There has been no official word from AMD, but the leaked retail listing and the benchmarking reveal many crucial details about the upcoming graphic card. The listing suggests that the graphic card will be release in 2016, so we should expect its launch very soon.
As per the news source, the RX 490 will be compatible with VR gaming and is going to be the top choice for the gamers. The Vega card ready GPU will be giving a tough competition to the high-end Nvidia GTX 1080 graphic card. As of now, there is no information about Polaris and Vega architecture, but the company seems to be confident that the RX 490 will be launched as a Vega 10 -based card.
The card from AMD will feature all the high-end features and the benchmarks show that the performance of RX 490 is as good as the GTC 1080. The benchmarks confirm its support for DirectX 12 and the card will have a bigger bus width than 256 bits.
Scoring 8400 points, the AMD RX 490 is equal to many of the best options available in the market. The listing was for 1080p DX 12 and had the graphic card listed at the 131st position, which was later removed. Previous reports said that there could be an 8 GB of onboard storage with 24Tflops for half precision and 12Tflops for the single precision of the card. With this, the RX 490 could give about 85 frames per second!
Previously there were rumours that the RX 490 will be launched at CES 2017, but the now it is likely to be launched in December itself. Nvidia is the current leader in the market as it has already launched its entire range from high-end to the low-end, but AMD is yet to make the move.