ASUS Custom Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards are underway for launch this August and once AMD released its new graphics generation with its reference design.
One of the big manufacturers, ASUS, has announced five different models of these custom Radeon RX 5700 graphics. The Taiwanese producer is giving the new AMD graphics a “premium” treatment and the first to be marketed will be the best in the series, with two ROG Strix OC models based on the 5700 and 5700 XT graphics cores.
They feature a large custom-designed PCB with a VRM that draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors and assemble the ASUS DirectCU III high-end cooling solution, which combines an aluminum heatsink with three AxialTech fins. They have an IP5X rating (for dust resistance) and a reinforced frame that must satisfy the most demanding users.
Radeon general manager and CVP Scott Herkelman was the bearer of bad news on the r/AMD subreddit. “Hey all, custom AIB designs will be hitting the market mid-August,” Herkelman wrote.
Other premium features of these models are the double BIOS; fans stop during periods of inactivity; an LED for when lack of power is detected; voltage measurement points; a 4-pin connector for chassis fans synchronized with the cooling system of the addressable RGB LED cards or lights on the fan cover, the backplate and the top.
ASUS will market two other Radeon RX 5700 / XT models customized under the TUF Gaming X3 series, also with a three-fan cooling system and most features of the previous models. They will be somewhat cheaper than the ROG Strix OC series and will be available starting August 23. Finally, the fifth solution will come from an RX 5700 Dual Evo, the most economical of them all with two fan design and launch on August 30.