Originally Posted by Hardware Hoshi
AMD did mess up several times in the last 20 years ... especially with power issues! Remember the good old Duron / Athlon XP days? Nice chips, had alot of them myself. Till the moment TOM's found out this things did have no overheat protection. The made a video where see the freaking die go several hundret degree Celsius. The Durons just exploded at some point. Even a few seconds were enough to grill the god damn CPU.
Now you tell me to trust AMD? I trust a Twitch guy with sound and reasonable arguments more than any you guys. Half of you is still talking without even knowing the basics. Someone messed up at AMD - it's crystal clear. Now I want to see how they fix this up without crippling the RX480 reference.
And Fermi was moonlighting as a hibachi. Is Nvidia also forever unclean? We have two options in the discrete graphics market so keeping a Dwarven Book of Grudges based on the failures of unrelated products dating back nearly two decades makes very little sense.
Don't trust AMD. Don't trust the Twitch guy. looniam provided you with information, you should probably use it. Also, if the under-volting results people are coming back with are anything to go by (and obviously they should be), adjusting the voltage targets with a driver shouldn't 'cripple' anything. People are literally gaining performance from under-volting. If anyone is talking rubbish, it's you.