Installing the Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega64 8GB HBM2 Limited Edition

Some might choose to skip this section but not everyone knows how to install a video card, I hope to help you if you don’t.  Though even if you know how to install video card, maybe this video will help you to install the GPU Support bracket.

Is somewhat what it will look like once installed.

Now that everything is installed, you will need to installed the video drivers, of which you can obtain at amd.com, but you will more than likely need to uninstall your current drivers.  You can do this before you update the card or afterwards, though its preferred to do it before.

To remove the drivers, I would recommend using a utility called DDU, short for Display Driver uninstaller.  You can download DDU from https://www.wagnardsoft.com/.

Once you download DDU, you will want to extract it and then run it from the Extracted directory.

When you start it up, on the drop down “Launch Option” menu, select “Safe Mode (Recommended) then click “Reboot to Safe Mode”.

After rebooting, you will select the card manufacturer that was previously in your system in the drop-down box on the right.  For example, if you had an NVIDIA card or integrated Intel HD Graphics, you would select that.  Then on the left, you would want to select “Clean and restart (Highly Recommended) and then follow the prompts.

This will uninstall everything AMD, NVIDIA or Intel Graphics related for you, in one click taking only seconds.  Prior to DDU you would have had to one by one uninstall all instances of that GPU manufacturer with a few reboots in between.  This utility will not uninstall 3rd party utilities like MSI Overburn, EVGA PrecisionX and the likes, you will need to manually uninstall those.

Afterwards, you just install that video driver you just downloaded from AMD and get started playing.  Surely you are interested in the performance of this card, and I will show you how it performs in games as well as benchmarks, perhaps some comparison as well.

A short chapter I know, but in this next chapter we will go over benchmarks, Performance, Temperatures and Power consumption.

Iggy Castillo

Iggy Castillo

Senior Editor an Reviewer at Dragonblogger.com
I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development Engineer for Alienware and later Dell through Alienware's acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new configurations, products and technologies with companies such as AMD, Asus, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA and more. The Arts, Gaming, New & Old technologies drive my interests and passion. Now as my day job, I am an IT Manager but doing reviews on my time and my dime.
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