Originally Posted by LordHawkwind
Look NWR I have an AMD CPU and an AMD GPU so I'm telling it as it is for me. The fan curve on the 19x drivers is broken pure and simple. Just look at OC UK forums to see where I'm coming from. The problem is the drivers are also broken for Navi which is unforgivable TBH.
Unfortunately I don't think it's a priority to fix it for Vega cards now Navi is here but hey my Vega 64 is 2 years old this month and I've had a good run for my money since I bought it on release day for £449.
Saw a post on OC UK saying under volt to 950mv on all settings and set power limit to +50 and HBM to 1000 and I now boost to 1480 at under 72c and fan speed of 2700 with no loss of performance WOW.
Some have pushed the HBM to 1100 with those settings but mine seems to crap out above 1050 so I've dialed it back a little and it's now very quiet when gaming without any performance loss. Vega could have been a great card and if you tinker with it, it is but AMD could and should have done a lot better with it.
Sorry you are having a bad time, but you might want to take a look at my system specs.. I have AMD CPU and a AMD GPU as well. I was just commenting on the fact that you are saying that drivers are reducing performance for Vega and Polaris, which is false. Your comeback is a completely different argument then what I was responding to.
We get it, you are upset at AMD, you have been for a very long time, and you take very chance you get to voice that frustration,
But you have been complaining about the fan curve for months.. it's time to get over it and move on.
As for your undervolting and overclocking that in most cases, has NOTHING to do with drivers.. that is purely silicon lottery. The fact that you can even run the memory faster than stock speeds, with less voltage is a positive, not a negative .
Question: have you updated the bios on your card to the latest one? I have, and my memory use to crap out at 1025.. I am now happy at 1100 (could probably go higher, but I choose not to).
Now, I have my air cooled coverted over to water.. mine is stable up to 1700 core, and 1100 memory.. Am I complaining that I can't hit what other's are.. NO.. because there has never been any guarantee that the card would run outside of it's stock settings, much less match what other's are hitting... Same holds true for your card.