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AMD Radeon RX 5700 (NAVI) AIB customized cards available in August

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I wonder how much of an improvement the AIB cards will be, since the Navi cards have power limit restrictions.
    My plan is to add a Navi card to my custom loop, mainly for silence. But I would try some overclocking if it doesn't produce too much heat for the loop to stay silent.
    I'm sure we'll see a reference vs AIB design comparison on air, but I'd really appreciate it if someone included a water cooling performance comparison, too. Very hard to get one, I know.
     
  3. Grumpymangrumbling2019

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    Releasing a card that isn't any faster than their previous is kind of bonkers especially when you look at the power consumption.
    This silicon should of had more and be competing with the 2080 not the 2070,
    There is no good reason to purchase one of these it wont change your gaming experience.
    Disappointing for the consumer but interesting to the tech.
     
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    What won't change your gaming experience? Of course a Vega 56/64/Radeon VII owner is not neccessarily changing GPU, but most gamers have much cheaper cards than those. RTX 2060 is some % faster than the Vega 56. The RX5700 will be about 10% faster than the RTX 2060, meaning you will have a Vega 64 performance for $380 (30-80$ less than a Vega64) with 115W less TDP. And there will be an RTX 2070 + ~10% performance with 225W TDP, meaning it will be around the Radeon VII (or a bit faster than that) for $250, 75W (and 8GB VRAM) less.
     
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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    You would be right to complain if we were talking 5900. But since this is two performance tiers down from AMD's usual flagship range, your complaint is somewhat moot. I say "somewhat" because the estimated power consumption is disappointing.
     
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    We will have a great product line, but as some have said here at Guru3D, AMD often doesn't handle the launch very well. Navi will get more interesting as more time goes by and I expect a significant price drop only after one month from release. It seems they want to try the Nvidia way to sell the default model at a higher price for early adopters, so the upcoming custom cards are cheaper, the real deal. What a stupid move if this happens, but I guess the launch price is set in stone now, so it will. Wait till August and you will have a great deal and if you wish to wait till Black Friday you will get an awesome deal! Navi is a small chip and it can price out Nvidia any day, until they refresh Turing with 7 nm, then Radeon is screwed once again, which is sad for Navi 20, most likely making it a rather unpopular product. If I were AMD, I would sell Navi for this short period of time with a lower profit margin just to gain marketshare as much as possible to avoid consumers upgrading to 7 nm Turing instead of Navi. If one has bought a new GPU in autumn, he will most likely not buy a new one in a long time after that, no matter what comes up.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn - Are you going to take long vacation in the end of the year? Just thought about it and realized that if we just look at AMD : They are releasing 8 new CPU's + 3 new Navi SKU's for review next month + there are over 50 new X570 boards to review and after that in Agust you gonna have new Custom design Navi cards + new Nvidia Super + in Q4 new TR4000 coming with new X599 boards, and if Intel will release more new parts than even more work.
    Wow, upcoming months gonna be very hard on the Reviewers, so much work.
     
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    well you can buy a vega 64 for less and slide the power down to 180 watts and only loose single digit performance look.
    Im sorry but i dont agree with your opinion because it has no basis in reality.
    I can lower power usage of my vega 64 that costs less than these cards and still be more efficient and faster.
    These cards have no business existing.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I was hoping for a upgrade and as usual AMD fails to deliver.
     

  11. Loophole35

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    Card hasn’t been released and reviewed yet and you declared it a failure. Pretty sure everyone on here can ignore your opinion on AMD products.
     
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    So.... despite your obvious pessimism, why exactly were you hoping a mid-range GPU, which we don't have any real benchmarks of, was going to be something you'd upgrade to? That's like ordering a steak, knowing full well what one tastes like, and despite this, you complain that it doesn't taste like a chocolate cake before you even got it.

    This is no different: you already had in your mindset that this GPU wasn't going to be what you wanted, it was never built to be what you wanted, and even though there's no real performance data on it, you're already disappointed. Your "hopes" are delusional.
     
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    I can tell you from my experience with V64 Nitro. The card out of the box was 12% faster than the V64 reference. By undervolting was able to keep it stable at 1700Mhz core clock (for benchmarks went to 1750), and 1100 HBM while was quiet.

    Performance to put in perspective, it beat royally my watercooled GTX1080 @ 2190.
    As for in relation to current cards, a reference V64 at 1576/945, keeps up with a RTX2070 @ 1905 been neck and neck of within up to 5 fps difference depending the games. So add an extra 13% on top for the V64 Nitro when fine tuned.

    Similarly here, given that the reference model is faster than the 2070, tweaking an AIB or watercooling, it will be within single digit % of the 2080 and RVII. Cards costing >50% more. Also from the AMD benchmarks, we saw some games like AC, the RDNA gets big perf boost over GCN where GCN was lacking.
     
