as the title suggests?
Is the 480 pulling to many watts from the pciex slot?
AMD Screws Up As RX 480 Fails PCI-E Specifications, What Does This Mean For Gamers? – ASidCast
so basically the rx480 is using more power than advertised, and I'm guessing likely toast your motherboard.
The short answer is: No, the RX 480 is not likely to fry your motherboard, or anything on it. The RX 480 is not the first card to go over the PCI-E power limit. Thousands upon thousands of people have overclocked their graphics cards, and many of those people have done it on cheaper/lower end platforms. Many of their cards have been reported to go over the power limit. So the short answer is no, not likely. Issues that could be tell-tale of issues would be the audio being flaky and other such issues. Another sign would be the whole PC turning off. There has been 1 report of a PCI-E slot dying on this forum, but I since there has been reportedly over 2000 of these cards sold in the first 24 hours, and no other reports. I think that it will be a low percentage of cases. There also will likely be a driver update in which the issue COULD be addressed.
What are your system specs? And why do you keep replying to yourself? There is and Edit button...
well there are already more than one instance on this forum... I'm running a gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 motherboard, someone already posted he was running a gigabyte or msi 990fx motherboard and having had an issue with losing a pcie slot...
The way I understand it is:
The issue is coming from the single 6pin connector not supplying enough power when the power limit is turned up, thus the gpu is trying to draw too many amps from the pcie slot..
For one, the industry standard for pcie compliance was met in those other instances your speaking of, basically a +/- % of so many amps, like 5.5% or something other.
This instance they are saying they arent being met, like 7.7% or a small percentage over requirements.
The other gpu's that you speak of had 6+4, 6+6,6+8 and 8+8 connectors on the gpu itself which supplied enough voltage through the connectors and not through the pcie slot, the additional connectors on the gpu supplied the voltage not the pcie slot solely..
Now, what I suspect will happen is possibly a driver update can fix it through some kind of voltage control or a bios flash, either of both would limit or lessen the amount of power supplied to the card, also reducing performance of the gpu overall..
I'm not in any crisis situation, My 480 will be here tomorrow, my gtx1070 will be here the middle of next week.. I'm good either way. I do think I'm going to wait to open the 480 though. I want to hear something official from amd on the matter.
any official news from amd on this?
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