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Old 20-06-18, 11:54 AM
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PowerColor RX VEGA 56 8GB NANO Edition Review



If you've been keen to utilise a Vega 56 GPU in your system but need one as small as possible, then the PowerColor Nano might be the very solution to your woes.


PowerColor RX VEGA 56 8GB NANO Edition Review

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What an odd GPU. I mean, the design of the NANO Edition is very good, but the BIOS seems a bit odd. Then again, Vega is just an odd architecture so I'm not really sure if PowerColor were just trying to pick the better of two evils. Users can still use Radeon Chill (which is excellent) or MSI Afterburner to hit the numbers they prefer. I wouldn't buy one of these necessarily over a 1070 or 1070Ti for a compact system, but it does seem like a cleverly-designed iteration.
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Would be interesting to see how it does under water. ITX cases with small GPUs just makes it 10000x easier to build a loop in. If it's anything like that last nano it's just a few % slower yet at half the power draw.
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Would be interesting to see how it does under water. ITX cases with small GPUs just makes it 10000x easier to build a loop in. If it's anything like that last nano it's just a few % slower yet at half the power draw.
Power consumption with undervolting (but still no OC) in Tom's testing show it's higher than at least one overclocked 1080Ti.

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I'm referring to the previous Fiji and fiji nano cards. I want to know if this is the same situation when overclocked. Within few performance difference yet half the power draw when under water(under water that way we don't get thermal throttled)
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Power consumption with undervolting (but still no OC) in Tom's testing show it's higher than at least one overclocked 1080Ti.

Even if you knew that or weren't referring to it, I still love saying it. It reminds me not to trust even guys as down to earth as Raja who make bold claims about their gear.
Just how much juice are they suggesting it uses? My 56 happily runs ~1670MHz at 1.075V which at full chat seems to use about 240W even with +100% power limit enabled. I can get it to run 1630MHz on 1.025V which ought to put it close to 210W. At these speeds, it matches a GTX 1080. Clocked to the limit around 1730MHz at the full 1.2V with +150% power limit, it’s well past 300W. The boost in performance isn’t worth the giant leap in power consumption.
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