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AMD are testing a driver fix for the RX 480 PCIe overcurrent issue

AMD are testing a driver fix for the RX 480 PCIe overcurrent issue

AMD are testing a driver fix for the RX 480 PCIe overcurrent issue

AMD are testing a driver fix for the RX 480 PCIe overcurrent issue

 

Shortly after the launch of the RX 480 it was discovered that the GPU operated outside of the PCI-express power specifications. This means that the GPU draws more power from its PCIe 6-pin connector and from your motherboard's PCIe slot, leaving many people concerned that this GPU may damage some lower end hardware, particularly lower end motherboards.

AMD has since delivered a statement, saying that they are able to adjust the GPUs power draw with software and are testing a driver fix for this issue. Hopefully, this new power limiting driver will not affect the performance of this GPU negatively, as many consumers have already purchased this GPU based on the GPUs current performance. 

 

       As you know, we continuously tune our GPUs in order to maximize their performance within their given power envelopes and the speed of the memory interface, which in this case is an unprecedented 8 Gbps for GDDR5. Recently, we identified select scenarios where the tuning of some RX 480 boards was not optimal. Fortunately, we can adjust the GPU's tuning via software in order to resolve this issue. We are already testing a driver that implements a fix, and we will provide an update to the community on our progress on Tuesday (July 5, 2016).

 

AMD are testing a driver fix for the RX 480 PCIe overcurrent issue

  

AMD has said that they will update us on this issue tomorrow, hopefully telling us when this driver fix will be released and giving us exact details on how this new driver will affect the RX 480's power consumption and performance. 

 

You can join the discussion on the AMD RX 480's overcurrent issues on the OC3D Forums

 

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04-07-2016, 04:43:44

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04-07-2016, 15:05:21

AngryGoldfish
I just read that a few people have reported the RX480 has killed their motherboard PCI-e slots...Quote

04-07-2016, 15:51:09

Dicehunter
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I just read that a few people have reported the RX480 has killed their motherboard PCI-e slots...
I'd want to see pictures first, There are a lot of people out there that love to spread bull droppings.Quote

04-07-2016, 16:03:28

AngryGoldfish
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I'd want to see pictures first, There are a lot of people out there that love to spread bull droppings.
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04-07-2016, 16:04:08

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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
I just read that a few people have reported the RX480 has killed their motherboard PCI-e slots...
I just read that the whole world would vaporise tomorrow would you believe me?Quote
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