ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 OC Review

Packaging and Overview

Just like all current ASUS cards this one also comes in typical Black ROG boxes with card picture on top and features overview at the back.

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Opening the box, we find The card itself with Speed Setup guide, the driver disk, two Velcro strips for cable management and one World of Warship premium key voucher.

ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 OC Review

The first impression was this card almost same size as the ASUS STRIX RX 480 which we reviewed previously. But the new STRIX RX 580 comes with a newly improved cooler with 40% more heat sink surface area for heat dissipation compared to previous 2-slot STRIX cooler designs. Not just heatsink the triple “Wing-Blade” fans are also updated to IP5X dust resistant for improved reliability and a longer lifespan. The cooler still features the integrated RGB Aura lighting.

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In the back, is the same backplate design which we saw in the other card, A plain black color plate with sharp designs and a big ROG eye which is RGB illuminated.

ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 OC Review

ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 OC ReviewThe card gets its power through a single 8-pin power connector. The rear position of the card features two 4-pin case fan connectors for GPU-controlled fan speed to give maximum airflow.

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The display output includes one DVI-D, two HDMI 2.0 and two Display Port.

ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 OC Review

The cooler is attached to the backplate with six screws, to remove the cooler completely you need to disconnect two power connectors, one for the fans and one for LEDs.

ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 OC Review

ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 OC Review ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 OC ReviewThe new ROG STRIX RX 580 DirectCU III cooler features 6 heat pipes compeer to 5 heat pipes of STRIX RX 480, and same two aluminum fins stake but 40% more heat sink surface area compare to the previous version. Another change on the new cooler is the heat pipes not directly touch the GPU core, now there is a base plate for equal contact and maximum heat dissipations.

ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 OC Review

Asus also added a new bigger the heatsink to cover the MOSFETs, memory chips and gives the card more rigidity preventing any GPU sag.ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 OC Review

 

As we know, ASUS uses a complete custom PCB design with their high-quality components, with 8-phase VRM design.ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 OC Review

We also can see the ASUS using SAMSUNG GDDR5 memory and it covered by the metal bracket for added cooling.

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