AMD Teases Full Line-Up Of Polaris-Based Radeon RX Series Graphics Cards, Shows Doom Running On Zen At E3

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AMD CEO Lisa Su On Stage At The PC Gaming Show With The Radeon RX 470 And RX 460

The first member of the Radeon RX series, the Radeon RX 480, isn’t due to arrive for another few weeks, but that didn’t stop AMD CEO Lisa Su from showing off a couple of additional graphics cards featuring Polaris-based GPUs at the company’s PC Gaming Show, which is currently underway at E3.

AMD claims the $199 Radeon RX 480 will offer uncompromising performance at 1440P and enable premium VR experiences, despite its relatively low price point. Joining the Radeon RX 480 is a slightly scaled down Radeon RX 470 and the downright tiny Radeon RX 460.

The Radeon RX 470 is being positioned for “refined, power-efficient HD gaming”, while the Radeon RX 460 is being billed as “a cool and efficient solution for the ultimate e-sports gaming experience”.

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The Radeon RX 480

“Gamers and consumers today are being left behind,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “Today only the top 16 percent of PC gamers are purchasing GPUs that deliver premium VR and Gaming experiences. Hundreds of millions of gamers have been relegated to using outdated technology. Notebook gamers are often forced to compromise. And tens of millions more can only read about incredible PC VR experiences that they can’t enjoy for themselves. That all changes with the Radeon RX Series...” 

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The Radeon RX 480 Has A Short PCB And Only A Single Power Connector

Full specifications and pricing weren’t revealed for the new cards, but considering what we know about the Radeon RX 480, it’s safe to assume that the Radeon RX 470 will arrive with somewhat lower performance and pricing, with the Radeon RX 460 obviously dropping in behind the 470. Because all of the cards feature the same Polaris GPU architecture, however, all of the same features like asynchronous-compute and next-gen display technologies, like HDR are supported.

Just before exiting the stage, Lisa Su also have a quick update on Zen. During a short video tour of AMD’s qualification lab, Su showed Doom running on Zen-based Summit Ridge platform. We have no information on the settings or resolution used, but the short clip of the game running during the video appeared to be running smoothly.