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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 490 8GB Radeon Xpress 1200 Series
Red Dead Redemption 2 0% 35567%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 0% 35567%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 0% 33233%
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 48900%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 48900%
Borderlands 3 0% 37567%
FIFA 20 0% 18900%
The Outer Worlds 0% 32567%
eFootball PES 2020 0% 24233%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 0% 53900%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon Xpress 1200 Series are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX 490 8GB.

The RX 490 was released over three years more recently than the Xpress 1200, and so the RX 490 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Xpress 1200 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The RX 490 has 8192 MB video memory, but the Xpress 1200 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon RX 490 8GB has 4096 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon Xpress 1200 Series has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 490 is 4301 and the actual shader performance of the Xpress 1200 is 1. The RX 490 having 4300 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 490 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Xpress 1200.

The Radeon RX 490 8GB requires 225 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon Xpress 1200 Series. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the RX 490.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1050 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Greenland XTRS690C
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2016vs28 Feb 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs-
Memory Speed500 MHzvs-
Memory Bus8192 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeHBM-2vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth1024GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 4096 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4096vs4
Actual Shader Performance100%vs0%
Technology14nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units256vs-
Texture Rate268.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units64vs-
Pixel Rate67.2 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5760x2160vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections2vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power225 Watts-
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 37 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs9.0b
Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.5vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700 4-Core 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM16 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 490 8GB is an upcoming high-end performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
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GPU
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Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Generation HBM, through a 8192-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

Power Consumption
As a dual slot graphics card this should be in the region of 225W

Performance
The RX 490 will be capable of running 2016 released AAA games on High-Ultra graphics settings using a 1440p resolution. In some cases it will also be capable of running a number of modern games at 4K resolution with a reliable frame rate at High graphics settings

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 490 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
ATI's 'R520' core (codenamed Fudo) is the foundation for a line of DirectX 9.0c and OpenGL 2.0 3D accelerator X1000 video cards. It is ATI's first major architectural overhaul since the 'R300' core and is highly optimized for Shader Model 3.0. The Radeon X1000 series using the core was introduced on October 5, 2005, and competed primarily against nVidia's GeForce 7000 series. ATI released the successor to the R500 series with the R600 series on May 14, 2007. ATI does not provide official support for any X1000 series cards for Windows 7
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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