Asus reveals the first custom designed AMD RX Vega 64
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.