AMD Official Promo Leaks Radeon RX 490, Expected to Launch This Year
AMD launched the Radeon RX 480 yesterday, but it seems that the company somehow also let slip the existence of a presumably higher-end card, the Radeon RX 490.
The Radeon RX 480 is all about offering performance at a low price. Priced at $199 for the 4GB and $239 for the 8GB version, the card is quite a compelling option for PC builders on a budget. In terms of horsepower, the RX 480 is comparable to Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 390, but is far more efficient.
In addition to the Radeon RX 480, AMD also announced more mainstream solutions at E3, the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460. Still, it looks like the company might not be done with the Radeon RX 400 series as there is no Polaris based card that could address the top end of the market. According to AMD’s 2016-2019 GPU roadmap, this is set to be Vega, the successor to Fiji with HBM2.
That being said, a listing on AMD’s WE’RE IN THE GAME promo page hints at the existence of the Radeon RX 490. Clicking on a button to check your eligibility called up an AMD document detailing game bundling with their products, including the RX 490 that could hit the market before the end of the year on December 31st.
This is in line with previous rumors that suggest that Vega GPU might arrive sometime in October to take on the GeForce GTX 1080 and the rumored GTX 1080 Ti. AMD Vega will be built using the latest 14nm FinFET process node, and GCN 4.0, and is also supposed to feature the next iteration of High Bandwidth Memory, or HBM2.
As of now, we have no details on the Radeon RX 490, and AMD has since removed the listing. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more info on the new card and will update you with the latest as it happens. Stay tuned.
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