Jul 04, 2016 09:16 AM EDT
Radeon RX 480 Benchmark, Review: AMD Premium Quality Graphics Card's Power-Draw Issue; Software-Based Fix Coming Soon!
AMD claimed its new Radeon RX 480 has top notch quality components but after 'power consumption concern' by the reviewers, AMD plans on fixing the power draw issue.
AMD RX 480 review: graphics card did not perform as expected
A thorough test done by PC Perspective explained that when AMD Radeon RX 480 was used for playing Witcher 3, it consumed over 190 W of 'sustained power draw' when it's overclocked. The test also found that the graphics card drew 7 amps over the PCI-E slot's +12 v rail.
AMD plans to fix Radeon RX 480 power draw issue
After being bombarded with critics, AMD made an announcement that it identified the problems with the boards. There will be a corrective solution for this issue and a fix is likely to arrive soon in July 5, PC World reported.
Furthermore, AMD also promises to 'adjust the GPU's tuning via software' to resolve the problem. As a matter of fact, AMD is currently testing a fix while keeping the community updated with the development.
AMD RX 480 benchmark: high performance, better for VR
The AMD Radeon RX 480 has two variants, 4 GB sold at $199 and 8 GB sold at $225. The high performance on par with high end GPUs and it gets much better when used for VR. Many who reviewed the AMD Radeon RX 480 admitted that the graphics card is a great buy for budget-concern gamers.
GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 - they do have much better performance but they cost double the Radeon RX 480. Thus, AMD RX 480 is considered as top graphics card that actually offers solid performance for casual gamers. It combines high performance and low price.
The community should expect the power draw issue fixed sooner.
Check out the AMD Radeon RX 480 specs:
Stream Processors: 2304
Core Clock: 1266MHz
Memory Clock: 8Gbps
Memory Bus Width: 256-bit
VRAM: 4 & 8GB
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