AMD Radeon R9 Fury Officially Announced
It is official, AMD has finally announced the Radeon R9 Fury graphics card and the newest card has a cut-down version of the Fiji GPU.
The Radeon R9 Fury (non-X) comes with 4 GB of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) and it is priced at $549 US dollars. The announcement of the non-X Fury card makes it the newest member in the Radeon Fury lineup leaving the Fury dual-GPU and the R9 Nano graphics cards unannounced.
In Radeon R9 Fury, the cut-down version of the Fiji GPU 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 still clocked at 500MHz with a memory interface of 4096-bit. ‘The Fiji GPU’ has a 1000MHz reference clock.
The price has been carefully set, let’s assume that, at $549 USD which is slightly above the Geforce GTX 980’s price tag. Even though AMD Radeon R9 Fury has a performance edge over the Geforce GTX 980, it still is expensive. The Radeon R9 Fury outperforms in the GTX 980 in 4K/UHD 3840×2160 resolution.
Most graphics cards in the retail market, including Radeon R9 Fury X, are usually custom-made giving it a price edge, however, this non-customization is what makes the Radeon R9 Fury different. The Fury R9 is suitable for 4K/UHD with average settings for gaming however it is more of a 1440p gaming graphics card.
AMD Radeon R9 Fury hasn’t made it to popular retail listings as of yet. So the pricing seems a bit blurry of the custom versions. Radeon R9 Fury X couldn’t meet the demand but we are hoping this one does.