With several rumors and speculations about RX 490’s performance already doing rounds on the internet, AMD’s upcoming flagship graphics card is garnering a lot of attention. Details known so far hint that the RX 490 could either be a dual-GPU based on Polaris 10 or the Vega 10 design. And RX 490 could well outperform Nvidia’s GTX 1070. With RX 490, AMD is targeting PC gamers hooked on titles with 4K resolution and also the emerging VR tech.

Performance results of Radeon RX 490 have been found in Ashes Of The Singularity (AOTS) benchmark. Performance details of upcoming graphics cards are usually found on AOTS database, well before their official release. And the one spotted recently appears to be that of the AMD’s upcoming flagship RX 490. As mentioned, the card is expected to target 4K resolution and the VR segment. RX 490 top cards will likely have a bus width greater than 256 bits and will be based on either Polaris 10 or the Vega 10, although Vega 10 is highly likely. The pricing is expecting to be on the same lines as the GeForce GTX 1080.

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RX 490 Performance Matches GeForce GTX 1080

The card appears with device ID 687F:C1. The existing AMD database doesn’t list any such card so this could be the new GPU lineup. The card is expected to be a single-chip solution, although the possibility of a dual-chip card in the near future cannot be ruled out. The tests conducted with DirectX 11 API mode – consisting of Crazy, Standard and Low Settings – comprised of four benchmarks. The Standard 1080P DX 12 test has been compared with other GPUs, showing the new card score at 8400 points, somewhat in line with GeForce GTX 1080 scores. This score ranked the new card at 131st position. It has now been deleted.

The images show the new card performing next to high-end GTX 1080. RX 490 does look top-of-the-line in terms of performance and will likely not disappoint 4K resolution and VR enthusiasts.