ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition Takes Up 2.5 slots
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) boasts amongst the fastest graphics cards available. As such, the ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition elicited much excitement following its unveiling by Asus. Now, Asus revealed the graphics card will take up 2.5 slots and is 25% thicker than the usual 2-slot cards. Accordingly, the Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition’s heatsink is 40% larger for greater heat dissipation.
ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition – Cooling
The ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition features a 0Db stealth-mode, which means the fans won’t kick in while only performing light tasks. Hence, internet browsing or watching videos won’t be disturbed by fan noise. However, when the fans are operating, the FanConnect II headers connect directly to the GPU. Therefore, fan operation is based directly on GPU (rather than CPU) temperature.
“High-end GPUs like the RX Vega64 boast awesome power that inevitably translates to more heat. We rise to the cooling challenge with a combination of brains and brawn that provides excellent performance when you need it and silence when you don’t. It all starts with MaxContact, an industry-leading heat spreader machined to tighter tolerances than conventional counterparts. The copper surface is much flatter than traditional head spreaders, allowing it to efficiently extract thermal energy from the GPU.
Heat flows into a massive array of pipes and radiators that occupies 2.5 slots. Despite being only 25% thicker than our dual-slot coolers, this expanded heatsink has 40% more surface area for thermal dissipation. The design also leaves room for airflow between adjacent cards, allowing its three wing-blade fans to breathe deeply across a range of system configurations. Our cooling is so effective that the fans don’t even spin up until temperatures exceed a set threshold. Thanks to this 0dB capability, you can surf the web, watch movies, and even do some light gaming with the card in stealth mode.”
Price and Availability
The ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition launches in mid-September. Price is currently unknown.