The AMD Radeon HD 8490 was a graphics card designed for desktop computers, offering a balance of performance and affordability. With its dedicated graphics processing unit (GPU) and 1GB of video memory, it provided smooth graphics rendering and supported high-definition visuals. The Radeon HD 8490 supported DirectX 11, allowing for advanced graphics effects and immersive gaming experiences. It also offered multiple display outputs, including DVI, DisplayPort and VGA (some models) enabling flexible monitor connectivity. This graphics card was suitable for everyday tasks, multimedia applications, and light gaming. With its reliable performance and budget-friendly price point, the AMD Radeon HD 8490 was an ideal choice for users seeking an upgrade from integrated graphics or looking for an affordable graphics solution. However, please note that as technology advances, newer and more powerful graphics cards have likely surpassed the capabilities of the Radeon HD 8490. Check AMD's website for the latest drivers.