AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card Review

AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card Review

After a long wait AMD wants to start again in the graphics card market. Contrary to the usual strategy is the attack is not from from high-end, but the volume-oriented mainstream. Here AMD grabbed last within the Radeon Rx 300 series back to partly quite elderly GPUs (z. B. “Pitcairn”). This graphics card market segment with prices from 100 to 300 dollars you want now with the two new “Arctic Islands” GPUs “Polaris 10” and “Polaris 11” lost recapture previous market shares and get back on track for success. Besides improvements on the part of the underlying GCN GPU architecture helps here that the so-called 14-nm FinFET process of Samsung and GlobalFoundries finally a new production stands at smaller feature sizes. This not only more transistors can be accommodated on the same die area compared to the previous so-called 28-nm process, but can also be the power be significantly reduced… at Planet3DNow!

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