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Old 02-08-21, 09:57 AM
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AMD GPU Drivers

So I may be able to get a new GPU.

Currently looking at a 3090,6900xt or a 3080Ti.

I know they really are overkill for 1440p 165hz gaming but, as it's going to be a while before I could potentially upgrade my GPU again I want something that will last a few years potentially.

I am looking at a pre-blocked GPU as I am putting a custom loop together but an air cooled or AIO cooled would also work.

Currently looking at the Auros versions of the 6900xt and the 3090 and then the EVGA FTW 3 Ultra 3080Ti.

Question is are AMD GPU drivers still bad or have they managed to resolve issues where it they would randomly drop the performance of card's, black screen, give much lower performance than older cards from both AMD and nVidia?

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Old 02-08-21, 10:37 AM
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Why pre blocked? you immediately limit your options.

I would get an air cooled one, fish the market for a good block and put your cooler in storage so it stays nice and clean. When you buy a GPU block you have more options and deals and sometimes, its still cheaper than buying a gpu with it already attached.

Helps with the resale then.
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Old 02-08-21, 10:46 AM
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Why pre blocked? you immediately limit your options.

I would get an air cooled one, fish the market for a good block and put your cooler in storage so it stays nice and clean. When you buy a GPU block you have more options and deals and sometimes, its still cheaper than buying a gpu with it already attached.

Helps with the resale then.
Yeah I was looking at pre-blocked because I didn't want to put the block on myself, but as it turns out I can cover the EVGA 3080Ti cost £1550, from OCUK as they are by the looks of it the only place in UK with them in stock.

I am going to look around but it's looking like the 3080Ti will be the choice but now it's finding which variant to go with.
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Old 02-08-21, 06:08 PM
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The last 2 AMD GPU driver updates are showing serious performance gains. I am *extremely* happy with my 6900XT, but it definitely needs a good water block to really unleash it. I got the Asus TUF Gaming OC variant, with an Alphacool water block (part number 11955).
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Old 02-08-21, 09:29 PM
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I'd agree with getting a block yourself would make it far easier to fix any issues than having an AIO, i'd expect while a little scary it's no more scary than your first ever build or cpu install, just follow a good guide and double check.

As for AMD drivers my 6800XT has had zero issues i've had mine since late last year, only minor one i had was when installing a driver i had to repair the install of the driver as the control panel didn't open, it's only happened once and i've installed a bunch of drivers.

The 6800XT for me has been golden at 144hz 1440p and since FSR a fair few games like godfall maxed out hit my fps cap most everything i play without FSR is normally around 110fps+ The DXR side of things while slower isn't as bad as many would have you think i've had no issues in any game.

my 2 cents at least.
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