AMD reveals powerful, high-value Radeon RX 480 – pricing and specifications

Radeon RX 480

AMD unveiled its first Polaris 10 graphics card at Computex 2016 – the Radeon RX 480, reports GamersNexus.

The RX 480 is based on AMD’s Polaris 10 architecture, and aims to deliver high performance to the mid-range PC gaming and hardware enthusiast market.

The GPU boasts over 5 TFLOPS of Peak Compute power and will be available in two different models, featuring 4GB and 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM respectively.

AMD has avoided challenging the latest Pascal cards released by Nvidia, and aims to deliver “VR-Premium” graphics processing at an affordable price.

The Polaris architecture is focussed on increased power efficiency and price-performance, and will challenge Nvidia’s notebook GPU solutions with the upcoming Polaris 11 graphics cards.

The Radeon RX 480 supports AMD Freesync and HDR, and uses standard GDDR5 VRAM as opposed to the GDDR5X memory used by the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080.

Below are the known specifications of the Radeon RX 480 graphics card:

AMD Radeon RX 480 Specifications
Compute Units 36
Memory Bandwidth 256GB/s
Memory Speed 8Gbps
VRAM Amount 4/8GB GDDR5
Memory Interface 256-bit
TDP 150W
Peak Compute > 5TFLOPS
Price $200 / $250+

The AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB is priced at $200, with the 8GB model expected to cost over $250.

The Radeon RX 480 is set to release on 29 June 2016.


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