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The RX Vega 64 Owners Thread

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

  1. TNA

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Mar 2008

    Posts: 18,690

    Location: London

    I know mate. Unbelievable. It is annoying as I really wanted one. I have the money, but just cannot bring myself to pay that kind of money for it. Just feels wrong. Like raping myself or something.

    Really hoping AMD learn from this and get price for performance right for Navi. They have had such a good track record with price for performance in the past.

    <--- Genuine disappointed AMD/Freesync user.
     
  2. Hotwired

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Aug 2009

    Posts: 8,509

    Spicy AMD announcement that the £450 vega price will return at least one more time to settle the drama about the launch price.

    Whatever amount, it will be obliterated in seconds.

    Not because Vega improved but because it will be an announced and most likely limited "bargain Vega" offer and as such is far more attractive because people have seen how high the price is going to be and how high retailer premium can reach.

    A Vega for £450 sounds like a steal when you've seen the same thing listed at over £600 very recently.

    Of course it wasn't a bad price at £450 but the hype will be ridiculous when people can see it coming back.
     
  3. AmateurExpert

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Aug 2017

    Posts: 415

    Location: location location

    On mounting an AIO as intake or exhaust - performance will depend upon what else you have in your system and how they are cooled. Bitwit was testing a CPU AIO where typically mounting it as an intake is better; normally an air-cooled GPU keeps the case air noticeably warmer than ambient. If your CPU's heat is already exhausted externally, then aside from motherboard VRMs and chipset (~20-30W dissipation under load) there may not be much heat inside a sensibly ventilated case, so there won't be much difference in mounting the GPU AIO at the front or back.

    What screws does the Vega AIO come with? You may also have the possibility of mounting the radiator in push-pull fashion on an existing 120mm fan. I expect the AIO radiator has the usual set of screw holes on both sides.
     
  4. Gerard

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,469

    Location: Ireland


    I would have had one for 638 only for that warehouse screw up saying they were in stock when they weren't. Seeing them up at 700 and 800 is just laughable. Be interested to see if they come back down to 638 or that was another "special price" for x amount of units.
     
  5. TNA

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Mar 2008

    Posts: 18,690

    Location: London

    My limit was that price with the games but needed to be 3 year warranty. The Gigabyte one has 3 years warranty, but as you say £800...

    AMDMatt should get in touch with someone at AMD to get us a forum/gamer special price just for us regular users :p
     
  6. Dianbobo

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Feb 2017

    Posts: 278

    Thanks for the advice :D
     
  7. Neutral

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Jan 2013

    Posts: 142

    Location: London

    I've got an ax 760i and have no doubts that I'll be running vega just fine with this psu, any half decent psu above 650w shouldn't have issues mate
     
  8. Neutral

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Jan 2013

    Posts: 142

    Location: London

    An ek
    An EK rep on reddit assured me it makes no difference with their blocks
     
  9. Nemesis.ie

    Gangster

    Joined: 14 Jun 2014

    Posts: 214

    Location: Dublin

    If something can be done to at least honour the orders those of us have as "in processing" from the launch day issue, that would be fantastic.
     
  10. AmateurExpert

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Aug 2017

    Posts: 415

    Location: location location

    I've had an ETA from OCUK of the end of the month; it's not great having to wait, but it's understandable given it's a product launch. I'm happy that OCUK so far have great with answering my webnotes.
     
  11. TonyTurbo78

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Sep 2013

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    Location: West End, Southampton

    Ah ok thanks for the update. I dud email their support yesterday asking the question but as of yet I've not received a reply.
     
  12. Dave2150

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,882

    Nice to see people enjoying their cards :)

    I was at work when they launched, managed to get my order in by 14:10 or so for £638.99 for the Sapphire Liquid Cooled one, though obviously missed out on the initial stock allocation.

    Kept my order in, which has now turned to a pre-order, can't wait for mine to arrive :)

    I read on Reddit that the AIO's fan is very loud, a member there simply disconnected the supplied fan (unscrewed the shroud, no warranty stickers removed) and connected a Noctua fan to his motherboard instead. The stock fan uses a tiny connector, so you can't easily connect a normal fan to the GPU's board.

    I'll likely do this as well if the stock fan is that bad, as the rest of my case has all Noctua's and is extremely quiet etc.

    Hoping that Sapphire manage to deliver a truckload of Vega to OCUK next week!

    Oh forgot to mention, was also kind of surprised at the 2 year warranty. I'll probably be upgrading to Navi when it releases, which will probably be 2 years from now, so this GPU only has to last 2 years for me. I won't be selling it after that time, as I love how it looks too much for that!
     
    Last edited: 19 Aug 2017
  13. DazQ87

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 May 2011

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    Location: Milton Keynes

    Interesting, I haven't found mine to be too loud at all.
     
  14. Dave2150

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,882

    It's possible the reddit guy just got a faulty fan, though I did some people mention the stock AIO fan was loud in this thread too. Noise is to subjective, hard to be sure.

    I'd prefer not to disconnect the stock one, though I will if it is too loud.

    I would link to the thread, though there's lots of competitor talk there including some UK links, so better not :p
     
  15. andybird123

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Nov 2011

    Posts: 10,725

    Sorry, posted in the owners thread by mistake, not appropriate
     
    Last edited: 19 Aug 2017
  16. MikeB

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 1,629

    I stupidly spent 5 minutes reading a review before ordering, gone by time I came back to order, won't pay more than 450 for one of these, would be good to know when the next f5 spamming session is
     
  17. CapitalOne

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Nov 2014

    Posts: 1,704

    Location: The Cronx

    OCUK and DPD efficient as ever here :)

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Kaapstad

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 May 2012

    Posts: 30,702

    Location: Dalek flagship

    Which one have you got, AIO or Air?
     
  19. Chrisc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2016

    Posts: 1,825

    Location: Up Norf

    People may laugh but unless my reference air cooled card is constantly under synthetic bench mark, it really isn't loud at all. Played batman arkham last night for 4hrs and it was fine. My room was a little warm but looking back through wattman it peaked at around 78c which really isn't bad.

    I may add I'm running it on balanced mode
     
  20. CapitalOne

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Nov 2014

    Posts: 1,704

    Location: The Cronx

    Just the air