AMD Vega Hardware Reviews

Discussion in 'Architecture and Products' started by ArkeoTP, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. Rootax

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    But their is a cost to design and validate a new power delivery system too ? Well in the end I guess you're right. I hope Gamernexus or Buildzoid will analyse the pcb&stuff.
     
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    Doubt it, Strix has actually more VRMs than ref.
    It's ASUS, they always manage to fuck up at least something in their AMD cards. Their 400 cards were meh.
     
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    I noticed in pictures of the Guru3D (I think it was) disassembly that the mosfet from the topmost phase is only half covered by the heatsink and accompanying thermal tape. Thermal camera imagery also shows some 110C temps in that area, I bet that's from that very same half-covered mosfet. If they'd just shifted the power phases maybe 4mm down towards the PCIe connector side of the card, all of the fets would have been covered. Very halfassed, what are their product design, prototyping and QC people doing???

    This is supposed to be a high-end premium product.
     
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    It's ASUS.
    They are only good for mobos.
    Wait for Sapphire if you want some actually good AiB Vega.
    There's no way around it.
     
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    What's shocking is that cooling the power delivery apparently wasn't part of the cooler design requirement on a premium part. FETs can run hot, which makes cooling them that much easier. However, it's always possible that extra FET is powering something different. Say HBM2 or board components and won't have the same draw as the others. Going back to that Hovis design with XB, driving core and memory separately, even within the chip, may be part of the design. Run even the memory controller at different voltages for some added isolation. That could be the case here.
     
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    It appears ASUS is just paper launching a token product just to claim dips on being the first, however other AIBs appear not interested in pursuing custom Vegas. After MSI, now comes GIGABYTE.
    https://www.techpowerup.com/237379/...o-release-a-custom-radeon-rx-vega-64#comments
     
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    Eh, who cares 'bout Gigabyte?
    Dead silence from both Sapphire and XFX is weird.
     
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    Haven't decided yet most probably.
     
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    New Vega driver out.

    You people with cards already, mind trying it out and reporting back any changes?

    Thanks! :)
     
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    We live to serve!

    However, it seems multi GPU related, plus a few specific game fixes. Anything in particular you’re thinking of? (I’d love to see a WattMan overhaul.)
     
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    Nah, I dunno. Magic driver, new geometry processing pipeline finally being enabled, anything of the sort... Well, one can always dream, right?

    Wattman yes. Constant issues there, is it finally reliable now or still wonky with regards to changing settings and/or getting them to stick?
     
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    If it's ever going to happen, it's not happening in this driver.
    It's mostly an add-on of optimizations for Total War: Warhammer 2.

    I just checked and the last big driver update came in December 2016, with the ReLive edition that also brought Radeon Chill and some other features.
    The big update before that was the change from Catalyst to Crimson which happened in November 2015.

    I'd say there should be a big driver change in late 2017 too (November -> December, perhaps January when Raja supposedly comes back). If Vega doesn't get all its features aren't enabled until there, I'd say they're probably never going to happen.
     
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    So far this new driver is keeping my Vega 56@64 2C cooler than before. I mean, whatever target temp you set in Wattman, card will settle at target -2C. This wasn't the case in 2 previous drivers, so it must be a bug or intentional decision to lower GPU temps.

    Other than that, lost 0.5MH/s mining ETH :)
     
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    So that implies blockchain drivers are no longer needed for Vega to get nominal hashrates?
     
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