 50% Power Limit - they both look very similar GPU usage wise. I think I possibly gained 1-2FPS : 20-30 score.

The interesting thing is that I re ran the bench with my AB polling interval @ 500ms - you can see the GPU not being pegged @ 100% such as @looncraz saw during valley. Take a look: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


What would you guys suggest? Also - side issue, I think i've got the black-screen bug. Does 16.9.1 fix this? I'm lazy on reading patch notes. rolleyes.gif


Try 1000.
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Try 1000.

Will this make some kind of difference other than visually?
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Tell me your GPU clocks/settings and I'll replicate.  What resolution; 1080 full screen?

Check the rig in the sig, I was looking to compare the scores. Also yes 1080 fullscreen.
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Ok, so I've done a couple of Valley runs with 0% and 50% Power Limit - they both look very similar GPU usage wise. I think I possibly gained 1-2FPS : 20-30 score.



What would you guys suggest? Also - side issue, I think i've got the black-screen bug. Does 16.9.1 fix this? I'm lazy on reading patch notes. rolleyes.gif

 

Run it 1080P full screen, Extreme HD with 8X AA and see what your score is.

 

You can compare to my score of 2482 here:  http://www.overclock.net/t/1605802/official-radeon-rx480-470-460-owners-club/320_20#post_25416276

 

Not sure about the drivers. 

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@Roboyto Here's the run at ExtremeHD : Images! (Click to show)

@rdr09 This is polling @ 1000ms.
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If you own 3DMark, run one of the stress tests. I use Firestrike Extreme. It will put a steady load of +98% of the time on there. It runs for about 10 minutes. I think it's actually 20 runs through Graphic Test 1. I didn't see any drop in GPU-Z or AB.

I'm sure there are differences between the two, I don't use either anymore really. I use HWiNFO64. It shows you just about everything. I will say that with the RX470, it did have some strange readings though.

This is how I have mine set up: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Look at the max wattage on my cards.....the TDP is listed as 145w. The original bios is 250w. I'm modded to 305w.

 

I'm certainly familiar with HWInfo, but never altered color schemes.  I'll have to look closer in the program to change that around.

 

The problem I have with HWInfo and the RX 480 is some of the values displayed are definitely way off;  Specifically GPU Core Voltage/Power from looking at some of my screen shots.  

 

And then GPU-Z doesn't read the VRM temperatures on the new AMD cards...like ***? I have to run 2 programs to get all the readings I want to look at :mad:

 

I don't personally ever use AB for anything...it has never given me good results...maybe it's because I've never owned an MSI GPU? :thinking: Trixx, GPU Tweak, iTurbo, even Zotac's Firestorm have been more useful to me than Afterburner.

 

I've also modded a GTX 970 BIOS to push it a little further than was originally intended :D  Low 1500's Core is right around where I got my Zotac reference card to boost to once I played around with the BIOS a little bit and upgraded cooling.

 

 

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Check the rig in the sig, I was looking to compare the scores. Also yes 1080 fullscreen.

 

Didn't realize you had a 1060.  That gives you with an inherent advantage, but I'll run the bench a few different ways to see what happens.  I'll replicate your settings with DX11 and DX12 at stock clocks and overclocked.  

 

But then I'm going to disable Tesselation, and then turn down PureHair to see what kind of difference each alteration makes.  

 

Heading out for the evening...might be able to post all the info later tonight if I'm in the mood to stay up. 

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I'm certainly familiar with HWInfo, but never altered color schemes.  I'll have to look closer in the program to change that around.

The problem I have with HWInfo and the RX 480 is some of the values displayed are definitely way off;  Specifically GPU Core Voltage/Power from looking at some of my screen shots.  

And then GPU-Z doesn't read the VRM temperatures on the new AMD cards...like ***? I have to run 2 programs to get all the readings I want to look at mad.gif

I don't personally ever use AB for anything...it has never given me good results...maybe it's because I've never owned an MSI GPU? thinking.gif  Trixx, GPU Tweak, iTurbo, even Zotac's Firestorm have been more useful to me than Afterburner.

I've also modded a GTX 970 BIOS to push it a little further than was originally intended biggrin.gif  Low 1500's Core is right around where I got my Zotac reference card to boost to once I played around with the BIOS a little bit and upgraded cooling.



Didn't realize you had a 1060.  That gives you with an inherent advantage, but I'll run the bench a few different ways to see what happens.  I'll replicate your settings with DX11 and DX12 at stock clocks and overclocked.  

But then I'm going to disable Tesselation, and then turn down PureHair to see what kind of difference each alteration makes.  

Heading out for the evening...might be able to post all the info later tonight if I'm in the mood to stay up. 

I have it colored so I can just glance and know by color what I want to look at. Makes it a bit easier to make out. It really isn't that hard to do....go to the settings Custom Layout, choose the field you want, and whatever color you want.

You're right about it being off on the AMD cards...crazy numbers.
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Anyone ever run into a problem with Amazon where they oversell pre-orders and then don't deliver on first round of inventory? My order for a XFS rx480 was sent to fulfillment and then stuck there as they ran out of inventory. Their customer service says I'll probably have to wait until their next shipment of that card but this is the first time they've had it in stock (sold by amazon not a partner). They have no answer for me when I ask how long I'll have to wait. The $70 gift card that came with signing up for a amazon rewards card is non transferable to another order so I can't cancel and re-order or I'm out $70. So even though I found another retailer that has it for 250 I can't order it from them and keep the 70 credit at amazon. They have me over a barrel. Maybe that's why they picked my order not to fulfill. The thing is I got a bad feeling this morning and contacted them to make sure everything would be ok. They said it was fine. Why can't AMD just make enough of these cards already!

