VR Ready AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card

The AMD’s Radeon RX 480 looks forward to delivering the best and the most affordable of the world premium PC VR (Virtual Reality) experience; this is after its announcement today. The RX 480 is set for launch on the 29th of June 2016.

The Radeon RX 480 is priced starting at $199, and the company says that the card has been designed to help the first 100 million PCs that are ready for Virtual Reality (VR).

The senior VP and chief architect of the Radeon technologies group, Raja Koduri, revealed the card. He said that it had been designed for premium VR.

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“We chose the computing and the bandwidth and the specification of the card based on what the content developers are going to tune for over the next 3-4 years,” Koduri said. “So we didn’t make it a card that is just for this year, this is a card for the next 3-4 years, with our deep understanding of the content pipeline for what’s coming.”

The GeForce GTX 1080, the new king of NVIDIA was launched before the announcement of the AMD Radeon RX 480. Following hot on the pursuit will be the GeForce 1070. Regardless of their comparatively high cost, both of the new GeForce GTX 1000 cards are more than capable to deliver premium virtual reality experiences. The RX 480 is set to fall in the category of the most affordable cards that have been designed for VR. However, we are not sure whether the card will be able to offer premium experience.

AMD  ‘VR Ready’ Radeon RX 480 Specs

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“We congratulate AMD for bringing a premium VR ready GPU to market at a $199 price point. This shows how partners like AMD survey the entire VR ecosystem to bring an innovative Radeon RX Series product to power high end VR systems like the HTC Vive, to the broadest range of consumers,” said Dan O’Brien, vice president of virtual reality, HTC.

AMD claims that the Radeon RX 480 has been built much like a $500 card despite its relatively little cost. This card is among the first GPUs from the company build on their 14nm Polaris architecture. According to Koduri, this makes it at 150W, the company’s most power-efficient GPU ever.

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