AMD RX 480 Removed From PCI-SIG Integrator List

The PCI-SIG Integrators list is a list of hardware devices implementing the various PCI-Express specifications to the letter. AMD’s Radeon RX 480 was on the list, but has been removed. The reason for this is that the card draws more power than its spec. According to specifications the card should draw 75W from the PCI-Express slot and another 75W from its 6-pin power connector. The RX 4870 was tested to draw more power than this 150W power budget.

Being removed from the list means that AMD cannot display the PCI-Express certification logo on the product or its marketing materials. This, however, may not affect AMD’s add-in-board (AIB) partners that are PCI-SIG members in their own right, and make graphics cards with their own sub-vendor IDs, if their power designs comply with PCI-Express specs. AMD was aware of the power overdrawing issue and released a software fix with the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1 Beta.

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