As one would expect, custom RX 480 graphics cards are now pouring in. Companies like Asus and Sapphire have unveiled their custom versions of the new Radeon graphics card. Namely the ROG Strix RX 480 and the RX 480 Nitro. Of course, both versions are said to bring better cooling solutions compared to the reference-desidgned Radeon RX 480.
First up is the Asus ROG Strix RX 480, which looks absolutely stunning. The design of the graphics card resembles that of the ROG Strix GTX 1070 and ROG Strix GTX 1080. It comes equipped with three wing-blade fans along with Asus’ Direct CU III cooling technology. In addition, the graphics card will come with a metal backplate and yes, Aura RGB lighting as well – to satisfy your LED needs. Unfortunately, no other information about the ROG Strix was announced by Asus, but do expect the company to reveal more details soon.
Following suit is Sapphire and its RX 480 Nitro graphics card. The announcement of the graphics card came during the company’s live stream event that was held late last night. It seems that rumours about Sapphire releasing a graphics card that looks like a cheese grater has indeed become true.. well, at least now it comes in a matte black finish so that’s something right?
Consumers keen on getting a Radeon RX 480 but is now having seconds thoughts because of its PCIe power draw issue should consider getting Sapphire’s Nitro RX 480 instead because it comes with an 8-pin power connector, which should improve the power delivery of the graphics card.
Here’s to hoping that both these graphics cards will be priced similarly (or just tad a bit more) to the reference Radeon RX 480.