AMD Radeon RX 490 Release Date, News & Update: No Mention in August Investor Presentation Hints Next-Gen Vega? 4K, VR Display, 9830 GigaFlops Power All-In

By Mary P. Jones , Updated Sep 14, 2016 05:16 AM EDT
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AMD Radeon RX 490 was hardly mentioned at the investor presentation held in August. According to reports, AMD mainly focused on the Polaris-based graphic cards such as RX 470 and RX 480. This may suggest that a new graphics card is possibly based on the company's next generation Vega.

AMD Radeon RX 490 rumors have begun emerging online while the company's current graphic cards RX 470 and RX 480 are still in the market. Following the release of Nivida's Pascal-powered GeForce GTX 1080, the attention seemed to turn on AMD's response to Nivida's graphics card.

Details regarding AMD Radeon RX 490 have not been provided yet. However, there are speculations about the manufacturer's possible announcement later this year, while others believe that it will be released in the first half of 2017 based on the promo that has been seen on Reddit, iSports Times reported.

In addition, AMD is also expected to place their efforts on marketing the existing line of Polaris graphics cards until the end of 2016. Reports also indicate that the company is planning to launch the Vega in the first half of 2017, which makes others speculate that the Radeon RX 490 is also likely to release during that time.

Chris Hook, the Senior Director of Global Marketing and Public Relations The company's senior director of global marketing and public relations of AMD alogave a hint. He reportedly uploaded a photo of the venue on Facebook for Vega's launch.  

Moreover, the forthcoming AMD Radeon RX 490 is expected to support 4K resolution as well as VR displays since it is considered a premium graphics card. It is also reported to come with a computing power of 9830 GigaFlops and a 1200MHz GPU base clock with 350MHz memory clock.

AMD Radeon RX 490 is coming with 16384MB of memory size, 716.8 GB or memory bandwidth and a 4096-bit of memory bus width. However, no official confirmation has been given by AMD yet, Yibada reported. Watch AMD Radeon RX 490 coming for 4K gaming video:

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