Specifications of the Radeon RX 480 have been released by AMD with less than two weeks to go before its slated release date (29 June). The RX 480 graphics card is AMD’s latest offering to gamers that want a high-performance GPU without the need to spend tons of money. In addition, the graphics card was also introduced to reduce the barrier of entry to VR gaming for a majority of gamers.
That aside, the Radeon RX 480 contains more than 5 TFLOPs of FP32 (single-precision floating point) performance. Besides that, the graphics card is also packed with 36 CUs (Compute Units) along with a memory Bit-rate of 256-bit. As announced by AMD earlier, the RX 480 will come in two GDDR5 memory capacity variants: 4GB and 8GB. Meanwhile, power is delivered through a single 6-pin power connector.
When it comes to video output, the Radeon RX 480 is equipped with several DisplayPort 1.3 ports along with a HDR-capable DisplayPort 1.4 port as well; HDMI 2.0b is also included, of course. In addition to detailing the specifications of the RX 480, AMD has also shown the SteamVR scores of its Polaris-10 based graphics card against the older, Radeon R9 380. Surprisingly (or not), the Radeon RX 480 managed to rack up a score of 6.3, while the R9 380 had a score of merely 3.6.
Knowing all this, it’ll be interesting to see how the Radeon RX 480 stacks up against the likes of AMD’s previous high-end graphics cards as well as Nvidia’s Maxwell cards too. Regardless, the Radeon RX 480 makes for one tempting graphics card to consider for PC gamers and non-hardcore enthusiasts.