ASRock Expands Phantom Gaming Lineup with Radeon RX Vega Cards
ASRock has expanded its Phantom Gaming lineup with AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 GPUs running at reference clock rates. This launch allows ASRock to move into AMD’s top-of-the-range offerings.
ASRock’s Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 graphics cards are based on AMD’s reference design with air cooling featuring a composite vapor chamber and a high-performance blower. ASRock’s Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX Vega 64 runs at 1247-1546 MHz, whereas the Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX Vega 56 operates at 1156-1471 MHz, exactly what AMD recommends. Display outputs include three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors as well as an HDMI 2.0 header.
ASRock started to offer its own graphics adapters this March and is still a new player in this market. The company’s Phantom Gaming Radeon RX 500-series video cards are available worldwide, but sources close to AMD believe that ASRock’s main focus with these board is China. Meanwhile, since AMD's Radeon RX Vega offerings are considerably more expensive than Polaris-based devices, it is likely that the products may be concentrated primarily on Western markets.
Pricing of ASRock’s Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX Vega graphics cards is something that remains to be seen, but expect them to cost comparably with rivals based on the same GPUs and featuring AMD’s reference design.