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Congratulations to ITA Member AMD For Launching Radeon RX480 Graphics Card

By June 1, 2016TIFCA News


This GPU launch is a big deal because it offers the core of what modern virtual reality solutions like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift need from a graphics processor for just $199 USD.  To date, other solutions have been priced anywhere from $350 to $550 a unit, and not necessarily at an equal or better level of performance.  The base unit features HDMI 2.0b and Displayport 1.3/1.4 support, 4GB GDDR5 RAM (there is an 8GB RAM option), and does its magic with just 150 watts of power.  While intended for budget gamers looking to jump in to VR without the trade-offs of under-performing equipment, it can be inexpensively run in CrossFireX setups with multiple GPUs contributing to the overall performance.  Congrats AMD!