1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 29, 2016 10:18 PM by hanway

    AMD RX 480 8GB Is good?

    nickyh

      See AMD RX 480 Graphics card specification below:

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      It is good?

      @Nicky H

       

        • Re: AMD RX 480 8GB Is good?
          hanway

          I'd really like to buy one, but this is rather off-putting to me:

           

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          AMD’s Radeon RX 480 draws an average of 164W, which exceeds the company's target TDP. And it gets worse. The load distribution works out in a way that has the card draw 86W through the motherboard’s PCIe slot. Not only does this exceed the 75W ceiling we typically associate with a 16-lane slot, but that 75W limit covers several rails combined and not just this one interface.

           

          AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB Power Consumption Results

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          Seriously, if even all the board partners are having the same results on their cards, I don't think I will buy one. Spec limits are there for a reason. I'm not jeopardizing my board for this card.