Reports state that the AMD RX 480 will cost $199

Reports state that the AMD RX 480 will cost $199

AMD Shows off their Polaris RX 480 GPU running DOOM at 1440p 144Hz

Reports state that the AMD RX 480 will cost $199


Reports from the Wall Street Journal states that the AMD RX 480 will cost $199 and deliver performance that is roughly equivalent to the GTX 970/980 at the end of June. 

If these reports are true this means that the cost of a VR ready PC has seen a significant reduction, making VR gaming much more achievable for the average PC gamer.  


     Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is angling to lower the cost of virtual reality, targeting the field with a new line of graphics hardware priced at $199—half or less the cost of comparable products.

AMD said the first chips based on its new Polaris design are expected to arrive in graphics cards for personal computers at the end of June. The company aims to help push the starting cost of PCs that can deliver VR experiences as low as $799 from above $1,000.


Alleged RX 480 specifications leak online


Earlier today alleged RX 480 specifications have leaked online, hinting at GTX 980/970 like performance at a TDP of under 150W, alongside 8GB of GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit memory bus.  

This places this GPU as a clear budget VR GPU, offering performance that exceeds the minimum requirements for VR while also maintaining low levels of power consumption. The leaked slide states that the GPU will be powered by a single 6-pin power connector, meaning that this GPU will be able to draw 150W of power at most, making this a highly efficient GPU when compared to Nvidia's 900 series and AMD's R9 300 series.   

These specifications also state that this GPU offers 5.5TFLOPS of computing performance, giving it performance that is similar to AMD's R9 290X. 

The slide also confirms that the GPU will support DisplayPort 1.4, HDR and DirectX 12/Asynchronous compute, giving this GPU a clear advantage over Nvidia's older offerings, though it is also clear that this GPU is not going to be a competitor to Nvidia's GTX 1070 or 1080. 


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Most Recent Comments

31-05-2016, 19:37:58

That's so AMD of them :P

Always beat competition with lower pricing.. you could get two of those cards and match the 1080 for a fraction of the 1080's price?Quote

31-05-2016, 20:06:34

I can't believe at this point we're still grasping at straws for Polaris information. Announce it already, AMD.Quote

31-05-2016, 20:37:56

Originally Posted by Firedrops View Post
I can't believe at this point we're still grasping at straws for Polaris information. Announce it already, AMD.
Soon, very soon we're on standby awaiting AMDs Computex broadcast.Quote

31-05-2016, 21:18:27

The wait sooo longQuote

31-05-2016, 21:22:20

Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
The wait sooo long
Indeed, part of me wants bed and the other part wants to know what AMD will announce.Quote

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