It sounds like you can manually adjust the card to do what the update should by using their software (I still can't believe they called it WattMan) to reduce the voltage. The funny part is that people are reporting getting better results (only about 4% tops on some benches) when they undervolt.8gb card for $200. Not bad. When the voltage and heat goes down with the update the gpu will be an even better value.
Yes 8GB is basically unnecessary but a nice to have. 4GB is plenty for 1080P/60 (where this card shines) and likely will be for the life the card.This is unfortunate in the sense that it means we are unlikely to actually have a 4gb version. Because at $199 the 480 is a steal. At $260 or whatever a non-reference 8gb version comes in at it likely won't be 30% faster. We have seen hardly any difference in benchmarks between the 4gb and 8gb versions.
Haha. Yeah you know this was a last minute decision by AMD. I wonder what the ratio was, probably something like 10:1 (8GB vs 4GB) released.They probably are all 8GB. Because 4GB * 8 chips are EOL last I checked, it's 8GB for 8 chips these days being mass produced.
Even the packaging for 4GB edition is rare! lol