Asus has officially announced its newest graphics card called the ROG Strix RX 480; which was first teased by the company a few weeks ago. Like other recent ROG Strix graphics cards, the ROG Strix RX 480 will come with Asus’ Aura RGB Lighting to satisfy one’s inner “colourful” needs.
That aside, Asus claims the ROG Strix RX 480 will peform up to 15% faster in the 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme test; and up to 19% better gaming performance in Hitman and Doom – compared to the reference Radeon RX 480. In addition, the company also says that the ROG Strix RX 480 will be up to 30% cooler compared to the reference-designed model due to the DirectCU III cooling technology along with three wing-blade fans.
When it comes to connectivity, the ROG Strix RX 480 graphics card comes with one DVI-D port; two HDMI 2.0 ports; and two DisplayPort 1.4 ports. Interestingly, this graphics card is said to be powered entirely via the 8-pin power connector; which means that it will not be drawing power from the PCIe slot on the motherboard. This would also result in better overclocking headroom as well.
It’s also worth mentioning that the ROG Strix RX 480 graphics card will come in two variants: ROG Strix RX 480 8G Gaming (stock) and ROG Strix RX 480 O8G Gaming (factory overclocked). The latter variant is said to come with a boost clock clock of 1330MHz when in OC Mode, while the former variant will ship with a OC Mode boost clock of 1286MHz.
Aside from the different clock speeds, both graphics cards are essentially the same. According to Asus, the ROG Strix RX 480 graphics card will be made available to consumers by mid-August. Unfortunately, price was not mentioned.