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Juan C. Yunis
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@oliverb lol, let's say minor/weird problems with the performance. Also, I envy you having many cards lol, I had to sell them before i commit into a new one, so far I only have 2, the RVII and the GTX1080 Ti in my gaming rig. Honestly I would have go with the RTX2080Ti if it was supported in Mac, but the RVII was the "smart ~ only" choice I had, also It did help that it was bundled with 3 Triple A games.

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OliverB
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@juan_c_yunis, there is nothing to envy, I don't keep a lot of very expensive cards which lose quickly value, only two at this moment like you. The second tier is GTX780Ti or RX570, there is nothing amazing.
And... I have found a new feature: VSR, which gives me 4K and 5K. so the battle is still on!

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Juan C. Yunis
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@oliverb funny thing is that i tested that (VSR) with Shadow of War (which by the way runs incredible too lol, getting about 80fps at 3440x1440). I was thinking that you had many cards because of your signature in your post "2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680"

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2018 Mac Mini Core i7 8700B 32GB RAM 512GB SSD + Razer Core X + AMD Radeon VII


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Arden Shibley
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Guess who... 

MSI Vega 64 Wave. I'm having a hard time getting it to spool up, it just cuts through anything I throw at it like a hot knife through butter. 😂

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2018 15" MBP, 2.6GHz 32GB 1TB Vega Pro 20, Razer Core X, AMD Radeon VII (Waiting for OS X Drivers), MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 Wave


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Juan C. Yunis
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@arden_shibley it looks nice, but you should change the fan location and probably orientation. I'm pretty sure that Vega 64 has a full cover, so maybe put the fan facing outside as intake, make some test and then change the orientation as exhaust (still facing outside).

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Arden Shibley
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Posted by: Juan C. Yunis

@arden_shibley it looks nice, but you should change the fan location and probably orientation. I'm pretty sure that Vega 64 has a full cover, so maybe put the fan facing outside as intake, make some test and then change the orientation as exhaust (still facing outside).

There are a few problems with what you're suggesting:

  • The fan already exhausts through the side mesh of Core X
  • The intake area is mildly restricted, but we aren't talking gale force winds, and it's a pressure optimized fan in there, so it can handle it.
  • The tubes coming out of the rad prevent it from being turned around. 
  • There is a respectable amount of flow, the intake being in front of Vega 64 (there's maybe 1.5cm clearance there) and then going above and beneath the card, being exhausted by the PSU out the back, and the rad fan out the right side. I tested it lightly with vaporizer smoke.. lol.
  • The fan pushing through the rad, through the Core X mesh is still very effective. I have no complaints with how it's working.

I've used some 3M Dual Lock to secure the rad in place, it just reaches past the screw holes where the fan bracket used to be to touch the base plate, and the Dual Lock closes that gap. Nice and tight, good clearance, just a little more hose than is necessary but hey, I'm not mad.

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Juan C. Yunis
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@arden_shibley my suggestion was to unscrew the fan from the radiator and put in the other side, behind the tubes so it won't interfere. Anyway if you are pretty happy with your Temps then that's good.

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itsage
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@arden_shibley Nice setup with the RX Vega 64 LC running! I recall seeing a mod recently relocating the cooling fan behind the front fascia. You can do that for intake if needed.

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OliverB
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@arden_shibley, which card performs better in your Razer Core X?
Vega 64 LC or Radeon VII?

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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Juan C. Yunis
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@oliverb Mac or Windows?, because Mac we know that there are not official driver support.

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