For me it wasn't a question if it was possible. I was pretty sure it was. I just wondered why it wasn't done so that there could NOT be any questions.Thought it might be useful to cross-link to the review commentary thread, as The Stilt has managed to find a way to instruct the power controller to redistribute power draw via software (see original thread on OCN here).
The effect is not huge, but it is significant enough to alleviate the problem, especially when combined with undervolting and/or underclocking the card.
I think we can let the issue rest now, knowing it's fully manageable. But we should definitely continue to investigate every aspect of performance - including detailed insight into power draw - of all future VGAs under review.
But in the end, kudos to AMD for listening to the grumbling and doing something about it. This shows that they are committed to addressing user concerns, and truly care what people think about their products. Doing this driver change costs them money. Yet I want AMD, and yet, all companies, to adhere to specifications of supporting parts 100%. Spec says 75W, you don't overstep it one bit, and now they give the end user the options!