ASRock came out around a fortnight ago and said that it intended to make a move to muscle in on the graphics card market. Well, it’s actually gone ahead with the plan, as Tuesday’s announcement proved.
It made the move official by releasing a fresh line-up of Phantom Gaming display adapters based on AMD’s Radeon RX 500 series GPUs.
Speaking on the subject, CEO LL Shiu said: “ASRock finally expands into the graphics card field.
“We are happy and proud to team up with AMD, our strong and reliable partner, and of course we look forward to bringing out more interesting and competitive products in future.”
Its Phantom Gaming cards will be on offer in a host of options as they kick things off. They are:
- The 2GB/4GB Radeon RX 550 and RX 560
- The 8GB Radeon RX 570 and RX 580
Each of the cards mentioned above will bring users DisplayPort (3x on the 570 and 580 models), DVI outputs, HDMI and guarantee “excellent overclocking capabilities,” with dual ball-bearing fans and an “extra-large copper-base aluminium alloy composite heat pipe-equipped heatsink design.”
Scott Herkelman, Radeon Technologies Group VP said of the new GPUs: “The new ASRock Phantom Gaming Series, based on the powerful Radeon RX 500 Series graphics cards, will provide gamers with the best of Radeon features and performance which will include FreeSync, the ultimate technology for smooth and stutter-free gaming.”
He added that the cards would come with: “Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition for seamless streaming, sharing and gameplay capture now with mobile device functionality, and Radeon graphic’s highly optimized DirectX 12 and Vulkan performance.”
At the time of the unveiling, ASRock didn’t confirm a specific date for when the GRUs would be available for users, although a rundown of individual card specs (which are, of course, subject to change) and included software can be found at asrock.com. The same goes for the pricing; there have been no announcements as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted. Hopefully, the delay will give the cryptocurrency shortage on GPUs time to subside so that the pricing isn’t a contentious issue. Here’s hoping, anyway!
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Watch the video on the ASRock Phantom Gaming Radeon RX500 Series here:
Image and video courtesy of Info ASRock/YouTube.