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Desktops with AMDs $199 Radeon RX 480 graphics card have started to go on sale a month after the GPU was announced. Some of the desktops are priced under $800, which is very affordable by gaming PC standards. Thats largely because of the GPUs low price, but the RX 480 is no slouch: its capable of 4K gaming and makes desktops VR-ready. Its the first GPU based on AMDs new Polaris architecture, but you can expect even faster, higher-priced Polaris cards later this year. Best Buy is selling the CyberPowerPC Desktop with an eight-core AMD FX 8320 CPU and RX 480 for $849.99. It has a 2TB hard drive, eight USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and 16GB DDR3 RAM (not the speedier DDR4 in some gaming systems). Newegg on Monday will start selling iBuyPowers $799.99 Desktop Computer NE648RX, with a Core i5-6400 CPU, the RX 480, and a 1TB hard drive. A similar iBuyPower desktop is listed on Amazon for $749 and will ship in a month or two. CybertronPC, meanwhile, is selling desktops for gaming and VR starting at $999. The RX 480 is an option with Origins PC Omni all-in-one gaming system, which as a curved screen with 3440 x 1440 resolution and an Intel Skylake chip.

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