The AMD Radeon RX 490 is currently the subject of immense speculation. Will it match up to the upcoming NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti? This is the key question for gaming enthusiasts at the moment.
The AMD Radeon RX 490 is expected to be a major rival to the NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti. The Bitbag has reported that AMD may lead the pack in terms of basic features. The AMD graphics card is crafted with 14nm FinFET tech which is better than 16nm.
The AMD Radeon RX 490 will also get 18% extra processing cores in comparison to its rivals. AMD will also offer a 10% increase in overall performance in comparison to the GTX 1080 Ti. The Radeon RX 490 will also get data transfer capabilities of 512 GBps and will have a wide memory lane of 4096-bit. There are reports of the card also getting 16 GB HBM2 RAM which will entice gamers instantly.
However, 1200 MHz of clock speed will be a dampener for the RX 490. The GTX 1080 Ti on the other hand, will have 1503 MHz. This will also be scalable to a whopping 1623 MHz. Also, in a major coup of sorts, the GTX 1080 Ti will be 26% faster than the RX 490.
What Is The Final Verdict?
This is because of boosted clock speed. The GTX 1080 Ti is slated to launch within the first few months of 2017. The AMD Radeon RX 490 is expected to be launched before end 2017. Mobile & Apps reports that the RX 490 is smaller than the GTX 1080 Ti by just 2 nm.
This may help it get increased clock frequencies as per reports. The RX 490 will need 225 watts in terms of power consumption. This will be lower at 180 watts in the case of the GTX 1080 Ti. This may be another victory for NVIDIA in this segment.
AMD will have a clear win in terms of basic features, memory and 12 teraflops backed power packed architecture. Nvidia will have just 10 teraflops for the GTX 1080 Ti.