ASRock jumped into the graphics card market a while ago and has enjoyed a good deal of success in this latest venture. The motherboard manufacturer went with the AMD’s Radeon RX 500 GPUs, branded Phantom Gaming X, and thanks to aggressive pricing, the company brought some hard to beat products to the mid-tier graphics card scene.
ASRock has now decided to bring out the big guns by adding the AMD Radeon Vega cards to it’s Phantom Gaming lineup. Both the Vega 64 as well as Vega 56 are part of ASRock’s Radeon offerings. The cards are the same as the reference Vega cards, without any apparent modifications to the PCB or heatsink.
ASRock Phantom Gaming X RX Vega 64 8G
The higher-end Phantom Gaming X RX Vega 64 8G is based on AMD’s Vega 10 chip and is loaded with 4,096 stream processors and 64 ROPs. The GPU core is clocked at 1247 MHz, with a boost clock of 1546 MHz. The HBM2 memory runs at a frequency of 953 MHz, with a bus-width of 2048-bit. Unlike conventional GDDR memory, HBM achieves a high bandwidth by using a wide bus, but turns down the memory clock to reduce the TDP.
For connectivity, the Phantom Gaming X RX Vega 64 8G has one HDMI 2.0 port and three DisplayPort 1.4 ports. In addition to the PCIe bus on the motherboard, the graphics card draws power using two external 8-pin PCIe connectors. It measures 280mm by 127.2mm and is a dual slot card.