AMD RX 490 Release Date, Specs, News & Update: CPU Benchmark Results Revealed; Radeon RX 490 Spotted On Retailer Listing; Launch Imminent?

By Laine Lucas , Updated Dec 06, 2016 04:50 PM EST

AMD is all set to host the upcoming New Horizon event next week, which will feature some of the CPUs and motherboards slated to release in the first quarter of 2017. One of them is the AMD Radeon RX 490, the benchmark results of which have been released and caused quite a stir in the tech community.

According to the Guru3D, the AMD Radeon RX 490 has been spotted recently in the Ashes of the Singularity database, carrying the codename 687F: C1. That doesn't specifically point to the upcoming chipset from the company but the publication insists that the codename belongs to an AMD graphics card. Based on the test results, the card has a faster performance compared to the Radeon RX 480.

There's just no other GPU that could have those results, except AMD Radeon RX 490. At this point, not much is known about the video card but rumor has it that it will have an 8 GB HBM2 memory paired with 4098 shader processors.

AMD Radeon RX 490 is also expected to support 4K resolution and it should be the best choice when it comes to Virtual Reality apps. The top-tier cards will have more than 256 bits for its bus width. Speculations are rife that the RX 490 will be based on Vega 10 architecture but a dual-GPU Polaris 10 is not impossible.

AMD's Radeon GPU is also expected to deliver a compute performance of 24 TFlops of half-precision, as well as 12 TFLOPS single-precision. More importantly, the Radeon RX 490 will be the closest rival to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. But for now though, everything that's said about AMD Radeon RX 490 is based on rumors and speculation.

AMD has yet to officially address the rumors surrounding AMD Radeon RX 490, but since the benchmark results were released ahead of the New Horizon event on Dec. 13, fans speculate that the company could reveal more details about the product. Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more updates!

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