ASUS was the only AIB partner of AMD to have custom Vega boards, When Radeon RX Vega graphics was announced at Siggraph by AMD. ASUS announced its ASUS ROG STRIX line up, but it won’t be available until September.
ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX Vega 64 Graphics Card: AMD’s Flagship first custom make up
ASUS ROG STRIX line up will have two variants, firstly the ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 OC edition with clock speed of 1630 MHz and secondly, the ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 with clock speed of 1247 MHz. What are the main differences between the Custom boards and reference cards? Custom boards have a non-reference PCB design, ASUS DirectCU III cooler, modified power supply system and a slightly different display connector configuration, while both have the same dual 8 pin power supply connectors.
The cards are built in ASUS’s industry-leading Auto-Extreme process which guarantees the best quality for graphics cards. The cards also comes with ASUS AURA RGB LED support and might feature a custom PCB and backplate. But more and better features doesn’t come free too, the ROG STRIX variant will have higher than the reference price of 599$.
Presenting you the ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX Vega 64!
That’s one big beast! And this beast needs a big feast too. Its power limit is set at 260W compared to the reference 220W to help the card achieve higher clocks for better performance. The card seems to perform better against a stock Radeon RX Vega 64 but lags behind against a fully overclocked variant, even with higher power input.
Lets analyze some statistics.
We can clearly see that the ASUS Radeon RX Vega 64 is gulping 40-50W more power than already higher power consuming AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 (higher than its rival GTX 1080). But when it comes to temperature the ASUS Radeon RX Vega works up to 10 degrees (Celsius) cooler than the reference card which operates around 85C. DirectCU III cooling really is proving its worth.
ASUS ROG STRIX Vega 64 Can have an incredible Overclock of 1980 MHz (Core), 1000 MHz (Memory) but at the expense of a massive 500 Watts of Power.
This sums up to a total of 6-7% performance increase but at the expense of 532W of power which is unbelievably high for a single GPU.
A quick word on overclocking. We managed to run the Asus Radeon RX Vega 64 at 1,980MHz core and 1,000MHzmemory, just beating out the clocks achieved by reference, and by doing so we added an additional 6.4 per cent performance in a trio of games. The downside of this voltage-induced performance is that power consumption rose to 532W at the wall. via Hexus
ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming Performance (Via Computerbase and Hardware.info)
In the above comparison you can see some important results about the gaming performance of ASUS ROG STRIX against the AMD Radeon RX Vega and NVIDIA’s rivals.
Stay tuned for more Information about the ASUS ROG line up.