EK releases AMD Radeon RX 480 Full-Cover water block

EK a popular aftermarket cooling solutions expert released a new single slot water block for AMD’s newest RX 480 GPU. EK-FC RX 480 cools the gpu core memory as well as the VRM area directly so as to maximize the cooling performance hence keeping the card stable and cool under heavy overclock. This water block features EK unique central inlet split-flow cooling engine design for best possible cooling performance and the central inlet orientation is the same as the GPU core. Such system also works flawlessly with the reversed water flow without…

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RX 480 Gets a Massive Price Cut in India!

Following the release of the GTX 1060, the RX 480 experienced a lot of turmoil in sales owing to its exorbitant rates in India. Earlier, the Radeon RX 480 8 GB was priced at Rs. 26,990 while the 4 GB  version was priced at Rs. 22,990 but thanks to the storm of criticism on the prices both by the Indian gaming industry and the introduction of the GeForce GTX 1060 at Rs. 24,990 ; AMD has revised the prices of the Radeon RX 480. The revised prices sink the 480…

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Powercolor RX 480 Devil pictured and specs rumored

Sapphire has been resorting to teases as no certain date for the launch of the Sapphire RX 480 NITRO has yet been announced by them. This leaves us with our only hopes taking refuge in PowerColor and XFX’s camps. Hopefully, both the board partners are soon going to affirm an official date for the launch of their respective cards but their’s none to be heard so far, except from PowerColor whose Powercolor RX 480 Devil’s pictures are now available on the internet. The PowerColor RX 480 Devil features a Gothic-al…

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Crimson 16.7.1 fixes PCIe power draw ; improves performance!

AMD yesterday leased out the new update for its GPUs, namely Crimson 16.7.1. The update addresses the tumultuous PCIe power draw issues and sprinkles in a slight performance improvement of 3%. The update also added a UI Compatibility Mode toggle switch that reduces power consumption of the RX 480 with a minor performance compromise. Although, the PCIe power draw issue was a highly exaggerated one as PCGamer discovered upon debate with motherboard manufacturers, AMD has taken the right step forward in appeasing its customers and making sure that no notorious…

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Leak Reveals GTX 1060 To Be Ahead Of RX 480 In Benchmark Results

Leak Shows GTX 1060 Coming Out On Top : Prior to the launch of the RX 480, leaks revealed much of the information about the GPU. The same is being repeated as leaks continue to surface, prior to the launch of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060. The GTX 1060 is slated for launch on 7 July 2016. The latest leak shows the GTX 1060 trumping the RX 480 in benchmarks. XFastest has leaked the 3DMark FireStike Ultra results for the GTX 1060. The results show Nvidia’s GPU beating the AMD’s RX 480. The…

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RX 480 Hotfix – Reduced PCIe power draw, more performance!

AMD promised the agitated consumers that they will be releasing a driver hotfix in order to fix the issues on the RX 480, ones that met with wide negative reception. The hotfix is due tomorrow i.e 7th of July. The drivers, however, will take further time to mature enough to push the RX 480’s performance to the utmost. This particular hotfix will undervolt the card and bring it to the intended specification, something that according to AMD was prevalent in a few production batches. Trivially, undervolting would pacify performance but…

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RX 480 Nitro Surfaces, AMD To Fix PCI-E Power Draw Issue

Sapphire RX 480 Nitro Is Here: Sapphire has become the first company to officially list a custom RX 480 for sale. Overclockers UK has listed the Sapphire RX 480 Nitro for pre-order. The manufacturer has given out a set of  pictures which show us the look of the card. Apart from the fancy backplate, there are two features that are quite intriguing. First, the button that can reportedly switch the LED illumination from temperature to GPU load mode. It should also be able to switch the illumination off completely. Second, is the…

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AMD WattMan first glimpse

Information regarding AMD’s new hardware tweaking app WattMan has bulged over the surface. The details suggest that the new app has a much wider array of options in accord with the thermal control, clock speeds and such.   The new WattMan is supposed to be replacing the now old and obsolete AMD Overdrive which was the subject to mixed reception over the years with the older versions still being universally superior. The leaks promise that the app will offer users freedom over the control of thermals, clock speeds, voltage, fan…

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AMD RX-480 Capable of 1500 MHz

AMD’s upcoming enthusiast grade powerhouse, the AMD RX-480, is undoubtedly THE most hotly anticipated graphics card at the current moment.The Rx-480 “Polaris 10” GPU is based on a 14 nm FinFET graphics chip, brandishing 2304 GCN 4.0 cores, and a 256-bit bus. Even though it IS a mid-range GPU, AMD’s claims about its bells and whistles and all their promises of bringing high end, enthusiast grade performance down to a readily affordable niche (With an expected price tag of $199 for the 4 GB version, and expected $229 to $239 for…

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