Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post


We have our first custom retail AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 GPU video card on the test bench in the form of the ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 O8G GAMING video card. ASUS has created a robust ROG STRIX version of RX Vega 64 with a factory overclock and overclocking ability in this air-cooled monster. Let’s see what it can do.


Evaluation Method

We evaluate what the card being evaluated can supply us in terms of a playable gaming experience while supplying the best culmination of resolution and "eye candy" graphical settings. We focus on quality and immersion of the gameplay experience rather than how many frames per second the card can get in a canned benchmark or prerecorded timedemo situation that often do not represent real gameplay like you would experience at home. Then we will follow with apples-to-apples testing in with minimum, maximum, and average framerates.

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For the ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 O8G GAMING video card we are using the latest driver at the time of testing which is AMD Adrenalin 18.1.1 released on January 18th, 2018. There is a newer driver just released on February 1st, 2018 version 18.2.1. However, nothing in this driver affects any of the games or features we are testing, therefore performance with 18.1.1 will be the same. Our testing was near completion when the new driver was released so it was too late to re-test everything, but it does not affect us in any way.

For the GeForce GTX 1080 we are using NVIDIA GeForce 390.77 WHQL driver dated January 29th, 2018.