Reply 20 of 29, by The Serpent Rider
Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2023-09-23, 16:49:
The justification could be that my card is using the R430 chip (110 nm) while most X850 cards use the R480 chip (130 nm). Theoretically, the R430 should be slightly easier to cool, due to the improved production process, but who really knows.
Well, that particular card is also R430, fully unlocked.
Update: R430 chip works around 65C on X850XT clocks. So X850 Pro reference cooler is dramatically better, while still being one slot.
Update 2: Ok, no, that's R480. Apparently the card has R430 bios flashed.
I must be some kind of standard: the anonymous gangbanger of the 21st century.