AMD Already Featuring R9 Fury X On its Official Website
AMD unveiled its latest flagship graphics card during its E3 event. Arguably AMD’s top products of this year are Fiji based Radeon R9 Fury and R9 Fury X with high-bandwidth memory.
“The AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X graphics card is the world’s first total solution GPU with AMD-pioneered High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) on-chip delivering extreme 4K performance and unbelievably “real” VR experiences,” AMD has stated on its official website.
AMD claims its R9 Fury X graphics card offers three-times more bandwidth per watt over GDDR5. The manufacturer has used a 4096-bit memory interface in R9 Fury, which is the “highest AMD GPU memory bandwidth ever.” What is obvious is the massive increase in steam processing of the card: it features 4096 stream processors as compared to 2816 stream processors found in the R9 290X.
The graphics card in question encases 256 texture units, 64 ROPs, and a six-phase VRM (voltage regulator module). AMD will pitch its flagship directly against Nvidia’s GTX 980 Ti for $649 and £550 respectively in the US and the UK.
AMD has incorporated liquid cooling in the card with “bleeding-edge technology,” which according to the firm makes Fury X a perfect guy for extreme 4K and VR gaming.
AMD’s official website has elucidated the specs of the R9 Fury X GPU, according to which the card is compatible with plug-and-play headset. More significantly, the card will allow users to enjoy views at 4k resolution. Equally important will be its full support for DirectX® 12, Vulkan™, OpenGL® 4.5 and Mantle.
AMD has designed the card to consume as less power as possible. As a result, two 8-pin power connectors haven’t raised its power consumption to a great extent. In fact, its 275W isn’t very higher than the R9 290X’s. The Fury X can bear up to 375W of power to allow overclocking.