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ASUS Strix Radeon RX 580 OC

ASUS Strix Radeon RX 580 OC

Does the latest Radeon 500 series performance GPU bring any improvements to the table?


The Good

  • Bigger heat sinks for better cooling
  • Decent 1440p gaming performance

The Bad

  • 1080p gaming performance is the same as previous Radeon RX 480 cards
  • Nothing new for those who already owns a Radeon RX 480
8.5 Design
8.0 Features
8.5 Performance
8.0 Value

AMD’s recent launch of the new Radeon 500 series lineup is touted to offer better performance improvements over the previous Radeon 400 graphics cards. We take a look at the ASUS Strix Radeon RX 580 OC and find out if the new Polaris cards are worth your consideration.

Design and Features

ASUS is still in love with the same Strix chassis that has been used throughout all their high-end graphics cards from the past one year. However, the latest Strix Radeon RX 580 OC has a 40% bigger heat sink than the one found in the previous Strix Radeon RX 480. ASUS gave the same treatment for the Strix GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.

The same goes for the new IP5X certified dust resistant and patented Wing-Blade fans for maximum airflow. The ASUS MaxConnect features twice the direct heat transferring capability from the GPU and the ASUS AURA lighting system is the same to light up the card. While we usually trust ASUS cards for their enhanced durability and efficiency of internal components, we did notice that the card produced a high-pitched buzz when the GPU was under load.  This is honestly the first time that we had come across a Strix card with this problem. On the contrary, we did come across the same issue with the AMD Fury X and Fury Nano card.  

NOTE: After informing ASUS Middle East about the issue, we were told to enable V-Sync during gameplay as a workaround to stop the buzz. But we understand that may not be a sufficient fix for those who wants to squeeze out all the performance that they can get from the card. We hope that the issue will get fixed soon over a firmware update.

The back plate is not something we haven’t seen before. The card comes with one DVI-D port, two HDMI 2.0 ports, and two regular ports. You will need an 8-pin power connector to run this card.

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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.ation.

Name ASUS Strix Radeon RX 580 OC
Size 2 Slots
GPU Model Polaris 10
Number of Cores 2304 Stream Processors
Core Clock 1380 MHz (OC Mode) 1360 MHz (Gaming Mode)
Memory Speed 8 Gbps
Memory Type GDDR5
Ports 2 x HDMI 2.0, 2 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x DVI-D
Power 8 pin
Other ASUS Aura Sync RGB, MaxContact technology, Super AlloyPower II, ASUS FanConnect II, Patented Wing-Blade Design, IP5X-Certified Dust Resistance

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