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    Sapphire Radeon RX 570 with 16GB GDDR5 on the way

    Apparently it is designed for mining the new Grin cryptocurrency.
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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 with 16GB GDDR5 on the way

    Wonder if the vega 7 would be good at Grin xD

    Not that i want cryptocurrency craziness to come back at all

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 with 16GB GDDR5 on the way

    if it's good for gaming and CAD-FEA then I might be tempted at £400. I might even persuade IT to pop one in my work machine too if it is of benefit.

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 with 16GB GDDR5 on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    if it's good for gaming and CAD-FEA then I might be tempted at £400. I might even persuade IT to pop one in my work machine too if it is of benefit.
    If the picture (/render?) in the article is accurate it doesn't have any video outputs, although I don't know if that matters nowadays - do switchable graphics work on the desktop?

    I doubt it'll be any better for gaming than a standard 4GB RX 570, and perhaps even worse - historically the way you put more memory on a GPU was to slow it down....

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 with 16GB GDDR5 on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    if it's good for gaming and CAD-FEA then I might be tempted at £400. I might even persuade IT to pop one in my work machine too if it is of benefit.
    If the picture (/render?) in the article is accurate it doesn't have any video outputs, although I don't know if that matters nowadays - do switchable graphics work on the desktop?
    Should run through IGP output with a minor performance penalty (presuming a semi-recent motherboard).

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 with 16GB GDDR5 on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    historically the way you put more memory on a GPU was to slow it down....
    Exactly, hence my comment if it's good for both uses. But jack-of-all master of none is usually what you find if they try and do both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahkey View Post
    Should run through IGP output with a minor performance penalty (presuming a semi-recent motherboard).
    Was watching a Linus Tech Tips video this morning where he uses an old mining 1060 card to play Tomb Raider through the motherboard's integrated graphics. Sounds like the driver specifically locked the card out though, so it needed a hacked driver to disable the lockout before it would work. I think he said the second hand card was $USD 70 from China, but even at that price I have to wonder if it is worth the hassle as updating hacked drivers is going to get really old really fast.

    So it's possible, but it might not be easy.

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    Mining... I'm pretty sure Alf's story about his world's end, "everyone turned on their hair driers at the same time", was a cover story.

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 with 16GB GDDR5 on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ahkey View Post
    Should run through IGP output with a minor performance penalty (presuming a semi-recent motherboard).
    Was watching a Linus Tech Tips video this morning where he uses an old mining 1060 card to play Tomb Raider through the motherboard's integrated graphics. Sounds like the driver specifically locked the card out though, so it needed a hacked driver to disable the lockout before it would work. I think he said the second hand card was $USD 70 from China, but even at that price I have to wonder if it is worth the hassle as updating hacked drivers is going to get really old really fast.

    So it's possible, but it might not be easy.
    If you don't play the latest games, then it's not a problem. My current driver is almost a year old. I even play some newer games and it performs fine. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Was watching a Linus Tech Tips video this morning where he uses an old mining 1060 card to play Tomb Raider through the motherboard's integrated graphics. Sounds like the driver specifically locked the card out though, so it needed a hacked driver to disable the lockout before it would work. I think he said the second hand card was $USD 70 from China, but even at that price I have to wonder if it is worth the hassle as updating hacked drivers is going to get really old really fast.

    So it's possible, but it might not be easy.
    That card is a P106 which has a different bios etc which causes the problem (drivers won't use the card), depending how AMD do this it may be a non issue.

    In the above case nvidia could allow the P106 to work in drivers and stop them going on the the scrap heap but why would they do that as it may lose them some sales and we know they operate more towards greed than doing the right thing.

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 with 16GB GDDR5 on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    That card is a P106 which has a different bios etc which causes the problem (drivers won't use the card), depending how AMD do this it may be a non issue.

    In the above case nvidia could allow the P106 to work in drivers and stop them going on the the scrap heap but why would they do that as it may lose them some sales and we know they operate more towards greed than doing the right thing.
    Hence I said it *might* not be easy.

    OFC with an AMD card even if the company drivers don't support it the Linux open source drivers would work just fine.

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