News AMD Reportedly Disables Overclocking on the Radeon RX 6400

If by "overclocking" this means the card doesn't boost, then boo on them. But if it just means adjusting the slider which means raising the boost cap, then... I don't see this as a major loss since you probably can't get very far with it anyway.

EDIT: Or it's power limited like what was shown
 

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Here's why.

Still seems odd they wont even let you undervolt though.
Yep, lack of an external PCI-E power connector means that it must adhere to the 75W PCI Express slot power limit (at least, out of the box - external VRM or modified PCB may provide other... opportunities).
 

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Wow.... This is like absolute crap from amd... If you need a cheap card getting a 2nd hand rx480 4gb makes even more sense!! Lots of 4gb cards at dirt cheap prices because they cant mine eth.
 
Yep, lack of an external PCI-E power connector means that it must adhere to the 75W PCI Express slot power limit (at least, out of the box - external VRM or modified PCB may provide other... opportunities).
Although adding one to deliver more power shouldn't be out of the question, especially since AIBs can make a custom vBIOS to account for this. Then again, I can see some enterprising people flashing video cards without the plug with said custom vBIOS and selling explodey cards.
 
A TechPowerUp review shows that AMD has seemingly disabled overclocking support on the latest Radeon RX 6400 graphics card.

AMD Reportedly Disables Overclocking on the Radeon RX 6400 : Read more
Soon to be sitting on the shelves for $99.

The new APU's like the 5700G would come close to the same performance with appropriate memory. You can do 1080p gaming on low settings and a reasonable frame rate with a 5700G.

It would be interesting to see which would be a better buy:
$150 Zen 3 5500 (Or a 12400F) CPU + $99 6400 ($249)
$250 5700G

Found it...Not sure why they are testing against ultra settings though. These cards are not designed for that.

 
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