PowerColor To Launch RX 480 DEVIL Variant

By Victor Thomson , Jul 04, 2016 05:46 AM EDT

PowerColor will launch one of the most exciting custom variants of Advanced Micro Devices's Radeon RX 480 GPU. The DEVIL series is expected to be one of the fastest variants for RX 480.

Videocardz reports about the specs of the PowerColor's Radeon RX-480 DEVIL variant. According to the publication specialized in graphics cards, the PowerColor DEVIL RX 480 variant can easily overclock to above 1.4Ghz.

By looking at the aesthetics and design suggested by the leaked image, the video card features a three-slot fan design. On the back are located three Display Ports, one HDMI and a DVI port.

According to The Country Caller, the good news for overclocking enthusiasts is that the DEVIL RX 480 card features an 8-pin power connector, while the original AMD Radeon RX 480 is limited in design by its single 6-pin PCI-E connector. The reference RX 480 model has issues going pas a 1350 MHz clock speed.

Some professional reviewers have received the AMD RX 480 with criticism because the power draw from the PCI-E slot crosses the specified 75 W standard and the video card crosses easily the advertized 150 W TDP. Because if this issues some users have faced dead PCI-E slots.

Tech analysts speculate that the reason for this is the fact that, even though the RX 480 GPU clearly requires more to operate, AMD still decided to use a single 6-pin PCI-E power connector. Once you try to overclock the graphics card, the issue becomes even more severe and can lead to more power draw.

According to Gizmodo, even if AMD Radeon RX 480 has shown itself to be a solid performer, it is also power-thirsty to the point where it is possible to damage hardware. Custom variants such as PowerColor's DEVIL can solve this issue.

The company did not officially announced when the new graphics card will hit the market, but rumors speculate availability during mid-July.

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