I was going to add my own opinion and some fact based evidence to this “discussion”, but wow. This thread is a train wreck. I don’t know how those of you that aren’t blinkered or guided by blind faith in brand x, y, or z have the patience to keep it up. Can I suggest that you stop feeding the rabid trolls and fanboys and move on to posts where constructive discourse is valued? There are some reasonable individuals hidden in the steaming pile of excrement that this thread has become, and I worry that if you don’t escape soon the weight of, well, the makeup of this thread will crush the enthusiasm for the hobby out of you.
Very well said and agree.
Here is a tidbit of info for anyone looking to buy rdna 2. Based on my experience with Radeon cards in general. In order to get stable overclocks that don't fluctuate make sure you reapply the thermal paste that is more then 3 W/mk thermal conductivity. And replace the thermal pads with something like Fujipoly Ultra Extreme which offers thermal conductivity 17.0 W/mK. The thickness is important though. Usually you can get away with 1.5m. You can either research it, ask the aib or measure. For me i had some laying around and found an exact match.
So far with everything on stock the temps at desktop are 30c with the fan ram at 0. When in game it maxed out stock click with very little fluctuations in gpu frequency. Fan speed is well below 2k ram. Performance is much better leaving me no reason to oc unless I am benching.
Imo, Radeon cards appear to be a bit more sensitive to thermals. The lower you get those temps. with a better thermal pad and paste the more performant they are.
I expect no different with the 6000 series.