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

Jul 30, 2017

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 Card AMD Radeon R9 Fury X AMD Radeon RX Vega Nano AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Reference AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Reference AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid
GPU Fiji XT Vega 10 Vega 10 Vega 10 Vega 10 Vega 10
Process Node 28nm 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET
Compute Units 64 TBD 56 64 64 64
Stream Processors 4096 TBD 3584 4096 4096 4096
Raster Operators 64 64 64 64 64 64
Texture Mapping Units 256 TBD 224 256 256 256
Clock Speed (Base) 1000 MHz TBD 1156 MHz 1247 MHz 1247 MHz 1406 MHz
Clock Speed (Max) 1050 MHz TBD 1471 MHz 1546 MHz 1546 MHz 1677 MHz
FP32 Compute 8.6 TFLOPs TBD 10.5 TFLOPs 12.6 TFLOPs 12.6 TFLOPs 13.7 TFLOPs
FP16 Compute 8.6 TFLOPs TBD 21.0 TFLOPs 25.2 TFLOPs 25.2 TFLOPs 27.4 TFLOPs
Memory (VRAM) 4 GB HBM1 8 GB HBM2 8 GB HBM2 8 GB HBM2 8 GB HBM2 8 GB HBM2
Memory Bus 4096 bit 2048 bit 2048 bit 2048 bit 2048 bit 2048 bit
Bandwidth 512 GB/s TBD 410 GB/s 484 GB/s 484 GB/s 484 GB/s
TDP 275W 150W 210W 295W 295W 350W
Price $649 TBD $399
($499 US Actual)
($599 US Actual)
$599 $699
Launch 2015 2018 2017 2017 2017 2017

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:

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.


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