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Radeon VII

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by DragonQ, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Darujhistan


    Joined: Oct 28, 2011

    Posts: 3,672

    And you'll get that extra £20-£30 back when you resell, I always buy a primo card, and I always get a great return on it. I got £93 for a Sapphire 380 Nitro in September, which I paid £164 2 1/2 years earlier.
  2. Panos


    Joined: Nov 22, 2009

    Posts: 10,463

    Location: Under the hot sun.

    All cards are that spartan today, only exception the Vega Nitro coming with scaffolding. Long gone the days of BFG supplying tshirts also.

    Also you cannot use those power cables these days as all cards burn more power and need the proper ones coming from the PSU. As for adapters, dvi is dead.
  3. lordhawkwind


    Joined: Aug 9, 2016

    Posts: 78

    Don't flame me but if anyone is still interested in either a Gigabyte or MSI Vega VII they are still available on another website that is right next door to Bolton Wanderers stadium. Both are available for £699. Just saying. I got my Vega 64 there on launch day.
  4. DrBombcrater


    Joined: Jan 18, 2008

    Posts: 655

    Location: UK

    That would be the ATI that sold out to AMD just before the disastrous 2900XT came out? That ATI?
  5. nashathedog


    Joined: Sep 12, 2013

    Posts: 8,538

    Location: Knowhere

    It would of been to have got the little connector caps and pcie protector after all it is a pricey card. Mine's a Sapphire and apart from the foam and plastic bag the gpu was in all it has is a generic how to install your gpu leaflet.
  6. L-Digital82


    Joined: Jan 27, 2019

    Posts: 35

    They can keep their pcie guard and driver cd for an extra £150 thanks
  7. ltron

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 30, 2014

    Posts: 1,504

    What about their many successes and the fact that they managed to exceed Nvidia's market share at times?
  8. Sargatanas2511


    Joined: Oct 26, 2013

    Posts: 2,979

    Location: Scotland

    Everyone has successes and follies. Nvidia, AMD(ATi), Intel, IBM, Samsung, ARM. Anyone who has ever designed a chip to do anything have had their crackers and their crap.

    That said I don't feel the Radeon VII is crap, it's just runoff from professional cards AMD are trying to make money back on. It doess that pretty well just not amazingly.
  9. Harlequin


    Joined: Jun 17, 2004

    Posts: 2,944

    Location: Eastbourne , East Sussex.

    The deal to merge AMD and Nvidia fell apart due to a clash of ego`s between Hector Ruiz and Jen-Hsun
  10. wombooga


    Joined: Apr 3, 2017

    Posts: 3

    Found the same - really happy - I suspect the reviews would have been different had the press been using the latest driver rather than the botched press ones - looking forward to seeing further reviews as the drivers mature. I'll be buying another of these for another machine in the coming days.

    In terms of performance, I was seeing 66fps in World of Tanks on Vega 64, now seeing 100fps (a huge jump and that's with GTA V running in the background!). I'm very happy with the price/performance of the Sapphire card and it'll only get better. I'm using a stock 1800x with 16gb of DDR4 for reference.

    ETA - I'm running 3440x1440
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  11. Darujhistan


    Joined: Oct 28, 2011

    Posts: 3,672

    It'll be a better card than the 2080 in time, they botched the launch as per usual though.
  12. bru


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    Location: kent

  13. wombooga


    Joined: Apr 3, 2017

    Posts: 3

  14. Bodom


    Joined: Mar 19, 2010

    Posts: 383

    Not a good launch from AMD bad drivers for all the reviews hardly any supply and OCUK still got stock left... I guess the only good thing is it looks like people aren't willing to pay £800 for them.
  15. easyrider


    Joined: Dec 24, 2005

    Posts: 38,520

    Location: Autonomy

    Crap cooler too....uses a heat pad on the gpu die as the metal heat sink leaves gaps ....

    All on a 700 quid plus card...

    Way to go AMD:rolleyes:
  16. Doogles


    Joined: Mar 22, 2014

    Posts: 3,803

    AIB is always the way to go, leave it a month for the drivers to get fixed and those to come in with a price drop and people will be buying them, maybe that was the plan so they don't sell out :D
    TBH with pricing on cards the most I'd want is a used 1080ti.
  17. Gerard


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,966

    Location: Ireland

    That's more down to the hbm, it's really no different to a regular gpu using thermal pads on the ram. You may as well levy the same complaint against any gddr GPU that has thermal pads, which would be all of them. There's been minimal if any difference between using the pad or Tim for Radeon 7.
  18. hyperseven


    Joined: May 1, 2013

    Posts: 6,126

    Location: M28

    did the ref V56 and 64 use a thermal pad for the package then :confused:
  19. Davedree


    Joined: Mar 27, 2010

    Posts: 3,013

    No they used Tim, but there were 3 different variations of Vega dies all with different heights.
  20. Gerard


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,966

    Location: Ireland

    No they did however use quite a lot of thermal paste which seemed to be very crusty when reviewers took it off. This pad they are using has better thermal conductivity than TIM so i don't see why that's a complaint at all.