The mention of the RX 490 was briefly shown on the Bethesda website and has been removed now. It is highly unlikely that this GPU will become a reality, especially under this name. The updated post now reads as follows:
Recommended PC Specs:
Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Intel Core i7-5820K or better
GTX 1080 8GB
Bethesda mentioned clearly that you will need a beefed GPU and CPU combo to handle the next Fallout 4 high-resolution textures pack update for PC. However, consider this a mistake; Bethesda listed a recommended GPU for the update which in fact does not even exist. The official website listed AMD’s Radeon RX 490.
Furthermore, let us just consider this a typo mistake at Bethesda’s website for listing RX 490 instead of RX 480. The other recommended GPU is NVIDIA’s GTX 1080, now, the performance gap between RX 480 and GTX 1080 is so wide that makes typo mistake out of the question. In any case, it will be interesting once Bethesda releases officially the high-resolution pack or reveals the existence of Radeon RX 490.
Moreover, the Fallout 4 high-resolution textures pack update in PC requires an additional 58GB. The publisher further said:
Make sure you have an additional 58 GB of available and that your system meets/exceeds the recommended specs below
Additionally, the recommended suggested specs for Fallout 4 high-resolution update are given below:
- Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
- Intel Core i7-5820K or better
- GTX 1080 8GB/AMD Radeon RX 490 8GB
- 8GB+ Ram
Check out the official listing by Bethesda for Fallout 4 high-resolution textures pack update in the image below:
Fallout 4 is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Released worldwide on November 10, 2015, it is the fifth major installment in the Fallout series. The game is set within an open world post-apocalyptic environment that encompasses the city of Boston and the surrounding Massachusetts region known as “The Commonwealth”. The main story takes place in the year 2287, ten years after the events of Fallout 3 and 210 years after “The Great War” that caused catastrophic nuclear devastation across the United States.