AMD R9 Fury X2 Paper Launch Expected In December, Actual Availability Q1 2016
Just a few days ago, we reported about some rumors going around the hardware industry that AMD might be revealing a new GPU, R9 Fury X2, their fastest one yet in December during a special event. Now we have some more solid information about this reveal of AMD’s latest GPU courtesy of Benchlife.info.
According to these new reports, the hardware manufacturer is all set to launch Fury X2 in December although it will just be a paper launch, basically a reveal alongside general information which might even include the price tag, while the actual product will be available sometime during the first quarter of 2016.
Benchlife claims that AMD has delivered engineering samples for testing although it has yet to start mass production which could possibly mean a delay in the release of GPU.
Fury X2 (not the final name of the GPU) is part of AMD Gemini lineup and will feature two full powered Fiji XT GPUs, making it an extremely expensive graphics card, probably twice the price of R9 Fury X, yet powerful enough to perfectly serve the needs of enthusiast gamers.
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 optimized to operate at clock speeds of up to 1000MHz, while the stacked 8GB of HBM VRAM has a clock speed of 500MHz.