At Computex 2016, AMD announced the launch of its Radeon RX 480 VR ready Graphics card just for $199. It will be available in both 4Gb and 8Gb VRAM, so 8Gb variant will go on sale for $229. The Radeon RX 480, which uses silicon Polaris 10 (Ellesmere) manufactured at 14nm FinFET where they hide 2304 Stream Processors (at an unknown speed) that can be selected with 4 or 8 GB of memory GDDR5 maintaining a demure TDP of 150W, which is it will be powered through a single PCI-Express 6 – pin connector. The memory on the Radeon RX 480 graphics card is clocked at 8 GB/s which gives us a total of 256 GB/s bandwidth on the graphics board along a 256-bit wide bus interface. In terms of performance, it would stay near the GeForce GTX 980, although its performance will be even better under DirectX 12 titles.
Now a new screenshot confirmed that it will be clocked at 1266 MHz (with 1266 MHz it has performance ~5.83 TFLOPs). The clock speed is not surprising, but we will see custom variants with high-frequencies.
AMD Radeon RX 480 Reference Version Clocked At 1266 MHz
The screenshot has been taken TechPowerUp, shows that AMD Radeon RX 480 features a core clock of 1,266MHz. At the moment we don’t know that, whether its the clock frequency or they tweak it before. But we can assume that Radeon RX 480 could feature a great OC potential due.
AMD Radeon RX 480 Specifications
|RADEON||AMD Radeon RX 480||AMD Radeon R9 380X||AMD Radeon R9 390X|
|Graphics Core||Polaris 10 XT (Ellesmere)||Tonga XT||Hawaii XT|
|Process Node||14nm FinFET||28nm||28nm|
|Die Size||TBD||366 mm2||438 mm2|
|Transistors||TBD||5.00 Billion||6.20 Billion|
|Clock Frequency||1266 MHz||1000 MHz||1050 MHz|
|Compute Performance||~5.5 TFLOPs||3.9 TFLOPs||5.9 TFLOPs|
|VRAM||4/8 GB GDDR5||4 GB GDDR5||8 GB GDDR5|
|Memory Speed||2.0 GHz||6.0 GHz||6.0 GHz|
|Memory Bandwidth||256 GB/s||192 GB/s||384 GB/s|
|Launch Date||June 2016||November 2015||June 2015|
|Launch Price||$199 (4 GB)|
$230+ (8 GB)
|$249 US||$449 US|