AMD Radeon RX 480 Designed To bring VR To The budget-Strapped masses

On Day 2 of Computex 2016, we find ourselves with a brand new AMD GPU to speak approximately. We knew that we’d be seeing some thing associated with Polaris, and that some thing is the paper release of the Radeon RX 480.

AMD’s aim with the Radeon RX 480 is to drop a photos card inside the market that supplies $500 dollar performance at a far decrease rate factor, concentrated on clients that want an low-priced setup with which they can run a VR device. In truth, the RX 480 will fee simply $199.

This jibes with what we know of AMD’s method–ceding the excessive-end to Nvidia for now in want of attacking the middle and decrease degrees of the marketplace.

“VR desires to be everywhere, and VR wishes to be for everyone,” said Raja Koduri, Senior vice president and chief Architect of AMD’s Radeon technology organization.

The Polaris GPU within the RX 480 runs with 36 CUs and is connected to both four or 8 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit memory interface. Its performance measures over five Tflops. The GPU doesn’t have any form of HBM reminiscence, but as that is designed to be a price range-pleasant snap shots card, we suppose you may hardly ever gripe approximately the omission.

The RX 480’s TDP sits at a hundred and fifty W, and it gives 1.7x the performance in line with watt way to FinFET 14 technology. not only does it have DisplayPort 1.3 help, but it is also the primary card to assist DisplayPort 1.4 with HDR.

The RX 480 could be available as of June 29. AMD additionally promised that it might be unveiling extra information approximately the Polaris product stack over the coming weeks.

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