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AMD's AIB partners are free to create custom Radeon VII graphics cards

Do you expect to see Custom Radeon VII GPUs in the future?

AMD's AIB partners are free to create custom Radeon VII graphics cards

AMD's AIB partners are free to create custom Radeon VII graphics cards

Today marks the launch of AMD's Radeon VII graphics cards, though at the time of writing Radeon's latest high-end graphics card is limited exclusively to AMD's reference design and specifications. 

So far, none of AMD's AIB partners has confirmed that they have any plans to launch non-reference Radeon VII graphics cards, though AMD has released a statement which says that their partners are allowed to released "modified versions" of the GPU to meet the needs of their users. At this time it remains unclear whether or not any of AMD's Add-in-Board partners are willing to take AMD up on that offer. 
 

Our AIB partners are free to develop modified versions to meet customer needs.


AMD's statement opens the door to the possibility of custom Radeon VII graphics cards in the near future, though for now, it doesn't appear as if any major graphics card manufacturer is eager to make sell a non-reference version of AMD's first 7nm graphics card. It is worth noting that both AsRock and MSI both decided to not create custom versions of AMD's Radeon RX Vega series, so the lack of non-reference designs isn't exactly out of the question for this release. 

You can read our review for AMD's reference Radeon VII graphics card here

You can join the discussion on AMD's statement that their AIB partners are free to create modified Radeon VII graphics cards on the OC3D Forums.  

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07-02-2019, 14:30:50

looz
That combined with lack of non-reference designs reeks of very limited supply - AIB partners haven't seen it worth the R&D cost.Quote

07-02-2019, 14:42:49

tgrech
I think the reason AIBs aren't jumping at the opportunity is probably because this reference design would show up half the AIBs top end designs, to make a cooler than get push 300W out of such a small surface area is no easy feat, infact it's something no ones ever had to attempt before on this scale, while capable vapour chamber designs wouldn't need much alteration any heatpipe based design would likely need some careful reconfiguring to make sure things are optimal, and only the beefier AIB coolers would be relevant, which rules out a few companies.Quote

07-02-2019, 17:57:51

looz
They could take the brute force approach of 2.75 slot card and slightly larger fans, heat density is high but direct die cooling should make it feasible.Quote

08-02-2019, 07:09:38

AngryGoldfish
Quote:
Originally Posted by looz View Post
They could take the brute force approach of 2.75 slot card and slightly larger fans, heat density is high but direct die cooling should make it feasible.
But that would add additional cost to an already expensive (overpriced IMO) graphics card. Overclocks are so meagre that it might not be worth it. It would reduce noise levels which is a big deal, but the extra cost might not be worth it to many consumers. And it might not be worth for AIB partners with limited stock where they can't sell enough custom variants to make it profitable.Quote

08-02-2019, 15:14:07

AlienALX
*waits for the £1000 Strix card*Quote
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