ASUS went all out with the design of the ROG STRIX RX 480 O8G GAMING card, almost nothing on this card remains a stock part from cooling to power regulation. It ships with a GPU clocked at 1310MHz in GAMING mode and 1330MHz in OC mode, [H]ard|OCP reached a stable 1410MHz GPU and 8.8GHz VRAM when manually overclocking. The card does come at a premium, roughly $50 more than a stock card which makes it more expensive than NVIDIA's GTX 1060. The bump in frequency helps narrow the performance gap between the two cards, but it doesn't make this RX 480 a clear winner. Check out the full review to see how it performs in the games which matter to you.
"We put the ASUS ROG STRIX RX 480 O8G GAMING video card through the wringer to find out how well this video card performs and overclocks against a highly overclocked MSI GTX 1060 GAMING X video card. Check out the highest overclock and fastest performance we’ve ever achieved to date with and AMD Radeon RX 480."
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