- Feb 24, 2013
- ASUS WS X299 SAGE/10G
- Radeon VII
- Mobile Phone
Updated to 11.3 Public Beta: Radeon VII now is ok, USB audio problem is gone and 5700XT is ok too. Now, what should I do? Both cards seems to work fine in 11.3 and this generates a dilemma for me because this basically is evidence that Apple, even if unofficially, still keeps an eye on VII drivers.
I spent 700€ for a used 5700XT reference which blower fan idle noise is painful and this requires an aftermarket heat sink for 100€ (I’ve sensible ears, I hate noise). My Radeon VII (bought new) is currently valued 1500€ median price and I considered switching to 5700XT only for usb audio bug, otherwise a great card and idle silent with reference 3 fan cooler.
So, your choice / suggestion:
Opt. 1 —> 1500 - (700+100) = 700€ in my pocket if I sell VII and keep this used 5700XT + Morpheus heatsink mod
Opt. 2 —> Not monetize the VII, return the 5700XT and live my life like anything never happened.
Would be great to hear @pastrychef opinion here, he’s super skilled in GPUs !
Sell the Radeon VII while it's hot, the 6800 or 6800XT will be a good upgrade soon, I'm pretty sure Apple HAS to put in RDNA2 GPUs in the 2021 Mac Pro (Last Intel Mac Pro?). Also RDNA2 pretty much will be "officially" supported since Radeon VII never was and was more like a bastard child.