Tuesday, July 3rd 2018

ASRock Intros its Radeon RX Vega Series Graphics Cards

ASRock rolled out its first Radeon RX Vega series graphics cards under its Phantom Gaming series. These cards stick to AMD reference board design, and aren't much to talk about. The ASRock RX Vega 56 Phantom Gaming X sticks to reference clock speeds of 1156-1471 MHz core and 800 MHz memory; while the RX Vega 64 ticks at 1247-1546 MHz core, and 945 MHz memory. Both cards draw power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors; display outputs include three DisplayPorts and an HDMI. The cards could be launched at close-to-stock prices owing to a slump in demand from crypto-currency miners.

Many Thanks to ne6togadno for the tip.
Add your own comment

25 Comments on ASRock Intros its Radeon RX Vega Series Graphics Cards

#1
kastriot
Unless they are sold @Msrp or under, it's a good deal i guess.
Posted on Reply
#3
INSTG8R
My Custom Title
TheGuruStud said:
Blower? Dump this crap in a river.
Actually I just got a Sapphire Nitro + Vega 64, clearly the best Vega our there. It chucks a crap ton of heat in my case. My previous Tri-X Fury didn’t heat up my case anywhere close. I mean the card itself runs “cool” (75C on the top with just running the Wattman Turbo profile)but it’s really warming up my case...
Posted on Reply
#4
TheGuruStud
INSTG8R said:
Actually I just got a Sapphire Nitro + Vega 64, clearly the best Vega our there. It chucks a crap ton of heat in my case. My previous Tri-X Fury didn’t heat up my case anywhere close. I mean the card itself runs “cool” (75C on the top with just running the Wattman Turbo profile)but it’s really warming up my case...
Heat dumped in the case is of no issue, b/c that's what multiple 140mm case fans are for. Also, you have to undervolt all AMD cards or it just uses more power and clocks don't go up {AMD is tarded here).
Posted on Reply
#5
repman244
TheGuruStud said:
Heat dumped in the case is of no issue, b/c that's what multiple 140mm case fans are for. Also, you have to undervolt all AMD cards or it just uses more power and clocks don't go up {AMD is tarded here).
Not everyone is running multiple 140mm case fans like you suggest, or like me have some other components in the case, which are not easy to cool and a hot GPU dumping heat next to it won't help.
And that is exactly why I went with a blower type.
Posted on Reply
#6
Casecutter
Given the market, and IF... I could get one for say $380, I'd run if for a couple of weeks and see how it performs with less voltage, then "Red Mod" it and see what it does a stock, and then other "tweaks" voltage/OC to see what I can "wring" out of it.
Posted on Reply
#7
Chloe Price
More like "Asrock released their stickers to reference RX Vega cards" :D
Posted on Reply
#8
CheapMeat
TheGuruStud said:
Blower? Dump this crap in a river.
Dump you in the river. Blowers are great for anyone that actually wants streamlined, wind tunnel-like air flow, front to back, in and out instead of meandering turbulence because they have 10000 fans all competing with each other in a crappy case.


Wish ASRock would've done something at least a little bit different here rather than just put a sticker on the fan.
Posted on Reply
#9
Vayra86
CheapMeat said:
Dump you in the river. Blowers are great for anyone that actually wants a streamed lined wind tunnel like air flow for their case, front to back, in and out, no meandering turbulence.
And hairdryer noise levels. Case fans consistently do the job better than blowers, but yes, if space is a concern, perhaps there is a purpose for blowers. But any decent ITX custom case offers sufficient case fan slots for at least an intake, which is still better than a blower. Hot air can just push itself out because physics ;)
Posted on Reply
#10
Chloe Price
Vayra86 said:
And hairdryer noise levels.
Yeah. Oh boy, when I owned a R9 290 with a reference blower 2 years ago..
Posted on Reply
#11
CheapMeat
But any decent ITX custom case offers sufficient case fan slots for at least an intake, which is still better than a blower. Hot air can just push itself out because physics ;)
I don't care about ITX. Yes of course for SFF cases you decide differently, especially when the intake grill is right in front of the GPU's fans, like on the Cerberus or Dan SFF cases. But I build for ATX & EATX. I build for server-like cooler air in, warm arm out, directly. I hate stuff like PSU shrouds and front intakes being covered just for minimalist designs. I hate 10000 tops fans competing with rear fans and front fans. I hate Z-shaped air flow. So for me, a blower is right. It shouldn't be dismissed all the time and it shouldn't be seen as "worse", just different.
Posted on Reply
#12
repman244
Vayra86 said:
And hairdryer noise levels. Case fans consistently do the job better than blowers, but yes, if space is a concern, perhaps there is a purpose for blowers. But any decent ITX custom case offers sufficient case fan slots for at least an intake, which is still better than a blower. Hot air can just push itself out because physics ;)
My RAID card would burn out if I didn't have a blower type GPU cooling and a ghetto modded fan in my case - so yeah hot air can't push itself out.
Posted on Reply
#13
Chloe Price
With my old case (Phanteks P400S) which is almost like a sauna, when I had GTX 970 SLI the lower card was a blower one (EVGA SC, similar PCB as a reference GTX 670), I guess that helped with the temps at least a little.

