AMD reacts to problems High energy RX 480




AMD has responded to complaints from users who claimed that the RX 480 video card consumes too much energy. The company recognizes the problem, and suggests that they can be remedied with better adjustment via a software update.

A statement about the RX 480 was given to several media data including at Ars Technica. According to AMD, the tuning of the video card in some tested scenarios ‘suboptimal’. Furthermore, the company gives little detail, but probably refers to the high energy consumption, which is primarily occurs under load. An already developed software update should fix the problems, and AMD promises to come Tuesday with more information about the deployment. Or that update affects performance, is not known.

Recently, it was found that the power consumption of the RX 480 is in some cases higher than the limits set for PCI-E slots. As noted Tom’s Hardware that the average consumption over the PCI-E slot under load higher than the prescribed limit of 75 watts. Some spikes came the tax on the PCI-E slot even above 150 watts out. The average power consumption of the entire card was averaging around 164 watts, with peaks around 300 watts.

AMD introduced the RX 480 video card early last month, the first in the series with the Polaris architecture. According to AMD’s card is fast enough to run virtual reality games.


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