AMD is claiming that its upcoming Polaris-based Radeon RX 480 will deliver “VR capability common in $500 GPUs,” but for the much more affordable price of $200. Well, we got one in and you can expect us to put that claim to the test and more in our upcoming, in-depth review real soon, but in the meantime, here are 12 pictures of AMD’s new flagship GPU from every angle.
The reference card isn’t particularly flashy, but its simple chassis may appeal to minimalists. You’ll be able to get your hands on it beginning June 29 when it launches.
The RX 480 uses a two-slot design, which is pretty typical for most reference cards today. In terms of compute power, the card features roughly five teraflops of performance, has 36 compute units, offers a memory bandwidth of 256GB/s, and will come in 4GB and 8GB VRAM flavors.
There are four screw holes at the front of the card in case you wanted to add bracket attachments to the GPU. AMD also mentioned that there will be a VR certified version of the card to go along with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
The AMD Radeon RX 480 uses a single six-pin power connector and has a 150-watt TDP rating.
There are small cutouts on the back of the card here that allow the fan to exhaust heat.
A back shot of the AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card.
You can see the GPU back plate here.
The AMD Radeon RX 480 features three DisplayPort 1.4 ports and one HDMI port. The graphics card will support HDR for a wider color gamut (provided you have an HDR-capable display).
In case you’re wondering, the RX 480 won’t stand up by itself. We had to hold it steady to take this shot.
A closer look at the RX 480’s blower fan.
A closer look at the exposed back of the printed-circuit board (PCB).
from GameSpot http://www.gamespot.com/gallery/12-pics-of-the-amd-radeon-rx-480-from-every-angle/2900-738/