Gigabyte Announces Triple-Fan Cooled AMD Radeon R9 Fury
Gigabyte has quietly rolled out its own variant of AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury graphic cards in the form of the conveniently named GV-R9FURYWF3OC-4GD.
Like most of the top-end Gigabyte cards, this one is an overclocked variant that features the company’s iconic triple-fan cooling system, albeit with a much bigger heat-sink and a back-plate.
The signature WindForce triple-fan cooling system gives air to a GPU clocked at 1010 MHz, and can be pumped further with Gigabyte’s included OC Guru II software. The 4GB card three display port slots, one HDMI socket, and one DVI-I connector.
The coolest part of the card though is the metallic cover on the back of the PCB. It’s never too comfortable handling an exposed PCB with its pointy solders poking your palms and the ever-persistent fear of accidentally breaking on, and for that reason Gigabyte includes a weighty strong back cover that is also aesthetically pleasing.
At the top of the card you’ll see two 8-pin power connector ports. Gigabyte recommends a 600 watt PSU to run this overclocked variant.
The firm is generally late in joining the party, as AMD-specialist Sapphire and market leader Asus already have their variants of the Radeon R9 Fury out for quite some time. It is likely that this decision was made while keeping in mind the demand, and also possibly because this is a Gigabyte custom-designed PCB that does not take any inspiration from AMD’s stock reference design board.
The price hasn’t been revealed yet, but we expect the card to be available according to the competitive market, at around $550.