ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 56 Review
Published: 15th December 2017 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
Festive seasons might be upon us, but business never stops. We don't think that we're giving away too many secrets to suggest that the AMD Radeon GPU was in the doldrums for a little while. Versions came and went without them really challenging nVidia for a position in the systems of people who just wanted the best bang for their buck, rather than people who were beholden to a particular brand.
Unlike the 380 that preceded it, the Fury range showed that AMD were finally heading in the right direction, and with the release of the RX Vega they went from 'decent if you like AMD' to 'absolutely worth buying whomever you are'. Both the 56 and 64 proved themselves are very capable cards. If, like us, you're always seeking to maximise your systems performance with the minimum possible outlay then the Vega 56 is a seriously tempting option.
Cue ASUS with their endlessly capable Strix range and the supremely versatile DirectCU cooler.
Keeping things simple they have taken the RX Vega in its 56 guise, applied the DirectCU cooler with its awesome cooling ability and RGB lighting, and breathed on it to bring some additional clock speed to the table. Let's find out if the Strix RX Vega 56 continues to challenge the heavy hitters.
The primary reason you would buy an ASUS Strix is the excellent DirectCU cooler which is amongst the finest around. If you're looking enviously at the factory clock speeds then you'll very much enjoy our overclocking section today, which demonstrates that even the most modern cards can benefit from a little manual fettling.