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The RX Vega 64 Owners Thread

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

  1. Panos

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    Location: Under the hot sun.

    thanks :)
     
  2. docious

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    Joined: 13 Aug 2017

    Posts: 35

    Location: Oxford

    Man those flat lines are fit. I copied your settings on my v64 Liquid stock but with +25% pwr (can't see your setting but my PSU won't do +50) and my lines are more like the Alps. I wish I could just use someone else's settings to be honest. Tinkering is alright up to a point. How about I send you my whole PC and you send it back with really flat Wattman lines? :D
     
  3. NathG79

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Jan 2012

    Posts: 351

    I just did the same on my liquid but at 50% power limit.
    Ran a superposition benchmark at high settings and it was super smooth.
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  4. sideways14a

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Aug 2017

    Posts: 2,209

    Here is my 56 which thinks its a 64 with a flat stable 1640ish mhz and 999mhz ram on superposition, the temps are great and settle at a max of about 71deg c, power is decent as well. The liquid cooled boards should be doing much better.
    Have had higher scores with even higher clocks.


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  5. MDPlatts

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    Location: 2nd City - Manchester.


    Time to ditch Dawn and design a Ruby sig ??
     
    Last edited: 6 Sep 2017
  6. Asa

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    Joined: 15 Nov 2011

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    I'm sure it has been discussed before, but what directions do what on the tiny switch by the bracket/output end of the card?
     
  7. MDPlatts

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    bios switch between primary/secondary bios - I think you can only flash the primary one so the secondary is always available to go back to if you get a bad flash.

    Different bios's have different power/clock/boost/voltage levels set.
     
  8. Davedree

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Mar 2010

    Posts: 3,054

    Do you have a link to your testing?
    The 64's are overvolted to 1.35v out the box.
    If you are referencing the memory voltage in wattman then that isn't linked to the working operating voltage.
    Bur if you are modifying the powertables and registries to control the hbm voltage regulator, do you have special drivers or tools ?
     
  9. Sybra

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    Joined: 14 Aug 2017

    Posts: 36

    One of my vega 64's... Dead on arrival :|
     
  10. LoadsaMoney

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    Posts: 29,923

    Location: In a house

    and another :(

    They're mounting up!
     
  11. TonyTurbo78

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    Joined: 26 Sep 2013

    Posts: 10,122

    Location: West End, Southampton

    LMAO. I'm at +50% power. I find the lower you can keep your voltage on a particular clock, the more stable you will be around that clock within reason. If I push to 1750mhz, then my core fluctuates between 1700mhz and 1730mhz, the lines are probably very similar to yours then. I've dialled them back to find a more constant, I've done the balls to the wall benching and incredibly happy with the graphics score, now its time to game and enjoy.

    Just had a 2 hour session on BF1 MP, HBM never dropped from 1080mhz and core was pretty much constant 1698mhz to 1705mhz.
     
    Last edited: 6 Sep 2017
  12. Sybra

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    Yep
    Yep tested everything and it comes down to the card :(
     
  13. JediFragger

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    Yup, all the C0 AiO's have been perfect so far.

    /s

    :D
     
  14. ICDP

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Dec 2011

    Posts: 2,955

    Location: Belfast

    With the number of failures I'm reading about I'm so glad I stayed away from the (IMHO) overpriced AIO version.

    I know we only really hear when it goes wrong but still too many reporting issues.
     
  15. JediFragger

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    We have a relatively small sample size here, god knows how many worldwide have gone kapuut or won't work as intended!!! :eek:

    edit - C1-stepping smells like an emergency re-spin to me, hence the launch delay.
     
    Last edited: 6 Sep 2017
  16. AmateurExpert

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Aug 2017

    Posts: 415

    Location: location location

    After dabbling in a bit of light overclocking of my Vega64 AC, it was time to dismantle it for some water cooling goodness:

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    On my Vega64 (black reference air cooler) there's no resin on the interposer filling in the gaps between dies, but they are all completely level and flush with one another.
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    Card - meet full-cover water block:
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    Some time later after fiddling with pads and paste:
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    Re-using the original backplate is no problem:
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    Preparing my system for water:
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    Hm, one of my fans looks a little out of place, but anyway :cool::
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    EK monoblock on the Gigabyte GA-AX370 Gaming 5:
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    Managed to get a graphics score of 7939 on Timespy with state 6: 1632MHz 1080mV, state 7: 1737MHz 1200mV, HBM: 1090MHz 1050mV (unchanged from default), +50% power. Wattman showed the clocks stable at around 1730 and the loop kept the GPU to below 41°C.

    With Vega under water and the system fans at around 600-700rpm under load, it's quiet enough that coil whine during certain scenes is noticeable with the case open, though it doesn't bother me - I've heard louder from CRTs. It makes a nice change being able to run benchmarks without the blower fan going at 4000rpm.



    I then pushed my R7 1700 from 3.62GHz to 3.9GHz, but sadly after finding stability at 1.38V and running with this for a while, after a restart my motherboard decided it didn't want to initialize any of my memory (which I've always been running at stock 2400MHz 1.2V) anymore :mad:
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    Spent a while troubleshooting this (I could go on but not in this thread), but now I'm just returning the motherboard for a replacement. Unfortunately it looks like I'll be waiting until October for my retailer to get one in stock. I could get a refund and re-buy, but the prices are all now £30-40 more than I paid :(

    I wish my motherboard's quality matched that of Vega.
     
  17. TonyTurbo78

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    Joined: 26 Sep 2013

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    Location: West End, Southampton

    Nicely done. Vega really does need water to shine brightly IMO.
     
  18. Gerard

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Ireland


    Better binned meaning its more likely to be chucked into the bin after it craps out soon after being installed? The aio cards seem to be dropping like flies around here.
     
  19. LtMatt

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    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

    Posts: 34,461

    Location: United Kingdom

    Adjusting HBM voltage triggers a bug which I've reported, that's what i was referring to Dave.
     
  20. Kaapstad

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