Sapphire RX 480 temperature limit bug at 70*C

Discussion created by crispell on Jan 26, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 11, 2019 by chiken1232

Describe your system:

  • AMD Graphics Card
  • Sapphire RX 480 4GB Nitro
  • Desktop
  • Operating System
    • Windows 10 64bit
  • Driver version installed
    • Installed Radeon Software ReLive Edition 17.7.1, tested: 17.11.1, Adrenaline 18.1.1
  • Display Devices
    • IIyama x2483HSU-B1 "24" 1920x1080 (DVI)
  • Motherboard + Bios Revision
  • Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 F7
    • FX 6300
  • Power Supply Unit  Make, Model & Wattage
  • Thermaltake SMART SE Modular 630W
  • RAM
    • GoodRAM 2X4GB 1600MHz DDR3


I noticed that after install the newest drivers 18.1.1 Adrenaline my graphics card Sapphire RX 480 Nitro 4GB start throttling GPU core clock always when temperature reach 70*C. It's a small temperature for such an efficient card. I tried reinstall drivers to old one when all was fine, but without positive result. Before that card worked perfectly reaching the max 75*C at 2200rpm fans.


It's such annoying thing, because card losing the 30% of power.

RX 480 temp limit issue.PNG

There is a video which shows exactly what I mean: