Originally Posted by Defoler
Point is that there had been several video reviews posted on OCN several times now of reviewers saying that some systems have been shutting down, some people posted pictures on reddit of their burned ATX connectors or their dead PCIE slots.
Some people dismiss it as fraud that it is no proof, yet they also have no proof that it is untrue as well.
So... give and take. You can't claim one thing is "overblown" when you go on something else and "overblown" that.
I've never said that there isn't an issue with the RX 480's power delivery setup. AMD really should have caught the issue beforehand, obviously. I have said that it's overblown when people start talking about how AMD will now inevitably collapse, or that any product they make will now be doomed to fail. If we're resorting to those kinds of prognostications we might as well throw the bones or consult an oracle. Overblown doesn't mean no issue, it means issue being taken completely beyond all reasonable concern. For example, a police interrogation might be considered a reasonable procedure for obtaining facts about a person. An Holy Inquisition would probably be an overblown response. Some greenblooded individuals seem like they're about one fellow concern troll away from heading to the town square to round up the pitchforks and torches.
There are people who've had real issues with the RX 480. It's also overwhelmingly likely that the majority have not (unless 51% of all purchased RX 480's are now destroyed or RMA'd which would be a big story methinks) and that every RX 480 that rolls off the production line is not in fact a timed explosive.