AMD RX 490 vs NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti: Vega 10 To Beat Pascal GPU Based On Recent Benchmark Results

By Laine Lucas , Updated Dec 16, 2016 10:23 AM EST

AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 490 GPU is making the headlines as this card is believed to be the ultimate rival of NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti. Neither AMD nor NVIDIA confirmed the specific details on what each of their graphics card offering can bring to the tech community. However, based on the rampant leaks, many believe that the RX 490 might just beat GTX 1080 Ti.

Several reports suggest that in terms of performance, the rumored Vega 10-based AMD RX 490 could surpass GTX 1080 Ti. Numbers for the RX 490 are only based on leaked benchmark results, but recently, tech enthusiasts were able to see just how powerful the Vega architecture can be through a video posted on YouTube.

The behind closed doors media event showcased the capabilities of what is believed to be the AMD Radeon RX 490 based on the Vega architecture. What's interesting is that "DOOM" was able to run in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second (fps).

The video was reportedly shared on YouTube by Tekknological but this is not available to all countries. However, as reported by, "DOOM" had a superb performance at more than 60 fps. The game was running under Vulkan API, and everyone would agree that the Vega GPU AMD RX 490 is more powerful that NVIDIA GTX 1080.

AMD RX 490's rumored capabilities should start to impress gamers now, but nothing is certain at this point. Rumor only has it that the GPU will be offered in two variants: the 8GB and 16GB units. As previously reported, the Radeon GPU is also expected to have a compute performance of 24 TFlops for half-precision and a single-precision compute performance of 12 TFLops. As for the release, fans will likely see NVIDIA GTX 1080 sometime in 2017.

In the meantime, all the bits of information circulating about NVIDIA GTX 1080 and AMD Radeon RX 490 should be taken with a grain of salt. The speculations are expected to continue until one of the companies will officially unveil their products.

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