AMD Radeon RX 490 DX12 Benchmark Shows GTX 1080 Level Performance

The possible AMD Radeon RX 490 performance numbers have appeared in Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database. The card has also been listed over a retail site hinting at launch sometime this month.

AMD Radeon RX 490 Listed Online, Launch expected at ‘New Horizon’ event

The AMD Radeon RX 490 is expected to be the most powerful of the Radeon RX 400 series lineup. The enthusiast focused graphics card is designed to run AAA titles at up to 4K resolution and deliver seamless VR experience, too.

At this point, we don’t know if the Radeon RX 490 will be based on the current Polaris or the next-gen Vega GPU architecture. Also, we don’t know whether it will be a single or dual chip card, though the listing does mention that it will support Crossfire functionality.


But, it won’t be long before we know these details, as AMD might unveil the new card at its upcoming “New Horizon” event. The event, which is centered around the company’s Zen based Summit Ridge processors, will be live streamed on December 13.

AMD Radeon RX 490 DX12 AoTS Benchmark Leaked

Recently, a new leak has hit the web showing an unreleased AMD GPU device identified as ‘687F:C1′ running Ashes of the Singularity. This is interesting in particular considering the naming scheme is very close to other cards in the AMD RX 400 series, for instance the RX 480 has a device ID of ‘67DF:C7′.


So it could possibly be a Radeon RX 490, and from benchmarks, it seems that we’re looking a single-chip based card. There are four DirectX 12 API benchmarks that were conducted with Crazy, Standard and Low settings; however only the Standard 1080P test has actually been compared to other GPUs.


The alleged Radeon RX 490 scores 8400 points in the test which put it on par with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080 in terms of performance. It’s worth noting that the drivers may not be ready yet which means the performance could go even higher at launch. The score was listed at 131st position, but it was deleted later, indicating that it was not meant to be shown to public.

The performance is indeed impressive and appears to be aimed at enthusiasts. There’s no mention of the AMD Radeon RX 490 pricing yet, but it’s safe to say it will be close to the price point of the GeForce GTX 1080.

Keep in mind that this is all based on speculation so you should treat it with a grain of salt. Are you excited for the Radeon RX 490 launch? Let us know in the comments below.

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