Another day, another Radeon graphics card rumour. This time,alleged benchmarks of the Radeon RX 490 running on Ashes of the Singularity have been discovered. One interesting detail about this finding is the fact that it somehow indicates that the RX 490 has the same level of performance compared to Nvidia’s GTX 1080 graphics card.
The GPU used for the benchmarked was labelled 687F:C1 – which indicates that it is a new, unreleased, and unnamed Radeon graphics card. Interestingly, the ‘687F:C1’ benchmark was showcased on AOTS’ leaderboard website, in which it managed to attain a rank of 136 (8,400 score).
Whilst there are 135 more graphics cards ranked above the 687F:C1 GPU, one has to bear in mind that they are probably overclocked (SLI and CrossFire setups as well). The fact that there may not be a ‘proper’ driver yet for the 687F:C1 GPU could have also influenced its score. That said, there are plenty of GTX 1080s and GTX 1070s ranked below the unreleased Radeon GPU.
Earlier rumours regarding the upcoming Radeon RX 490 graphics card mentioned that it may be a dual-GPU card that is based on two Polaris 10 GPUs. This recent AOTS benchmark, however, indicates otherwise. The AOTS benchmark tool labels unreleased dual-GPU Radeon graphics cards with a ‘CF’ nomenclature or ‘mGPU’ if they have been released. Knowing this, should the RX 490 come with the 687F:C1 GPU, then we might be looking at a Vega-based single GPU graphics card.
Regardless, do take this one with a grain of salt folks. At least until Radeon makes an official announcement regarding the RX 490.