After a long time of waiting, PC gamers have finally been granted their wish by AMD. That wish was for AMD to unveil their all new Virtual Reality ready GPU, the Radeon RX480. It was at Computex 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan where this announcement was made. AMD shocked the majority of followers by stating that this GPU would be at the low price of $199, lower than Nvidia’s cheapest GPU.
AMD have chosen to power the card using a 6 pin connector. You can find the full list of the rest of the specs and ports below:
1 HDMI out
3 Display Ports
Either 4GB or 8GB of RAM on a 256-bit memory bus
2304 GPU Cores
Max TDP of 150 Watts
8000 MHz memory
Transistor count is currently unknown
And Clock Speeds are currently unknown
Below you can find a slightly comical video of Linus Sebastian talking about the AMD RX480.
All in all, many gamers, such as myself, are looking forward to adding this into one of our builds already, or watching other people come up with some crazily expensive builds, all based on this one card.
The only real question left for AMD to answer, though, is:
Can it run Solitaire?