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Old 13th August 2017, 2:24 PM   #2746
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I'm glade Jim @ AdoredTV got a good sample, love watching his videos and the amount of detail he goes into is above and beyond anyone else, Gamers Nexus does have good content from time to time but its easy to loose interest as he often starts rambling on. Steve from Hardware Unboxed is also good, but his side kick Tim I cannot stand watching.

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Yeah he was surprised he got a Threadripper review sample and considering he got the watercooled Vega is pretty big I think, shows AMD have at least some confidence in him to send the highest end one out.

I don't really care about Gamers Nexus tbh and I think it's no big loss if they didn't get a review sample, to boring, rambles and I just get the feeling that in person he'd be a know it all prick.
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Old 13th August 2017, 2:28 PM   #2747
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Looks like most reviewers got samples, heaps of unboxing's but doesn't leave much time for reviews...

Seems like Gamers Nexus was left out this time with Joker & AdoredTV getting samples. Most reviewers got the plastic version of the 64, Paul got the limited edition, and AdoredTV got the liquid cooled version.
Not too surprised AdoredTV and Joker got the reviewing samples from AMD since they're the 2 biggest AMD fanboy. I'll definitely be following Steve from HardwareUnboxed to do an unbiased review on Vega.

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Old 13th August 2017, 2:36 PM   #2748
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Yeah he was surprised he got a Threadripper review sample and considering he got the watercooled Vega is pretty big I think, shows AMD have at least some confidence in him to send the highest end one out.

I don't really care about Gamers Nexus tbh and I think it's no big loss if they didn't get a review sample, to boring, rambles and I just get the feeling that in person he'd be a know it all prick.
Perfect candidate to do a sneako on with a pair of scissors and cut his mop off, his reaction would be priceless.

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Old 13th August 2017, 3:13 PM   #2749
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I typically hate all video reviews, so out of those lot, I don't really care
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Old 13th August 2017, 3:19 PM   #2750
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I'm glade Jim @ AdoredTV got a good sample, love watching his videos and the amount of detail he goes into is above and beyond anyone else, Gamers Nexus does have good content from time to time but its easy to loose interest as he often starts rambling on. Steve from Hardware Unboxed is also good, but his side kick Tim I cannot stand watching.

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100% agree, I thought I was the only one that saw him to have a magical sedative effect.

His lifeless and monotone voice crits me everytime, its super effective.
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Adored seems to be a really decent guy, he sounded genuinely stoked in his Threadripper and Vega unboxing clips as well.

Gamers Nexus while he is a bit dry and does ramble on, is one of the few reviewers I actually trust to understand what he's talking about, well researched and relatively unbiased.

That Vega FE liquid in Adored's unboxing was sexy AF, while it is a bit of a waste I do appreciate decent packaging, it does make you feel real good (by design) after spending all that money on hardware.

I have a GTX 1080 in both mine and my partners pc's (1440P, identical spec Ryzen systems) pretty keen to get one of the Vega 64 liquid and just will just wear the cost (hopefully not too steep). Most reviewers only test flagship AAA or popular titles so it's good to roll with both brands for science (personal interest) based off the games I actually play.
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Old 13th August 2017, 5:28 PM   #2752
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Anyone a little apprehensive with Vega RX 64's (air) - 750w PSU requirement.

And on gigabytes site, 1000W! for just one Vega 64 (water).

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The PSU isn't exactly a "requirement" just a suggestion, Vega will pull at most 375w, so any decent 700w will power it no problem, 850w sliver or gold rated just to be 100% sure.
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Adored seems to be a really decent guy, he sounded genuinely stoked in his Threadripper and Vega unboxing clips as well.

Gamers Nexus while he is a bit dry and does ramble on, is one of the few reviewers I actually trust to understand what he's talking about, well researched and relatively unbiased.

That Vega FE liquid in Adored's unboxing was sexy AF, while it is a bit of a waste I do appreciate decent packaging, it does make you feel real good (by design) after spending all that money on hardware.

I have a GTX 1080 in both mine and my partners pc's (1440P, identical spec Ryzen systems) pretty keen to get one of the Vega 64 liquid and just will just wear the cost (hopefully not too steep). Most reviewers only test flagship AAA or popular titles so it's good to roll with both brands for science (personal interest) based off the games I actually play.
He definitely is, ive had a few private convos with him over the past 6 months.
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Old 13th August 2017, 7:11 PM   #2755
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Dunno if anyone else seen this but according to Reddit,
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RX Vega 64 performance embargo lift on August 14, 9AM EDT.
Performance embargo lift for Vega 56 on August 14, 9AM EDT.
Vega 56 launches on 8/28.
So 11pm tomorrow are when reviews should go live, I'm really hoping we get Aus pricing for both cards as well but it'll probably just be for the 64 version .

Edit, Also Tom's Hardware stripped down the card already and looks like they stuck an AIO to it to.
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Old 13th August 2017, 7:41 PM   #2756
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Edit, Also Tom's Hardware stripped down the card already and looks like they stuck an AIO to it to.

Great comment there

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I really hope this unboxing the boxes, unboxing the product, putting the product on a motherboard, showing the fans spin and RGB lighting turn on, etc. all with different embargo dates before the actual review all in separate coverage stories thing isn't going to become the norm. The intent is clearly to generate hype but the net effect for me feels more like stall burn-out - by the time the actual review comes out, I'm tired of hearing about it from redundant and only marginally relevant coverage."
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He definitely is, ive had a few private convos with him over the past 6 months.
Yeah I'm a Patreon, have queried him a few times, always get a good response.


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I really hope this unboxing the boxes, unboxing the product, putting the product on a motherboard, showing the fans spin and RGB lighting turn on, etc. all with different embargo dates before the actual review all in separate coverage stories thing isn't going to become the norm. The intent is clearly to generate hype but the net effect for me feels more like stall burn-out - by the time the actual review comes out, I'm tired of hearing about it from redundant and only marginally relevant coverage."
Yeah but you don't have to watch them, sure it can be a bit hypey, but it gives those who are actually excited for the hardware a little something-something.

It's also a good way to show off the product a bit instead of everyone just skipping through to the benchmark tables - and when those tables do come out, it can be a clip only on performance instead of half a video of "unboxing, putting in motherboard, showing the fans spin up"
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Great comment there

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I really hope this unboxing the boxes, unboxing the product, putting the product on a motherboard, showing the fans spin and RGB lighting turn on, etc. all with different embargo dates before the actual review all in separate coverage stories thing isn't going to become the norm. The intent is clearly to generate hype but the net effect for me feels more like stall burn-out - by the time the actual review comes out, I'm tired of hearing about it from redundant and only marginally relevant coverage."
I don't see an issue with hyping any product to the max, as long as it can live up the hype.

This one though bit of a meh, maybe I was expecting another Ryzen like gamer changer, but it turned out to be value card.
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The hype is beyond stupid they aren't even retail box they are press kits ffs.
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The hype is beyond stupid they aren't even retail box they are press kits ffs.
You mean the Vega hype that's been going on all year? Dunno, but I can appreciate cool packaging even if it's for reviewers only and doesn't really do anything other than look cool.
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