Friday, November 24th 2017

XFX Launches Custom RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 Double Edition Graphics Cards

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After teasing us with a somewhat bold design for their custom RX Vega graphics cards, XFX has officially taken the lid of their finalized design for their RX Vega graphics cards. These have been a long time coming, for sure; and the design is definitely bold enough to be divisive, promising to be a "hate it or love it" affair. XFX has taken their brand-recognition-fueled X and applied that design to the graphics cards' shroud, with a recess in the middle of the graphics cards that separates the two air cooling fans giving the card an X-shaped design. This design quirk has been put to other uses than just aesthetic considerations, though, with the card's 2x 8-pin power connectors being slotted smack in the middle of the graphics card, which might be good (or bad) according to your cases' routing ability, though it should, in theory, allow for somewhat decreased length of the graphics card. The backplate on the XFX custom cards also looks great (black, gray and red are almost impossible to get wrong).
The finalized versions carry a two-slot cooling solution with 2x 8-pin power connectors - to be expected, but which somewhat constitutes a surprise for the more powerful RX Vega 64, since other early AIB partner designs have been deploying a trio of 8-pin connectors on that particular graphics card. As for connections, there's 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI connectors, with the top slot being fully dedicated to airflow. Availability for the XFX Double Edition graphics cards hasn't been disclosed at time of writing, but clocks for these are seemingly stock (1247 MHz base, 1546 MHz Boost for the RX Vega 64, and 1156 MHz base, 1471 MHz Boost for the Vega 56).
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