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Lisa has let me down :frowning:

No gaming driver on launch and no overclockability.

So the card launches as a mediocre gaming card with no RTX rubbish. Cant overclock and has all the potential in the world no normie will ever hear.

And since it is a MI15 card. What other than FP64 and ECC is crippled ?

SR-IOV was never on the list cause that is so special sauce I know.


Every card is a ray tracing card.

Ray tracing has been around a lot longer than rtx cards.


You need to explain your post to me.
Nvidia launched the 2080 at the same price (AIB cards not counting), included “features” wich are used in 1 game and 1 benchmark and everyone loves it.

Now in old AMD tradition, AMD put a card with a little higher powerdraw (15 to 25W) at the same price as Nvidia and about the same performance in games and a lot better performance in productivity and everyone hates it.
Does not compute with me.


I dont hate it. The news is out and over the next months the drivers will improve and the overclocking will happen.

No one will know but us enthusiasts. Who follow it. Search Radeon VII and you will get Linus’s LTT review of the card.

And there all lacking even 4K benchmarks from memory and that is important.

Since when did 2080 cards level performance on launch only need to be tested at 1440p and nothing else.


Saw LTTs video on it (watched after GNs 3 videos on it).

At 1440p, it edges out the 2080 in DX12 and looses more often in DX11 (wich is expected behaviour).

4k is still not viable on max settings on any card yet.


But Nvidia cards get the tests.

This card has 16G vram and the fastest VRAM ever in a gaming card at 1TB/s. Why not test it ?

Dont get me wrong AMD fucked up the drivers it seems anyway.


HWUnboxed tested 1080p and 4k, but only published 1440p in video form.
Free to scroll through:


I posted the non tech tubers reviews above.


Navi is for the ps5 why is everyone losing their shit over it.

Yall need to chill.


There was an interesting write up on Forbes by this guy:

Also, the video referenced in the article.


I actually really want a rad 7. Its literally just an instinct m150 I love it.


So, my response from AMD yesterday

Like they put this info in any of their product material - it was difficult enough to discover for Vega 64…

skimming the phoronix linux testing… looks like 25-30% gain on Vega 64? Niiice…


SR-IOV is for when hell freezes over.


Given its a slightly nobbled instinct chip, i was hoping.

Either way, maybe when supply sorts itself out i might grab one and offload one of my 64s to a mate.

MY response to AMD:

Hi there

Given that the product is now released and none of the promo
material mentions anything to do with SR-IOV is it possible to get
some answer from engineering or such?

I’m expecting a no, but if nothing else, hopefully this is registered as “interest” in consumer SR-IOV for the future.


I’m really interested in a side by side of the Vega 64 FE, and a Radeon 7.


Phoronix did this in their linux benchmarks.

Radeon 7 is up to 40-50% faster on some stuff, average seems to be 15-25%.


This card is REALLY interesting if you need FP64 in OpenCL. As in holy shit batman interesting.
The closest competitor of this card is the Titan V, and that thing is 3000 USD, not 700-800. Plus this thing has even more memory bandwidth, and 4 GB more memory than the Titan V.
I am seriously considering buying a Radeon 7 in the next 2 years, purely for FP64 OpenCL compute. Gotta learn OpenCL first, but I have a lot of FP64 code that could probably be rewritten for GPUs.

PS: This card has 1/4 rate FP64, so around 3.5 TFLOPS. Most other consumer cards have 1/8, 1/16 or 1/32 rates. The Titan V has 1/2, the old Kepler based Titans have 1/3, and Tahiti cards have 1/3. So pretty much the Titan V is the only competition for this card.


It is not the performance jump I am looking forward to, it is the price/performance that I want.

The current cards from both sides are either entry to midrange or extremly high-end. I need a replacement for my R9 Fury due to the 4GB limitation, but do not want to spend >500€ in doing so.


I looked through their Linux Benchmark write up. Is there somewhere else? I didn’t see it.


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