AMD recommends Radeon RX 5600 XT owners to update vBIOS that improves memory speed to 14 Gbps

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  1. Calliers

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    Back in January, when AMD was readying the launch of the Radeon RX 5600 XT, the plan was to have it debut with 12 Gbps memory and be pitched as a direct challenger to Nvidia's GTX 1660 Ti at a sub-$300 price. However, Nvidia didn't sit idle and revealed its answer to that challenge, the aptly-named RTX 2060 KO, a graphics card that was competent enough to steal the spotlight from the RX 5600 XT on the mainstream market, and positioned at the same price point.

    This prompted AMD to push out an updated firmware to its partners at the last minute to compensate for Nvidia's aggressive move. The firmware upgrade, which is now officially recommended by AMD, raises the RX 5600 XT's typical board power (TBP) and upgrades the memory speed from 12 to 14 Gbps.

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    Any one at HH with this card, and going to take AMD up on their offer?

    I'm sure @Judas will be doing this for customer PCs.
     
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    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    can't afford anything that fancy...
    My PC specs haven't changed for the last 5 years (if not longer)
     
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    since the 5600xt launched.... amd recommended this... i'm more astounded this is recent news, as it's quite old.
     
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    LOL! Maybe it is just as well to serve as a reminder to some people. ;)

    Come now, where there is a will there is always a way.

    And I don't mean it in a "Some people got hopes and dreams, some people got ways and means" kinda way either.
     
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    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    As soon as I find a good case to put parts in, I might get a new PC.
    I'm eyeing up the NZXT H1, or the HG Osmi though :)
     
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    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    for the lame factor maybe...

    that's too big :(
     
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    I'm sorry. :(

    Well I certainly hope you find something. Check out the cases from Fractal, they're really good.
     
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    all too big. Even with the NZXT H1 I'm pissed it comes with tempered glass. Just inflates the price and has no benefits.
    I like as small a case as possible. The Osmi is perfect, only 8.1L iirc, but I read it has some airflow issues. The H1 is great sizewise. I like the vertical setup. All other cases I've seen are just too deep. I want a vertical case :)
     

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