ASRock Radeon RX 580 Phantom Gaming X First Look

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ASRock has been hugely successful in recent years with their motherboards, they have gone from a minor manufacturer to producing some of the best boards on the market across platforms while being competitively priced.

They are now entering the graphics card market, and they have opted for the Radeon RX 580 as their first custom card. With the dominance of NVIDIA in the graphics card scene, it is an interesting choice, one possible reason for this is there are fewer options for this card Scan currently list 14 RX 580 cards versus 21 GTX 1060 cards or 19 GTX 1070.

ASRock hasn’t done anything particularly new with the card, it is a dual fan set-up, but all the cards they are releasing regardless on their overclocking status will have an OC, default, and silent mode. This is set from ASRock’s companion software, Phantom Gaming Tweak.

The heatsink is a direct contact type with three heatpipes, and the fans use double-ball bearings. For video outputs, the cards have three DisplayPort 1.4 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a dual-link DVI-D port. Both cards use a single 8-pin connector for power.

The card has a default clock of 1,380 / 8,000MHz this is compared to 1,340 / 8,000MHZ reference

In overclocking mode, it is set to 1,435 / 8,320MHz, and in silent mode, it is reduced to 1,324 / 7,680MHz


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