I just recontacted them. They allowed me to transfer the $70 to another order. I ordered https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HQB1M2K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 $10 cheaper. I've had good luck with Asus products in the past, but I also had an asus laptop with poor cooling. It throttled on moderate use without an external fan. I"m going to try to put my EK block on this and I think all the reference cards are built in the same outsourced factory anyway. The model number isn't listed in the EK Configuration tool. It looks like a reference card from the picture and description so it should work. but it should be "90YV09Z0-U0NA00" instead of the listed "RX480-8" Anyone here know? I'll ask on the EK club thread. There's a rep that's pretty good there. I guess I'll find out Monday.
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Anyone ever run into a problem with Amazon where they oversell pre-orders and then don't deliver on first round of inventory? My order for a XFS rx480 was sent to fulfillment and then stuck there as they ran out of inventory. Their customer service says I'll probably have to wait until their next shipment of that card but this is the first time they've had it in stock (sold by amazon not a partner). They have no answer for me when I ask how long I'll have to wait. The $70 gift card that came with signing up for a amazon rewards card is non transferable to another order so I can't cancel and re-order or I'm out $70. So even though I found another retailer that has it for 250 I can't order it from them and keep the 70 credit at amazon. They have me over a barrel. Maybe that's why they picked my order not to fulfill. The thing is I got a bad feeling this morning and contacted them to make sure everything would be ok. They said it was fine. Why can't AMD just make enough of these cards already!

I just recontacted them. They allowed me to transfer the $70 to another order. I ordered https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HQB1M2K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 $10 cheaper. I've had good luck with Asus products in the past, but I also had an asus laptop with poor cooling. It throttled on moderate use without an external fan. I"m going to try to put my EK block on this and I think all the reference cards are built in the same outsourced factory anyway. The model number isn't listed in the EK Configuration tool. It looks like a reference card from the picture and description so it should work. but it should be "90YV09Z0-U0NA00" instead of the listed "RX480-8" Anyone here know? I'll ask on the EK club thread. There's a rep that's pretty good there. I guess I'll find out Monday.

I don't think there will be an issue with fitment of your block...certainly looks like a reference card to me. Hopefully you don't have to deal with ASUS RMA though...they can really be terrible.
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awhile ago i came here inquiring about 480's in crossfire... been wanting to mess around with amd again so i finally decided to box up my 1080 and pick up two asus rx 480 strix oc's to mess around with.. so far being having a blast with them.

i really like the strix cooler and pcb design. the cooler works really well in a single card configuration. runs very quiet and stays cool both on the core and vrm's. since both are open air designs crossfire the top card was getting quite toasty and thermal throttling (saw the vrm's hitting 90c and the core once in a WoW session hit 90c as well!). i blame mostly my high ambient room temps. so i took advantage of the pwm fan headers on the cards themselves and modified my 400c and added two 120mm fans to the side panel connected to the top gpu and that took care of that issue. top card now runs in the 70's on both core and vrm's and the bottom cards stays in the 60's. both cards staying locked at 1310mhz.



i really like how asus added the pwm fan headers on the back of the cards. its nice having two dedicated fans following the cards temperatures.

overall price the strix series is a premium. and this premium price hasn't been a 480 exclusive. the new strix series has been priced as a premium for all series that far under its banner. from my own strix 1080, to even the 1060, which last i saw was selling for $330 on newegg. it does damper the 480's price to performance ratio but when you compare it to other strix cards it balances out. its marketed as the premium 480 for those seeking a premium... 480.

the nitro i find to be the best price to performance 480 on the market if all you seek is the best price to performance 480. clocked similarly to the strix and offers similar features.

right now i've been playing WoW rigorously since legions launch and the 480's run it like a champ at max settings. near 100% usage across both cards. performance stand point i cannot tell the difference between them and my 1080. i'm sure the 1080 is faster in the end but the performance delta is small enough where i can't notice it without running some benchmark.

i dabbed a bit into cs:go, doom, and fallout 4. cs:go has been fantastic. at first ran it with crossfire but it was overkill... set crossfire to disabled with a profile and one 480 is still overkill for it lol. doom is self explanatory and fallout 4 with crossfire performed as well as my 1080.

ran heaven and i scored 106fps at 1080p with everything maxed which is 2 fps higher than my old evga 970 ftw (clocked at 1.5ghz) in sli scored so pretty happy there. in time spy i benched identically to my 1080.

for the price the 480's really pack a punch and really impressed with how fast AMD has been turning out new drivers / bug fixes. i've been completely thrilled with them and loving polaris.
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AMD Ryzen R7 1800x Asus X370 Crosshair Vi Hero EVGA 1080 FTW G.skill Flare X 3200 2x8 16gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x Western Digital Black 2TB 2x 512GB Samsung 850 Pro 1x 512GB Samsung 950 Pro Noctua NH-D15S + 2x Corsair ML120's 
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Windows 10 Education Dell S2417DG Ducky One White & Grey - Cherry Reds Evga Supernova G3 750 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen R7 1800x Asus X370 Crosshair Vi Hero EVGA 1080 FTW G.skill Flare X 3200 2x8 16gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x Western Digital Black 2TB 2x 512GB Samsung 850 Pro 1x 512GB Samsung 950 Pro Noctua NH-D15S + 2x Corsair ML120's 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Education Dell S2417DG Ducky One White & Grey - Cherry Reds Evga Supernova G3 750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Air 740 Steelseries Rival 700 
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