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The RX Vega 64 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Kaapstad, 14 Aug 2017.

  1. Dave2150

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,882

    You'd be voiding the warranty, I'd see if you get used to it over the next few days before modding it.
     
  2. Chewie

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Oct 2009

    Posts: 552

    Location: London

    Agree with the tubing, the positioning and their length is just ridiculous and unpractical. I can't believe qualified engineers designed this and all agreed it was a great idea... :rolleyes:

    Regarding the fan noise maybe it stands out more for me because the rest of my setup is on watercoolefand focus for my PC in general is silence.
     
  3. Chrisc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2016

    Posts: 1,825

    Location: Up Norf

    Ouch. Hope it all works out bud.
     
  4. melmac

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Dec 2010

    Posts: 9,302

    How old is the PSU? I can't see your PSU been the problem unless it's more than 5 years old.

    Have you tried Swapping PCIe slots?

    Updated your motherboard bios?

    There are 4 graphic card power connectors on that PSU, can you try the other two?

    Sorry if these are very basic tips and you have tried them already.
     
  5. TonyTurbo78

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Sep 2013

    Posts: 10,146

    Location: West End, Southampton

    yep indeed.

    Yep, I did the same with my 390 crossfire for the last 8-12 months, just got fed up with crossfire performance. You're ok, at least you had a Furyx to use single, having a 390 was painful at times.

    Same here to be honest and I've not even got mine in my water loop yet. Got myself a 7609 in Timespy earlier running at 1632 core and 1000hbm.

    Yeah no doubt. I played with the cap set to 144hz and was getting like 120fps out in the sticks. Then looked at temps and thought, hmmmm 84c is a wee bit to hot for me, I'll cap it to 72fps in menu, it still feels incredible at 72fps.

    Crossfire used to be amazing, and I truly mean that, none of this fanboy crap. 2 or 3 years ago, I had 7950 was tearing the 780ti to pieces in every single game, everything just worked perfectly right out the box for me. Then just slowly went down hill.
     
    Last edited: 16 Aug 2017
  6. nashathedog

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 12 Sep 2013

    Posts: 9,018

    Location: Knowhere

    It is about 5 years old, I had to pull it out of retirement as the newer one was only 650 watts. It was a good psu but only a bronze rated one, It's a Corsair TX 850, It's never skipped a beat before, I only replaced it because I wanted a modular one.

    I changed the power setting to Power save in Wattman and spent an hour in game with no problems so I think you're right, I'll have to order another psu and spend time with the card before the two week period runs out to make sure it's not an issue with the card.

    My mb bio's is up to date but I'll try the other cables and slots in the morning, Good thinking cheers.
    .
     
  7. AmateurExpert

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Aug 2017

    Posts: 415

    Location: location location

    As much as I really liked the look and idea of the AIO version, I did wonder about whether that radiator (120mm wide, 60mm thick?) was going to be enough for quiet cooling under high load. With the AIO V64's TDP figures I'd have preferred a dual 120mm (i.e. 240mm) radiator instead, but I understand why AMD would have kept to a single as it has a much broader compatibility. I think that's also the reason for the hose length and exit position, as it maximises the reaching a suitable chassis mounting position. As with any non-trivial product, there are compromises; the tidiness of routing the fan cable down the sleeved tubing makes it neat, but also hinders one from swapping the fan out for another model. The ease, convenience and compactness of AIO water cooling is good, but there are constraints on radiator sizing, hose lengths etc.

    I'm upgrading soon from an ancient Phenom II to a Ryzen 7, so even though I can reuse my AIO CPU cooler (nice and quiet with a Noctua NF-F12 on it!) I decided to bite the bullet and build a full custom water loop for both CPU and GPU. It's not cheaper overall (building a new loop, and adding a FC waterblock to an air V64), but I get to design and spec it to get the silence I want. It's probably not an option for you now, but you should be able to undervolt a fair bit to reign in power without hurting actual performance much.
     
  8. mattyc123

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Apr 2010

    Posts: 293

    Location: Thelwall, Warrington

    This one is mine,
    [​IMG]
     
  9. AmateurExpert

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Aug 2017

    Posts: 415

    Location: location location

    I see melmac's given you good suggestions for diagnosing your problem; with that PSU's specs I wouldn't expect any issues, but it's not impossible that your unit is marginal on quality (with power problems only manifesting at higher loads); I did see in jonnyguru's review that his sample had loose heatsink screws for example.
     
  10. AmateurExpert

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Aug 2017

    Posts: 415

    Location: location location

    Nice looking - love the colour. What's your watercooling setup? I assume you're putting a block on that V64 later?
     
