PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphics Card Review

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A Closer Look

Immediately we can see that this is one gorgeous looking graphics card. The whole black and red “gaming” thing is done to death, but the Red Devil wears it well. What stands out the most, is that the shroud for the cooler is made from metal, while many graphics cards in this price range will offer plastic covers. The two tone effect certainly stands out, and the fact that it’s two separate chunks of metal bolted together gives it a premium quality look and feel that few cards can rival.

The card is quite chunky but still keeps within a dual-slot design. The extra size is no bad thing though, as that makes room for a much larger heat sink that will help with the Mute Fan mode. Of course, those two huge 100mm fans should be able to keep the card cool even at low RPM.

On the edge of the card, there’s a red LED lit Red Devil which is sure to look great when you peek through the side panel window of your chassis.

Connectivity is superb too, with 3 x DP, 1 x HDMI, and 1 X DVI. This means you shouldn’t have any issues connecting up various display types, and those eager to use multiple displays will have no issues either.

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I also like that all of the connections come with dust covers, it’s a small detail, but a welcome one. There’s also a good amount of ventilation here, which should help shift plenty of heat out of the back end of the card.

One of the best features of this card, however, is this stunning 1.5mm thick backplate. It has a matte black finish, with some cool ventilation holes cut into it around the pentagram graphic.

Tucked away right at the rear corner of the card, you’ll find the power connections, a 6+8pin configuration, which means this card can chomp through quite a bit of power, but we’re eager to see how much of that power it can turn into performance!

Fired up on our test bench and ready to go, the lighting is not great today, but you can see the little Red Devil logo lit up on the side of the card.

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