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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

Problem is the reference cooler is inadequate, temps get into 80-85C and the card constantly throttles down while fan runs high speeds to keep up with the temperatures hitting 90. It's a similar story on nGreeny Flounder Edition cards which have better cooler a little maybe, definitely lower power consumption yet hit high temps and noise anyway.

Two+ heatpipes and two axial fans with a decent sized sink do wonders to cool a GPU better. Though not all AIBs can do it proper either.

It's easily fixable, adjust fan speed and power target. No throttling and cooler temps.
 
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It's easily fixable, adjust fan speed and power target. No throttling and cooler temps.

Pretty much. I lived with an HD 2900 XT, single slot HD 3850's, and GTX 470's... notoriously hot cards. I bumped fan speeds up by about 20% and temps were then fine. The bit of extra noise does not bother me at all because I use circumaural headphones.

The plan for the RX 470 Platinum I ordered is as follows...

1) Bump power limit to max
2) Set a more aggressive fan profile.
3) After BIOS modifications are working... remove the power limit, tweak clocks, and permanently apply my fan profile.
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If you would say reduce fan speed by 20%, sure, but raise, no way. I'm not deaf yet. I would not mind a blower cooler but one where the heatsink is twice the size as it is right now on the reference 4xx series. They always cut down cost by using the crappiest cheapest cooler they can because OEMs don't care and others wait for custom cards because of that anyway.
NV puts more $ into the cooler but it's still not much bigger or better.
post #324 of 437
The 480 reference cooler was nice looking imo. Poor performance definitely missed an opportunity there. Then with how well it sold and the lack of customs that have been available, AMD isn't helping the line of thought that AMD = hot and loud.

AMD may not have had the R&D funds to make something better, but what they did have was time. 4 new designs in 4 years should have left them plenty of time to design something better. Then we were seeing Polaris samples 7 months ago. If these cards had launched then they would have been much more impressive and they could have charged $300 and $240 but they gave nvidia time to launch Pascal
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Originally Posted by KarathKasun View Post

the RX 470 Platinum I ordered...

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post #326 of 437
lol reference rx470, why, just why ?
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I was able to grab a 4gb nitro 470 for 179$ for my daughters i3 minecraft PC. I'm looking forward to see how it performs. Such a great looking card.
post #328 of 437
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lol reference rx470, why, just why ?

Its what was available when I ordered and I can probably sell it for what I paid for it when finding things in stock isnt such a fight. Might even walk away with a few dollars profit.

Honestly not concerned with losing $10 in shipping fees either as I got a new card to play with for a few months.
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I've been on the 2nd hand gpu market for quite some time,buying and selling, and used reference cards always sell cheaper as there are ppl who dump aib ones at good prices.
post #330 of 437
Hi, before I buy anything. What is better - RX 480 reference cooler or RX 470 nitro+ 8GB or cheap Red Devil RX 470 4GB?
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