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    Are the AMD drivers really that bad?

    That to me definitely points more to a driver issue in this case. Weird and perplexing, what did AMD do to change the drivers so much from a more working state to a less? Why? I guess the added new features are having some weird conflicts with the older coded part of the drivers. I am using a...
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    Is this normal for rtx cards ?

    The reason why for fan cooled cards have higher temperatures, physically positioned vertical is due to how the GPU cooling fins are designed directing the air flow across the video card vice long wise. Half of the hot air is ejected out the lower side or bottom, when vertically mounted, a large...
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    Fortnite crashing

    Some ideas: (not sure all the things you tried or not, first is to try to separate if it is his system or GPU, it can get pretty involved depending upon if you do locate the issue) Put the 980 Ti in another machine and see if Fortnite still crashes If so, underclock both ram/GPU and see if...
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    Are the AMD drivers really that bad?

    I've never had zero driver issues for any card I've own last two decades. Nvidia drivers last several years were mostly nuisance issues and are fairly reliable. AMD has been fairly reliable but more severe issues for me than Nvidia but still usable. My 5700XT AE is running great with most...
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    Is this normal for rtx cards ?

    They should be fine with blower type cards or water cooled cards. Putting multiple Fan cooled cards in a case you start adding a hell a lot of heat into the case. Yes fan cooled GPUs do not work well vertically mounted. Now from my experience the best cooled case was a Silverstone rotated...
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    Are the AMD drivers really that bad?

    Yes and then I can't use the filters, stream (which I don't do) or video capture (which I do at times). Streaming and video capture is one of the main features people used which, well makes many use it. Then you have to load another separate program to OC and keep updated and some have to even...
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    Are the AMD drivers really that bad?

    They are in many respects, unfortunately too many are having significant issues be it Driver issue or Hardware issue is not certain. Is it a weird combination of hardware with the software or a hardware issue trying to be overcome by driver tricks? In any case the rate some folks are having...
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    Post your Ryzen memory speeds!

    Well at least the board supports dual rank, 32gb (two dims) at 3466mhz with Hynix ram, surprised that the E die dims did not punch past 2933mhz -> I would have made the same call. I am not sure how much further I could push the Hynix ram but not going to waste my time there since they will be...
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    What motherboard to get for threadripper 3?

    Have not gotten the board yet or CPU, most likely next month. It would be with Windows, I am re-introducing myself back on Linux (Linux Mint) on another machine and I really like how Linux has Progressed. Looking at possibly getting an Optane drive for the OS, the board supports the Intel 905P...
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    Post your Ryzen memory speeds!

    With the same board model as you CH6 Hero, my first set of dims were Hynix 3200mhz rated ram, single rank -> It would not go over 2666mhz -> Got the B-Die and it would do 3500mhz on the 1700x if OCing the fsb, that was with Ryzen 1, 1700x. Interestingly, same year, 2017, the BioStar B350 board...
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    Are the AMD drivers really that bad?

    I don't blame you, plus you could always trade that 2080 Super to my 5700 XT if that itch came to you. :)
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    Post your Ryzen memory speeds!

    Quick rundown on 64gb GSkill kit testing. Only tested two modules at a time to ensure they would do XMP, 1.35v at 3466mhz by installing them into an X370 motherboard, ASUS CHVI in sig. Ram Kit tested: https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-64gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232424?Item=N82E16820232424...
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    Post your Ryzen memory speeds!

    That is 1%-2% difference, 7550 1%, 7500 1.5% or so. I would call that insignificant myself.
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    Are the AMD drivers really that bad?

    I would have traded out the card to another one and if that also worked like crap -> either buy another brand or did exactly what you did go to Nvidia. Would you done the same thing with a 2080Ti that after a week that space invaded you? Never buy a Nvidia product for how ever long? I agree, we...
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    Is this normal for rtx cards ?

    Good grief, the initial batch of failed cards was not a good indicator to begin with, now the longer term viability of the 2080 Ti or beginning signs of new issues does not look good either. Still what percent of cards are having these issues? It does not look like a given brand but all brands...
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    1080 TI or 5700 XT?

    Great buy and glad that is working out for you. Between 1080Ti and 5700XT if it came right down I can keep one or the other -> 1080Ti would win out. Luckily I can keep both at this time. The 5700XT does really well with more DX12 coded games like RDR2, Vulkan titles but is memory bandwidth...
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    Post your Ryzen memory speeds!

    I will test that out, what do you mean much slower? How many percent? That was not the case before but believe you maybe right due to cache speed increasing. I will have to check this out.
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    What motherboard to get for threadripper 3?

    I am looking at the MSI PRO TRX40 PRO 10G: https://www.newegg.com/msi-trx40-pro-10g/p/N82E16813144277 I like the PCIe slots, 5 of them, the 10G card as well as a 2x nvme card that comes with it. Bought a 64gb ram kit and currently testing out the modules on my other machine ( so far they are...
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    A replacement (new) GPU for $500

    cough cough, a used 1080 Ti may fit the bill. Since on Linux Mint, RTX features are meaningless. 2080 performance, better than a 2070 super and most likely less than $500. Hell I am debating on selling mine as it is.
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    I would not say that, but that does not mean better than Nvidia results either on the PC side because of it. Either way next generation will come rolling in and will let the results speak for themselves. Like I said before, I will probably buy at least one of each of AMD/Nvidia cards if they are...
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    Post your Ryzen memory speeds!

