Although this new generation does not have a very attractive attraction if it is interesting to know the main models that are coming to market. On this occasion, we bring you the analysis of the Asus RX 580 Dual graphics card with the dual fan, 8 GB of GDDR5 memory and a custom PCB.
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Asus RX 580 Dual: Unboxing and Design
Asus makes a presentation in a normal dimensional cardboard box. On the cover, we can see an image of the animal that we will find inside … Leaving the jokes. To say that the Asus RX 580 Dual is fully compatible with virtual reality glasses and with the 8GB model. Although there is a lower version with the memory of 4GB, much to keep in mind for tight pockets and want to play in Full HD.
While in the back we detail the main technical characteristics of the product.
Once we opened the box we found the following bundle:
- Asus RX 580 Dual 8 GB.
- CD with installation drivers.
- Fast guide.
It has a Polaris 20 core consisting of a total of 33 Compute Units (CU) that add up to 2304 stream processors, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs at a maximum frequency on the 1360 MHz card. With these features, the Ellesmere core is capable Of offering a maximum power superior to the 6,17 TFLOPs with what it fulfills is perfect for games of virtual reality.
The Asus RX 580 Dual can be found a total of 4 GB or 8GB of GDDR5 memory, in our case we have the largest, at a frequency of 8000 MHz and with a 256-bit interface to achieve a bandwidth of 224 GB / S.
It has dimensions of 24.2 x 12.9 x 3.8 cm and its weight is quite lower, compared to the Strix model. While cooling we find a new refurbished Dual Heatsink; Formed by an aluminum radiator and in conjunction with two Wing-Blade fans of Asus with PWM control and mode of operation at 0dB that keep them off in situations of rest and low load.
As seen in superior models, it incorporates the IP5X certification that makes them resistant to dust and thus offers greater longevity. This heatsink promises to keep the card 40% cooler than the reference model. Another big difference is that it is much quieter and is inaudible at rest.
One of the great advantages of this series is that it incorporates an 8-pin connector since its consumption is quite low and does not demand a great electrical power. We already saw that AMD with the series RX 400 made very good trabo in this aspect and in the temperatures.
Between its back connections we find:
- A DVI connection
- Two DisplayPort 1.4 connections
- Two HDMI 2.0 connections.
- Asus RX 580 Dual
- PCB and internal components
To remove the heatsink from the PCB is as simple as removing the four screws from the rear area. Once extracted we realize that it includes a dissipator somewhat lower quality than the Strix. But given the difference in price, it is perfectly understood. However, it is fully fit, even incorporating only 2 nickel-plated copper heat pipes.
The PCB is customized and incorporates premium components signed by the technology Super Alloy Power II of Asus. What does this mean? What improves both the quality of life of the team, withstands much better the stress of overclocking, long sessions playing and above all has nothing Coil Whine (Eye, at least this unit). Also be aware that incorporating a total of we found a design of 7 + 1 power phases, so overclocking will not be any problem.
All the tests have been passed with the filters to the maximum except that we indicate otherwise. In order to have the adequate performance, we have performed three types of tests: the first is the most common to Full HD 1920 x 1080, the second resolution that is giving the jump to gamers 2K or 1440P (2560 x 1440P) and the most enthusiastic with 4K (3840 x 2160). The operating system we have used has been Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and the latest drivers available from the Nvidia website.
What are we looking for in the tests?
First, the best picture quality possible. The most important value for us is the average FPS (frames per second), the more FPS the more fluid the game will go. To differentiate a bit the quality, we leave a table to value the quality in FPS, but also we will count on the minimum Fps in the tests that were thus possible:
On this occasion, we have reduced it to several very concrete tests, since we consider them to be more than sufficient as synthetic performance tests.
Testing in Games
We decided to take the leap to check several games manually. The reason? Very simple, we want to give a much more realistic vision and cover tests with games according to the present. Since we make an effort, that is in line with the level of the website and the level of our readers.
- Testing in 1920 x 1080 games
- Game Testing 2560 x 1440
- Game Testing 3840 x 2160
Note: Remember that overclock or manipulation carries a risk, we and any manufacturer are not responsible for misuse, use the head and always do it under your responsibility.
We wanted to squeeze a little bit the graphics card we have reached almost 1400 MHz in the core and we have uploaded the memories up to 2100 MHz to more we have frozen the system. We improved the score of 13602 points in the graph to 14609 points. Surpassing even the Strix model … impressive.
Temperature and consumption
The temperatures of the Asus RX 580 Dual have been very good. At rest, we have obtained 36ºC since the fans are in passive mode until a game is activated and the temperature rises. While playing we do not exceed 66 ºC in any case.
Another of the great advantages of this range is the reduced consumption that we have in the equipment. Until recently it was unthinkable to have a high-end graphics and get 53 W at rest and 222 W playing with an Intel i7-6700K processor. While overclocking rises to 58 W at rest and 251 W at maximum performance.
Final words and conclusion about Asus RX 580 Dual
The Asus RX 580 Dual is positioned on one of the most attractive Polaris graphics cards on the market. Its heatsink, good PCB, low noise at low load and excellent consumption are its most important guarantee.
Many users will be glad to know that it has no LED or RGB light when it is turned on, which also saves its manufacturing cost. Regarding its performance, we have tested a high-end equipment and the results have been really good in Full HD games and 2560 x 1440p.
We recommend reading our guide to the best graphics cards in the market.
Regarding the overclock emphasize that it has given an excellent performance, surpassing in some occasions its superior model: Strix. Although what I liked least is that it does not incorporate a back backplate. Although often only serves as aesthetic, but if you want to have a nice equipment, it is already of receipt to incorporate it.
Currently, we can find it for a price of 249 euros the 4GB model and a little more the 8GB model. Without a doubt, a 100% recommendable option.