AMD’s upcoming Polaris GPUs will be bringing a highly-competitive Radeon RX480 graphics card which notably support virtual reality(VR) for just $199.
At this compelling price, the RX480 is capable of more than five teraflops of computing power, compared to NVIDIA’s new GTX 1070 with over six teraflops but pricier at $380, along with the high-end GTX 1080 with around nine teraflops for $600. And you can configure two RX480 units simultaneously, a configuration that managed to beat out NVIDIA’s GTX 1080 while playing Ashes of Singularity which will only cost you around $400.
The RX480 will be running on the new Polaris architecture in 4GB and 8GB built-in memory config. The GPU will support AMD’s Freesync technology to smooth out frame rates and HDR gaming with DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 support.
For early VR adapters, with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift require video cards costing around $300 the introduction of a $199 VR-ready video card could drastically lowered the prices for hardcore or casual VR gamers.
Literally, RX480 could be a bang-for-buck GPU considering it’s price as the main selling point when it hits the store on June 29th.
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