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ASUS makes ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega series official

ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega series revealed

By: Anthony Garreffa from Aug 21, 2017 @ 2:23 CDT

ASUS has officially revealed its next-gen ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega series of graphics card, led by the flagship ROG Strix RX Vega 64 O8G, making it one of the first custom Radeon RX Vega 64 cards announced.


ASUS has used a custom design PCB, using their new DirectCU III cooling solution that the company used on their flagship ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. We have a heat pipe with a direct contact base, with the heat pipes passing through two aluminum fin stacks on either end, which are then cooled by 3 x 100mm fans. These fans will not spin until the card hits a certain load.


The new card will use 8+8-pin PCIe power connectors, with ASUS using a 13-phase VRM, and overclocked GPU speeds that are close to the speeds on the Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition. ASUS will also have a "non-O8G" version of the card, which will be closer to the reference clocks, seeing GPU boost speeds of somewhere between 1495-1510MHz.


ASUS is pushing the higher clock speeds with less fan noise, and zero idle noise - as well as everything that the ROG brand has to offer. There's also the ROG Strix RX Vega 56, with it rocking the same PCB, and AMD reference design clocks. There's no pricing details as of yet, or availability for now.