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Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 Nitro Custom Model Pictured, Tested

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#1
It's likely that we'll (relatively) soon start to see custom models of AMD's latest high-end graphics cards based on the Vega micro-architecture. The launch and availability of AMD's latest poster child has been target of continued debate and rumors of problems, ranging from low GPU yields, to low packaging yields, and manufacturing discrepancies making AMD's AIB partners' job in creating and delivering fully custom models ever more difficult. However, the end for market absence of true custom models may be nigh, since the guys over at HWBattle have managed to snag themselves a sample of Sapphire's RX Vega 64 Nitro, and the card really is a sight to behold.

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Party like its 2014.

This goes on my list of overly priced hardware that you can't convince logical people to buy for gaming.
Have a sit pal, here next to the TITAN Xs and 400$ gaming chairs
 
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Party like its 2014.

This goes on my list of overly priced hardware that you can't convince logical people to buy for gaming.
Have a sit pal, here next to the TITAN Xs and 400$ gaming chairs
I agree (if it's as expensive as I expect it to be)........

Then again, everyone calls me crazy! XD

Stupid, but f-ing awesome!
 
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Seems like putting a waterblock on a stock card may be the way to go, but we'll see how well it OC. Might have some binning, better memory, etc.
 
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What is taking so long? It's mid November and none of AIB cards are anywhere to be seen. Just bunch of teaser photos, it's gonna take another month for them to actually be purchasable. WTF!? Did Fury and R9 390X custom cards also take this stupendously long? I don't remember it this way...
 
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Stupid, but f-ing awesome!
Technology is not cars. A lambo from the 80s is awesome and stupid to hold. An overly-priced (craptastic coolers go for 550$, this will probably at 700+), over-power-consuming, year-and-a-half late to the party piece of hardware isn't. The efficiency and price might pass 3 years ago.
 
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Loved the look of the card then I saw the 3 8pin connectors, I know Vega is power hungry but 3 8pin connectors is stupid come on even for extreme overclocking.
 
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Loved the look of the card then I saw the 3 8pin connectors, I know Vega is power hungry but 3 8pin connectors is stupid come on even for extreme overclocking.
Yeah, but 3x6 or 2x8+6 are lame AF and 2x8 CLEARLY isn't enough for those last few mhz!
 
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What is taking so long? It's mid November and none of AIB cards are anywhere to be seen. Just bunch of teaser photos, it's gonna take another month for them to actually be purchasable. WTF!? Did Fury and R9 390X custom cards also take this stupendously long? I don't remember it this way...
HBM2 supply is low (Samsung and Hynix only provide them and Samsung sells them to nVidia for Tesla compute cards also) and that's the main reason for both availability and price increase of Vega GPUs.
 
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He touched the fan
 
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#13
Sapphire makes some beauties, for sure. I love the backplate. :cool:

The THREE 8-pin connectors though? Not so much. Holy hell. I honestly don't think I've ever seen THREE of them on a GPU before. :twitch:
 
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Can't wait til these things start coming with AC power cords, lol....
 
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Here is another....that will eventually come out. :)
 
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Silly Sapphire, you undervolt Vega.
 
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That shroud is straight outta' 2003.

I usually like Sapphire's designs, but this one? Nope. Not even a little. Molded acrylic with edge-lit design effects? No thank you.
 
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Silly Sapphire, you undervolt Vega.
Last I check 1.25V given enough cooling does 1700+ core clock also the HBM loves cold. While burning over 500W of power.



I'm almost certainly get one of these to mess with.
 
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That's bonkers, can't wait to see how this planet killer performs.
 
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Very keen to see the thermals and clocks on this monster.
 
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That shroud is straight outta' 2003.

I usually like Sapphire's designs, but this one? Nope. Not even a little. Molded acrylic with edge-lit design effects? No thank you.
If they had shrouds like that back in 2003 id be very impressed!

I dont remember my MX440 looking anything like this....
 

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@eidairaman1


Here is another....that will eventually come out.

Finally! Thank You, That card almost looks like my 290 VaporX other than all black on this one.

I wonder if this card uses Vapor Chamber tech or not.


Seems like putting a waterblock on a stock card may be the way to go, but we'll see how well it OC. Might have some binning, better memory, etc.
EK and Alphacool typically make full coverage waterblocks for custom cards.
 
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There are three now. :)

All, please be careful the abundant selection doesn't confuse. :p


LOL Eidair... almost 19K posts and 10 years and you still double post... hahaha! :p :peace::lovetpu:
 

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#24
There are three now. :)

All, please be careful the abundant selection doesn't confuse. :p


LOL Eidair... almost 19K posts and 10 years and you still double post... hahaha! :p :peace::lovetpu:
I correct it on the spot, refresh your browser, check my post for question lol