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Radeon VII

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

  1. vapor matt

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    I have to agree, I thought the logo was smaller to be honest, but even so that little detail of allowing the air to move more freely could equate to a few C less in temp. maybe when the warranty is out I will get the Dremel out:p 2 years 363 days to go :D
     
  2. pingu666

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    you could make another shroud out of cardboard or something to test it, maybe? cant remmber if the shroud comes off easily in a non warrenty voiding way. but yeah theres often asthetics led choices on coolers still that are stupid.

    and in this case its obivous and silly free performance they giving up, whatever the gain is.
     
  3. Brazo

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    MSI’s twin frozr (dual fan) set up has always been one of the best and the quietest coolers.
     
  4. Gerard

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    Used to be at least, triple is the order of the day for most of the newer cards. Though still a few dual fan ones kicking around.
     
  5. Illuminist

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  6. hyperseven

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  7. shankly1985

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  8. D.P.

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  9. ShiWarrior

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    Apparently Radeon 7 does not have UEFI

    is that a bad thing?
     
  10. Shocky-FM

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    Pointless product, I want to support AMD but they've given us zero incentive to purchase this card.
     
  11. chithanh

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  12. mulpsmebeauty

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    It performs about as well as a 2080 for the same price as the cheapest 2080 models. It lacks some features but has more memory and no doubt needs a bit more fiddling to get rid of the fan noise. If you are in the market for a GPU at £650 I can't understand why you would have zero incentive to purchase.
     
  13. Shocky-FM

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    Slightly slower overall vs an RTX2080, uses more power, makes more noise, no Ray Tracing.

    Why would you buy one over the RTX2080, makes no sense to me whether it's the cheaper model or not.
     
  14. ANDREW GREEN

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    It's better at content creation and mining. It seems likely AMD are actually targeting these markets. VRAM will help at 4k in future games too.
     
  15. mulpsmebeauty

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    Because 8gb RAM is a bit tight on a £650 card and AMD have a reputation of wringing extra performance out of their cards, while nVidia let their old ones rot.

    Since I've just bought a gsync monitor, I won't be purchasing a Radeon 7, but I can understand why it's an ok product. It lacks polish, that's all.
     
  16. harmattan

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    Also, three free games worth playing with VII, IMO, vs two "free" games that are essentially slot machine MFPSs in which I have no interest.
     
  17. MeddlE

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    Then you are in the wrong thread.
     
  18. ShiWarrior

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    lol i like that answer :D
     
  19. Scougar

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    Like a 2080 can even make a worthwhile usage of Ray Tracing right now. It's an early tech demo basically. Couple more gens and it will be worth it IMO.
     
  20. VincentHanna

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