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Y910-27ISH - The GPU upgrade thread 2020

2020-03-02, 13:51 PM

Well, back with another mod. 4 years later, the watercooled Y910 still swooshes :)

 

Due to the fact that i need to use MacOS, i am now limited to High Sierra due to Nvidia/Apple not playing well together anymore. 

Dragged it all along as much as i could, but even iMovie does not update anymore on High Sierra nowadays, complains it's not a "compatible upgrade".

 

So, only choice left is AMD cards. Which until now they were useless compared to GTX1070/1080, even newer RTX cards.

Vega 56/64 were good to have on cold winter days, with the windows wide open. No more, the NAVI 10 cards are much better now.

 

We can upgrade to RX5700 / 5700XT and this is what i'm going to test out and report. I ordered a Sapphire Pulse 5700XT (dual-fan, not reference design).

NAVI cards need 1x8+1x6 PSU leads, which is exactly what our Y910 PSU has (by the way, 380W total).

GTX1070/1080 require only 1x8.

 

So, can everyone who changed their GPUs to anything than 1070/1080, please post pictures in here and report on stability?
Esp. interested in how the cards physicaly fit, since some non-reference designs for both Nvidia/AMD (267mm long, dual-slot, blower style) may not fit.

 

I read some users are running RTX 2080 without any issues, even in full load. I'd like to see that, please. Based on these reports, the 5700XT should require 40-50 less Watts than RTX2080.

Thanks!

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Re:Y910-27ISH - The GPU upgrade thread 2020

2020-03-04, 16:31 PM

Success replacing GTX1070 with a Sapphire Pulse RX5700XT.

The AMD card uses all Y910 PSU connectors (1x6+1x6+1x2) and does not go above 190W in full (synthetic) load, like Furmark.

Temperatures are 50C idle and 78C in Furmark, with fans at 52%.

 

Card is more powerful than GTX1070 and much quieter. In idle or desktop work, browsing, mail, etc...the fans stop completely since the card uses 5-9W.

Navi10 really awesome compared to Vega crap.

 

As far as dimensions go: the downside is that the backpanel does not fit anymore, which is no big deal anyway, helps cooling better.

GTX had blower fan (sucked air and blew thru the top of the card vertically), while AMD has 2x fans which blow outside of the case horizontally.

AMD is shorter than GTX but wider, so it's about the same as the GTX with the metal enclosure fitted.

 

Tested in games and some synthetic benches, Furmark, Heaven, etc...perfectly stable and quiet.

 

Pics attached.

 

 

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Re:Y910-27ISH - The GPU upgrade thread 2020

2020-04-15, 0:57 AM
Really cool to see this upgrade. I am considering this exact upgrade but wanted to make sure there weren't any issues. I already run mine without the back panel so that is no biggie. What did you have to change or mod to make the card fit? Does it fit securely without the stock GPU holder? Do you have an idea of how big of an FPS increase you got vs the 1070? Thank you in advance if you reply. Be well.
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Re:Y910-27ISH - The GPU upgrade thread 2020

2020-04-23, 10:29 AM
no mod needed, the card fits right in. it's pretty secure, you can run the PSU cables on the right side of it to kind of push & keep the card in place. fps about 30% more at similar settings, but the big advantage is it runs with zero rpm when using in desktop. under load it's cooler and quieter than the 1070. plus full support for macos catalina out of the box. finally a decent upgrade from 1070 on the amd front.
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Re:Y910-27ISH - The GPU upgrade thread 2020

2020-05-11, 16:45 PM
Hi Zero really appreciate your post. New to forum but I haven't really done much except browse the web and play some mobile games on bluestacks since I purchased my Y910 about 3 years ago. I was ambitious and tried to play Apex Legends, and about 10 minutes in, I think it overheated or something and seems like theres green pixels throughout the screen now. I tried to troubleshoot, disable, uninstall, etc. but i think its broken. If i order the card you mentioned above, if I swap this out, do you think everything will be sorted out? Any other recommendation on other parts of the computer to change
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Re:Y910-27ISH - The GPU upgrade thread 2020

2020-05-16, 10:24 AM

if everything else is ok and you only have green pixels, i'd say is gfx corruption due to drivers and/or overheating.

are you running with the backpanel off? that makes the GTX run cooler.

do you get that in any other games or just Apex? do some more tests, run benchmarks (heaven, furmark, etc...) and stress test to see if and when it reproduces the errors.

 

Navi10 cards run cooler and faster than any GTX, even slightly better than RTX2060. They support Freesync as well, which the Y910 monitor handles default.

 

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