Radeon RX 480 Linux Testing Is Happening Right Now
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 22 June 2016 at 06:00 PM EDT. 85 Comments
RADEON --
Not that I can share any early benchmark figures or anything of the Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" graphics card, but the testing commenced today... But I can at least share a couple images.

Yep, AMD sent over a Radeon RX 480 graphics card for being able to provide launch-day Linux benchmarks next week. That day is 29 June when the embargo expires and the RX 480 cards will begin to hit stores for the $199+ price-tag (or slightly more for the 8GB version).


Can't really share more than that per the NDA, but was informed by the company representing AMD's media/PR needs that reviewers can share images of the intact card as teasers ahead of the review... So enjoy, if you didn't get enough looks yet of the reference card!


For killing time over the past week if you're behind in your Phoronix reading, see my past RX 480 and Polaris articles for knowing a bit more about what to expect from the Linux driver situation, etc. If anyone has any special test requests for my RX 480 Linux review, I'll try to honor them if you are a Phoronix Premium member.

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