Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 560 Video Card Review: Page 10 of 10

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Posted by Heath Coop on Monday, August 7, 2017 - 1:24am

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

The Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 560 is welcomed addition to Asus’s ROG Strix RX 500 lineup. The RGB lighting is very well done. The ROG eye logo is a nice addition. As a bonus, if the user has other Asus and/or Aura compatible products, a full version of Aura is available for download that will allow control of the lighting for those products as well.

Performance wise, it offered acceptable framerate in most of our games when running at 1920x1080. Some older games were capable of being run at 2560x1440. At this price range good performance at 2560x1440 isn’t an expectation. Like its bigger brothers, performance was most impressive when running DX 12 games.

Overclocking the core delivered an extra 10% increase in clock speed, which is quite good. Memory overclocked all the way up to 7900MHz, a 13% increase. The increased speed was noticeable while playing and running benchmarks. Thanks to the 2 fan cooler, the ROG Strix RX 560 never got warmer than 60°c during normal game testing. At no time did I ever really notice any significant fan noise. The additional 4-pin external fan header is a nice touch that isn’t often seen.

Overall, Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 560 is a card that balances performance and price quite well. That makes it one of the better bargains in the sub $150 range.

Likes

  • Premium Cosmetics
  • Good Overclocking Capability
  • Cool and Quiet
  • RGB Lighting

Dislikes

  • None

Highly Recommended

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