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Asus reveals the first custom designed AMD RX Vega 64

The ASUS ROG Strix version of the Vega 64 features a similar visual design to previous strix GPUs. (Source: ASUS)
The ASUS ROG Strix version of the Vega 64 features a similar visual design to previous strix GPUs. (Source: ASUS)
ASUS is the first manufacturer to announce a custom designed AMD RX Vega 64 graphics card. These feature familiar ROG Strix design with a large heatsink and a triple-fan cooler. These custom cards are expected in early September, a few weeks later than the reference designs.

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Shortly after AMD had officially announced Vega 56 and Vega 64, ASUS made a press release about four new Vega 64 graphics cards in their line-up. Two of these are ASUS RX cards, reference design water cooled and air cooled cards.

The other two cards feature ASUS ROG Strix branding, which are the first RX Vega 64 cards announced which feature non-reference designs with custom PCB and cooling components. The PCB appears to be quite spacious and has connectors for two 8pin PCI-E. The large heatsink seems to have several heat pipes looping through it lengthwise down the card and is cooled by three decent size fans.

According to the press release, which Videocardz reproduces here, the Strix cards feature ASUS Aura Sync for synchronizing with compatible RGB lighting in the computer. In regards to video out, they have replaced the one HDMI 2.0 and three DisplayPort 1.4 of the reference design, with one DVI, two HDMI 2.0, and two DisplayPort 1.4.

The two reference design cards will be available from the 14th of August, while these custom ROG Strix cards are expected from early September.

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Craig Ward, 2017-07-31 (Update: 2017-07-31)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.