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Radeon VII with Bykski Waterblock.

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Just received the Bykski waterblock today and installed it on my Radeon VII.

Here is the data from the Render test built into the latest version of GPU-Z
Here is the data at stock settings (Wattman at manual)

I have been running the Render test for @15 minutes.
These are max readings

GPU clock 1803 Mhz
Mem Clock 1015 Mhz
UVD clock 33 Mhz
VCE clock 33Mhz
GPU Temp 42C
GPU Temp(hotspot)56C
Mem Temp 45C
GPU VRM Temp 44C
SOC VRM Temp 40C
Mem1 VRM temp 41c
Mem2 VRM temp 42C
GPU load 100%
Mem Controller load 25%
Mem Used Dedicated 634MB
Mem Used Dynamic 131MB
GPU only Power Draw 206W
GPU Voltage 1.1V
Mem Voltage .850V

To say I'm thrilled is an understatement.
 
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Looks good! What size radiator are you using?

I ordered the EK block for my VII and will be using an XSPC EX360 radiator with 6x Arctic static pressure fans.
 
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So is it running at higher clocks on its own thanks to the extra thermal room?
 
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YOU bet. I switch to my MO-RA3 420 pro rad and I w2as able to run Firestrike at 2100 core
 
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I got my EK block in and set up a few days ago. I didn't notice any extra clock speed from standard settings, but temps look great. I settled (for now) at 1875 core (975mv) and 1100 memory with hot spot temps never reaching over 50c (in furmark torture) and never over 45-46c in actual gaming; gpu/mem/vrms stay around 31-35c. Running the video card alone in the loop with an XSPC EX360 radiator and 3x Arctic static pressure fans at ~1500rpm.
 
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Ive been able to run 3D Mark benchmarks at 2115 core clock with the Bykski water block. Occasionally I can do a run at 2118.
 
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JayzTwoCents tested the EK water block with similar results. (my) Conclusion? AMD continues to under cool their GPU's.
 
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JayzTwoCents tested the EK water block with similar results. (my) Conclusion? AMD continues to under cool their GPU's.
It has more to do with the fact that the Radeon VII is a 300W card stock, which is higher than any nVidia FE.
 
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It has more to do with the fact that the Radeon VII is a 300W card stock, which is higher than any nVidia FE.
So the cooler has nothing to do with with how hot the GPU runs, only how many watts the GPU uses? That's an absurd assertion. The card runs hot. The card is loud, second only to, you guessed it, another AMD GPU. the Vega 64. And average gaming power consumption is actually lower than the GTX 2080 Ti.
 
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So the cooler has nothing to do with with how hot the GPU runs, only how many watts the GPU uses? That's an absurd assertion. The card runs hot. The card is loud, second only to, you guessed it, another AMD GPU. the Vega 64. And average gaming power consumption is actually lower than the GTX 2080 Ti.
The simple reason that semiconductors eventually converts almost all of its power consumption as heat.
More power consumption = more heat.
Also the Radeon VII is a significantly smaller die, meaning it is has much higher thermal density than the 2080 ti and also less surface area to conduct heat.
All of these factors makes it harder to cool even if you somehow slap the 2080 ti cooler on it.

Radeon VII


RTX 2080 TI FE




Edit: I do agree that the cooler is too loud on the Radeon VII though.
 
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I think if you have your RVII tweaked a bit it isn't that loud. Watched a video about it and when you undervolt it a bit and dial down the fan curve it's in reasonable level of noise and temps are same basically. All in all you have to do the tweaking to achieve it but it's possible.

Regarding the RVII.
Does it matter which brand you use for the water blocks to achieve the 2.1 GHz frequency? I know there's a chip lottery at stake here to have best results but still. Also in terms of the temperature does it matter which brand it is or is the RVII's totally same just with a different vendor sticker on it and the box it comes in is different? Wonder if there's a noticeable difference.
 
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Regarding the RVII.
Does it matter which brand you use for the water blocks to achieve the 2.1 GHz frequency? I know there's a chip lottery at stake here to have best results but still. Also in terms of the temperature does it matter which brand it is or is the RVII's totally same just with a different vendor sticker on it and the box it comes in is different? Wonder if there's a noticeable difference.
Every single Radeon VII out there are reference cards, so they should be exactly the same.
It is all just silicon lottery.
 
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