AMD Radeon RX480 Price Specifications Availability India

Updated 06/Aug/2016 – AMD launched the new AMD Radeon RX480 graphics card at the Computex yesterday, and it is going on sale from 29 June 2016.  We can expect the graphics card to go on sale in India sometime in July 2016.


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Update 3-July-2016 – There is little positive news for the Gamers, AMD has decided to cut the price for the AMD RX 480 by Rs. 2,000 in India. The huge backlash by the gaming community, especially PC Gamers in India has been successful to make a change. I think feedback from Gamers can help to reduce the price parity in India Vs. The US. I am full heartedly with gamers in this cause. And I will from time to time communicate the same to both Nvidia and AMD executives in India. But more support we get from the Gamers more helpful it becomes.

The AMD RX 480 Price in the US Vs. The Price in India Before Price Cut and after price Cut compared.

Graphics Card Initial Price (Rs.) Current Price (Rs.) Price in the US (Rs.)
AMD RX 480 (8 GB) 28990 26990 15410
AMD RX 480 (4 GB) 24990 22990 13333

*1 USD = Rs. 67

Import Price Information (Source Zauba – Import/Export Portal) for the AMD RX 480 suggests that the graphics card costs Rs. 15,583 for the 8 GB version while another Gigabyte Card costs Rs. 17,170. These prices are much below the sales price. (Sales Margin + Taxes = 26990 – 15583 = Rs. 11407) a whopping 73% mark up on the graphics card import price.

AMD GRAphics Card RX480 import cost

Update 29-June-2016 – As dull-witted as it gets, The AMD Radeon RX 480 is available for Rs. 28,990 in the Indian market.  The 4 GB variant in the global market costs $199, and the 8 GB variant costs just $239. As we reported earlier, the Graphics card was available on MD-Computers for Rs. 30,200 for the 8 GB variant and now is available for Rs. 27,200. None of the large retailers have stocked it so far, Flipkart, Amazon or Snapdeal – the new AMD card is not even listed. We are appalled with the egregious pricing of graphics cards in India to the same extent as we were with the GTX 1070 and 1080 prices in India. We will keep you posted as we get information of cheaper deals on the RX 480.

Read –  Benchmarks and Thoughts Below – Should You Buy the RX 480 in India?

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AMD RX 480

Article (2nd June 2016) – The AMD Radeon RX480 is priced at $199 (Rs. 13,000) in the international market. The India pricing story can be a lot different, and it can launch close to Rs. 20,000 by brands like Sapphire and Asus.

Recently, Nvidia launched the GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards based on the Pascal architecture. The GTX 1080 is on sale in India available for Rs. 63,500.

The India pricing aspect aside, the Radeon RX480 offers incredible performance for the money.  Moreover, it provides>5 Teraflops compute performance which is close to the AMD R9 390.

Considering the price we are getting a performance faster than a GTX 970, it is going to be a phenomenal upgrade for the PC Gamers looking for a graphics card in the Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 price range.

But it is also strange move by AMD not to launch a high-end card based on the new Polaris architecture (14 nm manufacturing process) to compete with the GTX 1080.

Is AMD not looking to fight Nvidia for the high-end graphics card market? We think they will launch some more high-end cards shortly to compete.

Furthermore, Dr. Lisa Su (president and CEO AMD) and Raja Koduri (senior vice president and chief architect of the AMD Radeon Technologies Group) took center stage to share the vision of AMD and future of Gaming and VR at the Event.

AMD Radeon RX480 Price Specifications Availability India

Raj Koduri shared, they wanted to make the best low-cost graphics card for 250 million PC gamers, not only for playing games but also for VR experience.  In fact,  the AMD RX480 is the cheapest VR Ready graphics card you can buy.

One fascinating fact he shared was that 84.5% of PC gamers buy a graphics card priced between the $100 to $300 price range. It is the price range where the AMD RX480 offers incredible value for money.

Raja Koduri took a dig at the Nvidia GTX 1080 and called it an expensive $700 solution, and you can achieve the same level of performance in $400, by cross firing the two AMD RX480.

He showcased the frame rates in the Ashes of Singularity running AMD RX480 in Crossfire Vs. A Single GTX 1080, and the crossfire was four frames ahead.

AMD RX480 CrossFire Beats the Nvidia GTX 1080

AMD Radeon RX480 Price Specifications Availability India

Key Specs For AMD Radeon RX480

AMD Radeon RX480 Price Specifications Availability India

Notably, the AMD RX480 comes with > 5 teraflops compute performance and has 256 GB/s memory bandwidth and a 256 Bit memory.

What’s more, the AMD RX480  is VR ready and comes with a very low power requirement,  just 150 watts. Also, it supports the AMD Freesync technology and can even work with the HDR 1.3/1.4 futuristic ports.

AMD Radeon RX480 Price Specifications Availability India

AMD RX480 built on the 14 nm FinFET process offers a 1.7X performance/watt Vs the older generation of AMD graphics cards.

