AMD R9 Fury X2, The Fastest Radeon Yet Is Almost Here; Frame Pacing Guru Posts Teaser Image
Rumors surrounding AMD’s flagship board GPU code-named “Gemini” have been making rounds since it was first displayed at the PCGamer’s E3 2015 event. Touted as the company’s fastest Radeon yet, the alleged R9 Fury X2 features dual Fiji XT board with 4GB of stacked High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) each GPU, and a combined memory bandwidth of one Terabyte per second.
The R9 Fury X2 was supposed to be released in December last year, but the chipmaker postponed the release to Q1 2016 to better align with the launch of Virtual Reality products such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The recent tweet from AMD’s resident frame pacing guru Scott Wasson however, hints that the wait for the much-anticipated graphics board is almost over.
— Scott Wasson (@scottwasson) February 12, 2016
In the above tweet, Wasson showcases an image of two Fiji XT GPUs, which are the fundamental parts of Radeon R9 Nano, R9 Fury X and R9 Fury graphics cards.
The technical specs of the Dual Fiji graphics card, which went public at the end of last year, are as follows:
- 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
To put it in perspective, the Fury X2 equates to more than four R9 380 graphics cards, and is expected to deliver up to 80% boost in 4K and 2560×1440 gaming performance as compared to a single Fiji XT GPU at the same frequencies. Pricing details are not known at the moment, but it’s very likely that the card won’t cost anything less than $1000 US.