AMD Announces VR Ready Radeon RX 480

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On first June AMD hits with their curveball following the release of Nvidias GTX 1080 by announcing the Radeon RX 480 the VR ready graphics card promised to provide the best virtual experience by AMD and offering the most value for money being set at $199.

The Radeon RX 480 is set to be the first graphics card to be set on the Polaris architecture based graphics processor and is set to provide performance on low power consumption and claims it will be the setting stone for consumers to experience the full potential of Virtual Reality which will be light on their pockets.

The best part of the RX 480 is that it’s set at $199 for the 4GB edition which will be a big selling point from the company’s part and set to be released on June 29th.

Senior vice President and chief architect for AMD Raja Koduri said in AMDs reveal press conference in Taipei, Taiwan that the Radeon RX 480 will now be the setting stone for cheaper VR ready systems and laptops and will be the key factor to reduce the total cost of VR systems for the average consumer, increasing its usage substantially.

 

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The Radeon GX 480 will run at over 5TFLOPS, features 36 CUs, offers 256GB/sec memory bandwidth, will be available in the 4GB and 8GB version and will be at 150W TDP power consumption running on the new 14nm architecture.

 

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Many computer enthusiasts are already thinking about the possibilities of using crossfire to power up two GX 480’s at such a price arguing that it may as well come on par with the NVidias GTX 1080 in almost half the price. We can’t wait to see benchmarks and run benchmarks of our own.

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