Single AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Powers a 5K Monitor
AMD is killing it out there, each time we think of ditching the graphics card for another (better) card it gives us another reason to continue using it. A single AMD Radeon R9 Fury X was able to power a 5K monitor.
At 5K monitor with a single card, well that is something. In Sydney, Australia during the AMD event, a single Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card powered a 5K screen running the Dragon Age: Inquisition. For those who might be thinking that the back of the heating output must be releasing fire, let me correct you. The radiator was rather cool, warm perhaps? Nope, it was clearly cool.
The R9 Fury X is one heck of a card rendering the massive 5120×2880 display. The 5K set to medium and visual were smooth like butter. They kept on flowing and felt almost like 60 plus frames per second.
Then again the question arises, if the card was working so smoothly why did they drop the settings to medium? And can this card actually produce 60 frames per second at the ultra 4K? Although AMD has just set a benchmark for others.
Apparently, 30 fps is the lowest frame rate used by TVs and monitors. The fact that Fury X was already hitting a 5K 30 fps monitor means that the 4K boundary is long gone.
What do you guys think? Is AMD over 4K? Why did they set the 5k to medium? Let us know in the comments section.
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