Running the RX Vega 64 w/ the EKWB. You can see my full system specs linked in my profile.
Stock/out-of-the-box clocks were 1630MHz on the core and 945MHz on the memory
Overclock reached: 1742 core and 1100 memory with an average of 44c while gaming.
Wattman settings: +7 core, 1100 mem, +50% power
photos are stock then oc
Interesting. I've only run my card at stock speeds with the stock blower, and the result falls in between the two you posted. My Vega seems to pushing more frames at stock frequency in Time Spy, while my CPU score is also higher, by more than I would expect with a 160 MHz difference in clock speed.
Wonder if some sort of system overhead is to blame? Which Windows power plan are you using?
Which EK water block and which Vega card did you get? I've been tweeting to EK to try to get them to clarify fitment regarding the information that has come out regarding the different configurations on Vega cards. (height of the chip packages and so forth).
I'm getting an Enermax NEOChanger showing up in about a week and was going to use that with the EK water block. I just want to make sure there are no issues
My Vega is the Sapphire Vega standard edition.
They only have one Vega waterblock that is universal to Frontier, 56 and 64 (manufacturer won't matter. They are all AMD reference boards). Personally, I got the Nickel/Plexi one, but the options are mostly aesthetic.
I am using the AMD Ryzen Balanced plan.
I'm certain that a lot of these numbers are going to be wonky for the first several months of driver updates. Since these numbers, I've reduced my clocks to 1727 (+6 in Wattman)/1030 since the most extreme OC I could sustain (as listed above) would also likely have an effect on the life of the card.
Synthetic bench scores dropped about 100 in Time Spy and stayed exactly the same in Fire Strike Ultimate. This leads me to believe that I've reached (or even surpassed the max benefit of overclocking for DX11. I need to do some more tinkering and see how far I can drop things and still maintain the same FSU scores (since not much utilizes DX12, I am not too concerned with drops im my TS number).
More to follow.
These blocks are so freaking heavy compared to the card itself! I think I might mod a vertical GPU build!
xobeloot Did you have any issues installing the RX Vega drivers? I tried installing them on my In/Vidia system to play around while I wait for more connectors and kept getting 1603 errors. It's a fresh Win installation with Nv drivers which were removed, DDU'd and all. No virus scanners, I doubt there are registry errors (fresh Win 10 Pro installation). I'll try again tonight. Disregard: after 2 complete formats and full installation, the driver decided to work without a 1603 error.
Looks like the EKWB icon in the bottom right corner. Is that a solid brand? I have been thinking about giving it a try since everyone on this forum makes it look so cool. EKWB is the major brand stocked in my local shop.
I want to order an EK, but they have 4 options for Vega, so I was asking which one that was. Also, it has been widely reported that the Vega cards actually have different chip arrangements on them which would affect how the water block fits onto the card.
Interesting, I hadn't heard that. Are you referring to the Vega 56 and 64 chip arrangments, the limited edition, or simply a reference XFX 64 vs Sapphire 64?