Asus Strix RX 580 Gaming Top OC review: Proof that size matters

Watch what happens when you put an enthusiast-class cooler on a mainstream graphics card.

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Synthetics, power, and heat

We also tested the Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ and its rivals using 3DMark’s highly respected DX11 Fire Strike and Fire Strike Ultra synthetic benchmarks, as well as 3DMark’s Time Spy benchmark, which tests DirectX 12 performance at 2560x1440 resolution.

fire strike Brad Chacos/IDG
time spy Brad Chacos/IDG

Once again, the two customized, overclocked RX 580s are in a dead heat. I’m running out of ways to say it.

Next page: Power and heat

At a Glance
  • The Strix RX 580 Gaming Top OC delivers great performance in a gorgeous, cool, and quiet package. Unfortunately, it's also giant and expensive.

    Pros

    • Great 1080p, good 1440p, and solid VR gameplay
    • Very cool and quiet
    • Gorgeous design
    • Premium features

    Cons

    • Very expensive compared to other midrange graphics cards
    • Gigantic in both length and thickness
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