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The Radeon VII Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Kaapstad, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Zernath

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 22, 2019

    Posts: 588

    Location: East Anglia

    I've seen one from XFX as low as £577 on the net today, brand new and from a reputable vendor. Very tempting, even if that price is still... well, like swallowing hot coals! :p
     
  2. Jacky60

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 16, 2010

    Posts: 263

    Location: Earth

    How does Radeon 7 compare with 1080ti? I haven't really followed the R7 as I knew it couldn't beat the 2080ti it but would you guys recommend it
    for a 1440 build?
     
  3. Zernath

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 22, 2019

    Posts: 588

    Location: East Anglia

    Probably overkill for 1440p, but maybe that's what you're looking for? What's your budget?
     
  4. Poneros

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 18, 2015

    Posts: 2,775

    Tbh the biggest advantages for VII are at higher resolutions or if you already have a custom loop. I don't know if I'd buy one purely for 1440p to run at stock.
     
  5. Jacky60

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 16, 2010

    Posts: 263

    Location: Earth

    It's 1080 for living room HTPC/gaming PC, I have 4K PC but with 1080ti SLI. I need a reasonable amount of future proofing though. Ideally no more than £300 but can stretch. I guess I really don't need Radeon 7 tbh.
     
  6. Zernath

    Hitman

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    Location: East Anglia

    I don't think you need it. :p
     
  7. nashathedog

    Sgarrista

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    Wait for Navi, If that's not for you it should at least shake up Nvidia's GTX Turing prices for the 1660 or 1660ti.
     
  8. Zernath

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 22, 2019

    Posts: 588

    Location: East Anglia

    I don't think prices will change any time soon, Nvidia know they can charge more and punters will still part with their cash. It's why RTX are priced the way they are currently!
     
  9. nashathedog

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    Probably not but we won't know for sure until Navi's out in the wild so we can see it's true performance, especially the smaller Navi.
     
  10. Zernath

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 22, 2019

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    Location: East Anglia

    I'll be happy to be wrong, because the current situation is not helping PC gaming at all, but Nvidia aren't exactly known for good pricing these days!
     
  11. vapor matt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 19, 2003

    Posts: 1,864

    Location: west sussex

    I still think the VII is a great card and at a good price. 16G of HBM2 not only a good gaming card but a dam good compute card. the early gen of navi might be on par with it in games only, but with only 8g GDR6 with the super variants of the 2080 series coming from nvidia
    people might over look the VII but for casual gamers and compute user's the VII has a lot to offer.
     
  12. nashathedog

    Sgarrista

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    We've seen benchmarks for Navi showing it performing very well in titles AMD gpu's are historically weak in, this means we could see Navi going head to head with the VII in titles like GTA V & Project cars, It's going to be an interesting autumn.
     
  13. Zernath

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 22, 2019

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    Location: East Anglia

    I had a moment of madness the other day and decided to get a Radeon VII, which I figure will see me through at least the next couple of years. At £577 it's not exactly cheap, but it's the cheapest I've seen to date for a brand new one.

    Admittedly my Vega 56 can do 4K, but it's not ideal, and I can't see the VII being eclipsed by Navi this year. Perhaps next year, but I think I'll sit the next couple out and hope the market changes for the better! :rolleyes:
     
  14. vapor matt

    Wise Guy

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    very good choice on the VII, you will be pleased with it as a stella Performa it is.
     
  15. Zernath

    Hitman

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    I was agonising over it for some time, but with Navi being mid range at the moment, and Nvidia pricing going sky high, the VII was - in the end - the only logical option for me.

    As much as I love my Vega 56, it was only ever a stopgap until something better came along. :D
     
  16. vapor matt

    Wise Guy

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    I had more fun overclocking the VII than I have with my 2080ti, only reason I changed was this 2080ti FE came up real cheap and was from late feb this year with Samsung memory on board. the VII I had was great and on visuals better than the 2080ti. had mine water cooled which helped the over all overclock, but also performed fine on air just make sure you have good case cooling. there are some power registry mods but if you go for them just use the first one, seen some damaged cores giving them to much voltage. infact undervolting and still over clocking was the fun part with these cards.

    enjoy it, great card.
     
  17. Zernath

    Hitman

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    Brilliant, just what I'm looking for, thanks. ;)
     
  18. Illuminist

    Wise Guy

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    Good choice sir, they are very very fun, if you need a water block.......
     
  19. Zernath

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 22, 2019

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    Location: East Anglia

    Thanks, but I still have an aversion to putting liquids anywhere near my computer, let alone inside it! :p
     
  20. Dicehunter

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 19, 2007

    Posts: 10,695

    Location: Ye Olde England

    Anyone know if it's possible to somehow control the brightness of the RADEON logo ?