AMD Radeon R9 Fury Will Soon Get a Price Cut
Last week, AMD slashed price of its R9 Nano, which is now available as cheap as £389.99 at Overclockers UK, a drop from its original price of £509.99. While the price decrease made the fastest mini-ITX card more competitive against Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 980, it also put AMD’s own R9 Fury is a difficult situation, as the latter now offers almost similar performance but at a higher consumption and more price.
Now, reports are coming in that the US-based chipmaker is readying to decrease price of the R9 Fury as well, making the card cheaper than the R9 Nano again. In that case, it would become even more difficult for GTX 980 to justify its value in terms of performance per dollar.
However, it’s just a rumor at the time as nothing is official yet, but given the R9 Fury’s current position compared to the Nano, it’s highly likely that AMD will drop the price to readdress the balance.
As for the specifications, the Radeon R9 Fury features the cut-down version of the Fiji GPU which groups 56 of 64 Compute Units (CUs) for a sum of 224 TMUs, 64 ROPs and 3584 Stream Processors. The 4 GB of HBM is clocked at 500MHz with a memory interface of 4096-bit. The Fiji GPU has a 1000MHz reference clock.