Utilizing the Vulcan API as well as Direct X12 the new graphics card is ideal for 1080P gaming. Moreover, it is faster in comparison to the GTX 970 and close to the AMD R9 390, as per the early estimates.

It looks like a delightful deal from AMD at an incredibly low price, for the majority of Gamers. Never before so much power was available for the PC gamers in this price range.

We eagerly await the launch of the AMD RX480 in the Indian market and will update more about the new AMD card as the initial performance numbers flow in.

AMD RX 480 Gaming and Benchmark Performance


The Rise of Tomb Raider – Performance is same as the Nvidia GTX 970. 


Battlefield 4  – Performance is slower compared to the Nvidia GTX 970. 


Crysis 3  – Performance is slower compared to the Nvidia GTX 970. 


The Division  – Performance is faster compared to the Nvidia GTX 970. 


GTA 5  – Performance is slower compared to the Nvidia GTX 970. 

Data Source – Anandtech, Techpowerup, and Pc perspective. 

Is AMD RX 480 a Good Deal at 27k?

I am not impressed with the performance as the expectations set by AMD was very high. Moreover, all early reviews state it is slower than expected.

In fact, the RX480 matches the performance of a GTX 970 with the current state of drivers. Besides, the Nvidia GTX 1070 is in its own league. We were expecting a performance close to a GTX 980, but the RX 480 falls shorts by a mile.

We will wait for more matured driver updates from AMD to finally conclude, but it can take a month or two. Also, I will have to check the performance of the updated drivers and OC ability to see how far can the card push the gaming performance.

If you are looking for an upgrade from AMD 380X or R9 380, it is not going to be significant. And insult to the injury, the pricing even makes it a poor deal for the Indian buyers.

On the other hand, for US gamers it may be a great deal at $199 where you can get the performance of GTX 970 at just Rs. 13,000 but not in India at least.

Notably, The current pricing is very similar to the Nvidia GTX 970 which is available for Rs. 26,000 in the market.

Also, the noise levels and the temperatures reported for the reference cooler based cards are too high for comfort. You should consider this before purchasing the RX 480 or wait for the custom cooler based cards.

At this price, the Nvidia GTX 1070 is a much better option with an additional 12K price tag but a much better driver eco-system and user experience. Also, you should compare it to the Nvidia GTX 1060 that is available at a lower price in India.

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It is definitely a great card for $199, probably too much enthusiasm and hype of reaching a GTX 980 performance caused some despair to Pc gamers. But if the price goes down to Rs. 18K to 22K then definitely the RX 480 is a great deal. 

Are You Planning to Buy One share with me in the Comments Below!

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  1. Hi I want to upgrade my PC for gaming. Its config is
    AMD Phenom II X4 945 AM3+
    Asus M4a88tdm-EVO/USB3
    Transcend 2x2gb DDR3 1333mhz
    Seagate Sata 3.0 1 TB hard disk
    XFX 5750 1GB DDR5 Graphics Card.
    I cannot play current games like GTA V,DAI, Witcher 3 with High Settings at 1080p? Please Suggest.
    Should I upgrade or buy new?
    Thank You in Advance

  2. Hi Kanuj,

    Great article. I’m going to build my new pc with the following configuration:
    AMD A10 7860K
    MSI A68HM Grenade
    WD Blue 1 TB
    G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3

    Which gpu should I go for nvidia gtx 960 or should i wait for amd rx 470 to be properly available in India?

  3. Does these benchmarks includes only dx11 results only?
    Should have included the dx12 and vulkan benchmarks also.

  4. Thanks Eklavya for your comment ! Nice to have informed readers like you , Yes AMD did disappointed us with the India pricing and even the brands available !

  5. Insane pricing, Its not that these guys are selling gpu for the first time. THe r9 380x was on sale for 229$ in US and I can easily find it 20-22K INR online and 18-19K INR in Nehru Place. 28K INR is too high to ask, after so much gtx 970 sold in India I think the rx 480 and the upcoming gtx 1060 will be big flop due to their insane pricing.

  6. Gg AMD lost… Poor performance than the GTX 970 for higher price…. Also GTX 1060 is launching at lower price but still beating GTX 970 by a mile…23k for GTX 980 ish performance and 26k. For GTX 970 ish performance… Wtf AMD.. I was hoping to go to team red..not anymore tho.. Also RX 480 is not available anywhere except 1-2 places so price is being gouged to 29k..

  7. So suppose the actual cost is 15500.
    Import tax 14.71% for computer peripherals
    Total about 18000/-
    Vat 14%
    Total 20500/-
    Transport cost 500/- at most
    Total 22000/-
    But the selling price is 27000
    So reretailer distributors and seller own profit 2000 each..??

