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Review: AMD Radeon VII (16GB)

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

  1. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-19-2-2

    Now let's just hope they actually have been fixed, because the known issues contain the exact same information on AMD's driver page.
     
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  5. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    That's crazy.

    I would have already gotten a "cheap" KFA2/Inno3D RTX 2080, if it wasn't for their stupid 2 years warranty.
    I am not dishing out 700-800 doubloons for 2 years warranty.

    1 year? wth...
     
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    The terms are even worse for anyone with the slightest inclination to OC, mod or mess around with it. :eek:

     
  7. Loophole35

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    And I thought the RTX launch was bad.

    AMD’s GPU department never fails to disappoint.
     
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    It's worse than that:

    What if Nvidia, Asus/EVGA & Co. take notice?
     
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    No, you was mistaken and repeating incorrect information (unless you know it is false) is not a lie. But that does not change much on fact that cooler like that should be able to handle 300W better. Maybe bad heatpipe design due to smaller GPU die size too.
     

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    If i were AMD i would release new bios with the below advantages:
    1. UEFI
    2. Core Voltage 1020mV-1060mV (Or new profile, UV profile or UVfor less wattage)
    3. 1850MHZ Boost speed if UV were possible in each GPU.
    4. New Driver 19.2.2 or Q2. included. (so to avoid ALL THE YOUTUBERS fast release error results cause of beta driver they use NOT THE FINAL.)
    5. Included test reporting tool if all above are possible with each sample of GPU.

    Results:
    All they will have the SAME CORRECT OFFICIAL DRIVERS
    50watt less power consuption
    Better heat performance
    Lowering the noise from the active cooling 3fan system
    5%~8% More performance due to boost core increase

    But i dont know why AMD continues the OVERVOLTAGE POLICY after 2 generations OF VEGA and VEGAII.
    Maybe they will produce more faulty samples with lower voltage? Probably.
     
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    I think they are over-volting the GPU's simply because they are pushing the clock and while some silicone can operate in spec frequency with less voltage- there are some silicone that won't be stable, so the easiest and cheapest solution is too over-volt them all to be stable at the specified clocks.
    And since they knew the reason they just added the AUTO Under-volt in the drivers for VEGA.
     
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    That means ANY change on clocks and voltages using the WattMan tool included in the official AMD GPU driver: overclocking, underclocking and/or setting higher or lower voltages.

    https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/radeon-wattman/

    Is there any advice (pop up window or other) explaining WattMan usage implies automatic voiding of the GPU warranty?

    Imagine a car manufacturer trying to explain you can't use the "eco" or "sport" modes it added to the car you want to buy without voiding the warranty.

    o_O
     
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    The PowerColor Radeon VII I have has a local 2 year warranty given by the local distributor......I'd assume Sapphire, Asus, etc, have similar local warranties. The other AMD cards, RX5xx and VEGA series, have 2-3 years warranties as well.
     

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    I think AMD's warranty limited only for 1 year is to defend their AIB partners,
    AMD doesn't want to compete with them.
    They sell it only to ensure the $699 MSRP so the retailers won't **** the customers with higher prices because of false "Low Stock" claims.
    On the other hand, the 2~3 years warranty from AIB partners that are sold in stores most likely gonna cost $50~$150 extra (Limited stock) so you can decide if the extra $$$ worth to pay for longer warranty.
     
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    Somewhere I have seen that keeping card cooler decreases power consumption too. 7nm may like being cool.
    AIO may be way to go for custom cards. I would not mind dual Navi AIO edition.

    And I could even see myself buying $600~650 8GB Vega 7nm if it came with AIO.
     
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    indeed, since the reference PCB already great, adding AIO shouldn't make the card too much expensive.
     
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    Yep, mentioned that earlier.
     
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    Adored finally outs his R VII review.

     
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