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Review: AMD Radeon VII (16GB)

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. warlord

    warlord Ancient Guru

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    @XenthorX We don't know if they could do that from the first place by 4gb. If it was possible to choose 3*4gb stacks (12gb) or the only option was 2*8gb so it was unavoidable to go 16gb.
     
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    mikeysg Ancient Guru

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    In my neck of the woods, the price I'd paid for my PowerColor Radeon VII is close to the bottom rung RTX 2080, like a Galax RTX 2080 which is a tad pricier than the card I'd gotten. Whereas the higher 'tier' makers like Asus, MSI, EVGA RTX2080 are significantly higher than the Radeon VII, so whether it's worthwhile getting it really depends on where you're from.
     
  3. warlord

    warlord Ancient Guru

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    In some titles here and in reviews all over the net, rtx2080 destroys radeon vii and red fans,

    blame the driver. Easy way to think for compensation. Rtx 2080 is overall a superior gpu for gaming and everyday's use. More power, more features, less temp, less noise, less consumption. I would never recommend Radeon_VII. Neither I would buy it, unless I would like to test freesync on a TV. That's all. I will not play the role of semi professionalism.
     
  4. jura11

    jura11 Ancient Guru

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    I agree in gaming Radeon VII is meh, in some games performing pretty good in some doesn't but this can be down to drivers which hopefully will improve

    16GB of VRAM and HBM memory looks great if you edit or use GPUs for rendering in AMD ProRender or LuxRender or any renderer which is based on OpenCL

    I still thinking getting one for my brother or myself which I would use for OpenCL testing and rendering in LuxRender as this GPU eats 2080Ti

    Performance in Blender Cycles and AMD ProRender is strange and bit disappointing where I expected it will be bit faster

    Hope this helps

    Thanks, Jura
     

  5. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    I think the part about this card that is being swept under the rug by a lot of people is that AMD killed Crossfire on this card. That would have been a great opportunity to actually make use of the 16GB of VRAM.

    Why is no one even talking about this?
     
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  6. warlord

    warlord Ancient Guru

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    It doesn't matter. Perhaps it's time to kill MultiGPU for good. GPU vendors/manufacturers should not have any obligation to support multiple configurations, but it should be up to game developers themselves in the first place to utilize it. That's the road AMD started to follow with Radeon 7.
     
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    spajdrik Ancient Guru

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    vestibule Member Guru

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    Not to sure about this card. The 7nm manufacturing is astonishing. Seems everything else about the card is just bolted on. Kind of a kit gpu. :p
     
  9. HARDRESET

    HARDRESET Member Guru

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    I need to see a Doctor about my constant hard on for my 1080Ti.
     
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    Rumor mills say 40 units for the UK and 20 for France at launch (this year ?)

    So, even if the card is great and all, it will be close to impossible to buy.

    A good excuse as well to wait for the true next AMD generation...
     

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    GREGIX Master Guru

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    I read somewhere that in UK was 200 cards in oc.uk mostly. Scan.co.uk had some too.
    I mean had, all gone, and only "preorder" option is now available....
     
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    warlord Ancient Guru

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    NO. crossfire is not working.

    It only works as D3D12AFR.

    Any API with no software forced multigpu capability, will not utilize more than 1 gpu. AMD does not enable crossfire from driver level anymore at least for VII.
     
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    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    MSI AMD Radeon VII 16 GB HBM2 for 754,90€ can be had in Spain ... strange how 699 US dollars have become 755 €.
    I am waiting for Navi or better drivers from AMD.
     
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    EU MSRP is 739 eur. So what you're seeing is 16 eur over MSRP.

    So you were ready to buy a 739 eur gpu but you can't stretch to the extra 16 eur? Sure, I believe that.
     
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  16. warlord

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    That moment, 699$ = 617.56€. So it is kinda fcked up. 739€ = 836.54$. Then we go, 836.54$-699$=137.54$. People should start boycott PC gaming, they are worse criminals than politicians. That black holed "137.54$" could save poor people lives. Nuff said.
     
  17. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    On the AMD side, this is pretty much all they can do. They already lose I believe $50 per Radeon VII sold, the HBM stacks alone are about $300 some dollars.
     
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    $699 = £540. Yet the cheapest RVII in stock right now in the UK after checking 3 major etailers (OcUK/Novatech/Scan) is £799. You really have nothing co complain about.
     
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  19. metagamer

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    AMD actually don't care about selling these cards because they make no money out of them. It's a throwaway release and definitely not a gaming card to compete with Nvidia.
     
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  20. warlord

    warlord Ancient Guru

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    Well, that wasn't for AMD in particular. Just a generic observation, supposedly the world's economy and especially european are at some kind of crisis for years. That losing money neither benefits corporations and factories, nor customers in my opinion. We are heading towards to a dead end.

    Surely there are worse prices from country to country or retailer to retailer, but there are moments, that we should consider some amount as stolen. All that dozen kind of taxes here and there, have started to become a huge boulder, that is coming to us with an unpredictable landing destination.
     

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