AMD’s Dual GPU R9 Fury X Variant Shipped To India For Testing
There have been a lot of people who were somewhat disappointed by the performance of AMD’s latest line up of GPUs, even the highly anticipated R9 Fury X. The performance boost just didn’t justify the price tag, not when Nvidia had its Maxwell series GPUs with the same price tag delivering better benchmarks.
Well it seems those people can finally relax and have a reason to be happy since it looks as if AMD is hard at work on the dual-GPU variant of their flagship R9 Fury X.
The upcoming dual chip graphics card, which might be titled R9 Fury X2 or R9 Gemini is rumored to have two Fiji XT GPUs with 4096 stream processors and 4GB of HBM memory for a total of 8192 stream processors and 8GB of high bandwidth memory. These massive specs also mean the power consumption of the GPU itself will be high, probably as high as 375W, requiring two 8-pin PCI Express connectors.
AMD has shipped six samples of the dual-GPU graphics adapter to India which means the development is very much underway. According to Zauba.com, which monitors imports and exports from India for such high tech giants, AMD shipped six “Fiji Gemini” graphics cards from Canada to India. These graphic cards also contain a cooling system designed by Cooler Master according to WCCFTech.
No official announcement has been made as of yet but that is natural since companies usually begin testing well beforehand. If the dual-GPUs have been shipped recently, it could mean an official announcement will follow by the end of 2015 or early 2016.
The R9 Fury X is priced around $649 so its highly likely that the dual-GPU variant will be somewhere around $1000 or maybe even above it.