WannaBe Ocer: Your Radeon VII needs a waterblock, especially since you are already running a custom loop.
The criticism and praises for this card range from the restrained to the extremes.
Having replaced a GTX 1080 water cooled with a Radeon VII in a 2700x rig and also owning a GTX 1080TI water cooled in a 5960x OCd rig, the Rad VII now "feels" like a competitor to the 1080TI. That's not a knock at the GTX 1080, a classy efficient card, but a statement that the Rd VII now has the chops to stand toe to toe with a 1080 TI. To expect it to beat or even come close to a $1200 GTX 2080TI is not in the cards.
The 2080 is a different card based upon a Turing chip. The Rad VII is close enough to it that it's hard to argue one is clearly superior over another.
The 2080 uses less power. The 2080 has ray tracing but most of the reviews indicate , that at present the 2080 isn't the best card for this. The Rad VII has double the memory and it is HBM2, but I haven't seen a test that show this to be an advantage over the 2080 with 8g DDR6.
I suspect the Rad VIIs release was a desire of Dr. SU to have the RTG division release a more powerful high end consumer card to plug the gap from Vega56/64 while the Navi group gets time to polish their chip. In addition it was a neat way to utilize marginal MI50 chips. Finally, "big" Navi" probably won't be released this year. RTG needs a Navi to compete with Nvidia's "Uber" release the GTX1660TI
WannaBeOcer has a right to express an opinion.
At least WannaBeOCer owns a Rd VII.
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Last edited by skline00; 03-07-2019 at 10:26 AM.