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Asus Strix Vega 64 Benchmarks: Better Thermals And Power Consumption Than The RX Vega 64 Reference Design?

Asus Strix Vega 64 benchmarks were leaked over the internet recently and they show that the custom cooler does a better job at keeping the GPU cool but the power consumption is a bit confusing as compared to the reference design version as different reviewers claim different results. Asus had something to say about the Asus Strix Vega 64 benchmarks.

Asus Strix Vega 64 benchmarks reveal that the GPU is able to run at a higher clock speed as compared to to the reference design. Some reviewers have been able to test the Asus Strix Vega 64 and according to the Asus Strix Vega 64 benchmarks, the card has a TDP of 260W, which is higher than the reference design model.

Asus claims that this information is not correct and that AMD has made overclocker much easier in this generation. You can click here to learn more about the specifications of the GPU. According to Asus:

“This is totally incorrect. In this generation, AMD made the overclocking a lot easier, where if you raise the “GPU power limit”, it will do its job automatically and overclock the GPU clock automatically. If the power limit (TDP) is raised, there is no way a card can underperform another card of the same GPU provided it has not thermally throttled. By the way, AMD stock power limit should be 200W and 220W for VEGA 64, depending on the profile used.”

According to the Asus Strix Vega 64 benchmarks, the Asus custom GPU beats the reference design but not by a huge margin and the power consumption of the whole system was at 455W compared to 411W with the reference design model. Asus also talked about this by stating the following:

“Again corrections needed. In this part you are comparing our stock power limit with the maximum OC result achieved on the RX Vega 64 reference card by Computerbase.de. Whereas when referring to power consumption, you are referring to our stock against reference stock, which misleads your readers by far.”

Asus Strix Vega 64

The triple fan cooler on the Asus Strix Vega 64 does a good job at cooling the GPU and under load, the GPU reaches 74C as compared to 85C on the reference design. According to Asus:

“Simple triple fan setup cannot cool this beast that well. The main contribution are from our newly designed heat sink. We even have room to expand with the FanConnect II headers. Again we are comparing reference card hitting 85C at 220W power limit against our card hitting 74C at 260W power limit.”

Sapphire custom GPUs will also be coming out soon, so stay tuned for more information. You can check out the performance numbers below:

Asus Strix Vega 64 benchmarks

Let us know what you think about the Asus Strix Vega 64 and whether or not you are interested in buying this GPU when it comes out.