Hi guys I have a Refference Rx480, after installing the latest ReLive drivers I noticed the 'compatibility' option was gone. Is everyone else experiencing this problem, or can somene point me to where I can locate it please
Don't worry, i got the same issue.
Ok do you think its necessary to activate the power efficiency option, or did they activate the compatibility mode by default?
Power efficiency and compatibility mode are 2 different things:
Power efficiency always tries to keep the clock speed as low as possible, but still maintain the maximum frames per second. The disadvantage is that you can get frame drops with it.
The compatibility mode is explicit for the PCIe slot power draw issue. When enabled, more power will be drawn from the actual PCIe 6+2 pin power cables, so the power draw specification of the PCIe 16x slot won't be exceeded.
I think AMD fixed RX 480 PCI-E power issue or compatibility mode is now always enabled.
Thanx man, I really hope that is the case.
Hope is the only thing left for us (users)
Did anyone manage to read somewhere if compatibility mode was indeed activated by default? A member on this forum told me that compatibility mode was just a temporary fix for the reference RX 480 and that it is not included in the new software. Does that mean we cannot upgrade any further and stick with the older software to be safe. I rolled back BTW when I noticed it. I don't wanna fry my board r any other component.
Well, if that's true it would be a bit disasterous. Not only the ref RX480's, but also some custom RX480's still use the reference power distribution, in short, the PCIe 16x slot for the GPU and the 6+2 pin port for the VRAM. The other way around would be way more senseful...
Good example on the XFX custom model: XFX RX 480 GTR teardown - YouTube
I don't think that extra 5W will fry your hardware.And you need to constantly load your video card at 100% to reach such consumption.
In real gameplay you will not receive such maximum values.
Good news, the new driver automatically includes and regulates the compatibility mode. so we are safe I guess XD
Where do you have that info from? :S
Got my info from ray_m .Wich I think is a trustworthy member in my books
Nice, good to hear.
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