It seems that the price for an “entry” PC-based virtual reality has been reduced drastically, thanks to the new Radeon RX 480 graphics card that has been announced by AMD. This is the first graphics card that uses the AMD’s Polaris architecture and it will hit the stores before the end of June 2016. The manufacturer promises that it will offer a VR performance of a 500 dollars graphics card for just 200 dollars.
The NVIDIA is aiming high with the first two next-generation graphics card GTX 1070 and GTX 1080, but it seems that AMD wants to bring a pretty decent graphics card and a very low price.
Before the end of June 2016, you will be able to purchase the 4GB VRAM version of the AMD Radeon RX 480 for only 199 dollars, which will surely make a lot of gamers very happy.
We agree that when it comes to performance, the Radeon RX 480 will never be as good as the top NVIDIA latest graphics cards, but it will be as good as the previous NVIDIA graphics card, the GTX 980. The new Radeon RX 480 is powered by a single six-pin power connector, which means it also consumes less than the mentioned graphics cards.
The Radeon RX 480 was unveiled during the Computex 2016 event, where a benchmark was displayed showing two Radeon RX 480 cards in crossfire outperforming a single GTX 1080 in Ashes of the Singularity running on DirectX 12.
We are pretty sure that many PC gamers who don’t want to invest too much money on their gaming computers will choose the Radeon RX 480 with their eyes closed, as this is the best graphics card that you can purchase with just 199 dollars.
Will you purchase the AMD Radeon RX 480 once it will be available in stores or do you have a more powerful graphics card already?