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MSI Radeon RX580/570 MECH 2 Unboxed (Page 2)

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 31, 2018 at 08:30 am CDT - 2 mins, 1 sec reading time for this page


MSI is using an all-new thermal design on the MECH 2 cards that the company says isn't just good for higher GPU clocks and VRAM clocks, but "increased performance" in games. This is something I'm keen to test, but the RX 580 is still one of the best value for money graphics cards you can buy for 1080p and 1440p gaming... but is there room for improvement? Always.

MSI Radeon RX580/570 MECH 2 Unboxed 10 |

It wouldn't be an MSI card without their dragon RGB LED on top, with MSI using a totally custom PCB design with Military Class 4 components that ensure you'll have a graphics card that lasts for years under heavy load.

On MSI's own website announcing the new MECH 2 cards, Scott Herkelman the new VP and GM of Radeon Technologies Group explains: "AMD Radeon has always been committed to the best interest of gamers: a dedication to open innovation such as our contributions to the DirectX and Vulkan APIs, a commitment to true transparency through industry standards like Radeon FreeSync technology, and a desire to expand the PC gaming ecosystem by enabling developers everywhere. It is these values that result in a thriving PC gaming community, and explain why so many gamers continue to rally behind the AMD Radeon brand".

MSI Radeon RX 580 MECH 2 OC specs:

  • GPU: Polaris 20 (14nm)
  • GPU base/boost clock: 1257/1340MHz
  • VRAM: 8GB GDDR5 (8Gbps)
  • Memory Bus: 256-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth: 256GB/sec
  • Power: 8-pin PCIe
  • Display Output: 2 x DP, 2 x HDMI, 1 x DVI
  • Slot Width: Dual-slot

Further GPU details:

  • Shading Units: 2304
  • TMUs: 144
  • ROPs: 32
  • Compute Units: 36

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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