Radeon RX 480
Extraordinary Yet Affordable VR Experiences With Polaris
VR is not for the 1%. It’s time for an uprising. The gaming industry is growing faster and faster every year with more and more people discovering the advantages of PC gaming; most recently with the boom of Virtual Reality games. The RX 480 marks the arrival of affordable solutions for a premium virtual reality experiences. Polaris is here and ready to fight, using an army of AMD exclusive technologies in its arsenal such as Graphics Core Next 4 (GCN) architecture, improving the power efficiency and performance by the bucket load. The Radeon™ RX 480 offers unparalleled performance at its price bracket and arms the masses with incredible virtual reality capabilities. Pairing a Polaris graphics card with the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift will transport you into the incredible world of virtual reality, offering mind-blowing gaming experiences like no other.
Change Your Game With Radeon™ RX Series
RX Series GPUs have been designed and engineered from the ground up, with increased performance and power efficiency that deliver phenomenal DirectX® 9, DirectX® 10, DirectX® 11 gaming performance and designed to absolutely dominate in DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™, the future of gaming graphics APIs. With constant Radeon Software updates being released to support the latest PC games titles at the highest possible standard, the performance of the RX series GPUs gets better and better, building on the already amazing price-point. RX 480 benchmarks put it way ahead of the game in its price bracket, making it an extremely ideal choice for a solid VR Ready gaming PC upgrade for a cheap price. If you were holding out for the perfect price-to-performance graphics card to bring you up to date and into the big leagues, the wait is over.
Polaris - Advanced Design & Engineering
Continuing on the Radeon™ tradition of innovation - such as being first to 14nm FinFET technology, first in memory types like HBM, and first to support low overhead gaming APIs – Radeon™ RX Series graphics cards boasts immense DirectX® 12 performance, and support the latest display technologies including HDMI™ 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 which allow the RX 480 to take full advantage of the new generation of high-resolution HDR and high-refresh rate displays. Also featuring exceptional accelerated H.265 encoding, the RX 480 graphics card can effortlessly stream or record 10-bit 4k video at 60FPS. The power efficiency of Polaris has increased massively over the last-gen R9 300 series graphics cards. At only 110W TDP for the RX 480, your existing power supply is more than adequate, using its 6-pin PCIe power cable and… that’s it! The RX 480 (reference design) only requires one 6-pin power cable from your PSU!
AAA Gameplay – Fraction Of The Cost
The first entry into the RX Series GPUs from Radeon, the RX 480 is delivers incredibly smooth AAA gaming at 1440p thanks to the 8GB GDDR5 VRAM. This also makes it the most cost effective solution for a premium VR experience, guaranteed by the AMD VR Ready Premium seal of approval. This makes the Radeon RX 480 the perfect solution for your otherwise VR Ready gaming PC system and brings your graphics fidelity flying into 2016 for the latest VR titles such as Elite: Dangerous, which throws you into an immersive and unimaginably large galaxy, piloting your very own spaceship and decider of your own journey. Don the Vive or Rift and race among the pros in Project Cars, driving from an ultra-realistic perspective, viewing your car and its surroundings as you would in a real race. Other upcoming PC games which the RX 480 is perfect for this year include:
Battlefield 1 – Take to the battle grounds of world war 1 with chemical weapons, trench warfare, and brutal close-quarters melee combat. Overpower your enemy through brute force with turn-of-the-20th-century weaponry and war strategy.
No Man’s Sky – Explore the largest universe ever created in a virtual world. You are in control of your own story, whatever you decide that may be. Make a name for yourself among the stars and discover wonders that perhaps no one else may encounter, due to the sheer scale of the No Man’s Sky universe.
Titanfall 2 – Built on the success of Titanfall, the sequel sees you piloting huge towering mechs called Titans, to gain the upper hand in battle. Lethal weapons wrapped in armour, they’re unstoppable when working in a well-oiled team. Push forward against the enemy together and you will be victorious.
Future-proofed for next year… and after – The RX 480 is plenty powerful enough to see you smoothly rolling through games for not only this year but 2017 and beyond too. We have so many amazing PC titles to look forward to such as For Honor, Mass Effect Andromeda, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, Prey, and the RX 480 can play them all. Huge performance and future proofing at a small price point.
RX 480 Average Benchmark Results:
Battlefield 1 – Ultra Quality – 1440p: 50-60fps
Gears of War 4 – Ultra Quality – 1080p: 70-80fps
DOOM – Ultra Quality – 1440p: 80fps
Grand Theft Auto V – Very High Quality – 1080p: 60-70fps
Radeon™ RX 480 Benchmarks And Specification
|Graphics Core||Polaris 10 XT|
|Process Node||14nm FinFET|
|Base Clock Speed||1120MHz|
|Boost Clock Speed||1266MHz|
|Memory Frame Buffer||4GB & 8GB|
|Memory Interface Width||256-bit|
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b