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ASRock Phantom Gaming RX 570 and RX 580 cards set to hit Europe on July 1

ASRock Phantom Gaming X RX 580 8G OC Edition GPU. (Source: ASRock)
ASRock Phantom Gaming X RX 580 8G OC Edition GPU. (Source: ASRock)
ASRock's foray into the GPU market started with the Radeon RX 570 and RX 580-based GPUs when they became available in the Asian market a few months ago. Now, ASRock is making these GPUs available for the European market starting July 1. While the Radeon RX 570 and 580 are starting to age, they are a perfect bet for ASRock to test the waters and offer great bang for the buck.

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ASRock has announced that its Phantom Gaming GPUs will be made available in Europe starting July 1. The Phantom Gaming series is based on the now old but still capable AMD Radeon RX 570 and RX 580 making them a perfect launchpad for ASRock, which has traditionally been a motherboard manufacturer.

This news comes as a relief to prospective buyers as there were reports that AMD didn't want ASRock to sell their GPUs in the EU. Also, the EU was not on ASRock's initial plans as it preferred to focus more on the APEC and Latin America regions. The speculated reason was due to the inflated prices third-party retailers would charge due to crytocurrency mining. However, now it looks like street prices have somewhat normalized and ASRock is willing to expand its footprint. 

The Polaris 20-based RX 580 aka AMD Ellesmere enables smooth gaming at 1080p (FHD) and 1440p (WQHD) resolutions. The RX 580 can be thought of as a refined RX 480 fabbed using a 14nm process with boosted clocks. With a boost clock of about 1340 MHz and featuring 32 Compute Units (2048 shader processors), the Polaris cards can feature either 4 GB or 8 GB of 256-bit GDDR5 VRAM. The same is the case with the Phantom Gaming lineup with the RX 580 variant factory tuned at 1257 MHz base and 1380 MHz boost. Turning on OC mode bumps the speed up to 1435 MHz. There is a dual-slot cooler but no back plate or RGB functionality.

The ASRock Phantom Gaming series will be available in various configurations and the price of the Phantom Gaming X RX 580 8G OC is expected to be around Euro 329, the RX 570 8G OC at Euro 319, and the RX 570 4G OC will set you back by Euro 295.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-06-28 (Update: 2018-06-28)