Following behind all the fresh newly written reviews of the AMD's newest flagship graphic card, the Radeon RX 480. Quietly behind he scenes hardware partners are on the verge of finalizing customized cards that will have straight out the factory overclocks and custom cooling solutions, this of course lends to a graphic card being much cooler and quieter than its stock versions. Two such hardware companies made their announcement with the ASUS ROG Strix RX 480 and MSI Radeon RX 480 8G Gaming X.
There is no full details of these graphic cards as of yet, but ASUS in particular have given a teased glimpse of the ROG Strix RX 480 which will be coming out soon at a hardware vendor near you, but as of this moment there is no specific release date or price point. The card will continue its pairing of the ROG ( Republic of Gamers) and Strix brands, this cards will tout a Direct III cooling solution.
The design of the graphic card will have a black metal shroud and backplate with a new Aura RGB lighting with its design. The provided software will be GPU Tweak II which will grant users with once-click overclocking while the professional mode in this software will be made available for the professional power users, also included is the XSplit Gamcaster to stream or record any gamepaly.
ASUS states that the card will feature an HDMI 2.0b port for that virtual reality headset. Upon the card release, features and clockspeeds will be unveiled at a later date.
MSI on the other hand are gearing their lineup for the Radeon RX 480 graphic cards by going far and beyond its reference design. There will be few Gaming X models cooled with the famed Twin Frozr VI Cooler. Just like ASUS, MSI are very clandestine about when the card are readily available for consumers.
MSI boasts that its Twinz Frozr VI is much cooler and better than its previous models.
According test done by MSI, it states the with the very same GPU, the Twin Frozr VI is 40 percent quieter all while keeping the GPU nice and frosty. When applying the same fan speed setting to both coolers, the Twin Frozr VI kept the GPU 20 percent cooler compared to previous models.
Its improvement is attributed to its patented Torx 2.0 fan which features two types of fan blades that works in unison of one another, this includes the traditional fan blades and heat dispersion blades which has a very steep curve.
Also in the mix is MSI Radeon RX 480 graphics card based on AMD's same reference design ready to hit the consumer market. Its very similar in that it has AMD's design stock cooler and clockspeeds which is 1,120MHz as the base and 1,266MHz as the boost, right along with three DisplayPorts and one HDMI output.