  11. Richeh

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Jul 2003

    Posts: 3,097

    Location: South East Coast

    Well I should hopefully be added to the owners list on Friday. Just ordered an MSI Vega 64 Air, paid a bit over the odds but shall get the VAT back, will make a bit of use of the compute side and will make use of the 2 free games as well so I was able to justify it. Was looking at 1080Ti's but fancied something a bit newer and as will only be at 1440p and am semi-looking for another monitor it will be nice to have the option of Freesync. Wasn't quick enough Monday but have been needing a new computer for 'work' so this with the rest of my order, Ryzen 1700, MSI Tomahawk B350, 16GB of 8pack 3200, Superflower 750w Gold, 500GB Samsung SSD all packed into a Fractal Define C case should serve me quite well!
     
  12. melmac

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Dec 2010

    Posts: 9,302

    The reason I asked the age is that Version 1 of those PSU's were buggy under loads. Can I ask what PSU is the 650w? It might actually be a better PSU than the 850 one :)

    If you need a new one, I wouldn't go overboard, a good quality 750/850W one will be fine. There are two Superflower PSU's that are modular available here. One is £129 and the other is £132. They are both really good. You don't need to spend £200 :)
     
  13. mattyc123

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Apr 2010

    Posts: 293

    Location: Thelwall, Warrington

    It is custom loop, mainly ek parts and yes the Vega block has been ordered.
     
  14. AmateurExpert

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Aug 2017

    Posts: 415

    Location: location location

    There's also a Seasonic Focus Plus 750W for £110 here; looks nice and compact, 80+ Gold, fully modular, 10 year warranty too.
     
  15. Kaapstad

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 May 2012

    Posts: 30,702

    Location: Dalek flagship


    Welcome and on TROH.:)


    The Roll of Honour.
    [​IMG]

    Date 17/08/2017, Make Reference Air, mattyc123, Link
    Date 16/08/2017, Make Reference Air, WhistleBlower07, Link
    Date 16/08/2017, Make Reference AIO, Chewie, Link
    Date 16/08/2017, Make Reference AIO, nashathedog, Link
    Date 16/08/2017, Make Reference AIO, heartburnron, Link
    Date 16/08/2017, Make Reference Air, vanpeebles, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference Air, Morve, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference Air, Howling, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference Air, Apache14, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference AIO, Dianbobo, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference Air, ubersonic, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference AIO, AMDMatt, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference Air, TonyTurbo78, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference AIO, MDPlatts, Link


    To get on the Roll of Honour all you have to do is post a pic with your user name on it of your Vega 64.

     
  16. Neutral

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Jan 2013

    Posts: 142

    Location: London

    Would love to see your results on ultrawide, I've got an LG 34uc98 and I've been powering it with a 480 nitro plus since that launched
     
  17. LtMatt

    Caporegime

    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

    Posts: 34,718

    Location: United Kingdom

    You're in luck, i hope to post some this weekend.
     
  18. Neutral

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Jan 2013

    Posts: 142

    Location: London

    Lovely, when I get back from Japan I've got my sapphire rx vega 64 limited edition waiting, with a lian li dk04 and a new mouse :) soon watercool!!
     
  19. ChosenName

    Associate

    Joined: 14 Aug 2017

    Posts: 17

    Location: North of the Wall

    Mine arrived yesterday:

    [​IMG]

    .... now to patiently wait until I can install it....
     
  20. Kaapstad

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 May 2012

    Posts: 30,702

    Location: Dalek flagship



    Welcome and on TROH.:)


    The Roll of Honour.
    [​IMG]

    Date 17/08/2017, Make Reference Air, ChosenName, Link
    Date 17/08/2017, Make Reference Air, mattyc123, Link
    Date 16/08/2017, Make Reference Air, WhistleBlower07, Link
    Date 16/08/2017, Make Reference AIO, Chewie, Link
    Date 16/08/2017, Make Reference AIO, nashathedog, Link
    Date 16/08/2017, Make Reference AIO, heartburnron, Link
    Date 16/08/2017, Make Reference Air, vanpeebles, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference Air, Morve, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference Air, Howling, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference Air, Apache14, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference AIO, Dianbobo, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference Air, ubersonic, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference AIO, AMDMatt, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference Air, TonyTurbo78, Link
    Date 15/08/2017, Make Reference AIO, MDPlatts, Link


    To get on the Roll of Honour all you have to do is post a pic with your user name on it of your Vega 64.