PowerColor has just presented its new Red Dragon RX Vega 56 8 GB HBM2 graphics card, a model of graphics card that will complement the current Red Devil RX Vega 64 8 GB HBM2 and that uses a new heatsink whose fans have been specially tuned so that it can become the first silent Vega graphics card on the market.

To say that the launch of the AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards, in its two variants, was plagued with problems, would be an understatement. With a performance that was quite far from the expectations that users had for them and a particularly high consumption for the performance they could give. Together with quite a few manufacturing problems, which meant that the number of units that reached the market was few, expensive and that generally ended up in the hands of cryptocurrency miners, I think we can affirm that this model of graphics card has been quite a success. fiasco of the greats

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Rodrigo Alonso August 29, 2017 • 11:08

The problem of the high consumption of the card brought with it a notable increase in the sound of the card when it was in operation. This problem has been tried to alleviate as much as possible with the personalized models of these graphs. But it is also true that these models have taken much longer than everyone expected to reach the market, due to the manufacturing problems of the graphics cores that we have previously mentioned.

A silent Vega graphics card was unthinkable until the PowerColor model arrived

The PowerColor Red Dragon RX Vega 56 8 GB HBM2 uses a heatsink equipped with three fans, something that we have already seen in the heatsinks that other brands use for their custom models. The big difference in this case is that the PowerColor Red Dragon has both the heatsink and the fans it uses tuned to be as quiet as possible, even when the user is playing with it, thus making it the first silent Vega graphics card. From the market.

What’s more, the graphics card has a switch on its PCB that allows you to change the BIOS used by the card, between an overclocked profile that increases the GPU frequency to 1,478 MHz and an ultra-quiet profile, for which the manufacturer has not given data on the frequencies it uses.

The PowerColor Red Dragon RX Vega 56 8 GB HBM2 should hit stores from March 28, although the manufacturer has not wanted to reveal the price it will have when it does.