If you didn’t know there will be two variants of AMD’s RX 480 graphics card. There will be a 4GB version and a 8GB version. The 4GB version is the one that will be $199 and the 8GB version has been confirmed to cost $229. This will make the 8GB version a nice sweet spot under the $249 price point.
The RX 480 will have 5.5 TFLOPS of single-precision performance and 256 GB/s of memory bandwidth. The card has 36 Compute Units, which would mean it has 2304 Stream Processors. The card also supports either 4GB or 8GB of GDDR5 across a 256-bit interface. The card will only have a 150W TDP as well. The board is powered by a single 6-pin connector and the power is split into 6+1 phases, this is actually more than the GTX 1080 (5+1 phases). The reference board has four display outputs which include three DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 HDR and one HDMI 2.0.
The RX 480 will only be available in reference variants on its June 29th launch date. This is much like the GeForce GTX 1080 launch. This does not mean that we won’t see custom variants after launch, we’ve already seen Sapphire’s RX 480 Nitro card. Expect these custom variants to come later and they will start at $249 depending on clock speeds, custom PCB, and cooling solution.