Gigabyte's Custom Radeon RX Vega 64 GAMING OC Card Spotted Before Launch
At its launch, one of the most common complaints about AMD's Radeon RX Vega cards was their reference cooler, and in particular, its weak cooling performance. Reference coolers are rarely that impressive, but it was especially true with a powerful GPU like Vega. Immediately, people yearned to see what companies like Gigabyte would release to one-up that reference design.
It didn't seem likely at first that Gigabyte was even going to release its own variant of the Vega 64, but lo and behold, it's happened. What you see below is the company's GAMING OC, sporting not just two large fans, but a large overall chassis. This GAMING OC card is much taller than the reference design (1-1.5", it appears), and a pinch longer (~0.5"), as well. You'll want to double-check that your chassis will be able to house this card before you commit to a purchase (and we can't tell you when you will even be able to purchase it yet).
Interestingly, Gigabyte went the non-standard route with its display configuration. Doing away with DVI, the company has put 3x HDMI and 3x DisplayPort at the back. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that images exist that actually show that configuration, but it's an interesting move - and perhaps an overdue one? Either way, let's hope a DVI adapter will be included in each box.
At this point in time, this GAMING OC card has not been formally announced by Gigabyte. That means that some of its juiciest details, such as the specs, cooling performance, and of course, the price, are not yet known. Based on what we see so far, though, it looks like Gigabyte could have a really solid Vega 64 offering with this card.