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VisionTek Launches Radeon RX 480 8GB “Polaris Edition”

June 29, 2016 - VisionTek announced the official North American launch of their Radeon™ RX 480 8GB “Polaris Edition” designed with the world’s first 14nm processor by AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group. The new VisionTek Radeon RX 480 is the original Built by AMD “Polaris Edition” card, offering ultimate performance to the consumer and the most reasonably priced engine supporting a full VR experience.

900888-RX480-pressVisionTek Unleashes RX 480 8GB with the AMD original “Polaris Edition”
The VisionTek Radeon RX 480 8GB “Polaris Edition” opens a whole new dimension of gaming, for an unbelievable alternate reality. The VisionTek Radeon™ RX 480 8GB “Polaris Edition” is the world’s first graphics card with a 14nm processor, delivering half the power requirements of the previous generation 28nm GPUs. The VisionTek Radeon™ RX 480 8GB “Polaris Edition” features a black-nickel aluminum exoskeleton and an extreme fan to cool this low powered beast. The RX 480 8GB “Polaris Edition” card packs a serious performance punch for the price point. The previous generation R390 8GB was priced over $100 more and had nearly twice the power consumption. This is an evolutionary leap in technology and the VisionTek RX 480 8GB “Polaris Edition” is built to enable the next generation of 4K and full performance VR gaming. Don’t just upgrade, Evolve!

Free yourself with Radeon™ RX 480 graphics built on the incredible Polaris architecture.
We’ve re-imagined everything a gaming card can and should be and made it even more accessible than ever. You can play the latest eSports titles on the most popular AAA games or experience the next level of immersion with exceptional VR, powered by revolutionary LiquidVRTM technology. Experience incredible performance with Asynchronous Shaders, AMD FreeSyncTM technology and enhanced overclocking to power new levels of smooth gameplay, at superior framerates. The new VisionTek Radeon™ RX 480 8GB “Polaris Edition” graphic card puts Virtual Reality within reach for smooth, true-to-life, stutter-free gameplay with ultra-high performance at a price that is unmatched by the competition. The card supports AMD Eyefinity for dynamic, panoramic multi-screen gaming experience for up to 4 monitors in full resolution.

"We believe Virtual Reality will transform the way we experience and interact with our PC. We are embarking on a new universe of entertainment and the RX 480 creates a solution for the masses." Commented, Michael Innes, President of VisionTek. "We are focused on offering the most advanced technology at an affordable price. The Full VR experience is no longer cost prohibitive with the launch of the RX480!”

The VisionTek line features the following ground breaking AMD technologies:

  • VR Ready Technology: Offers plug-and-play ease for today’s evolving VR head-mounted displays and future-ready support for fantastic new VR technologies that will transform tomorrow’s gaming and entertainment.
  • AMD FreeSync™ Technology: Provides liquid-smooth, artifact-free, 4K cinematic experience with the highest performance at virtually any frame rate.
  • Asynchronous Shaders: Eliminates stuttering and lag to transform your VR and 4K monitor viewing experiences.

Specific VisionTek Radeon model highlights:

VisionTek Radeon RX 480 8GB

  • Graphics Engine: Radeon RX 480 GPU
  • GPU Core Clock Speed: 1120MHz
  • Video Memory: 8GB GDDR5
  • Memory Clock: 2000MHz (8.0 GBPs)
  • Stream Processors: 2304 (36CU)
  • MAX Power Delivery Limit: 110W
  • Memory Interface: 256-bit
  • DirectX Support: 12
  • Bus: PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • Outputs: 3x Display Port 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0b

Featured Technology

  • VR Premium Ready
  • HDR Ready
  • AMD FreeSync technology
  • Eyefinity Multi-Monitor support (4 monitors)

Where to buy:
The VisionTek Radeon RX 480 8GB “Polaris Edition” is immediately available at all MicroCenter retail store locations, Altex retail store locations,, Amazon.Ca –Canada, Best, Cyber Power PC, D&H Distribution (US & Canada), Exxact Distribution, Exotic PC, Falcon NW, iBuy Power PC, Ingram Micro Distribution, MainGear PC,,, Origin PC, Tech Data Distribution, and other leading e-tailers, national distributors, system builders, and retailers in North America. For more news, product updates, visit and join VisionTek on Twitter and Facebook.

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