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The Radeon VII Owners Thread

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

  1. LtMatt

    Caporegime

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    Location: United Kingdom

    ^ Looks faulty, RMA it.
     
  2. nashathedog

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Knowhere

    I was a bit slow as I hadn't really spent any long periods in game.

    First thing tomorrow. :)
     
  3. vapor matt

    Wise Guy

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    Location: west sussex

    I have a feeling all these high junction temps are due to cooler not being tightened up correctly in sequence, I can just see them assembling these cards thinking, ahhh thermal pad, no need to be super careful, tighten screws on back all the way up one after the other.
    quick test and straight to box for launch. but cooler isn't sitting flat to the GPU. I think for anyone experiencing high junction temps would be to losen screws, don't remove the cooler, just a small wiggle, and tighten in sequence 1342 half a turn at a time until tight.

    the people putting washers underneath seem to find cooler temps, but I don't think you need the washers, just a release of the screws and let the cooler sit flat, tighten in sequence will do. worth a shot for sure.
     
  4. vapor matt

    Wise Guy

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    have to say that does look like an RMA
     
  5. djbully

    Gangster

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    Location: Southampton

    Asrock have the best stickers! ;)
     
  6. Illuminist

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    Oh do they
     
  7. Lev

    Associate

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    Mines being inspected right now, I told them in a note that I will take whatever R7 is available. I would prefer one with a good warranty, but at this point I just want one that works.
     
  8. Illuminist

    Mobster

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    Hope that turns out great for you!
     
  9. djbully

    Gangster

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    Location: Southampton

    Well, the best stickers on the fans I mean, you don’t get any sticker packs or anything.

    The stickers on the fans are the only difference between the cards!
     
  10. Chud_Jenny

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2017

    Posts: 231

    Location: Cornwall

    Just an update on anyone waiting on an EKWB water block. I'm in contact with them directly via email and this is the latest....

    "Hello

    Yes, we started working on a block for this card and we expect it to be available probably by the end of March.

    Best regards, Igor"
     
  11. nashathedog

    Sgarrista

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    Can someone confirm which Radeon VII bios I should be using please X86 or X64?

    I'm running the Win 10 pro 64 bit operating system with a Ryzen cpu.
     
  12. Illuminist

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    Has anyone tried using a vega water block on the radeon 7 yet?
     
  13. Illuminist

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    X64 bud
     
  14. Chud_Jenny

    Gangster

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    Very different vrm layout, I've seen a aio mod which even on a 240mm rad with push pull the temps where very good. So an EKWB block should perform like the current Vega block I have fingers crossed!
     
  15. nashathedog

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    Cheers. :)
     
  16. djbully

    Gangster

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    No, but I’m thinking about it, I have 2 lc vega sitting in there boxes currently!

    No idea if they will fit!
     
  17. Eatchipz

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Belfast, N.Ireland

    Anyone with an ultra wide monitor wish to share their experiences in gaming with the VII?
     
  18. Colzy

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 31, 2014

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    Location: Bristol, UK

    I've been playing BFV on my ultrawide - freesync at ultra settings. Runs like a dream! haven't had any crashes at all and no stuttering :)
    Can't really comment on other games as haven't played enough, but two-point hospital was fine with no crashes over several hours last night.
     
  19. nashathedog

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    Good while it lasted.
     
  20. Illuminist

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    Okay got my asrock replacement card and it works great unlike the last one.
    Could you guys fill me in with what your lowest stock undervolt is
    And what is your overclock mv minimums.
    I have a weeks worth of tweaking to catch up on :D

    So far I ran timespy at 1200 and 2000, @1120mv, with running clocks of 1975 and a score of 9739 (9755 gpu score)

    I did a complete stock run at 990mv also
    Got 8944 timespy score.