  14. GeniusPr0

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    There's more performance on the table too with memory timing tweaks, 3%+

    It affects Samsung more since Hynix uses tighter timings.

    Also Vulkan uses GCN well, it can use the 4096 shaders from the V64. I have tested both in World War Z, V56/V64 and the V64 is 7-8% faster at same clocks

    These Navi cards will be trading blows in the future, guaranteed. Also had a Nitro, beautiful card.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, Vega cards where power hungry and the blower fan sucks (pun intended), so it does make sense that the better cooling options offered by AIBs would make a big difference on air. But what I'm really interested in finding out, is how much of a performance difference should we expect between a watercooled reference design Navi GPU, and a watercooled aftermarket Navi GPU.
    From what I've heard, Navi is power restricted, so if the VRMs on the reference cards are good enough, the performance differences will mainly come from better cooling.
     

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    Yeah, I don't see how these cards have bad performance. It's a great 1440p card that's probably going to last some time. I'm more disappointed in the power draw and the prices, as I think it should have been 50$ cheaper which would make the custom AIB prices what is the current MSRP.

    Anyway, I'd wait for the refresh from NVIDIA and buy whatever is better, there's bound to be better drivers and probably a discount by that time.
     
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    Yeah it will be interesting to see how these stack up both against Vega (Since VII is still AMD's top performer.) and also NVIDIA's 2000 series with the new "Super" versions landing later this year.
    https://wccftech.com/nvidia-rtx-super-graphics-cards-msrp-leaked/

    So possibly 800$ for the 2080 Super using a 2080 Ti chip, 600$ for the 2070 Super using a 2080 chip and 430$ for the 2060 Super using a 2070 Chip. (Non-overclock models for the chips though.)
    Will be interesting to see how things go and also how the cards will perform a few months down the line though that seems to be more of a thing for AMD and some larger changes in the driver altering things around though overall performance might be fairly similar.

    Makes for some competition though AMD seems to be aiming for 2020 for a more high-end version which should also see NVIDIA's move to 7nm ~thereabouts~ via Samsung I think it was from recent info?

    EDIT: Though depending on pricing both for reference and AIB price/performance could see some competition between the two as well with a higher base price from AMD possibly being a issue if NVIDIA can respin the existing chips for higher-end re-releases to counter.

    Well price/performance for one but also driver and software and features plus there's also Linux and Mac and not just Windows and how the situation looks on these platforms.

    But first things first, will be fun to see reviews of Navi here even if it's Little Navi and not the Big Daddy GPU chip just yet. :p
    (Possibly, suppose there's still some uncertainty around how this will all be handled and how Papa Navi of 2020 will differ from Teen Navi of 2019 here as the mid option ha ha.)
     
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    Only issue I have with reference design is absence of dual-vBIOS switch as I did not see it on any image. That's likely going to delay my purchase. But I hope that sites will post photos before reviews themselves and show switch I require on all cards I intend to play with.
     
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    Just to note, while AMD is known to ship their cards with high voltage, not all cards are the same with how they handle under volting. One card might be able to run close to 230w, but that does not mean every Vega 64 can.

    But let's also think of a couple different things with what this brings up. If we are talking about the value of undervolting or overclocking, this is already less tdp than Vega, so it may be possible to undervolt it more than what you could any Vega. If we're talking about overclocking, even with any voltage increase per clock you're still using less power.

    But now let's talk about people who run these stock that will not need to worry about undervolting, as not everyone does.

    Let's also note that this is AMD finally getting off of just a pure GCN base. This is a start, and as such it's going to take time to see a difference. Look at how little difference we saw from Pascal to Turing.
     
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    ^ It is campaign made by few tech sites. It is highly anti consumer/anti AMD.
    Basically they say that older GCN cards can be very power efficient and still perform well enough for price. (This is something they should have said at time those older GPUs were new and needed sales.)
    Instead they want to punish AMD for bringing new architecture to market. (Maybe out of spite as they collectively claimed that it is still GCN.)

    Even if they succeed doing harm, AMD has other Navi GPUs in pipeline.
    But if dishonest tech sites manage to damage Navi even there, I expect AMD to learn from it.

    Not by cutting prices and having razor thin profit margins in future. But by cutting loses.
    They can sell enough GPUs into consoles, Cloud gaming, professional creators, ... at high enough profit margins, that they do not need to sell to us gamers directly.

    And as consequence they may continue to release cards for Gamers, but at even higher prices as it would no longer be market of their interest.
    = = = =
    Then method they tell people to use (Power slider down) is wrong method because it cuts off more performance than is necessary.
    If people want lower power draw, it should come from decision to use certain clock. And at that one should find stable voltage. This enables GCN to work fully at given clock.
    GCN is bad once TDP limited, it always was.
     
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