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Old July 2, 2016, 10:43 AM
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PS4/Xbox One have been out for ~3 years now and we've yet to see this supposed advantage that AMD has take fruition in any meaningful way. Anything DX12/Vulkan related that benefits AMD will do the same for Nvidia.
Granted, but I think the whole shift to UWP on XBOX and PC is only really starting to happen this year. It's the first year of having AAA PC Games in the Windows Store.

I'm trying to be hopeful for AMD since this market really needs competition, but it's not looking great.
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obviously the biggest improvements here are the power consumption , then along with that the stable core clocks that dont bounce around from temps like the 290x's did .

other than that its rather similar to a 290/390 performance wise.

I was honestly expecting a 5-10 % perf increase over the 390x
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Old July 2, 2016, 04:38 PM
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No overclocking anymore here. After buying a PCI-E riser card and a clamp meter on my way home yesterday from vacation and logging almost 100W draw when this thing is overclocked, NO WAY I am running it on my board. I'll wait for board partner cards thank you.
So your saying that OCing the card is a problem?
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Well at present state the card draws too much power from the pcie slot which can be dangerous. New driver Tuesday should solve the issue but the sites that tried couldn't get over 1400MHz stable. 1390MHz seems to be max ovc on the stock card. Apparently with a psu powered fan and WC the stock card can draw 190W!
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When I get my card I don't want to fry my Motherboard just by installing the card
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I'm not sure if i'd trust a driver for this fix. Who's to say in 1 year's time the fix gets left out of a new driver build by accident?
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I'm not sure if i'd trust a driver for this fix. Who's to say in 1 year's time the fix gets left out of a new driver build by accident?
Both NVIDIA and AMD have had their share of driver issues. For example the Nvidia WHQL 196.75 driver was responsible for overheating and even killing graphics card. Neither side is immune from driver issues and that AMD responded quickly and investigated this is a good sign.
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We'll have to wait until tuesday to see what comes out of AMD, but I'm not convinced that there's a software/firmware fix for this that won't impact performance. Best/easiest solution to the issue would be to change the load balance between the slot and the external power plug so we can only pray that the reporting of those two power sources being physically isolated from each other's ccts isn't correct.
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We'll have to wait until tuesday to see what comes out of AMD, but I'm not convinced that there's a software/firmware fix for this that won't impact performance.
From what I've heard and read undervolting the video card actually seems to offer better performance as throttling seems to be reduced so I don't think it will necessarily impact performance.
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From what I've heard and read undervolting the video card actually seems to offer better performance as throttling seems to be reduced so I don't think it will necessarily impact performance.
If what's been reported about the physical breakdown of the two power sources is correct then Vcore is coming off of the external plug as opposed to the slot. If that's the case, then undervolting Vcore probably won't have the desired effect.


These reports are relying on guesswork from a single source so the jury is still out on whether or not it's credible, but in the absence of reliable contrary info it looks convincing.
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