AMD Set to Launch R9 Fury X2 Next Month – Dual Fiji XT Monster With 8GB HBM
Following a series of rumors, new information regarding the launch of the R9 Fury X2, AMD’s fastest graphics card yet, has again surfaced online. According to a report from VideoCardz, AMD is holding a special event in December where they’ll apparently release the Fury X2.
It’s worth mentioning here that Fury X2 is neither official or final name; the upcoming flagship board is code named Gemini and it features two full fledged Fiji XT GPUs. The specifications for this new ultra-enthusiast graphics card have been finalized sometime ago, which we’ve shared with you earlier this month.
The dual Fiji XT board inside the R9 Fury X2 comes with 4GB of stacked High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) each GPU, for a total of 8GB of memory and a combined memory bandwidth of one Terabyte per second. Both Fiji XT GPUs are optimised to operate at clock speeds of up to 1000MHz, while the stacked 8GB of HBM VRAM has a clock speed of 500MHz.
The Fury X2 is expected to use two Nano cards combined, to keep the TDP around 350W. The key technical specs expected for the card are as under:
- Dual Fiji XT GPU
- 8192 Stream Processor
- 8GB HBM (2x 4GB)
- 4096-bit Bus x2
- 128 ROP
- 512 TMU
- Bandwidth of 1 TB / s
- 375 Watt TDP
- Liquid Cooling
Further, the card is said to be designed to deliver 80% boost in 4K and 2560×1440 gaming performance as compared to a single Fiji XT GPU at the same frequencies. At the moment, pricing details are not known, but we know that Fury X2 will be very expensive – think about 1000 Euros .