But these "introduces" with reference cards which have just their own sticker aren't anything special.
Posted on Reply
#14
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
INSTG8R said:
Actually I just got a Sapphire Nitro + Vega 64, clearly the best Vega our there. It chucks a crap ton of heat in my case. My previous Tri-X Fury didn’t heat up my case anywhere close. I mean the card itself runs “cool” (75C on the top with just running the Wattman Turbo profile)but it’s really warming up my case...
Time to add more exhaust and fresh intakes
Posted on Reply
#15
Chloe Price
INSTG8R said:
Actually I just got a Sapphire Nitro + Vega 64, clearly the best Vega our there. It chucks a crap ton of heat in my case. My previous Tri-X Fury didn’t heat up my case anywhere close. I mean the card itself runs “cool” (75C on the top with just running the Wattman Turbo profile)but it’s really warming up my case...
How about a modern case, that Kandalf looks ancient by its internal design. PSU on top etc.
Posted on Reply
#16
INSTG8R
My Custom Title
Chloe Price said:
How about a modern case, that Kandalf looks ancient by its internal design. PSU on top etc.
Shh! It still keeps my 4790K very cool with it’s built in Watercooling. It’s retro! Besides what does PSU placement have to do with temps? Heat rises.
Posted on Reply
#17
Athlonite
repman244 said:
My RAID card would burn out if I didn't have a blower type GPU cooling and a ghetto modded fan in my case - so yeah hot air can't push itself out.
This is where I love Silverstones Raven and FT01 case designs large 180mm fans on the bottom 90 degree rotated mobo so everything hangs down no bendy GPU and 300CFM of cool air blowing the hot air straight out the top just like physics intended
Posted on Reply
#18
Caring1
Athlonite said:
…. so everything hangs down... and ... blowing the hot air straight out the top just like physics intended
Sounds like my Ex wife :roll::roll::roll:
Posted on Reply
#19
Eric3988
I like my Vega 56, but the noise starts to get noticeable above 2000 RPM fan speed. I have the cut off at 2600 because any louder and I will need to put on headphones.
Posted on Reply
#20
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Eric3988 said:
I like my Vega 56, but the noise starts to get noticeable above 2000 RPM fan speed. I have the cut off at 2600 because any louder and I will need to put on headphones.
You can get aftermarket cooling
Posted on Reply
#21
Athlonite
Caring1 said:
Sounds like my Ex wife :roll::roll::roll:
:toast::roll::roll::lovetpu:
Posted on Reply
#22
Chloe Price
Eric3988 said:
I like my Vega 56, but the noise starts to get noticeable above 2000 RPM fan speed. I have the cut off at 2600 because any louder and I will need to put on headphones.
I'd have my headphones on even if my PC would be totally noiseless. With blower cooler cards, I had to just increase the volume. Well, I use headphones 99.99% the time I'm on my computer, so that's not a big deal. :D
Posted on Reply
#23
repman244
Athlonite said:
This is where I love Silverstones Raven and FT01 case designs large 180mm fans on the bottom 90 degree rotated mobo so everything hangs down no bendy GPU and 300CFM of cool air blowing the hot air straight out the top just like physics intended
Can't fit all my HDDs or my tape drive and I have my case right under my table so it's impossible to vent from the top.
Don't get me wrong they are great cases, but there is no design which would fit everyone.
Posted on Reply
#24
Squuiid
repman244 said:
Can't fit all my HDDs or my tape drive and I have my case right under my table so it's impossible to vent from the top.
Don't get me wrong they are great cases, but there is no design which would fit everyone.
Tape drive?! Can I ask what you use a tape drive for?
Posted on Reply
#25
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Squuiid said:
Tape drive?! Can I ask what you use a tape drive for?
They are a reliable means for mass archiving.
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment