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AMD 480 4GB Models Gain Extra Memory with BIOS Update

Category: Video Cards
Posted: 03:34PM

Some retail versions of the AMD RX 480 4GB card are reportedly able to double their memory to 8GB with a BIOS update. The card tested was obtained from Newegg with some reviewers indicating that they received two BIOS profiles with their review cards to test both the 4GB and 8GB models. It is unknown if the cards were shipped in error or if AMD was attempting to meet its promise of a $199 card on launch. In the latter case, the company may have decided to flash the 8GB cards with the 4GB BIOS while "supply of the lower density memory chips for the 4GB variant were still ramping." Selling the 8GB model with a flashed 4GB BIOS means AMD is taking a $30 loss on each sale, and some early adopters have a shot at getting a great deal on a better card.

Source: WCCF Tech

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