AMD are planning to provide better overclocking support with Polaris

AMD are planning to provide better overclocking support with Polaris

AMD are planning to provide better overclocking support with Polaris

AMD are planning to provide better overclocking support with Polaris

 

When AMD launched their R9 Fury X last year overclockers were disappointed. While the R9 Fury X ran with a liquid cooler at stock and low temperatures the GPU lacked proper voltage control at launch, resulting in the R9 Fury X delivering disappointingly low overclock potential. 

While voltages were eventually unlocked in overclocking utilities like Sapphire TriXX and MSI Afterburner, the lack of voltage control and reliable overclocking did affect the sales of AMD's R9 Fury series of GPUs at launch, especially given how overclockable Nvidia's competing GTX 980Ti is. 

When conceptualising Polaris AMD's Chris Hook stated that they wanted to give users more control while overclocking, saying that they "brainstormed what kind of voltage control could be given to [users] to create a better experience". While this statement does not clearly state what improvements AMD has made to Polaris, there are hopes that this means that Polaris users will have voltage control unlocked close to the launch 

While this statement does not clearly state what improvements AMD has made to Polaris, there are hopes that this means that Polaris users will have voltage control unlocked close to the GPU's launch.  

 AMD are planning to provide better overclocking support with Polaris

  

AMD sees their Polaris GPU launch as the rebirth of AMD Radeon, being the first GPU that has been designed by the Radeon Technologies Group and with AMD's new user-focused design goals. 

We have already seen AMD improve a lot over the past year, especially when it comes to GPU driver support, but AMD will need to back it up with competitive GPU hardware in order to succeed moving forward. Let's hope that AMD's Polaris GPUs can deliver everything that AMD has promised. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's Polaris GPUs on the OC3D Forums

 

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16-06-2016, 08:47:25

Kushiro
Well let's hope it isn't an overclockers dream again.Quote

16-06-2016, 09:09:55

King of Old Old School
Where's the backplate Quote

16-06-2016, 09:19:01

SeekaX
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
Where's the backplate
That's probably the 200$ garbage edition card, wouldn't expect a backplate at that pricepoint.Quote

16-06-2016, 09:31:57

Kushiro
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Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
That's probably the 200$ garbage edition card, wouldn't expect a backplate at that pricepoint.
Harsh words.Quote

16-06-2016, 09:53:26

SeekaX
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Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
Harsh words.
Nah not really, every card has a garbage edition. Cheap but you don't get the bling.Quote
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