SK Hynix Confirms The Radeon R9 Fury X Prior To AMD’s Event (Updated)
Update: AMD has officially unveiled three new Fiji GPU powered graphics cards: R9 Fury X, R9 Fury, R9 Nano. The Radeon R9 Fury X will arrive in the market on 24th June while the R9 Fury will become available on 14th July. Lastly, launch of R9 Nano is scheduled in Summer 2015.
Via an official press release, SK Hynix has confirmed that the Radeon R9 Fury X will come to 1st generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM1). The confirmatory press release was issued today.
HBM1 used on the Radeon R9 Fury X is based on advanced 20nm-class DRAM process technology. The technology used in the video card brings a 1024-bit memory interface, with 128GB/sec.
“AMD announced the Radeon R9 Fury X, the world’s first video card with HBM technology in Los Angeles on June 16th. The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X video card utilizes 4GB HBM1 to achieve up to 512GB/second memory bandwidth performance while reducing memory subsystem power by up to 85%,” SKHynix noted in the press release.
As the memory chips are systematically stacked on one another, the 1024-bit interface multiplies it to 4096-bit on the Radeon R9 Fury X. Along with this advantage, the card will reduce the power consumption by 50%.
“AMD has pioneered the adoption of HBM1 technology in graphics applications achieving unprecedented memory bandwidth while reducing memory subsystem power,” said Joe Macri, AMD Corporate Vice President and Product CTO.
“Integrating AMD’s Graphics Processing Unit and HBM1 on a single 2.5D silicon interposer represents a major step forward in high performance graphics applications.”
Interestingly enough, AMD has yet to make the announcement–it will do it during their event oday at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles during E3. AMD’s Chief Gaming Scientist, Richard Huddy will be hosting the aforesaid event 12:00 PM EST (11:00 AM CST/9:00 AM PDT).
Those interested in watching the live video webcast can follow AMD Twitch channel.