Asus shed some light on its upcoming Radeon RX 480 models from ROG (Republic Of Gamers) series. The Asus Radeon RX 480 STRIX is the ultimate model of AMD’s latest budget video card, factory overclocked to 1330MHz, packing 8GB of VRAM, performing 15-19 percent faster in comparison to a reference model. The card is equipped with one 8-pin power connector and will not draw a single watt of power from PCI-Express slot.
RX 480 STRIX packs the latest DirectCU cooler from Asus, enabling it to be up to three times more silent than reference model, as well as up to 30% cooler; in addition, with two 4-pin headers, you can be in control of the case fans, allowing you to lower the temperature of the card’s surroundings; and with it AURA RGB lighting you can pick any color from the spectrum and use it for lighting, if your case is opaque. The card also incorporates 0db technology, enabling it to run completely silent while running undemanding games.
RX 480 STRIX is equipped with top quality, Super Alloy Power II components; this includes SAP II capacitors, SAP II Chokes, SAP II DrMOS and SAP II POSCAP. Using SAP II components makes the card quieter, overclock-friendly, cooler and much more durable than the reference model. Since the card is meant for overclocking, Asus provided a simple one click solution, as well as XSplit Gamecaster to help you with taking screenshots and videos while in-game.
XFX also presented its new RX 480 Double Dissipation model, featuring one 8-pin power connector, custom PCB with 6 phase power design, an additional DVI-D connector, and cool removable fans. Unfortunately, there’s no info about clock speed, but since most custom RX 480 solutions reach higher than 1300 MHz, you can expect for it to reach at least 1300MHz.