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    tildearrow
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  • tildearrow
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    Oh yeah typo:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Hands On With The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

    After the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT was announced last week and ahead of the retail availability next week, today AMD's "unboxing embargo" has expired for this new RDN2 graphics card focused on delivering high 1080p frame rates. The card we have been testing out under Linux is the ASRock Phantom Gaming RX 6600 XT.

    https://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=30425

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  • tildearrow
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    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post


    Nice to see not only Linux support printed in the box, but it be in alphabetical order, not put dead last like a leper you pretend that didn't exist.
    That is amazing!

    Now I would like to see Vulkan written before DirectX 12, but then it wouldn't be in alphabetical order...

    Edit: Not only that, but am I seeing Xolonium font in the box? That is the font created for the open-source shooter Xonotic!
    tildearrow
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    Last edited by tildearrow; 07 August 2021, 09:56 PM.

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  • MadeUpName
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    Does it really need 3 fans or are they just flexing? If it does VGA then it is "supported on Linux" It is the advanced features like RT, hardware encode/decode and openCL where AMD falls down.

    As a side note I saw a YT clip where some one was showing that at least in the Steam survey NVidia has a higher share of 3090s than all of AMDs 6000 series combined. I'm not entirely sure what to make of that. Could it be true? If so why is it true?

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  • stormcrow
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    Originally posted by DanL View Post
    500W or greater PSU? Is AMD ever going to make a low-power, discrete GPU again? That would be nice...
    It's some of what @[email protected] and
    birdie
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    birdie said plus more. TBP is a bit of a misleading number. And it doesn't mean what a lot of people think it does. For AMD it stands for Typical Board Power, not Total Board Power (and it's arguable if Total Board Power even means "total" as the public would understand it). A board or *PU can be rated at 160W but still pull more under heavy sustained load. It doesn't have to be overclocked, either. Cheap generic PSUs often don't live up to their labeling. AMD also doesn't know what the rest of your system looks like as far as power draw is concerned.

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  • birdie
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    Can we stop discussing Linux printed on the box? I've seen it for years now.

    Here, a card from 2018:

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  • msjyoshi
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    While the new GPU sounds interesting, I'm more curious to see if the performance difference between 6700XT and 6800 in Michael's benchmark will still be zero. It has been for the last 3 or 4 benchmarks he's posted I think, and I don't know why it isn't more acknowledged or investigated, aside from a few comments here.

    If it's actually a driver error or something, it might be quite noticeable.

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  • Kayote
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  • Kayote
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    My Gigabyte 5600 XT also has Linux printed in the box.

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  • birdie
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  • birdie
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    Originally posted by DanL View Post
    500W or greater PSU? Is AMD ever going to make a low-power, discrete GPU again? That would be nice...
    This GPU TBP is rated 160W which means a good 350W PSU will suffice. AMD recommends 500W because they don't know which CPU you're going to use, so out of precaution they specified this huge number to accommodate for power hungry CPUs which can eat over 250W when overclocked. Class action lawsuits are never fun.

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  • M@GOid
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    Originally posted by DanL View Post
    500W or greater PSU? Is AMD ever going to make a low-power, discrete GPU again? That would be nice...
    That is standard talk by manufacturers. If you look out there, you can find those same 500W PSU requirement for sub-100W TPD GPUs too. People speculate that is because of the proliferation of bad quality PSUs.

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  • DanL
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  • DanL
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    500W or greater PSU? Is AMD ever going to make a low-power, discrete GPU again? That would be nice...

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