ASUS RX 5700 ROG STRIX and TUF Gaming GPUs Announced

Earlier today, ASUS announced their line-up of the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT with the ROG STRIX and TUF Gaming X3 series. ASUS also announced the Dual Radeon RX 5700 EVO for entry-level gamers with lighter loads.

The RX 5700 XT comes loaded with 40 RDNA compute units and a whooping 2560 stream processors while the RX 5700 boasts 2304 stream processors and both come with 8GB GDDR6 memory at 14Gb/s. Both the cards from their new line-up use open coolers with much larger heatsinks as compared to the reference models, for better heat dissipation and enhanced performance.

ROG Strix RX 5700-series

ASUS RX 5700 ROG STRIX
ROG Strix RX 5700 back plate

The top-of-the-line ROG STRIX uses a 2.7-slot-tall open cooler for optimal space between the PCB and the shroud. ASUS uses “MaxContact” finishing for the baseplate to allow for better heat transfer. The much larger heatsink comes equipped with 3 Axial-tech fans with reinforced rings to focus airflow, maximize air pressure and increase cooling. The backplate contains an ROG logo with AURA RGB LED lighting.

TUF Gaming X3 series

TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700
TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700

The high-performance focused TUF Gaming line-up features 3 high-performance fans that meet the IP5X standards, preventing dust from getting in and promises quiet, lasting performance. The TUF Gaming RX 5700 uses a similar heatsink design to the ROG STRIX with DirectCU III technology for better thermal transfer. It also features a reinforced back plate to protect it against wear and tear.

The entry-level ASUS Dual Radeon RX 5700 EVO uses a pretty similar heatsink design to the ROG STRIX and TUF Gaming models. It also comes with DirectCU II contact zone technology with dual fans.

All the cards come with PCIe Express 4.0 enabled, 1x HDMI 2.0b and 3x DisplayPort 1.4 along with the ASUS GPU Tweak II Software. The ROG STRIX line-up releases on August 16, 2019, the TUF Gaming line-up on August 23, 2019 and the Dual EVO on August 30, 2019.

Ambarish Sengupta
There’s nothing better than chilling on a discord server with friends, each of you talking about random things while playing different games. I also love reading books and would occasionally binge on the odd TV Show.

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