Eh, every once in a while a dud slips out of the factory. I wouldn't worry about it.Well this is a bit concerning as I have just ordered an ASUS RX480 myself...
Maybe I'm being thick, but why do you conclude that it was the drivers and not a hardware problem on the RX 480?Update: My ASUS STRIX GTX 1060 arrived and installed it on the same PSU and having no problems at all like in the RX 480! All running fine, stress tests passed. So, the Drivers on the GPU turns out to be the problem (not the GPU).
Hmm yeah. I'm still planning on getting the card. Now that I think about it, if this kind of thing happened to all RX 480s I would have read something about it much earlier already.
Maybe I'm being thick, but why do you conclude that it was the drivers and not a hardware problem on the RX 480?
I have a dozen RX 480s from four different manufacturers, reference and non-reference, backplated and no backplate. I've also used several for builds for friends.
OP got a dud (card should not have passed QA in ASUS factory), and it has nothing to do with AMD's drivers.
Do yourself a favor and do a google search....I dont know why you deny this card is problematic for an higher than normal amount of people. Ill be enjoying my 1060 tonight
Wasn't the PCI-e power draw already fixed by a driver update ages ago?
only 60 bucks more and significantly better score on 3dmark and heaven
Those are some fun games.
Also how is it "only" $60 more when the cards are $200 or under? That "only" $60 is over 1/4 the cost.
Canada They are still $400
you mean that thin layer of plastic film that is on the surface of the heatsink assembly? No, thats never been a problem for me. I often leave it on and when I resell a card later down the road, it looks brand new (I don't have a case window so I could care less about how it looks)
Yeah, that's the one. https://rog.asus.com/articles/gamin...480-now-with-satisfying-plastic-peeling-gifs/
I'm getting over 80°C, and some crashes (grey screens) while playing Mass Effect Andromeda for a while, and it's not even overclocked. On top of that, the fans make a very loud noise, even with a custom fan curve.
I don't know what to try anymore, I'm thinking I might have gotten a faulty GPU, and another one of these will work OK.
Be in denial all you want. Just search rx480 grey screen... then search 1060 grey screen (you wont find anything). It's a problem. And the reason why you wont admit it is because you dont have a solution like anyone else. I bought the card 2 days ago....Anyway....on the 1060 OC (only 60 bucks more and significantly better score on 3dmark and heaven) now so you people can believe what you want in your own little world outside of the internet, me, and op. Im done here
I don't mod my components and have been building PC's for over 15years.