Monday, July 31st 2017

ASUS ROG STRIX AMD Vega 64 Announced - Early September Availability

The first custom AIB partner graphics card that we have a chance to look at is none other than ASUS' ROG Strix. AS usual, everything about this particular offering from ASUS screams customization - from the purpose-built PCB and power delivery, to the oversized, triple-slot cooling design with three fans, and premium backplate design for better heat dissipation; all of these should greatly improve temps over Vega's reference design with better acoustics, at the same time. As with almost all AIB partner offerings, there will be two offerings based on this model, differing only in regards to out-of-box clock speeds.

ASUS' latest DirectCU III cooling system makes an appearance, combining Super Alloy Power II components and their Auto Extreme manufacturing technology. Max contact GPU technology makes its way here, as does FanConnect II, which provides hybrid-controlled fan headers and a comprehensive set of tuning options with GPU Tweak II to optimize system cooling and performance even further. As with most ASUS ROG products nowadays, the ROG Strix Vega 64 graphics card will feature support for ASUS AURA RGB LED. Display outputs include 2x HDMI (for VR systems), 2x DisplayPort and 1x DVI. No pricing was announced at time of writing, though you should count on this offering being near the top pricing bracket between AIB cards.

Source: WCCFTech
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14 Comments on ASUS ROG STRIX AMD Vega 64 Announced - Early September Availability

#1
Totally
GG Asus, DVI really? Guys couldn't leave that out and just throw an adapter in the box?
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Hugh Mungus
Mid-late september I'm building, so hopefully some AIB's will be available then. Otherwise I can hopefully get the vega AquaPack. Fingers crossed.
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#3
uuuaaaaaa
They better improve the quality control on their Vega Strix. The high side caps on my Fury Strix literally fell off the PCB and the contact of the heatpipes with the GPU + HBM was done with a special thermal pad that was not in full contact with the HBM, leaving half of 2 dies exposed, not acceptable.
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Vayra86
Totally said:
GG Asus, DVI really? Guys couldn't leave that out and just throw an adapter in the box?
Just for you I've written to ASUS to make a special edition that also has a 3.5mm jack for your audio needs.

As for the rest, I'll refer to @Aenra.
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#6
DeathtoGnomes
Super Alloy Power II components and their Auto Extreme manufacturing technology.
Does this mean cheap ass parts and aluminum plate?
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#7
iO
Looks good but the Fury Strix I owned for a day had coil whine which sounded like a cat-sized cricket on crack so no more Strix cards for me...

And it looks like AMD learned something from Fury and doesnt restrict Vega 64 to reference cards only.
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#8
uuuaaaaaa
iO said:
Looks good but the Fury Strix I owned for a day had coil whine which sounded like a cat-sized cricket on crack so no more Strix cards for me...

And it looks like AMD learned something from Fury and doesnt restrict Vega 64 to reference cards only.
The PCB on the reference Fury X is excellent tho!
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erocker
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Totally said:
GG Asus, DVI really? Guys couldn't leave that out and just throw an adapter in the box?
Why? It really doesn't make a difference.
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#10
Nkd
erocker said:
Why? It really doesn't make a difference.
does matter. Air flow. Dump that dvi and rather have that open space. Thats a whole lot of heat dumping in the case. I would rather recommend the stock cooler over this. Seems to be using a pretty decent vapor chamber.
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erocker
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Nkd said:
does matter. Air flow. Dump that dvi and rather have that open space. Thats a whole lot of heat dumping in the case. I would rather recommend the stock cooler over this. Seems to be using a pretty decent vapor chamber.
Yeah, true. It is located in a pretty awful spot.
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#12
Slizzo
Nkd said:
does matter. Air flow. Dump that dvi and rather have that open space. Thats a whole lot of heat dumping in the case. I would rather recommend the stock cooler over this. Seems to be using a pretty decent vapor chamber.
In an open cooler such as this that back plate being open wouldn't really make much a difference in internal case temperatures anyway.

Though with the hot box that is Vega maybe I'll be eating those words. :)


But, ideally your case would have good enough airflow to indeed make that a non-issue.
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#13
Totally
erocker said:
Why? It really doesn't make a difference.
Aesthetics, I like the card to only take up a single slot after I slap a waterblock onto it.

I have no desire to use that cooler if I happend up with this card. Depending on scenario that cooler performs decently or is outright atrocious. In my case it's the it's the latter, there some airflow but nowhere near enough to prevent the motherboard side exhaust air from flying right back into the intake causing the card to hamstring itself. The fan connect II headers aren't a feature but a thinly veiled band-aid fix.
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LogitechFan
2.5 slot design again. I bet it's 1080 ti refurbished HS. 1080ti strix is 5db quieter under load than a FE 1080ti but you get all that hot air dumped in the case. With the 350w tdp vega you'll need good airflow and a large case. Basically, it's a failure regardless of how you look at it (or don't).
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