AMD high-end 4K/VR-ready Radeon RX 490 coming in December?

Rumors are going on that AMD is preparing to launch a next-gen graphics card, which may use company’s new Vega architecture? The new card is expecting to be called the Radeon RX 490.


According to rumors the new Radeon RX 490 will be AMD’s new 4K-ready flagship graphics card that will fight against NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080, and hopefully at a lower price point. AMD has said that we aren’t to expect a faster Polaris graphics card than the RX 480, so it may be the Vega GPU.


The card will be able to push 4K resolution and well suited for VR. We still don’t know if AMD is going to unveil a dual-GPU with 2 x Polaris 10 GPU cores or a single Vega 10 core. Though, the card is expected to have 16GB of memory. If it is a Vega 10 GPU, then it may feature 4,096 stream processors, 256 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and a 4096-bit HBM2 memory interface. OR it a dual-GPU with Polaris 10 then it will hold 2x 2,304 (total 4608) stream processors, and 16 GB of GDDR5 memory across two 256-bit wide memory interfaces. Either way, this new AMD card will be one powerful card and should compete with current GTX 1080 and upcoming GTX 1080Ti cards.