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How do you like it so far? I personally love it. It's basically a 3090FE, it's been a long time since AMD has made competitive GPUs.

Did some more Octane X tests and theres a MASSIVE jump from the Radeon VII to the 6900XT. I think it just made Octane very workable with a single 6900XT. You can keep adding more RDNA2 GPUs to make it faster.

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In Davinci Resolve we see a jump in performance
Just like the 3090fe in Windows 10

In Final Cut Pro, there is no improvement in any parameter
We are looking forward to a new Final Cut soon... maybe then we will see an improvement in performance for new GPU'S or Multi GPU'S

I'm not a 3d man
But it looks promising
 
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How do you like it so far? I personally love it. It's basically a 3090FE, it's been a long time since AMD has made competitive GPUs.

Did some more Octane X tests and theres a MASSIVE jump from the Radeon VII to the 6900XT. I think it just made Octane very workable with a single 6900XT. You can keep adding more RDNA2 GPUs to make it faster.

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I've got 2 of those and waiting for the EKWB to ship me the waterblocks they just released so I can put both of them in the system, hopping not to have the same sleep issue that I had with Radeon VII's.
 
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Ha yeah, I sold my Radeon VII for $2000 USD (Originally got it for $600), got the 6900XT for $1600 + $250 for waterblock. So pretty much even.

These miners and scalpers are insane.

Damn So I'm sitting on $4000? is VII that much better in mining then 6900XT?
 
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Does anyone have a Highpoint NVMe card working in Big Sur with an ASUS X299 SAGE or SAGE/10G? If so, can you please send me your EFI or let me know what you did to get it working.

My 7101A-1 is only visible to the RAID manager if in Slot 2, but TB3 needs to go in Slot 2. Thank you!
 
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Yeah Radeon VII is the best card on the market for miners because of the HBM2 memory. Sell it when you can.
Yeah, but how much better is the 6900 OVER the VII in percentage performance? Since, it's worth selling and then getting the 6900XT? That's what I'd like to know...
 
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Yeah, but how much better is the 6900 OVER the VII in percentage performance? Since, it's worth selling and then getting the 6900XT? That's what I'd like to know...
He's much better!
The Radeon Vii was very inferior even though it was AMD's flagship card
This generation of video cards is a true competitor of nvdia and has the power!

In my Radeon VII I would get 60,000 maybe 70,000 points (geekbench)
With AMD BOOST KEXT (unstable!) I got 100,000 points

At 6900 xt I get 165,000 points (without any extra kext)

So the performance is there!
 
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Yeah, but how much better is the 6900 OVER the VII in percentage performance? Since, it's worth selling and then getting the 6900XT? That's what I'd like to know...
If you're talking about mining, Radeon VII is about 30% better than the 6900XT.

If you're talking about general GPU performance, actual real world stuff like productivity in apps that use the GPU or gaming, than the 6900XT (Flagship model) is an incredible piece of hardware. I would say about 30-50% in performance boost.

You can do full 4k 60fps+ gaming with the 6900XT with every setting maxed out on AAA games.

Like mentioned, it's basically a 3090FE (they trade blows and sometimes the 6900XT is faster in raster) without DLSS and Ray Tracing. AMD has ray tracing which is decent and DLSS replacement, but it's not as good as NVIDIA. But in general it's an incredible card and I'm very happy with the performance.

Is the 6900XT worth it over the 6800XT? Probably not. I just went with it because I came out even on selling the Radeon VII so why not. And anyway I always get the top end GPU, so it's worth it to me.

If you can find these cards for retail price, I highly recommend it.
 
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If you can find these cards for retail price, I highly recommend it.
Yo mean the drop Thursday on AMD website? in theory the cards are there in Thursdays but, you cannot actually buy 'em since servers are overloaded by bots and they usually crash! Any hints at how to actually buy a 6800 XT there for 650 €? Selling my 5700 Xt fo 8/900 on eBay would make the swap a pretty good one!
 
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