An Update on AMD Radeon RX490
January 20, 2017
There were rumours that the latest Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) graphics card, more commonly referred to as AMD Radeon RX 490 was due to be released at the end of 2016, so we should have been able to spend the last few weeks becoming familiar with it, and eventually reviewing it. However, that hasn’t been the case and another rumour of a July 2017 release date is making the rounds, which was accidently confirmed by the company’s own website. So we’re almost certain that this date is pretty accurate, but we can’t wait that long, so we want to share with you what we know so far about AMD Radeon RX 490.
Experts have predicted that the graphics card will be powered either by the dual Polaris 10 GPU or the Vega 10 GPU. However, as the RX 480 is based on the configuration of the former, it is unlikely that the RX 490 will come with the same spec.
Other speculation is that the RX 490 will have a base clock of 1200 MHz, which will get around 9,830 GFLOPS of computing power. Additional reports state that a dual-GPU system and thermal power of 200 W on board is something we can expect from the new highly anticipated graphics card. Finally, there have been suggestions of a PCI-Express 3.0 x 16 interface, a 16384 MB memory size and a memory bandwith of 716.8 GB/s.
It has been rumoured that the cost of the AMD Radeon RX 490 with be similar to the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080; around the $700 price tag. However, as nothing has been confirmed, we suggest putting away a little more to avoid disappointment when the product finally becomes available on the market.
For now, that’s all we’ve got to share about the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 490 graphics card. So for now it looks like we will have to sit back and wait for the product to be released, which may or may not be July this year. Or, we can keep our fingers crossed that the company will release some information in error again. We would like that very much!