ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 Custom Graphics Card Announced – Launching in Early September

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ASUS has officially confirmed that they will be introducing their high-performance ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 graphics card in early September. The new graphics card will feature a fully custom PCB design and a high-end, triple fan cooler for extreme cooling and graphics performance.

ASUS Confirms ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 Graphics Cards – Arriving in Early September With Tripe Fan DirectCU Cooling

ASUS ROG STRIX lineup will include two variants, the ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 OC edition and ROG STRIX RX Vega 64. The first model will be using overclocked frequencies out of the box while the latter will feature slightly lower but still overclocked frequencies. Both cards will stick with the specs that we have seen in the previous article. The only difference will be the custom PCB design, the large cooler and a slightly modified display connector configuration.

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This is ASUS’s latest DirectCU III cooling system that combines Super Alloy Power II components. These deliver the best stability and overclocking results under any circumstance. The card is further built in ASUS’s industry-leading Auto-Extreme process which ensures the best quality for graphics cards. ASUS’s triple slot behemoth comes with ASUS AURA RGB LED support and should feature a custom PCB and a custom backplate. The ROG STRIX variant could retail at a little premium over $599 US if not the same.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Graphics Card Lineup:

Graphics CardAMD Radeon R9 Fury XAMD Radeon RX Vega NanoAMD Radeon RX Vega 56 ReferenceAMD Radeon RX Vega 64 ReferenceAMD Radeon RX Vega 64 LimitedAMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid
GPUFiji XTVega 10Vega 10Vega 10Vega 10Vega 10
Process Node28nm14nm FinFET14nm FinFET14nm FinFET14nm FinFET14nm FinFET
Compute Units64TBD56646464
Stream Processors4096TBD3584409640964096
Raster Operators646464646464
Texture Mapping Units256TBD224256256256
Clock Speed (Base)1000 MHzTBD1156 MHz1247 MHz1247 MHz1406 MHz
Clock Speed (Max)1050 MHzTBD1471 MHz1546 MHz1546 MHz1677 MHz
FP32 Compute8.6 TFLOPsTBD10.5 TFLOPs12.6 TFLOPs12.6 TFLOPs13.7 TFLOPs
FP16 Compute8.6 TFLOPsTBD21.0 TFLOPs25.2 TFLOPs25.2 TFLOPs27.4 TFLOPs
Memory (VRAM)4 GB HBM18 GB HBM28 GB HBM28 GB HBM28 GB HBM28 GB HBM2
Memory Bus4096 bit2048 bit2048 bit2048 bit2048 bit2048 bit
Bandwidth512 GB/sTBD410 GB/s484 GB/s484 GB/s484 GB/s
TDP275W150W210W295W295W350W
Price$649TBD$399$499$599$699
Launch201520172017201720172017

ASUS has not mentioned the clock speeds yet but we can expect them to be around 1700 MHz in terms of boost frequencies. Expect the card to be powered by dual 8 pin connectors and deliver outstanding performance potential. The card will officially launch in early September so we can expect even more custom models around the same time. Following is the official press release by ASUS:

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ROG Strix RX Vega64 will feature our exclusive MaxContact GPU cooling technology together with FanConnect II that provides hybrid-controlled fan headers and a comprehensive set of tuning options with GPU Tweak II to optimize system cooling and performance even further. Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology features a 100%-automated production process that incorporates premium materials for a new standard of quality, performance and longevity.

ROG Strix RX Vega64 also features ASUS Aura Sync, our RGB LED technology that can synchronize colors and effects across a complete system, from the motherboard and graphics card to peripherals and other components in an ever expanding eco-system. A VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports lets gamers keep a VR headset connected to their system for immersive, virtual-reality gaming without swapping cables.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ROG Strix RX Vega64 will be available worldwide from early September. ASUS RX Vega64 Water Cooled Edition and ASUS RX Vega64 Air Cooled Edition will be available worldwide from August 14th with pricing to be announced shortly. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information. If you want to see more of what ASUS has to offer for RX Vega64, please visit ASUS North America. via ASUS

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