AMD Vega GPU

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  1. SilentSnipeR

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    So... considering the Acer Orion 9000 will contain up to 4 Vega cards, does this mean Crossfire on Vega shall be a thing?

    Or is it just going to be one of those wank traps for people with too much money and not enough tech knowledge? I mean it's not like there's many games that can do DX12 mGPU which is the only other option.

    Considering 4-way 10 series isn't officially supported any more it'd be a way for AMD to claim the fastest possible officially supported graphics configuration :lol:
     
  3. Sgt Bilko

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    Crossfire will be supported, just isn't at this point in time.
     
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    I'll give it a go tonight.
     
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    Anyone with a 56 able to comment on the temps and noise factor? Thinking about flipping my 1070 and trying one out for something different but don't want a jet engine in my case...I like silence.
     
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    Al depends on how well ventilated your case is, I've never been fond of the stock blower fans and as we all know they are usually loud when under load
     
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    Received advice today that my Vega 64 and waterblock will soon be shipping - YAY

    Of course this means I either have to find a buyer for my 1070 with the block on or go thru the painful process of re-installing the stock cooler - this bit I dread never having re-installed these things before......sigh - first world problems :)
     
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    That is the problem with gpu waterblocks. Once you buy them they are really hard to sell individually and they don't add much value to the card. Yet they cost heaps.
     
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    Totally agree - though in this case it is less the cost that is annoying and more the possibility og having to re-install the stock cooler :)
     
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    Got my RX Vega 64 in today, stock blower for now but will be going under water when I decide which block I want for it :D

    https://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/13546635/fs/13546699/fs/13546802

    Out of the box: Graphics Score 21248
    Changed State 6 to 1630Mhz: 22051
    Overclocked to 1700/950 with +50% Powerlimit: 23362

    Will get the latest driver downloaded and installed in the next few hours.
     
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    I always found the tri fan cards to be VERY quiet even under heavy load

    You could set one up yourself or wait for aibs :tongue:

    temps would be 40 ish idle 60-70 under load if its similar to other cards
     
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    The cards run better when undervolted I hear, AMD is running too much power through them for very little gains if any when throttling happens..
     
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    So I have just installed my new HIS Vega 64 and look forward to testing it out.
     
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    I did a few quick tests with mine today while I was playing doom. I did this all in the same scene. I haven't played with wattman other then the presets yet. R7 1700 stock, 16gb ram, vega 64.

    In power saver it was 1320mhz, 945mhz, 70c, 270w whole system, and 125fps.

    In balanced it was 1520mhz, 945mhz, 70c, 350w whole system, and 144fps.

    In Turbo it was 1575mhz, 945mhz, 74c, 384w whole system and 150fps.

    Just for reference the system when idle is 53w.

    I measure the power straight from the wall, my psu is not a fancy one it is probably 80% efficient.

    I am just going to leave it in balanced mode, but I can understand the appeal of power saver. Obviously turbo is not super useful, I don't see many people using that.

    I am not finding it runs to hot or loud for me and the performance is fine at the moment in the games I am playing.
     
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    HIS 56 in da house here :)

    Should be an interesting weekend. For now though, it shall chew through some ETH whilst I sleep :p



    Mines sitting on a bench, so, yeah not ideal place to make such a judgment, but let's just say, out of the box, it's far quieter than I was expecting. Especially under mining load. Unfortunately my 1080ti is now Watercooled, and my 1060's are on custom fan power and profiles downstairs so I can't make any direct / real time measured comparisons, but seat-of-pants , it definitely doesn't stand out as loud. The default fan profile appears to target 70ish C core, which in open air results in high 30s to 40% fan speed.

    Whilst it is a blower - it's a big one, and is identical to that of a v64, which has to cool a 295w board power.. so it stands to reason when given the task of cooling only 210w, it does so with less noise
     
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    Full review of the retail version of ASUS ROG Radeon RX Vega 64 STRIX Gaming(8GB)

    over @ guru3D.com


    Hmm... seems like due to time constraints, this is just a custom cooler solution - with very little tinkering happening beneath the hood.
     
  19. sammy_b0i

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    Disappointing. Barely lower temps, barely any quieter than reference... zzzzz :thumbdn:
     
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    Wow... 103 degrees on the VRM with the STRIX. I would take the stock cooler over that :tongue:
     

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