AMD Vega Hardware Reviews

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  1. Bondrewd

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    Resell it to XMR miner for silly price.
     
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    I'd buy a couple to play with on a mining rig. Changing my gaming rig would be too much work for too little gain as I'm already using 2x 1070 in water-cooled SLI for gaming when they're not mining.
     
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    Yeah, or that.
     
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    At the rate things are coming into "in stock" status on NowInStock, I'd wager we're only a couple weeks from MSRP on these things.
     
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    Checked "my" Vegas just now (ASUS Strix 64), and the only Swedish store listed as having them in stock right now sell them for SKR9500, that's SKR1500 more than I paid for my pair.

    Btw, Geforce 1080ti Strix version with exact same cooler as my cards currently sell for SKR8500, so coin craze is definitely still in effect. We know the Ti whups vega good in games, yet here it is significantly cheaper...

    Nuts, is all I can say.
     
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    Somehow managed to get an VEGA FRONTIER EDITION last week for MSRP.
     
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    Not sure if it's more increased availability or decreased demand, actually. $1,199 prices on 64's isn't going to last long either way, though.
     
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    Nah, in less than a week bitcoin will be over 10k again and the craziness will continue.
     
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    My local Microcenter has the Asus STRIX 64 at $1029 USD, but they supposedly offer a discount on that if you're doing a build.

    I've been toying with the idea of doing a new build, but the 1080Ti would be my poison since I'm currently gaming with 2x1070s.
     
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    It seems the benefits of GPU culling and DSBR may indeed be tangible the further you constrain Vega's GPU resources. Assuming Techspot used the 4GB 1030, and not the castrated 2GB version. We can see Vega 11 up to 80% faster than the 1030 in Wolfenstein 2. This is in stark contrast to the Doom results where the 1030 is slightly faster.

    https://techreport.com/review/33235/amd-ryzen-3-2200g-and-ryzen-5-2400g-processors-reviewed/2

    https://www.techspot.com/review/1574-amd-ryzen-5-2400g-and-ryzen-3-2200g/page4.html
     
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    Would be great if someone tested GPU culling on/off on Raven Ridge.
     
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    I think GT 1030's only come with 2GB GDDR5.
     
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    Except that last gen APU gets nearly as good numbers as Vega11 and beats Vega8 in average FPS in Wolfesntein, so it's not GPU culling & DSBR (they might be affecting the min FPS but it could be CPUs fault too on last gen)
     
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    Do we know they even have GPU Culling enabled in that bench? I mean, yeah they probably should, but it doesn't say anything.
     
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    There are 4GB versions, but they are not many. Anand used one of them in his Vega 11 review:
    https://www.anandtech.com/show/12425/marrying-vega-and-zen-the-amd-ryzen-5-2400g-review/4
    Yeah, we don't know that for sure.
     
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    There is not a single one 4GB GT1030's available in retail, I believe. There is not a single 4GB model on MSI website. Not only MSI - I tried to find any 4GB model on Newegg, Amazon, Ebay. Even on Chinese sites and several online benchmark databases. Without success. Maybe they are available via OEM channels, but not in retail. Anyway, it's quite strange to use such product as reference.
     
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    Could have been a typo in the Anand review...
     
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    Yeah I am now leaning toward that being the case. If such, then Woflenstein 2 results are self explanatory. The game loves VRAM, and the 1030 is massively VRAM limited with just 2GB.
     
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    Our bad. That was indeed a 2GB card.
     

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