*DEAD* Radeon VII for $530

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  1. Splorch

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  2. Ricky T

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    Not too terrible at that price especially if you need it for other than gaming. At 4k it's basically tied with a 2070 super and some of those custom models go for around this price.
     
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  4. Splorch

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    Even better, nice.
     
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    primetime [H]ardness Supreme

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    amazon dropped the price to match newegg now.....good for prime members like me.....VERY tempted but i should get a display as well? lol
     
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    This for 4K gaming or 5700 XT?o_O
     
  7. sabrewolf732

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    the VII also has a fair amount of overclocking headroom too (like 2100-2200mhz on water) and has the bandwidth to support core overclocks, I'd go radeon VII
     
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  8. UnknownSouljer

    UnknownSouljer [H]ardness Supreme

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    I would say there are a couple of factors involved. The VII and the 5700 XT have nearly identical performance.
    The VII takes way more power and is way more noisy in comparison to the 5700XT. The VII has issues with thermal runaway as well as overheating.
    There is also about what is going to be more supported going forward. The VII has only been out for half a year and AMD is more or less already removing it from the market. Its future in terms of optimization for new titles is in question. Its market-share is so tiny that it's more than possible that it will be overlooked (in terms of optimization).
    It also still costs more. There are 5700XT's that cost less than $450.

    On the other hand if you do other things with your graphics cards than simply game, the Radeon VII is still one of the best, relatively low cost compute cards. If you do video editing, render graphics, or need compute, its performance there is undeniably better than anything else in its class regardless of if you're buying AMD or nVidia (Cuda not withstanding).

    I more or less got a VII because I needed a card to speed up FCPX rendering and also do a little side gaming. If you do both I think it makes a lot of sense. Otherwise getting a much quieter, less power hungry, less expensive card that will likely have support a few years from now is probably the way to go.
     
  9. Splorch

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    To give my experience,

    I use mine for both gaming and productivity. It does run extremely hot with the stock cooler and can be loud if you don't have good airflow/ambient temps. It pulls a lot of power so you do need a decent power supply. I did put mine on water and it now sits at about 50c under full load (I don't overclock it though I could). For productivity its outstanding, and though there are better nvidia products, they are not in the price range of $500. Gaming has been great. I use a 2k 144hz freesync monitor and usually have no issues when running max or near max settings.

    I have had some compatibility issues with video game emulators, (I collect old games but prefer to just use the roms). It took some effort to get my psx roms to run without artifacts, that was not an issue if I switched to my GTX 1060. I did get the issues fixed, but it took a bit more effort then just install and play.

    Some older games will not run stable at max graphics (dx9- generation). Couldn't tell you why, but toning down the graphics works, though it's a bit sad.

    I haven't had too many issues with modern titles outside of commonly found instability with new releases that usually get patched shortly thereafter.

    Your mileage may vary, but I appreciate my card for all it does for me.
     
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  10. Sickb0y

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    Thanks for the info I end it up getting the Gigabyte Radeon RC 5700 Xt Gaming OC since it was about 120.00 cheaper and I just don't want to deal overheating issues (I already deal with this problem on my HTPC running a Vega 64) maybe when it drops under 400.00 ill pick one up to play with.:LOL:
     
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