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Frostbite engine technical director tweets image of upcoming Radeon card, VideoCardz.net leaks GTX 980 Ti
Hold on to your wallets, folks, because the 490X isn’t out yet. But it could be soon. Johan Andersson, EA’s technical director on the Frostbite engine in Stockholm, tweeted this morning a picture of an upcoming high-end Radeon card from the Pirate Islands (Radeon 4xx) series of GPUs, calling it “seriously impressive” and thanking AMD for sending it (and possibly others) to EA/DICE.
We don’t know what card it is exactly, or any specifications, just that it’s real, it exists, and it is a functioning product. And, apparently, a workhorse — something AMD needs to release to compete with the GTX 980 and Titan X (and the GTX 980Ti, rumours of which are flying around, including pictures first showed off to the world by VideoCardz.net here). To top it all off, AMD’s Radeon team replied to Andersson’s tweet with a snarky “Huh. Who said AMD doesn’t support game developers? Weird :D”.
This latest AMD/Nvidia war is getting good; time to make some popcorn and start saving up for an upgrade. I wonder what the resale on a slightly-overclocked R9 290 is…