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Bethesda Pulls Back The RX 490 Mention From It’s Fallout 4’s High-Resolution Texture Pack Requirements

Bethesda recently released the requirements for the new upcoming high-texture pack for Fallout 4. While the requirements are far from reach of many PCMR citizens, the new high-texture pack requirement felt a bit funny to many PC gamers.

AMD’s RX 480 was released last year in an effort to bring high-end 1080p and VR gaming to the masses for under $199. Since then, AMD has been very quiet about the so-called “RX 490” the high-end GPU that’s supposed to compete against Nvidia’s GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. Many leaks and teasers were seen throughout 2016 regarding the RX 490 as it was mentioned and pulled back many times.

Yesterday, Bethesda announced the requirements for the upcoming high-resolution texture pack which caused many PC gamers to be shocked by the requirements aside from the beefy specifications. The strange thing here was Bethesda mentioning AMD’s unannounced high-end RX 490. Here’s the original post specifications:

Recommended Specifications:

Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Intel Core i7-5820K or better
GTX 1080 8GB/AMD Radeon RX 490 8GB
8GB+ Ram

After the original post, the mention of the RX 490 has been removed by Bethesda which could have been them leaking the existence of AMD’s unannounced card. At this point it really seems like Bethesda could actually have got their hands on the RX 490 after having such a great year working close with many brands and even Nintendo for the sake of thought.

Here’s the updated post specifications at the moment:

Recommended Specifications
Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Intel Core i7-5820K or better
GTX 1080 8GB
8GB+ Ram

Indeed a disturbing moment. At the moment many PC gamers are eyeing on AMD’s Ryzen CPUs that promise to bring back AMD into the competition on par with Intel. Now while many gamers are being accompanied by the Ryzen news, AMD was responsible for teasing their next-gen GPU architechture as well which left me feeling that the RX 400 series is going to be left out incomplete. But hey, it’s unannounced so we should take it with a grain of salt. But that RX 490 mention, that doesn’t seem to be a lousy mistake. I just hope it isn’t.

Usman Abdul Jabbar

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