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The Radeon VII Owners Thread

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

  1. drskiba

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    Posts: 23

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    Very proud of this build -- looks great in vertical alignment with the light floor :D
     
  2. nashathedog

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    Joined: Sep 12, 2013

    Posts: 8,588

    Location: Knowhere

    I think the V64's are great cards, Once the next gext Ryzen cpu's appear I'm going to grab one and if I haven't already put an AIO on my V7 I'll do a full loop, A 12 core Ryzen with a 16gb Vega should last long enough to make it worth doing. The 7's are definitely being held back at the moment, Trying to use the new software for overclocking is a joke.

    I just did a run of Firestrike extreme with the stock clock VII to compare with some of my overclocked V64 Red Devil scores & it's definitely not where it should be, I'm going to run a suite of in game tests now & work on getting it user friendly, It wasn't loud while doing the Firestrike run but I'll have to see how it is during a gaming session.

    https://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/18224926/fs/17703826/fs/17703541/fs/16907542/fs/16907m464#


    @drskiba It looks real good mate, I was just admiring OC3D's set up where he's done the same thing.
     
  3. zoffster1

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    Location: Manchester

    Got the card undervolted to 932mV from a stock (1048mV) which drops the fan speed under load to 1700 with about a 5% gain in performance. It's pretty much silent at that speed. Very happy with it.

    Not sure if this is normal or a software bug than but with the two cards I purchased, one had a higher default voltage the other in wattman. The one with a higher voltage did not undervolt as well getting to about 980mV resulting in a fan speed under load of about 2450.
     
  4. fizzy

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 16, 2003

    Posts: 975

    Location: by my pc. :D

    Just installed mine. Quick run of timespy (stock settings) :-

    Old card (MSI 980TI, boosts to approx 1400)

    Overall Score - 5,635
    Graphics Test 1 - 39.08 fps
    Graphics Test 2 - 34.46 fps

    Radeon VII

    Overall Score - 7,650
    Graphics Test 1 - 63.05 fps
    Graphics Test 2 - 48.38 fps

    So for me, in this test at least approx a 50% increase over previous, although likely CPU bound. Will try a few games later at native monitor res.

    Fan noise is definitely quite loud under load (especially compared to the 980ti) but not noticeable at idle. Will try some tweaking later. :)
     
  5. Vince

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    Joined: Oct 30, 2003

    Posts: 7,767

    Location: Essex

    I might plug mine in now
     
  6. Vince

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    Location: Essex

    Ok so its in and this is how she looks:

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    Excessive RAM - Check
    Excessive CPU cores- Check
    Excessive Video Memory - Check
    Excessive RGB - Check

    Looks like I am ready to go!
     
  7. Safetytrousers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 31, 2016

    Posts: 1,260

    Location: Moonbase Alpha

    It would have been an even bigger increase over a 780ti.:p
     
  8. JediFragger

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    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Wow, glad I didn't go to your school for maths lessons!! :p
     
  9. Panos

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    Posts: 11,014

    Location: Under the hot sun.

    More likely those two going into slavery as miners :(
     
  10. Uzu

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    Location: Yorkshire

    Undervolts at 956mV if i try below 950mV it crashes.

    But runs fast and quiet enough in my 280X

    Just hope that X570 m-ITX boards become a thing soon.

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  11. nashathedog

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    Now I've had a proper look at the overclocking software I can see it isn't as bad as I thought, but it isn't as good as the previous version.

    At the moment it's like the 7nm Vega's the exact opposite of the 14nm Vega, as in not an overclockers dream (too soon?).

    The noise level isn't that bad for me, My case is a Corsair C70 and I have a pair of 14cm fans on the window pushing air straight to the card which might be helping it. At the moment I haven't done much too it, I've played a few races in Dirt 4 to see how it holds up under load for a longer period & it did well.

    Happy so far but AMD have got a lot of driver work to do..
     
  12. Axeboy

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    Location: Scotland

    Similar, the noise isnt that bad for me and im normally super sensitive
     
  13. L-Digital82

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    After 2x back to back RTX fails I’m in team Red for the first time and to be honest the peace of mind is worth the downgrade for me. The fan noise isn’t that bad either, I am very happy to be one of the lucky few with this card so far

    https://imgur.com/cE3ruGT
     
  14. Vish Petrol

    Hitman

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    Posts: 636

    Location: Rubber Dinghy Rapids Broo

    That looks excellent
     
  15. Gerard

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    Location: Ireland

    So reducing the voltage does result in lower temps and fan noise overall?
     
  16. L-Digital82

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    Correct. I think people were way to quick to throw mud on this because they struggled to OC and UV. This guy knows what’s up

    https://youtu.be/fBX0k7YDQvQ

    In his other vid he has it beating the 2080 in most tests
     
  17. zoffster1

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    Location: Manchester

    Yes, it quite noticeably reduces fan noise and speed. Temps not so much as what would be a reduction in temperature is then increased by lower fan speed.
     
  18. fizzy

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 16, 2003

    Posts: 975

    Location: by my pc. :D

    It was a dump so I bet you are. ;) Rough calcs makes the GT1 R7 test 161% of 980ti. So an additional 61%. Conclusion - it's a bit faster. :p

    Found wattman, dropped max voltage to 950mV which has helped things a bit with fan noise under load. Even though fans run when idle they are basically inaudible.
     
  19. Bloot

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    Location: Barcelona

    Recording with relive causes stuttering anybody else? It didn't happen on my nitro 64, did a fresh windows install btw. Also installed rvii specific drivers.
     
  20. spook2575

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    Joined: Mar 23, 2007

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    So I sold my GTX 1080 a couple of weeks ago. No longer have to rock intel integrated graphics....

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