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The RX Vega 64 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Kaapstad, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. TrixX

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 4, 2017

    Posts: 533

    Location: Australia - Sunshine Coast

    @LoadsaMoney That TimmyJoe vid is quite interesting, didn't get the best out of the card either as with a 1850MHz core clock would have expected much higher Timespy and Firestrike results. ~8000 GPU score is close to 450pts below my Vega64 at ~50C with 1740MHz load in Timespy. Guess he didn't OC the memory.

    https://www.3dmark.com/spy/4906893
     
  2. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 30,609

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Hi there


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    These cards at these prices are seriously unbeatable, then factor in the games bundle the value is astonishing, you could sell these games and potentially recoup as much as £50, when you think about that, a VEGA 56 for £250 is the deal of the century.

    Also the fact VEGA performance has come along such a long way the Vega 56 is a crazy powerful 1080P card and perfectly suited to 1440P gaming at high frame rates and the Vega 64 is more than capable enough of gaming at 4k with very respectable performance.

    It is a great time to be able to not only buy Vega at such great prices, but these are the absolute best VEGA cards been the Sapphire models. :)
     
  3. Poneros

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 18, 2015

    Posts: 2,753

    Well, the Nitro V64 finally went down to a reasonable price in shops near me as well. Can't wait to get it tomorrow or the day after & put it through its paces!! Time for some 5K stress tests. :cool:

    Damn thing, kept oscillating between it and the MSI Armor 2070, but figured, heck, would probably need a new PSU anyway, mine's about 6 years old now.
     
  4. YB2ndBEST

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 25, 2014

    Posts: 621

    Location: Charlotte, NC


    Yep I've only ran timespy once ever and just used my daily 27/7 clocks of 1680/ 1145 @ 1050mv air cooled lol. GPU score of 8107... I'm betting his overclock isn't really stable but it's getting through the run. Pretty odd, unless his CPU is really tanking it?
     
  5. TrixX

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 4, 2017

    Posts: 533

    Location: Australia - Sunshine Coast

    CPU isn't tanking it that much. I'm on a ThreadRipper clocked lower and while I have more CPU score that's pure thread count. At 1850MHz under load that should be closer to 9000 than 8000, something really off with his test.
     
  6. Panos

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    I bet is a click bait. It's 1 point faster than my Vega 64 at 1704 mhz operational on those benchmarks.
     
  7. TrixX

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 4, 2017

    Posts: 533

    Location: Australia - Sunshine Coast

    Even if it's clickbait it's still worryingly low. Almost like those early driver revisions stating 1900MHz when it wasn't even close to that level of performance.
     
  8. Oblivion007

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 14, 2015

    Posts: 196

    Location: Scotland

    I'm going to take the plunge and take advantage of the Sapphire Vega 64 Nitro+ deal upgrading from my R9 390.

    My only concern is my current PSU is a Corsair CX750M. I've had this card for 6 years and its worked without a hitch. Does anyone have any experience running the Sapphire card with this PSU?

    I would be planning to undervolt - but that's not really a long term solution if the PSU isn't up to the task without undervolting.
     
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  9. TrixX

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 4, 2017

    Posts: 533

    Location: Australia - Sunshine Coast

    You won't be disappointed. I went from R9 290 OC to Vega64 it's a worthy upgrade.

    Using Panos's settings you should pull 220-240W max which is in the same region as the R9 390.
     
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  10. subbytna

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    Vega64 drinks a fair bit of juice but in the grand scheme of things, being an overclockers forum, since when does power draw really worry any of us here. You'll love your new 64 card. With the past 12-18 months worth of driver updates, it's now a fantastic gaming card, as are all 56 and 64 cards. I'll give it to AMD, they really do eek out every inch of performance from driver maturity.

    If you're that worried about your PSU, sell it, along with the 3 free games you get with the Vega64 card, then use that cash to buy a new 850W PSU. Free PSU upgrade :p

    I've had a 64 running for a while with my EVGA G2 750W and it ran fine. My PSU is only 2-3 years old though.
     
  11. Oblivion007

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 14, 2015

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    Location: Scotland

    Is that on the Sapphire card as well?
     
  12. Oblivion007

    Gangster

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    Location: Scotland

    Do people buy 6 year old power supplies?! :eek:

    I wasn't too worried about the power until I read about someone having crashes with it with the Sapphire card (which has 3 x 8pin connectors?!)

    Yeh I'm really looking forward to sticking the vega 64 in the rig :D:D:D
     
  13. zoffster1

    Associate

    Joined: Mar 9, 2017

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    Location: Manchester

    I guess I lost the silicon lottery hard if anything over 1500 reduces performance >_<
     
  14. Supr3me

    Associate

    Joined: Jan 2, 2018

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    Location: Essex/London, UK

    So I have just taken the plunge and ordered the Sapphire Nitro from OC - couldn't resist at that price with the 3 free games!

    I am upgrading from a 1060 Strix.

    One thing I am slightly concerned about is if my PSU will be able to handle it as I know its a juicy card. I currently have a Corsair CXM 650W. I've read differentiating reviews on what power I would need. Anyone running something similar?
     
  15. Oblivion007

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    Location: Scotland

    So I've taken the plunge and went for the following:


    Can't wait to get it all hooked up this weekend!
     
  16. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    Location: Oxon

    dont think u need an 850W do you ?
     
  17. subbytna

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    Sorted. You'll notice a huge improvement. Remember to activate the Chill option in your games. Find it in the settings. You can edit it specific to each individual game. For example with my vega56, I set the FPS to 40-45 so it doesn't have to work hard when playing footy manager games. For BF1 I have it set to a range of 80-100 as it's a bit more of a taxing game than footy manager :p
     
  18. nlyh

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    I was able to run a Vega 64 on a Corsair 750 watt PSU from around 2011 fine. I replaced it though when I went with two 64s.
     
  19. subbytna

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    That's possibly borderline, depending on what else you have in your system. If you have a lot of fans and other drives then it might be an issue. What's the rest of your spec? Have you an overlocked CPU?
     
  20. subbytna

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    A PSU is most efficient when the load is 50-60%. An 850 will bide him just fine.