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Radeon VII

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

  1. Nocliptoni

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    I received my Radeon VII yesterday and first day of tweaking and benchmarking was smooth sailing ,no issues .Even managed to get a decent score in FS (30788 GPU score) and I was pleased .Problems started today when I went back to improve my score .Suddenly ,my settings that gave me good scores yesterday can barely get me past 25500 in GPU score ? I don't understand what is going on ,everything is the same but scores are not .Stock settings still give the same results as yesterday.I reinstalled drivers as well but no change .If anyone has any suggestions id be very interested to hear them .
     
  2. Rroff

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    This is the problem with gauging VRAM utilisation - a lot of games use lazy garbage collection, etc. and/or keep a certain amount of data cached depending on VRAM size just incase it is needed with often zero impact on performance.
     
  3. NinjaCool

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    The Radeon VII Review & Analysis
     
  4. Scougar

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    Haven't watched this yet, but I am expecting this to be scathing.
     
  5. Grimfusion

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    Good review. Fair. Basically says either or. Matter of preference. Personally I love my Radeon VII. It's undervolting like a champ, runs just as cool as a 2080 if not more and fan RPM sits at about 2500 RPM.

    Oh and of course it's not Nvidia :D
     
  6. harmattan

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    This seems to be a trend with reviews that were done after the release drivers were available: it seems closer to a toss up (and everyone's a bit disappointed from both sides). 2080 still seems a few % points faster on average, runs on a bit less power, and quieter; VII has more memory and a better game bundle... and well, it's not nV.

    And, as Metro: Exodus still shows, RTX is near useless at present (and not worthwhile for the performance hit).
     
  7. Nasher

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    Your saving about £130 on the 3 games, at least I did on my Vega64. That massively undercuts Nvidia tbh.
     
  8. pete910

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    But most like me would rather have £100 or so off the price and not have the games.
     
  9. Jono8

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    "£130" worth my foot. Only at RRP and no one buys PC games for the RRP price.
     
  10. HEADRAT

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    Anybody seen any news on AIO Vega VII?
     
  11. ShiWarrior

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  12. nashathedog

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  13. nashathedog

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    Someone with a 3D printer could make new shrouds with out any sides to it to maximise airflow going through & out from the heatsink, I'd happily buy one. It could do with it as the better side for airflow on the stock cooler is hitting the motherbard which means it does no better than the other side anyway.
     
  14. Tom B

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  15. Darujhistan

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    Of course they do.
     
  16. Scougar

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    Try to think about it as, would you buy those games and at what price would you decide to purchase them. If not then how much would you be able to get for the bundle if you can be bothered with the hassle.
     
  17. Vish Petrol

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    I still haven't installed my card. Gonna be doing it tomorrow.

    My 1070 only took one power connector and the wire has two connectors on it. Can I use the one wire with two connectors or should I use 2 separate wires from my EVGA 850GS?
     
  18. Gerard

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    2 seperate ones is best.
     
  19. spook2575

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  20. shankly1985

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