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Hey guys, just wanted to create a club for those who decided to make the jump to the Radeon 7 GPU after its launch. I myself decided to take the leap and ordered a Sapphire Radeon VII. Should be here within the week and I’m excited.

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I've had a VII since the 9th, running just fine with the latest 19.2.2 driver (was also fine with the 19.2.1 Radeon VII only driver). I was thinking of starting a VII owners' club not an hour ago, but decided to wait for someone else to start it.....
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I am waiting for delivery on the 22 feburary - model Sapphire - wonder if it will have UEFI bios preinstalled, some seem to have gotten them already after the launch date. Any one done any bios update yet?

And undervolting seems to be the good rute to take with this card.
 
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I may pick one up just to aggravate people. Sell a few of those old mining gpus to pay for it. If I decide to pick up Metro then I probably will as the ole Vega 56 doesn't look like it will cut it. If I get the in-stock email alert at the right time I may just pull the trigger.
 
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I am waiting for delivery on the 22 feburary - model Sapphire - wonder if it will have UEFI bios preinstalled, some seem to have gotten them already after the launch date. Any one done any bios update yet?

And undervolting seems to be the good rute to take with this card.
It’s possible but it depends on the store stock and if it was updated with a newer shipment.

And I think the Vega architecture in general responds well to undervolting as AMD seems to always set to high of a stock voltage that’s not needed.
 
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AMD seems to always set to high of a stock voltage that’s not needed
I don't think they are arbitrarily picking the voltages, it has be tied to yield. Much like going one clock bump lower on your overclock for an extra cushion. That said, I still wonder why pretty much every Vega can substantially undervolt. I don't think I have run into someone with one that can't.
 
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I don't think they are arbitrarily picking the voltages, it has be tied to yield. Much like going one clock bump lower on your overclock for an extra cushion. That said, I still wonder why pretty much every Vega can substantially undervolt. I don't think I have run into someone with one that can't.
I mean honestly it’s not just Vega. All AMD GPUs have had this trait. I don’t think it’s much of a yield thing but so as run higher voltage giving more possible stable clocks instead of actually testing variable different clocks to see where it crashes or becomes unstable

My 2 Hawaii GPUs from 2 different AIBs ran the same high voltage and one was reference and the other custom and both ran perfectly fine at much lower volts.

Honestly I like that AMD does that as it gives more headroom to play with clocks and voltages.
 
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Honestly I like that AMD does that as it gives more headroom to play with clocks and voltages.
I'm on the fence about it. I like the flexibility but I don't think they do it because they want to.
 

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I mean honestly it’s not just Vega. All AMD GPUs have had this trait. I don’t think it’s much of a yield thing but so as run higher voltage giving more possible stable clocks instead of actually testing variable different clocks to see where it crashes or becomes unstable

My 2 Hawaii GPUs from 2 different AIBs ran the same high voltage and one was reference and the other custom and both ran perfectly fine at much lower volts.

Honestly I like that AMD does that as it gives more headroom to play with clocks and voltages.
Its a sloppy approach but its easier to do what they did than trying to find the absolute minimum voltages for the clock speeds.

BoxOChocolates approach for the End User.
 
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Got it installed barley fits
Yeah, that is about a 6-pack away from not fitting. I bet you can't get a credit card to slide through there.
 

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Saw a German Youtuber run Radeon VII in crossfire, just a couple of games but nice scaling and full functionality in drivers and Wattman
As usual with CF or SLI. Sometimes works well, some times not so well and other times not at all.
 
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I'm getting artifacts after about 10-15 mins of RE2 game play(stock setting) . I set setting down to 1600mhz and lowered power and still artifacts after 30+ mins
 
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I'm getting artifacts after about 10-15 mins of RE2 game play(stock setting) . I set setting down to 1600mhz and lowered power and still artifacts after 30+ mins
Max temps of the junction spot especially? Monitor and post back.
 
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I would like to see if they have water blocks for Instinct cards and see what these really top out at.
 

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I mean honestly it’s not just Vega. All AMD GPUs have had this trait. I don’t think it’s much of a yield thing but so as run higher voltage giving more possible stable clocks instead of actually testing variable different clocks to see where it crashes or becomes unstable

My 2 Hawaii GPUs from 2 different AIBs ran the same high voltage and one was reference and the other custom and both ran perfectly fine at much lower volts.

Honestly I like that AMD does that as it gives more headroom to play with clocks and voltages.
Agreed, not a fan of Nvidia's lockdown either, but the bonus is efficiency. I guess its a trade off.
 
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Seems like 12.4GHZ GPU & 12.8GHz HBM is cake.
 

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