Radeon Software update addresses power issues related to RX 480 graphics card
The driver caters to users concerned over the amount of power their Radeon RX 480 card draws from their motherboard's PCIe slot.
In response to a growing number of Radeon RX 480 owners upset over the amount of power the card pulls from their motherboard's PCIe slot, AMD has pushed out a new update (via Tech Report) replete with fixes that should resolve the issue.
Additionally, users can toggle a compatibility mode found under the Globe Settings menu in Radeon Settings to further mitigate power draws. "This option is designed to reduce total power with minimal performance impact if end users experience any further issues."
Along with fixes that target popular games such as Grand Theft Auto 5 and Doom, other changes are less obvious; specifically, a note refers to "limited PCI-E Bandwidth" being adjusted to the RX 480's correct speed. Full patch notes can be found on AMD's support site.
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