ASUS STRIX Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB Graphics Card Review
Peter Donnell / 9 months ago
ASUS STRIX Radeon RX Vega 64
The graphics card market is no stranger to new and innovative products, and it seems you can’t go more than 6 months without the whole market being somewhat reinvented, with exciting new products and ideas to help push the market forward. Obviously, the main drive in this market is improved performance in the latest games, especially for consumers who want to get the most frames per second in the latest titles.
Wait for VEGA
The latest card from ASUS, if the Republic of Gamers STRIX RX Vega 64 8GB. I’ve been really looking forward to testing this card since it launched, but as the saying goes “Wait for VEGA”. Even us here at eTeknix had to join the queue with everyone else. Market demand for these cards is extremely high right now. Most cards are snapped up by Cryptocurrency Miners, and the rest mopped up by graphics card hungry gamers trying to find stock of any that haven’t been nabbed by miners. Either way, we have it in the office today, and I can finally get it on our test bench.
The card comes equipped with plenty of ASUS’s own technologies, such as Max Contact Technology, Wing-Blade IP5X fans, FanConnect II, RGB lighting and more. While not everyone is going to need all these features or care about them, they add to the overall value for money and hopefully to the performance too.
- MaxContact Technology that is 2X more contact with GPU for improved thermal transfer.
- Patented Wing-Blade IP5X-Certified Fans for maximum airflow and longer fan lifespan.
- ASUS FanConnect II equips with hybrid controlled fan headers for optimal system cooling.
- Industry Only Auto-Extreme Technology with Super Alloy Power II delivers premium quality and best reliability.
- ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED synchronization enables a gaming system personalization.
- VR-friendly HDMI ports let you enjoy VR experiences anytime without having to swap cables.
- GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster provides intuitive performance tweaking and real-time streaming.
Of course, this being one of the latest AMD graphics cards it also offers many other features that are sure to appeal to gamers, such as AMD FreeSync and Radeon Chill. Furthermore, with it being one of the flagship cards for the ASUS range, it also comes with a powerful factory overclock, one of their high-end cooler designs to help it maintain it’s performance for longer, 0 decibel technology for completely silent performance in Low load scenarios, and 12 + 1 Phase Super Alloy Power II hardware for added reliability.
What ASUS Had to Say
“ROG Strix RX VEGA64 gaming graphics cards are packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including all-new MaxContact Technology that is 2X more contact with GPU for improved thermal transfer, and Patented Wing-Blade IP5X-Certified Fans for maximum airflow and longer fan lifespan. While ASUS FanConnect II features 4-pin, hybrid-controlled headers connected to system fans for optimal system cooling. ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED synchronization enables a gaming system personalization and VR-friendly HDMI ports let gamers easily enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences. ROG Strix RX VEGA64 also has GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster that provides intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.” – ASUS