AMD Navi Product Reviews and Previews: (5500, 5600 XT, 5700, 5700 XT)

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  1. pharma

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    Such a stupid move :/
     
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    I think Steve is simply wrong here at least in the start of the video (didn't watch whole 30min thing), talking about big gap between different 5600 XT's. The gap between different 5600 XT's is still smaller than what we're used to seeing. Probably the biggest ones were in the Maxwell-range, where certain AIB-models were 20%+ faster than reference. No-one thought that difference would be a problem.
     
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    Watch the whole video and your opinion should change as there will be up to 12% performance differences between 5600 XT's throughout the life cycle of this card.
     
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    Maxwell isn't that ancient history, and there were 980 Ti's that were about 20% faster than reference without even breaking the bank (Zotac Amp Extreme), no-one complained about the big gap between different 980 Ti's.
     
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    Difference is:
    -No 980Ti was sold below advertised performance or reviewed performance, you get the performance advertised or more, unlike the 5600XT, where reference models provide sub par performance, and where many AIB models also can't handle the new VBIOS, and thus also provide sub par performance ..

    -No 980Ti required the user to manually apply a VBIOS and risk bricking the card if he is not experienced enough, unlike the 5600XT ..

    -No 980Ti suddenly got it's clocks increased to new "untested" levels, thus putting the GPU in danger of being damaged and requiring RMA, unlike the 5600XT ..
     
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    Neither has 5600 XT, these are all factory OC'd models, the OC limit is just higher than in original plans. AIB-partners like to send their fastest available models to reviewers, the review situation has repeated itself every single time there's a new model on market without AMD/NVIDIA reference model in sight - fastest AIB models get reviewed, most cards you can buy are slower. If you buy the reviewed card, you get what you see.
    Yes, this is a real thing for the first batches of cards but the problem will clear out quickly as new cards start shipping with pre-installed higher OC BIOS.
    Indeed, "untested" rather than untested, since the same chips are known to run at much higher frequencies in 5700 series and the memory chips are all validated at 14 Gbps by memory manufacturer (even in those Asus & MSI cases where they released higher OC'ing BIOS with lower 12 Gbps memory clocks for specific models the chips themselves are 14 Gbps)
     
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    The biggest difference is that 980Ti was a top end card and making it faster meant higher priced and faster cards which weren't competing with anything above them. Well, apart from Titans but that's their destiny.
     
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    Fastest 5600 XT is Asus Strix TOP and 5700 reference beats it handily with 7 - 9 % gap depending on resolution.
     
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    +8% in performance for +25% in price.
     
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    Asus has actually priced their 5600 more expensive than the cheapest 5700s (and not just reference models, but custom AIB models too)
    (their pricing on AMD cards is ridiculous, not sure if same applies to their NVIDIA cards)
     
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    And once again underscoring the problems with the GPU makers supplying factory OC cards. If AMD had sent out a version of the Pulse programmed to run at AMD reference clocks out of the box, there wouldn't have been any ambiguity. AMD could have done something about this in advance; they didn't.

    In the meantime, if I may get a little self-righteous here, this is why undoing factory overclocks (be it via BIOS hacks or underclocking) is so important for these sorts of reviews. The only specs anyone should have used for measuring the performance of a generic 5600 XT are reference specs. Factory overclocked cards should be treated as separate products.
     
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    Valid points, but not the first nor last time this happens. I don't remember many raising the same points on Turing launch though, where even NVIDIAs own highend FE's were factory-OC'd.
     
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    Oh I think we're in full agreement. I'm just exasperated that my prediction from last week is coming true. And while I make it a policy to avoid punching down, I do blame the press for it as much as I blame AMD.

    Ultimately there's definitely a lot more public attention this time around, that's for sure. Having such significantly overclocked cards sampled to the press doesn't help matters. But if that gets AMD/NV to stop sending factory overclocked cards (even if only for a time), that would be nice.
     
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    Doesn't this trends makes the amd oc become the new standard clock?

    As 3rd party boards OC will be even higher from the new standard over clocked clock from AMD
     
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    No, because AMD has not actually changed the 5600 XT specs. There are boards being sold that only run at the reference specs.
     
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    No. AMD never changed the 5600 XT reference spec. They only allowed factory OC'd models to be overclocked higher than originally planned (including memory 'overclock' too), but they were factory OC'd before the BIOS update too.
    Currently only one card (that I'm aware of) is known to have reference clocks (MSI Mech), every single other one is factory OC'd with or without BIOS update. Highest Game/Boost-clocks are 1670 / 1750 MHz available on Asrock Phantom Gaming D3 and Asus Strix with 12 Gbps memory and on Asus Strix TOP with 14 Gbps memory.
     
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    Again, the 980Ti reviews didn't come with the 20% OC'ed 980Ti models, they came with the reference clocks, even the 2060 reviews came with reference clocks, Unlike the 5600XT.

    Several AIBs have spoken against the memory being rated at 14Gbps, stating it's a target that is of questionable attainability for the current 5600XT models.

    Or it may take much longer to clear, considering the holidays that left many AIBs factories nonoperational.
     
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    980 Ti's didn't, but RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti did come to reviews with OC'd models. And so has every single other model out there from which AMD/NVIDIA didn't launch separate reference version.

    AFAIK So far every single card taken apart has had the very same 14 Gbps memory, even the MSI rep on their own video corrected the other guy who said something about not all cards having the chips to do 14 Gbps that every single 5600 XT does have 14 Gbps memory but apparently AMD hasn't separately validated them as such (even when the memory manufacturer has)
     
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    MSI Announce That Not All RX 5600 XTs Will Use New vBIOS
    January 28, 2020

    https://www.wepc.com/news/msi-rx-5600-xt-new-vbios/
     
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