    Yes, I keyed tRFC in. Nice to see that this board does very good with 4 dims, mine and yours. 3900x too, cool. Currently testing out the 64gb ram kit in the CHVI, they turned out to be Hynix ram and not Samsung, will show results later. First set I was able to get them to pass Memtest for over...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Yes, Nvidia supplied hardware, access to engineers software/hardware, supported with money many PC developers which allowed Nvidia to advance new cool stuff. AMD did not have to do that as much and they are still well supported on the PC side and I do believe that is because of their Console...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    All good points. For the game side AMD has Microsoft and Sony helping which are huge players and probably have their own ideas and methods they want to try. Ideally AMD/Nvidia/Sony/Microsoft/Intel work together as much as possible. Particularly AMD and Nvidia since AMD maybe providing the...
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    Expecting to much from Vega 64?

    His CPU shows limitations but for the graphics score it is irrelevant. He has a +60mhz GPU advantage which gives a +2.5% graphics score. Actually GPU speed may have an actual variance here around that +60hz setting. So the graphical score is valid and showing max potential for his card with his...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Well things don't have to be that bleak for AMD, AMD definitely surprised Intel and kept repeating that surprise. If AMD will do that to Nvidia is to be seen. Companies, at least the good ones, don't have to keep repeating the same mistakes. Not saying AMD is in a rosy position now. I do think...
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    Expecting to much from Vega 64?

    That is pretty much what I run into, the cooler just can't keep the GPU/HBM cool. Really the HBM is mostly the culprit with temperature which unfortunately is coupled right next to it with a very high heat producing GPU when you push it. Undervolting the GPU allows it to run at a higher clock...
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    Expecting to much from Vega 64?

    Here is Sabrewulf Vega 64 compared to my EVGA 1080 Ti (Factory OC at default settings): I see you got the core clock up to 1700mhz with HBM at 1100 that is Vega64 Liquid Cool speeds for the GPU clock and a great HBM OC. On my Vega 64 LC I could get it close to 1800mhz unfortunately the HBM...
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    Expecting to much from Vega 64?

    Yes! how did you do that? If you can cool the HBM and GPU then you can really push the clocks for both. The golden temperature is below 60c which can be hard if you are pushing 400w plus.
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    Expecting to much from Vega 64?

    This is how a VegaFE OC compares to a 5700XT Anniversary Edition at stock speeds (card is factory OC). Just look at the graphics scores or Tests 1 and 2. For 3dMark you can compare the graphics scores even with different systems/cpus. These graphics test are still significantly GPU limited...
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    Expecting to much from Vega 64?

    Cool beans! Now my two Vega FE's mined for over a year, 24/7 with memory at 1100mhz (did not need to OV for mining, games are tougher on the memory and I have to OV) with negative power setting and lower clocks to optimize the hashrate/power. They behave exactly same as when I got them. Since...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Speculation at this point without further info seems mute: https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/nvidia-ampere-release-date-price-specs-3972062 Basically we know nothing of actual Ampere, price or when it will be released. AMD may launch first meaning since time of Turing, AMD would put out 3...
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    Expecting to much from Vega 64?

    Some 3dMark TimeSpy data points for Vega FE maxing out performance, current optional drivers 20.2.1. For those interested or have a Vega FE. The biggest key for performance increase for an Air Cooled Vega card is HBM memory speed, which I will show. HBM is very sensitive to temperature, keeping...
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    Expecting to much from Vega 64?

    The switchable driver ended I believe on the second Qtr 2019 Pro drivers, 19Q2, the gaming driver that worked with the switchable driver was always behind from the regular gaming drivers so newer games would take over 3 months if not longer. There was a way to get the new gaming drivers to load...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Because the same flawed reasoning supporting it, using it to show some kind of advantage etc. keeps coming up here at HardOCP. I rather much talk about Ampere, where games are heading and why Ampere could lead the way in that. Since even bigger players are involved dealing with gaming that also...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    It is not even remotely that simple and frankly naive. Why it favored Nvidia, one example: Most of the Internet Cafe's in China use Nvidia hardware, 2014/15 54% of all Nvidia revenue came from China. Internet Cafe's from a high day of 350,000 have declined over the years to around 140,000...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Oh how reality hits and the bugs run away. Looking at several different reports shows significant divergence " But but my favorite worship brand Nvidia looks most favorable with Steam surveys so it must be right!" mentality seems to prevail regardless of facts, not even willing to look at the...
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    Expecting to much from Vega 64?

    I will run current drivers, current 3DMark build etc. but it does look like as discussed above you are CPU limited. My Vega FE's undervolt extremely well which can make it perform very good including excellent HMB OCing. I will see if I can capture that to give you come comparisons to go by.
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Where did you get I had a feeling that AMD data is incorrect??? Your feelings? lol. No, not my point, data scatter is too great to take the Steam survey as being accurate for Nvidia or AMD. Plus their are many different markets outside of Steam which are not represented with the Steam results...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    So the only argument is if some feel AMD have feelings? WTF? No not at all, at least in my case, the data or survey is very limited and folks take it way out of context over and over again. Gideon was right on the money for those looking at actual or more accurate data dealing with Nvidia vs...
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    RX 460 Blown Fuse

    FANTASTIC THREAD! Some of us would ditch the card but fixing it does give a lot of knowledge and seeing it in action is very cool! Usually after an electrical component potentially failed as in a piece of controlled equipment. I try to smell everything I can, touch everything I can (of course...
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