Stripped Down RX 480 Shows Smaller Die Size, Samsung Manufactured GDDR5 Chips, and a Simple Cooling Solution
There is almost a week left until the official release of AMD Radeon RX 480. Folks at PCOnline, however, were able to get their hands on a Sapphire RX 480, stripped it down to components, and shared an interesting take on the graphics card.
One of the first things that you will notice is that 8Gbps GDDR5 chips that the graphics card boasts are manufactured by Samsung. Interestingly, the die size on it is relatively smaller than the ones on Radeon 200 and 300 series. You can also get a good look at 14nm FinFET processor along with a fistful of ports that include 1x HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, and 1x PCIe 6-pin connector.
You can behold what AMD Radeon RX 480 packs under the veil in the gallery attached below and share your impressions with us in the comments:
As evident from the images attached above, the graphics card employs a humble yet efficient cooling design unlike other graphics card in the market.
AMD Radeon RX 480 is scheduled to hit the store shelves on Jun. 29, 2016. You will be able to pick up the 4GB variant for $199 USD and 8GB variant for $229. Despite some contradictory benchmark results, I am personally looking forward to try out what this $199 card fares in recent and upcoming titles.
AMD has confirmed that the graphics card is in large supplies and about 8,000 graphics cards will be available on day one in North America. To read up more, head over to the post!
What are your expectations from the AMD Radeon RX 480? Let us know in the comments below!
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