Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced Strix RX 480, an all-new VR-ready gaming graphics card with ultra-fast gaming performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalised styling.

Powered by the latest AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics processing unit (GPU), clocked at 1330MHz in OC mode, ROG Strix RX 480 delivers up to 15%-faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 19%-faster gaming performance than reference cards in Hitman and Doom.

ROG Strix RX 480 includes DirectCU III with a patented triple wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for 30%-cooler and three-times (3X) quieter performance, as well as ASUS FanConnect, which features GPU-controlled fan headers to connect to system fans for targeted supplemental cooling. Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components ensures premium quality and reliability.

The card enables complete gaming system personalisation with Aura RGB Lighting. A virtual-reality (VR)-friendly design with two HDMI ports lets gamers always keep a VR device and a monitor connected to their system for immersive gaming anytime. It also includes GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.