XFX Radeon RX 480 Photos and Specs Leaked, AIB Cards can feature DVI-D Ports
Earlier this month, AMD unveiled the Radeon RX 480 based on their next generation Polaris architecture and the latest 14nm FinFET process node. The company positioned the card as the most affordable “premium” VR and 1440p gaming solution. Starting at price of $199, AMD claims the new card offers “VR capability” comparable to that of $500 GPUs.
Not only that, the Radeon RX 480 CrossFire was also shown to offer much better graphics performance and efficiency than Nvidia’s flagship GeForce GTX 1080 for less than $500.
Moreover, if previous benchmarks are to be believed, RX 480 beats the GTX 980 as well as AMD’s own powerful Radeon R9 Nano. The RX 480 overclocked is even more surprising, with 1.5GHz overclock out of the box. Meaning the card is a bang for the buck, offering a significant Perf/Watt gain over the last generation.
The release of this first Polaris based card is just around the corner, and with that new leaks and rumors are popping up every single day. As of the latest update, an image of the XFX Radeon RX 480 has hit the web showing the card is waiting for final packaging on production line.
We’re not sure if the XFX model is using reference design, but it seems like it features a short PCB, blower type cooler and a full cover backplate.
There is another image showing the Radeon RX 480 board with the front cover removed. From the looks of it, the card is very likely to have the same or slightly modified radial fan as in previous AMD reference designs.
In addition to this, an alleged screenshot also appeared in the wild revealing specs of the XFX Radeon RX 480. The pic didn’t display all release related information but it did confirm that some RX 480 cards will come with high factory-overclocking above 100 MHz.
AMD has also confirmed that Polaris 10 GPU would support DVI. Some people were worried that the new flagship card from AMD will have no DVI support as the port was not installed on the reference model. According to AMD, proper connections are available on the circuit board so it’s totally up to AIB partners whether they want to design DVI-D capable RX 480 cards.
AMD RX 480 launches on June 29th, and will come in both 4GB and 8GB versions priced at $199 and $229, respectively.