Radeon RX 490 Rumored To Have Vega 10 GPU, Support 4K Gaming; Might Get Released In Q1, Q2 2017 [VIDEO]


AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 490 is rumored to have the Vega 10 GPU, and it will support 4K gaming. Fans think that it will get released in the first or second quarter of 2017.

Radeon RX 490 to have Vega 10 GPU

According to Videocardz, AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 490 will be equipped with the 14nm Vega 10 graphics processing unit. The upcoming GPU is scheduled to be released in late December. The card will also have 4,096 processor cores, 256 texture mapping units, and 64 render output units. Vega 10 is going to be AMD's high-end GPU to compete with Nvidia's latest ones out in the market today.

Radeon RX 490 to have high RAM, optimum base clock, and more

Radeon RX 490 was reported to have the second-generation high bandwidth memory. It will have 8,196 MB of RAM and it will have a 1,200 MHz base clock and 350 MHz memory clock. It will also be a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 video card with a thermal design power of 225 W.

Radeon RX 490 will power up gaming and support 4K resolution

Radeon RX 490 is going to have a processing power of more than 1.5TFLOPS, which will have the ability to accelerate recent gaming up to 60 frames per second at 1080p resolution. It will make reactions quicker and smoother in popular game titles like "League of Legends" and "DOTA 2."

The upcoming video card is rumored to have more than 256 bits for the memory bus. This means that it will support 4K gaming with decent gaming experience. Playing games on its highest possible resolution will still have a stable frame rate with this upcoming video card.

When will Radeon RX 490 be released

According to the official website of Reddit, a member suggested that it will be released in the first or second quarter of 2017. He said that it will depend on the type of Radeon RX 490 will be released at that time. Another member warns that the large version will have better performance, but it will have more heat, more power consumption, and it will cost a lot of money to purchase.

Check out the Radeon RX 490 versus GTX 1080 video below:

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