Custom Asus RX Vega 56: Serious Enough For 4K Gaming?
We talked about the Asus RX Vega 64 and how Asus was also working on a custom Asus RX Vega 56 graphics card. Here we have it with the initial benchmarks that show how well the graphics card can run games at 4k. Remember that the Asus RX Vega 64 did not come overclocked out of the box and the only reason why it performed better was due to the better cooling.
A combination of MaxContact Technology and Wing-Blade 0db fans ensures that 40% more heat is dissipated. Running 3DMark 11 Extreme it was noted that the custom Asus RX Vega 56 graphics card ran 20% cooler as compared to the reference design model. It was also 3 times silent. The custom Asus RX Vega 56 features 8GB of HBM2 VRAM, 3,584 stream processors.
The graphics card can boost to 1,573 MHz. Having that said the graphics card was able to run Doom at 47 FPS at 4K (3,840 x 2,160) on the Ultra preset. Now I know that 60 FPS is the standard but this is the worst case. Tweaking the settings a little but will get you to that 60 FPS sweet spot that you are looking for.
Gears of War 4 was also tested and the graphics card was able to run the game at 43 FPS. Though the numbers are impressive on their on it is important to note that the graphics card performed 10% better as compared to the reference design model.
On the CPU side of things, we have some news and leaks regarding the upcoming AMD Ryzen 2 Pinnacle Ridge chips that will be coming out next year and you can also check out what James Prior had to say about upcoming AMD Ryzen chips and AMD Vega graphics cards.
Let us know what you think about the custom Asus RX Vega 56 and whether or not you are interested in buying one of these graphics cards when they come out.