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09-21-2018 03:00 AM
Offler
Quote: Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer View Post
The 18.9.2 driver is actually amazing! I was doing some testing and I noticed AMD dropped power usage by 60w in every game and was able to increase boost clock on every game. I have to be careful how far I undervolt now since the card max boost is higher. I used to be able to undervolt at 1175mv without frequency boosting too high. Now with 1210mv every game runs between 1700-1740Mv and only uses 280-300w. Stock with 50% power with 18.9.1 below used to pull 364w, now it only pulls 328w at max.
Temps and VRM temps?
09-21-2018 02:12 AM
diggiddi
Quote: Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer View Post
The 18.9.2 driver is actually amazing! I was doing some testing and I noticed AMD dropped power usage by 60w in every game and was able to increase boost clock on every game. I have to be careful how far I undervolt now since the card max boost is higher. I used to be able to undervolt at 1175mv without frequency boosting too high. Now with 1210mv every game runs between 1700-1740Mv and only uses 280-300w. Stock with 50% power with 18.9.1 below used to pull 364w, now it only pulls 328w at max.
Nice
09-20-2018 11:23 AM
miklkit Now that is interesting! I recently got a Vega64 and am just starting to learn this undervolt to overclock thingy. If the drivers do it for me.....
09-20-2018 10:14 AM
WannaBeOCer
Quote: Originally Posted by ilmazzo View Post
a gpu is a gpu, noone stated a radeon gaming gpu right? or am I wrong?

Thanks to the last patch I got a nice boost in hunt showdown (15fps, I'm back in freesync range now) which is my current most demanding and time consuming game, so my upgrade itch (that would have been a used vega 64, maybe LC) was chilled and I'll silently wait for the radeon 7nm top card amd will deliver in june 2019..... at least I hope so.
The 18.9.2 driver is actually amazing! I was doing some testing and I noticed AMD dropped power usage by 60w in every game and was able to increase boost clock on every game. I have to be careful how far I undervolt now since the card max boost is higher. I used to be able to undervolt at 1175mv without frequency boosting too high. Now with 1210mv every game runs between 1700-1740Mv and only uses 280-300w. Stock with 50% power with 18.9.1 below used to pull 364w, now it only pulls 328w at max.
09-20-2018 09:44 AM
ilmazzo
Quote: Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer View Post
Promises yearly GPU releases but AMD hasn't released anything in a year since Vega's release. His roadmap shows Vega, Vega 7nm, Navi 7nm, "Next-Gen" 7nm but we already know from Lisa Su, Vega 7nm will be an Instinct card. While nVidia released a GTX 1080 in May of 2016, GTX 1080 Ti in March of 2017, followed by Volta in June of 2018.

Just release a Vega 7nm Frontier Edition card for $2000, I'll buy it.
a gpu is a gpu, noone stated a radeon gaming gpu right? or am I wrong?

Thanks to the last patch I got a nice boost in hunt showdown (15fps, I'm back in freesync range now) which is my current most demanding and time consuming game, so my upgrade itch (that would have been a used vega 64, maybe LC) was chilled and I'll silently wait for the radeon 7nm top card amd will deliver in june 2019..... at least I hope so.
09-20-2018 08:58 AM
WannaBeOCer
Quote: Originally Posted by Omega X View Post
I think he might be talking about David Wang who replaced Raja in RTG.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/12363...new-leadership
Promises yearly GPU releases but AMD hasn't released anything in a year since Vega's release. His roadmap shows Vega, Vega 7nm, Navi 7nm, "Next-Gen" 7nm but we already know from Lisa Su, Vega 7nm will be an Instinct card. While nVidia released a GTX 1080 in May of 2016, GTX 1080 Ti in March of 2017, followed by Volta in June of 2018.

Just release a Vega 7nm Frontier Edition card for $2000, I'll buy it.
09-20-2018 03:58 AM
Omega X
Quote: Originally Posted by guttheslayer View Post
Who and since when?

I think he might be talking about David Wang who replaced Raja in RTG.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/12363...new-leadership
09-20-2018 01:27 AM
guttheslayer
Quote: Originally Posted by umeng2002 View Post
I'm so glad someone else is running AMD's GPU business.
Who and since when?
09-20-2018 01:14 AM
Disharmonic
Quote: Originally Posted by SuperZan View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by bigjdubb View Post
Doesn't Vega 64 sit right in between the 1080 and 1080ti in most games?


Also, aren't linux users like the crème de la crème? I assumed they would be able to write their own drivers sometime between the morning coffee and saving the world from microsoft.
Yes.


And TBF, contributors are the main force behind AMD driver development in Linux. I think the issue here is more that AMD was never able to get developers on-board with their new hardware features (and what else is new?).
Quote: Originally Posted by Diffident View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by bigjdubb View Post
Does it really matter if they cut their losses on Linux? I think we have to consider the greater good here, time spent on linux drivers is time taken away from Windows drivers. Linux is like the green party of operation systems. It means well and makes a lot of sense but never gains enough support to make a real difference.
The same can be said for Windows, why doesn't AMD just cut their losses and only work on console GPUs, that seems to be where their priority is anyway. Also the greater good would be continuing Open Source development over proprietary systems.

AMD's Linux drivers are Open Source and are worked on by Valve and Mesa developers just as much or more than AMD themselves. Valve has full time employees that work on improving AMD performance in Linux.
This isn't accurate. Most Mesa developers working on AMD drivers are actually employed by them. Valve has contributed a lot to the radv vulkan driver though. Now if they finally get the compute stuff working with a mainline kernel I'll be really happy about the driver situation
09-18-2018 09:24 PM
umeng2002 I'm so glad someone else is running AMD's GPU business.
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