Power, Temperature, and Noise

As always, we'll take a look at power, temperature, and noise of the Radeon VII. While it is customary to look at voltages and clockspeeds, given the SMU changes that was not possible this first time around.

Idle Power Consumption

Load Power Consumption - Battlefield 1

Load Power Consumption - FurMark

Idle GPU Temperature

Load GPU Temperature - Battlefield 1

Load GPU Temperature - FurMark

The noise levels of the card look surprising at first blush. Ultimately, what's happening here is the consequence of a very aggressive fan curve, one that invests all potential acoustic improvements of an open-air triple fan card for cooling capability. Going this route makes the fan noise comparable to RX Vega 64's blower.

Idle Noise Levels

Load Noise Levels - Battlefield 1

Load Noise Levels - FurMark

Radeon VII and RX Vega 64 Clock-for-Clock Final Words
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  • peevee - Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - link

    "Though AMD hasn’t made a big deal of it up to now, Vega 20 is actually their first PCI-Express 4.0-capable GPU, and this functionality is enabled on the Radeon Instinct cards. However for Radeon VII, this isn’t being enabled, and the card is being limited to PCIe 3.0 speeds"

    Oh God, how much I hate marketoids! Morons who cannot get an A even in the primitive school math are hired into marketing depts, and ruin EVERYTHING.
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