- GPU: RX580
- Memory: 8GB GDDR5
- Ports: 2x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x DVI
- Slot Size: 2.5
- Dimensions: 29.8 x 13.4 x 5.25 cm
- Chock-full of ASUS technologies
- Runs cool
- Benchmark Results
- TimeSpy: 5,285 points
- FireStrike Ultra: 3,146 points
- FireStrike Extreme: 5,945 points
ROG STRIX RX580 O8G GAMING
The ROG STRIX 580 is your regular RX580 but with added flair from ASUS to spice up your PC build. Build wise, the card features three ASUS patented sharp Wing-Blades, a 40% larger heat sink to provide your card with optimum cooling, as well was 3x quieter gaming performance. This is also one of the longer and larger cards that we’ve gotten in for review, so be prepared to provide more space on your build compared to other cards.
With the ASUS FanConnect II feature, you get two 4-pin, hybrid-controller headers that allows you to connect both PWM and DC system fans to provide optimal cooling. Once connected, the fans will sync together and the option to tune them for efficient cooling is then available for you. And of course, ASUS Aura Sync is present on the board, but it is not as gaudy as other GPUs, as only the ROG logo and a few strips of LED can be seen on the card.
In terms of clock speed, this card can go up to 1,380 MHz in Overclock Mode, and 1,360 MHz on Gaming Mode. Port wise, it has a total of five ports – 1x DVI, 2x HDMI and 2x DisplayPort. With the two HDMI ports, it is also VR-Ready for VR enthusiasts who want to indulge in a VR environment.
During our test, the card did indeed keep cool and doesn’t seem to be as hot as other cards, likely due to its extra fan and increase in heatsink size. It even managed to hit a score of 5,285 on TimeSpy, which is pretty good. While gaming, it did manage to keep a stable fps without much drops when we tried it out on the latest games.
With that said, we do believe if you’re looking for a good RX580 card that you don’t mind paying a little extra for, you should grab this. But if you can save up a little bit more, you could easily grab an NVIDIA GeForce 1070, which will easily outperform the RX580.
CHIP CONCLUDE: Overall a great RX580 card to pick up if you have not upgraded over a while, but save a little more, and you can grab a higher-end card out in the market.
(previously published in issue August 2017)