I'm running a Ryzen 1600X on my HTPC (which I just added a 1660 Ti to) and I'm getting surprisingly good performance for a budget rig.Yeah - and I have to upgrade my Ryzen 1200 too right? Need those big benchmark numbers. Down the rabbit hole we go...
I'm running a Ryzen 1600X on my HTPC (which I just added a 1660 Ti to) and I'm getting surprisingly good performance for a budget rig.
The 1200 is pretty low, but you can probably upgrade to a 2600 or 2600X and get a solid boost.
I think I am going to keep that the 1200 as a dedicated mining rig (I like the free heat.) I also don’t feel right and hate the bs of selling hardware.
I will probably do something like a 2600x since this does hook up to my 4k TV. The 1200 did surprisingly well in most games with a 1080ti and 60Hz.
I need to read into powerlimits and such on AMD.... I saw you did +16% which is peanuts to me lol.
If you do not have that 1200, OC'd, take it to 4Ghz (if you have good cooling, you should be able to at least hit 3.9Ghz. If you are playing at 1440P or higher (which you mentioned 4K) then just enjoy being GPU limited for ~3 months until Zen 2 drops...I think the wait is going to be HIGHLY worth it. I think you should be avble to grab a 6/8c HT model that clocks to 5Ghz, or has enough IPC to equal a 5ghz 9900K at its stock or with a bit of OC'ing for under $250ish.
That’s perfectly valid advice. I am going to keep the 1200 rig to run a few GPUs doing distributed compute. The 1080tis have questionable stability so I’d feel bad selling them. Also the ram, ssd, ect aren’t really great capacity or speed for gaming.
I got a 2600x for $199 which should be slight overkill for my 60Hz TV. Should be fun tossing it together. Sucks I have to wait a month for waterblocks. I might replace my 2700x with a 3xxx CPU since my main rig runs VR, ect.
It’s good to see AMD put a solid high end product out.
Anyone feeling froggy enough to try this Radeon VII PowerPlay table mod?
Yeah, scaling seems to take a nose dive once you hit around 500w. Tis still early though and we might see better results from others.
Go have a look at Vega overclocking from Buildzoid. He ran into barriers sooner then you think you can get serious scaling going. Maybe that is also why there is no liquid cooling version of this card as there was on Vega. AMD did not fix a lot on this die shrink...the one thing he said he didn't do is mess with the memory, he ran the same +200 memory overclock as the non power plan overclock.. personally i think the memory overclock/timings is what's really going to see frame rate increases, gpu seems like it's being bottlenecked.
Go have a look at Vega overclocking from Buildzoid. He ran into barriers sooner then you think you can get serious scaling going. Maybe that is also why there is no liquid cooling version of this card as there was on Vega. AMD did not fix a lot on this die shrink...
The video from Gamer's Nexus also suggests that a full coverage block is not really necessary for this card. A decent generic GPU block (Koolance and EK I know have these as I have one from each) or AIO works fine as long as you have reasonable airflow in your case and the block is flat (may need to lap it). The VRMs don't get very hot at all unless you are going for extreme OC with volt mods, and since the RAM is right next to the core, your block will cool that as well.
Yeah, I’d rather just do it right. I have questionable air flow and an AIO can’t handle what I plan to do to this thing.
Besides once you invest in a custom loop it lasts forever. A full cover block is only $140.
tbh, if you can get ~1950mhz this card is competing VERY well with overclocked 2080s and in some games nips at the heels of the 2080ti. That's pretty impressive considering it's still GCN. Power consumption isn't terrible either at ~450 watts total system consumption.