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ASUS ROG Strix Vega 64 Review: Vega, Refined, Kinda (Page 1)

ASUS ROG Strix Vega 64 Review: Vega, Refined, Kinda

ASUS shows AMD how their Radeon RX Vega 64 reference cards should've been with its ROG Strix version.

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 24, 2017 01:53 pm CDT
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASUS

Introduction

AMD first launched their Radeon RX Vega series of graphics cards with the RX Vega 64 and a much better liquid cooled version that held its GPU and HBM2 clocks during overclocking thanks to the improved cooling on the Radeon RX Vega 64 LCE. With an improved air cooler, will the ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 keep its GPU clocks?

Let's find out.

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One of the main selling points of the new ROG Strix RX Vega 64 is that it features ASUS' impressive MaxContact Technology that has "2x more contact with the GPU for improved thermal transfer", but Vega runs so hot that all of this cooling prowess didn't help.

But there is another big surprise that ASUS has over AMD and its reference RX Vega 64, and that's overclockability and the noise of the card when it's under 100% load.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With 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 high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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