Hello, gorgeous. It’s no surprise that AMD’s Radeon RX 480 will hit the streets on June 29, bringing VR-ready performance to the masses for the low, low price of just $200. That sort of performance leap is possible because the RX 480’s the first graphics card based around AMD’s cutting-edge 14nm “Polaris” GPU, which represents a two generation technological leap forward over the 28nm GPUs found in today’s cards.
While we can’t go into details about performance results or embargo dates or anything, PCWorld’s received an early sample for testing, and the interest around the card is hot enough that we thought we’d do a small visual preview of the RX 480 ahead of our full review. AMD gave us the thumbs up to show the intact exterior of the card, so let’s take a look.