Four months of silence after what can only be classified as a premature announcement
, ASUS has finally put up the product pages for their custom RX Vega 56 and 64 graphics cards, marketed under the Strix branding. Yield and packaging issues, as well as differing chip characteristics between different AMD packaging partners, have greatly affected TTM on RX Vega's custom designs, which were sorely needed so as to improve on some of the reference cards' shortcomings. Sadly, the product pages are just that - product pages - and lack the holy trinity of graphics cards important information - clock speeds, pricing, and availability.
Tech specs are in the same ballpark as ASUS' other Strix offerings: there's ASUS' Aura Sync RGB LED support for aesthetics, a 2.5" cooler which ASUS boasts of enabling a 40% increase in dissipation area - bringing about a 30% increase in cooling capabilities and an up to 300% reduction in operating noise. ASUS' MaxContact technology is being marketed as leveraging the best precision machining tools in the industry, increasing evenness of the copper contact plate and therefore increasing contact area for improved heat transfer - by up to 2x as much. The power delivery is being quoted as 12+1 design, which should ensure Vega's typical power hunger should be fully fed. The dual fans are also IP5X certified when it comes to dust resistance, for improved reliability and lifespan.Sources: ASUS RX 64, ASUS RX 56, via Tom's HArdware