ASUS ROG STRIX RX580 Review
We have earlier experienced the AMD's new refreshed Polaris architecture for their new RX5 series of GPUs with Aorus RX570 GPU which was nothing more that slight higher clocked and refreshed version of older RX470 gpu targeted with gaming on a budget in mind.
Today we are reviewing the big brother of RX570 graphics card from ASUS ROG series a ASUS ROG STRIX RX580 OC edition with 8GB of GDDR5 memory along with Aura Sync RGB lighting.
Being a ROG product the ASUS STRIX RX580 is clocked higher that the reference RX580 with graphics engine clocked upto 1380 MHz in OC Mode and 1360MHz in Gaming Mode, all powered via a single 8-pin PCI-e power connector.
Now let's see what this ASUS STRIX RX580 has for us.
ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 gaming graphics cards are packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including all-new MaxContact Technology that is 2X more contact with GPU for improved thermal transfer, and Patented Wing-Blade IP5X-Certified Fans for maximum airflow and longer fan lifespan. While ASUS FanConnect II features 4-pin, hybrid-controlled headers connected to system fans for optimal system cooling. ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED synchronization enables a gaming system personalization and VR-friendly HDMI ports let gamers easily enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences. ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 also has GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster that provides intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.
- MaxContact Technology that is 2X more contact with GPU for improved thermal transfer.
- Patented Wing-Blade IP5X-Certified Fans for maximum airflow and longer fan lifespan.
- ASUS FanConnect II equips with hybrid controlled fan headers for optimal system cooling.
- Industry Only Auto-Extreme Technology with Super Alloy Power II delivers premium quality and best reliability.
- ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED synchronization enables a gaming system personalization.
- VR-friendly HDMI ports let you enjoy VR experiences anytime without having to swap cables.
- GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster provides intuitive performance tweaking and real-time streaming.
PREMIUM QUALITY AND BEST RELIABILITY - Auto-Extreme Technology
Industry-only 100% Automated Production Process. All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme Technology, an industry-exclusive, 100% automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality. Auto-Extreme Technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. Since the introduction of Auto-Extreme technology, reliability has improved by 30%. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50%.
7+1 Phase Super Alloy Power II
Enhanced Durability and Efficiency. ASUS engineers have integrated premium alloy components into their graphics card designs to reinforce overall reliability. Super Alloy Power II components greatly enhance efficiency, reduce power loss and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50% cooler than previous designs.
ASUS Aura Sync - Outshine The Competition
Featuring Aura RGB Lighting on both the shroud and backplate, ROG Strix graphics cards are capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects for a personalized gaming system. ROG Strix graphics cards also feature ASUS Aura Sync, RGB LED synchronization technology that enables complete gaming system personalization when the graphics card is paired with an Aura-enabled gaming motherboard.
VR-friendly HDMI Ports
Easily Enjoy Immersive Virtual Reality Experience. ROG Strix graphics cards have two HDMI ports for connecting a VR device and display at the same time, so you can enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences anytime without having to swap cables.
- Graphics Engine :AMD Radeon RX 580
- OpenGL :OpenGLÂ®4.5
- Video Memory :GDDR5 8GB
- Engine Clock: 1380 MHz (OC Mode) , 1360 MHz (Gaming Mode)
- Stream Processors : 2304
- Memory Clock : 8 Gbps
- Memory Interface : 256-bit
- Resolution : Digital Max Resolution:7680x4320
- Interface : DVI Output : Yes x 1 (Native) (DVI-D), HDMI Output : Yes x 2 (Native) (HDMI 2.0), Display Port : Yes x 2 (Regular DP),HDCP Support : Yes
- Power Connectors : 1 x 8-pin
- Accessories : 2 x ROG Velcro Hook & Loop
- Software : ASUS GPU Tweak II & Driver, Aura(Graphics Card) Utility
- Dimensions: 11.73 " x 5.28 " x 2.07 " Inch OR 29.8 x 13.4 x5.25 Centimeter
The ASUS STRIX RX580 comes in a box securely packaged with graphics and features highlights on front and the back of the box.
Inside the box
Along with the GFX card box also includes Software installation disk and quick start guide.
ASUS STRIX RX580 with predominating black colour scheme with three fans and a nice back-plate with ROG logo lighting.
Removing the cooler reveals six heatpipes soldered onto a big base plate which makes a direct contact with the GPU core and are connected with an array of aluminum fin stack and three 80 mm brushless fans for cooling.
Test system configuration -
|CPU||Intel Core i7 6700K |
|Board|| ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Formula |
|RAM||4 X 4GB AVEXIR DDR4 3000Mhz|
|SSD|| ADATA XPG SX950 240GB SSD |
|Cooler||Thermaltake Custom LCS |
|GFX||2 x ASUS Strix GTX1070 |
|Display||Asus PB287Q |
|OS||Windows 10 |
Room Temperature: 30C
In idle, the temperature is real good and at full load running 3D Mark Fire Strike temperature was ok and fans were slight loud.
Wattage reading as per displayed by APC Pro 1000VA (Model no. BR1000G-IN) UPS.
- Factory Overclocked
- 8GB of Graphics RAM
- Fan turns off on idle
- Excellent temperatures
- Back Plate with Aura Lighting
- Internal Fan headers
- Somewhat similar like older RX480
ASUS STRIX RX580 is based on RX580 GPU which is just a re-branded Rx480 with slight higher clock. But ASUS took a step forward and added superb build quality to their STRIX RX580 card with great selection of features including AURA lighting effects and bundled overclocking software. Making it a fair contender for decent 2560 x 1440 resolution gaming.
The price of AMD RX580 card recently gone very high due to its superb performance in Ethereum mining and crypto currency miners are buying these cards as cakes. Making AMD RX580 series as top seller for non gaming use.
At the conclusion ASUS STRIX RX580 video card is a good product for gamers but rather the best product for crypto currency miners as its great cooling design and OC mode will help miners in higher mining rate at lower temperature, making this card worthy of our PC TeK REVIEWS CHOICE Award.