Even though AMD launched its RX VEGA 56 and 64 almost six months ago, still due to less availability and cryptocurrency mining, making getting an AMD card very difficult so we didn’t get the chance to check any new VEGA card. Also, the Vega cards suffer from an issue with drivers from AMD. The driver that finally worked correctly wasn’t out until December, which was the AMD Adrenalin driver. But we finally get our hand on ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 64, and we are finally able to bring you a full retail custom card review.
The RX Vega 64 is based on the Vega architecture built on 14nm and features 4096 stream processors with 64 compute units, combined with 8GB of HBM2 memory at 484GB/sec of bandwidth. ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 O8G Gaming features a full custom PCB with a tri-fan cooler that tries to keep temperatures under control. The card clocked at 1298 for the base and 1590 MHz for the boost frequency while the memory clocked at 945 MHz. The pricing is pretty crazy right now, thanks to miners, AMD launched MSRP for the RX Vega 64 back on August 14th, 2017 was $499 which is same as NVIDIA’s GTX 1080. But now the cheapest RX Vega 64 is around $1000 which is insane. Still, how AMD’s best perform in gaming, let’s find out.
- 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.