First Real Look At R9 Fury X2 Powered PCs; DirectX12 and VR ready Powerhouse
Speculations surrounding AMD’s next-gen flagship GPU, the Radeon R9 Fury X2, have been making rounds for months. Touted as the company’s fastest Radeon yet, the dual Fiji XT board was first displayed at the PCGamer’s E3 2015 event, and later demoed at VRLA Winter Expo keynote. Now, we seem to have witnessed the first real photo of the upcoming dual graphics card solution from AMD.
Roy Taylor, Corporate VP Alliances at AMD, recently posted a picture of the Tiki PC, built by Falcon Northwest, to social media channels, with the caption, “another peak at the world’s best developer box for VR and DX12.” From the looks of it, the R9 Fury X2 appears to adopt a traditional form factor, resembling two Nano cards positioned together – but with twice the horsepower.
A close look at the VR dev box reveals an air-cooled AMD reference graphics card, which is roughly of the same length as the R9 380X. The card is rumored to have a TDP of 300W, but you shouldn’t expect the card to be running too hot thanks to the powerful air-channel cooler.
Other key 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
– 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.
Further, the dual-GPU will boast of around 12 TFLOP of Single Precision compute performance, fastest GPU solution in the world, inside of Tiki. AMD claims these Radeon powered, console sized DirectX 12 and VR ready PCs are 8 times more powerful than the XBOX One and PS4.
AMD is expected to unveil its Radeon R9 Fury X2 at Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2016, which kickstarts on March 14 until March 18 in San Francisco.