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.

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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.

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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.

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