AMD's Radeon Software 16.7.1 drivers fix Radeon RX 480 power issues

AMD Radeon RX 480 power issues addressed with the new Radeon Software 16.7.1 drivers.

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AMD has released its Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1 drivers, something the company promised it would deliver to fix the power draw issues on the Radeon RX 480.

AMD's Radeon Software 16.7.1 drivers fix Radeon RX 480 power issues |

The new Radeon Software 16.7.1 drivers can be downloaded here, with two solutions offered by AMD to lower the power draw on the Radeon RX 480. Firstly, it will move the power draw to the PCIe power connector from the PCIe slot, or limit the total power consumption of the card. AMD's main focus seems to be moving the power consumption to the 6-pin PCIe power connector.

AMD has also provided a 'compatibility mode' inside of Radeon Settings that will limit the RX 480's power consumption so that both the PCIe slot and PCIe power connector will not draw more power than allowed. Performance is affected slightly, and will be something we'll be looking into next week.

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