It's going to be fun to see how this works out in the end It looks like maybe 580 could win on ambient and 1060 could have an edge on LN2. That's based on current hwbot results, but it will be fun to see it unfold
I'm not aware of how well (or not) Polaris will scale with temp in the ambient circuit, haven't touched AMD since Hawaii. I know those northerners among us enjoying 5 degree F weather will have their rigs in the window, so I hope it gets cold here soon ... I did round 2 (gtx 460 / air) in ~26-27C ambient temps, that was like trying to beat down a brick wall.
I have my eye on a Sapphire Nitro 580 at the moment, I see at least 2 of them close to the top on hwbot listed for stock cooling
Can't hear my delta fans over my Death Metal crew
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Awesome job Nox, Miller, JPM, Tagg, Splave
Much love to ASRock, Kingpin Cooling and Team Group ! Use them links to visit their websites guys !
As much as I would prefer 32m on XP, for a comp like this it makes a lot of sense with BM. We all have the same limitations, and hopefully it will help discover NEW tweaks for SPi 32m on Windows 7+newer OS.
I don't know about the rest of ya'll but I have spent 100+ hours learning how to mod bios', flash via RPi/Ch341A & more. Countless hours trying to get modern platforms to run <properly> on XP 32bit all just to run 1 benchmark ( One very lovely 4+ minute test, the one true Mem OC benchmark π ).
Sure we got Z390 there, but with an overall multi community effort of probably thousands of hours. I can see us succeeding on upcoming Intel LGA 1200? socket, but would not be surprised if that's the end
HTPC/WHS ..... AMD 1090T, 16GB Ram @ 1600Mhz, with Win7 64Bit for HTPC with a GTX580 and SBS2011 VM with Dual Gigbit LAN for data xfer/streaming.
Wifewillcutmynutsoff Rig.... Asus C6H, Ryzen 1700x, 16GB-3200Mhz G-Skill, Asus Strix GTX1080Ti, EVGA SuperNova 1300W-PSU, CoolerMaster HAF-X 942 case, Custom Water Cooling, Asus 27" 165Hz 1440p gaming display.
I grabbed one RX580 from eBay, no crazy binning for me this time. I scored this Red Devil Golden Sample for a little over $100 shipped, there are many more in that price range too!! I also have a 1060 6GB to play with, but that one comes later.
Quick test with stock cooler, stock thermal paste, and +100mV applied in software: 1520/2200 in Firestrike hitting a max of 62c
Once I measure voltage and take a closer look at this card I will be able to determine the usage of the supplemental rails. The core PWM is digital and running I2C, so EvC2 would be a great choice for this card. The memory and PLL/AUX rails will need a manual voltmod. The stock capping in this board looks pretty nice, I will add some more but I don't expect to achieve much from this. It's a very solid design from the factory...no external VRM modding for me this time (as long as EvC2 is working with no limits).
I am leaning towards the RX480/580. Still reading in tho.
A person could try to flash a 480 to a 580 in order to keep the costs down.
Not sure how well this will work but you'll just have to find out yourself!
RX480 voltage control tool at the bot.
Splaves protip: you need visual basic 2013 x86 for it to work!