While we all impatiently wait for Vega to release, AMD and Radeon Technologies has just released their RX 500 series of graphics cards. The 500 series is based on their 4th Gen GCN, or Graphics Core Next Architecture. The ASUS STRIX RX 580 has a clock speed, in OC Mode, of 1380 MHz. That’s a 7% increase over the reference card. That fact, combined with the excellent performance of the STRIX cooler, should make the STRIX RX 580 a great card. So, we put the STRIX RX 580 through our regular synthetic benchmarks, as well as some of my favorite games in my library. Let’s see how the STRIX RX 580 did.
ASUS’s Take on the ROG STRIX RX580 OC
ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 gaming graphics cards are packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including all-new MaxContact Technology that is 2X more contact with GPU for improved thermal transfer, and Patented Wing-Blade IP5X-Certified Fans for maximum airflow and longer fan lifespan. While ASUS FanConnect II features 4-pin, hybrid-controlled headers connected to system fans for optimal system cooling. ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED synchronization enables a gaming system personalization and VR-friendly HDMI ports let gamers easily enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences. ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 also has GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster that provides intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.