Originally Posted by kromar
just installed a xfx rx480 gtr and everything runs fine so far:D
i noticed that while gaming the card clocks down a lot, is there a way to control when the states change?
and does anyone know what i can expect from its bios switch and what the different switch positions have on it by stock? i was not able to find anyting on the web about the xfx cards:thinking:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850
Yes, raise the power limit and boost your fans in WattMan. This card has actively cooled 6-phase VRM so you should be fine, in theory.
Wow, you did it! Thanks a lot!
It's a relief to see that the good ol 4460 is still carrying its weight.
You're welcome Didn't have much else better to do when I woke up at 3AM due to a sinus infection
The i5's are definitely the way to go if you don't wanna shell out the extra bucks for an i7...they're work horses proving their capabilities time and time again.
What @ronnin426850 said regarding the throttling. If you don't want to invest any time, then just crank the Power Target slider over to 50% and your problem should be fixed. If you want to spend a little more time then you can play around with the Power Target and see what the lowest % will eliminate throttling, which will help minimize power consumption, heat and noise.
Nearly all reference cards (AFAIK) can show a decent benefit from the combination of an undervolt while increasing the power target. I'm not sure if this holds true for the AIB cards or not, but it would be worth a shot as it can reduce heat and noise while still boosting performance. It may take a little massaging, but once you get the card dialed in the performance is quite nice. I don't know what card you came from @kromar, but with a mild overclock the RX 480 is easily in 290(X)/390(X) territory.
At the very least the BIOS switch is just there as a backup if one were to be corrupted somehow. At most it has altered settings for overclocked performance. Easiest way to find out would be to monitor how the card runs currently as far as clocks and voltage. Turn off your PC, flip the switch, and test again to see if there is a difference.