AMD Radeon RX 480 Finally Launched in India at Rs. 28,990: AMD has already taken the wraps off its latest GPU i.e. the Radeon RX 480. The launch of RX 480 marks the debut of AMD’s new Polaris architecture, after so many years of iterative refreshes to the previous chips. Graphics cards that are based on the new GPU will target the gamers in the value focused for the mid-range segment.
AMD Radeon RX 480 Finally Launched in India at Rs. 28,990
To users at all the budget levels, the company is focusing on delivering the smooth VR experiences Radeon RX 480 cards will also have aimed at the gamers who have target a playabale resolution of 2560/1440 with the quality that settings turned up. So the new GPU codenamed Polaris 10, is manufactured by the company by using a new 14nm lithography process that helps to reduce the power and heat consumption.
The Radeon RX 480 is the full implementation of Polaris 10design, with the 2304 stream processors that is divided into 36 clusters. It can achieve bursts of up to 1266MHz when needed as its base clock speed is 1120MHz. The peak performance is rated at 150W and it is AMD that promises 2.8X better performance per Watt that is compared to Radeon R9 series cards.
AMD’s released notes highlight of the new architecture’s ability to deliver the support for emerging the Vulkan standards and DirectX 12, that will let the programmers to tap into hardware capabilities at a very low level by reducing the driver overhead.
Graphics cards that are following the AMD’s reference design will have a blower-style cooling shroud, one HDMI output and three Display Port outputs. One single 6-pin PCIe power connector will be required.
With this launch AMD has also announced a new software. An overhauled Radeon Software app introduces a new performance controls and one new overlocking utility called Radeon WattMan that will allow the users to tweak voltages, fan speeds and frequencies and also the track usage across the various metrics and in India AMD has announced pricing of Rs. 28,990 for the Radeon RX 480 graphics cards with GDDR5 RAM.