Asus has been the first graphics card assembler to announce its custom model of the new AMD Radeon RX Vega, both the 64 and the 56. Called the Asus ROG STRIX Radeon RX Vega 64/56 O8G, this graphics will hit the market with Usual Heatsink DirectCU III brand, and with some factory overclocking.
If something works, why should someone change it? This should be the premise of Asus with this graphics card, which basically has same heatsink and is factory overclocked. While there was no need to overclock the Vega but some advanced users will appreciate the higher clock speeds. The DirectCU III heatsink installed in their STRIX graphics is quite effective in doing away with the heat generated by the GPU as it also cools the memory chips – although in this case, it is not necessary because they are integrated in the die.
The heatsink in Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega 64 / 56 O8G has a design in which the heatpipes make direct contact with the GPU, distributing the heat generated by it in two blocks of aluminum sheets that are, in turn, cooled by a trio of fans of 100 mm diameter.
The fans are fairly quiet in and of themselves, but they also remain off when the GPU is at rest for more silence when we’re not playing. Of course it has adjustable RGB backlit settings that can be changed with the Asus’ software.
Since the Radeon RX Vega leaves plenty of free space on the PCB, the graphics card has a pair of 8-pin PCI-Express connectors from the power supply, by a 13-phase VRM controller. The O8G variant has a factory overclocking, although its speeds are the same as those of the reference Liquid Edition of AMD, up to 1510 Mhz in the core. What Asus sells to us is really better stability, and all said a greater memory overclocking ability by maintaining better temperatures and better VRM design.
There will also be a version without OC – it will be 8G instead of O8G – and of course the Vega 56 model, with the same heatsink and design. At the moment Asus has not revealed availability date or price.