AMD RX480 Revealed at $199 USD

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AMD RX480 Revealed at $199 USD

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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.

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Re: AMD RX480 Revealed at $199 USD

Post by Dom »

Good deal, Nvidia is still premium tho...

I just bought a GTX 960 for $280 for my workstation and some 3d games on my 3d monitor with 3d vision.. I also bought an AMD fx-6300 cpu and MSI AMD 970 sli gaming motherboard for $270

Now I can play most modern games in 3d on my workstation, I still have my gaming computer I will upgrade later when some good stuff comes out ;) I'm not stuck with Nvidia on my gaming computer so.. time will tell

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Re: AMD RX480 Revealed at $199 USD

Post by colocolo »

This whole number game doesn't make much sense to me right now.
5 TFLOP at 150Watts, but Nvidia only needs 180 to reach 9?
With previous generations of GPUs of Nvidia and AMD you could always tell right before all specs were released in which category they would fit into.
This time it is very different.
Could it be that the disparity between technology nodes at TSMC and GF are this time much bigger as usual?

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