ASRock Phantom Gaming Graphics Cards Details & Specifications

ASRock, which is widely known for its cost effective and feature rich motherboards has finally unveiled its graphics cards range. ASRock is a new player in graphics card manufacturing and it has partnered with AMD for manufacturing AMD Radeon Gaming Graphics Cards. ASRock has named its graphics card series as Phantom Gaming and has disclosed Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards that consists of Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570, Radeon RX 560 and Radeon RX 550 graphics cards.

Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards are built on the Polaris GPU architecture from AMD. These graphics cards offer great performance in gaming as well in cryptocurrency mining. Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 570 are higher end graphics cards in Radeon RX 500 series that are suited for 1440p gaming and are VR Ready, while Radeon RX 560 and Radeon RX 550 are budget end graphics cards that are great for eSports and 1080p gaming.

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The higher-end models of ASRock’s Phantom Gaming Graphics Cards i.e. Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 570 comes with dual fan design and are OC or overclocked edition cards for delivering higher performance in demanding games. Their heatsinks come with copper base and copper heatpipes for better dissipation of heat and thus helps in better cooling. The lower-end models i.e. Radeon RX 560 and RX 550 features a single fan design and these are very compact graphics cards and can fit easily in small form factor or mini-ITX cases very comfortably. ASRock also offers Phantom Gaming Tweak Utility which is a graphics card overclocking software and can be used to overclock and tweak various settings i.e. GPU / Memory frequencies, Fan speed, voltage etc. of your Radeon based graphics card.

Features supported by ASRock Phantom Gaming Graphics Cards include AMD Eyefinity Technology, AMD FreeSync, AMD Link, Radeon Overlay, Radeon ReLive, Radeon Chill, Radeon Wattman, 8K Resolution support and more. Below you can check out the complete list of ASRock’s Radeon RX 500 series Phantom Gaming Graphics Cards with their major specifications.

ASRock Phantom Gaming Graphics Cards [Radeon RX 500 Series]

Here are all the models of the ASRock Phantom Gaming Graphics Cards with their specifications and other details.

ASRock Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX580 8G OC

This is a powerful higher mid-range graphics card based on the Polaris GPU architecture from AMD. The card comes with 2304 Stream Processors and 8GB GDDR5 Video Memory having 256-bit interface. This is OC Edition Radeon RX 580 card from ASRock that has three modes of operation i.e. OC, Default and Silent.  OC or Overclocked Mode offers best performance while Silent one offers a quieter operation, and Default mode sits in between OC and Silent and provides a balanced performance of both these modes. You can switch between these modes using ASRock’s Phantom Gaming Tweak Utility and can tweak other graphics card settings too. The main competitor of Radeon RX 580 card is GeForce GTX 1060 from Nvidia.

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On this card you can play latest games on Ultra graphics settings at 1440p resolution with comfortable frame rates. The card comes with dual fans with double ball bearings and a heatsink with high performance composite heatpipes. The card requires one 8-pin PCI-Express power connector from the PSU for its working. Connectivity options include three DisplayPorts, one HDMI and one Dual DVI port.

ASRock Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX580 8G OC Specifications
Stream Processors 2304
GPU Clock 1380 / 1435 MHz (Default / OC Mode)
Memory Clock 8000 / 8320 MHz (Default / OC Mode)
Memory Size 8GB GDDR5
Memory Interface 256-bit
Bus Interface PCI Express 3.0
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5
Output Ports DisplayPort x 3, HDMI, DVI

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ASRock Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX570 8G OC

Radeon RX 570 is also a powerful mid-range graphics card but it is slightly slower than Radeon RX 580 because of slightly lesser number of cores and lower core and memory clock speeds. The card is built on the Polaris GPU architecture and comes with 2048 Stream Processors and 8GB GDDR5 memory having bus-width of 256-bits. This also is an OC card and comes with three modes of operation i.e. Silent, Default and OC mode. This card can run latest AAA on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p and 1440p resolution comfortably. For 1440p you may have to turn off or lower down some demanding graphics settings.

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The card features a dual slot and dual fan design, just like the above mentioned ASRock Radeon RX 580 card. It does require an 8-pin PCIe power connector from the power supply for its working. Connectivity options include three DisplayPorts, one HDMI and one Dual DVI ports.

ASRock Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX570 8G OC Specifications
Stream Processors 2048
GPU Clock 1280 / 1331 MHz (Default / OC Mode)
Memory Clock 7000 / 7280 MHz (Default / OC Mode)
Memory Size 8GB GDDR5
Memory Interface 256-bit
Bus Interface PCI Express 3.0
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5
Output Ports DisplayPort x 3, HDMI, DVI

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ASRock Phantom Gaming Radeon RX560 2G

Radeon RX 560 is budget mid-range graphics card built on the Polaris GPU architecture. The card comes with 896 Stream Processors and 2GB GDDR5 memory with 128-bit interface. This is a good card for running some latest games on medium-high settings at 1080p, HTPC and for eSports gaming. The card can be set to OC mode using the Phantom Gaming Tweak Utility.

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For cooling, it comes with a single fan over aluminum heatsink. This is a compact graphics card which is only 170mm in length and can fit most of the SFF mini-ITX cases. It does not require any external power connector from the PSU which indicates that it needs around maximum of 75W of power. Connectivity options include one DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.  

ASRock Phantom Gaming Radeon RX560 2G Specifications
Stream Processors 896 (14CU)
GPU Clock 1149 / 1194 MHz (Default / OC Mode)
Memory Clock 6000 / 6240 MHz (Default / OC Mode)
Memory Size 2GB GDDR5
Memory Interface 128-bit
Bus Interface PCI Express 3.0
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5
Output Ports DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI

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ASRock Phantom Gaming Radeon RX550 2G

This is an entry level graphics card based on the AMD’s Polaris GPU architecture. It comes with 512 Stream Processors and 2GB GDDR5 memory having bus width of 128-bits. This is a great budget graphics card for eSports gaming, HTPC and video editing and you can enjoy quite a bit of gaming on this card at 9009 or may be at 1080p resolution for less demanding games. The closest competitor of this card is GeForce GT 1030 from Nvidia.

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The card features a single fan design and has got a small form factor (only 170mm in length), which makes is quite suitable for HTPC and compact PCs. It has low power consumption (<75 Watt) and does not require external power connector from the PSU. Connectivity options include one DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.  

ASRock Phantom Gaming Radeon RX550 2G Specifications
Stream Processors 512
GPU Clock 1100 / 1144 MHz (Default / OC Mode)
Memory Clock 6000 / 6240 MHz (Default / OC Mode)
Memory Size 2GB GDDR5
Memory Interface 128-bit
Bus Interface PCI Express 3.0
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5
Output Ports DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI

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Final Words

ASRock’s entry in graphics card manufacturing is certainly a welcome move and it will give gamers more options to choose from. These Phantom Gaming Graphics Cards from ASRock looks quite exciting and can give same cards from popular brands a tough fight. It will be interesting to see when ASRock will release its graphics cards based on the Radeon RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 GPUs. If you have any queries then please ask by leaving a comment below

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