  8. I can uderstand that the article here is for the stock version. But how much will the price quotation be when other companies like Asus, gigabyte, MSI etc comes out with their own added specifiations of the card. So with the information so far I am thinking it might not make much of a difference with nvdia cards as the price gap here in india is ridiculous. But let’s see what happens next and I wish the pricing of the cards are made affordable as per AMD’s words of making it available to all the gamers.

  9. Still hoping for that day when NVIDIA and AMD will start R&D in India….(hoping…..)

  10. The only place in India where I could find RX 480, was at MDComputers. Rs. 30K is just too much. 15k shipping. I just lost all my hope. :/

  11. So far the “leaked” benchmarks seems to indicate gtx 970/980 performance levels, and thats mostly on 16.5.2 drivers, so proper day one drivers should give better performance , plus its power usage of 100 watts means the 150 watt tdp gives it plenty of overclocking capability. If this card lives up to its promises(fingers crossed) then I think we have a winner here. Now pricing in India is a concern but have friends in the states and also family in the UK so if it gets too costly here then at least I can have it shipped here if shipping and customs tax works out cheaper. All in all happy for the red team and hope this means good competition in the market…it was stagnating for a while.

  12. I personally do not think it will be $199 (Rs.13500) in India, I’m sure it will be at least Rs.18000. Bear in mind, the GTX 960 was also launched as a $199 card.

  13. The price of the card is 229 dollar approximate 15000 inr and they are charging 30000. It’s insane. Ok i know there is custom vat and all other tax. But still man how anyone can explain almost double pricing than original??!!!!!

  14. Will the price of the rx 480 7gb version be higher than 22k on launch? Because the gtx1070 and 1080 already way over priced on amazon. Please reply,thanks in advance 😀

  15. Hello candy tech, I want to build a VR ready PC, the last PC I built was more than a decade back, I am going to buy RX480 but I don’t know what make of motherboard, cpu, etc. would be needed. I am looking forward to develop VR games using DK2, OSVR. If you’ve a related article please direct me to that, else please post what components will I be requiring. Would be a great help to me.

  16. What will be the price for the 8gb version? coz that will be the one who could enter the 4k domain

  17. No its way better than 970 and even comes really close to performance of 980 in the benchmarks, take a look at them. This is a beast of a card at a fraction of a price. AMD will rule the market now for sure with this :P… But it will be interesting to see now how much of a performance will its top end card will give compared to 1080 and at what price … but if rx480 is anything to go by i guess it will be priced competitive as well … this says what amd might do in the days to come 🙂

  18. I saw a recent article that a oc’d rx480 overtook a gtx 980 if that is the case then screw u green team im gonna buy 2 of these .They are going to be killer with all the new Dx12 compatible games!!

  19. I suspect AMD cannot deliver more on a single chip and If I am correct it will launch rx490 which will feature two rx480s on same pcb as it showed in the computex 2016 that 2 rx480s can compete with gtx 1080. Lets see what happens.

  20. Nice article Kanuj. If the card performs as well as it’s being said it will perform, I will definitely buy it. Previously I was buying a GTX 960 but these new gen cards can’t be ignored even if we have to wait for some time. But my monitor only supports VGA display and I don’t think these cards will have one, what can I do?

  21. Wow!
    Fantastic Card
    In a Busy Making Money to buy it
    It would take tym for me

  22. Earliar i was going with this rig
    Intel i5 6400-processor
    MSI H110M-VD-motherboard
    Kingston hyper X 8gb ddr4 2133Mhz
    Zotac gtx960 4gb ddr5
    But i will switch it with RX480
    (Hope its compatible lol)

  23. Does amd provide good driver support as nvidia ? I am asking this because i have never used amd cards and i am thinking to build my first gaming pc and with 14nm rx 480 will last for atleat 3 year for 1080p gaming.

    • For 1080P it is going to be great… drivers are a subjective thing and games dependent, AMD is a large company and for all major games their cards work well.

  24. If priced below Rs. 15K then it would be great,also waiting for AMD’s new FX series any news about pricing of that ?

    • Any computer component priced X USD will be around 100X INR due to luxury taxes on computer components especially GPUs.

  25. AMD made the smart choice here. They need the marketshare fast – and RX 480 at that price is the mainstream king Card.
    AMD-VEGA coming in 2017 will counter the Nvidia’s high end card segment Big Pascal. And anyway, you can’t buy a GTX 1080 anyway, it was a paper launch – availability issues will persist till the end of June. (GTX 1080 isn’t worth its price anyway. wtf Nvidia, 16nm and you still charge 50$ more against 980launch? 980Ti users should wait for 1080Ti)

    Amazing cards for mainstream gamers. Not to mention DigitalFoundry says RX 480 is being used in rumoured PS4Neo, making sue we also will have good driver support for many years. Eagerly waiting for final indian prices. ^^
    Bring is some heat AMD. =D

  26. I want to buy it will it be better option than gtx 970 n when will it be exactly available for purchase in India..

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