There is still much to learn about AMD’s paper-launched Radeon RX480 graphics card. Based on AMD’s new Polaris architecture, it delivers over 5 teraflops of computing power and features either 4GB or 8GB of GDDR5 RAM. What sets its connectivity apart from the rest is it includes HDMI 2.0b and Displayport 1.3 and 1.4 support with HDR (the first card to offer this). According to Tom’s Hardware, the unit runs at a quiet 150 Watts and delivers 1.7 X the performance per watt thanks to FinFET technology.
The biggest selling point? Price. Base unit price is $199 USD – a bargain for a VR Ready GPU that would normally be around $350 to $550 a piece.
According to Engadget, the cards beat out the Nvidia GTX1080 running Ashes of Singularity; impressive when you figure that two RX480’s ($400 USD) are $200 cheaper than the single GTX1080 equivalent ($600).
There is something more to be discussed here, and we’ll get into it in the next edition of Neil’s Messy Basement.