Remember AMD’s ‘hiccup’ when it accidentally listed the Radeon RX 490 on its official website? It looks like rumours of this highly anticipated high-end graphics card has surfaced once again and this time, several sources are claiming that the graphics card may be released soon.
According to folks at WCCFTech, AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 490 graphics card will be made to cater for the enthusiast-class market. The publication went on to mention that the RX 490 will be capable of 4K and VR gaming. In addition, the graphics card may come with a bus width measuring more than 256-bit.
Interestingly, it is said that the Radeon RX 490 will be a dual-GPU graphics card. That said, it is unknown whether AMD will be opting to use Polaris GPUs or Vega GPUs with the RX 490. If, say, AMD were to release this graphics card by the end of 2016, then the GPU used in the RX 490 would most likely be Polaris-based. However, if the date is shifted to mid-2017, then the RX 490 may be equipped with dual Vega GPUs instead.
One particular detail that most sources seem to agree on is that the RX 490 will be a graphics card that is going to compete directly with Nvidia’s GTX 1080 – at a lower price point, of course. Regardless, we’ll just have to wait and see if it turns out to be this way when AMD finally makes an official announcement on the Radeon RX 490.