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AMD Announces the Radeon R9 Fury Video Cards and R9/R7 300 Series

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Everything you have ever wanted to know about AMD's upcoming Fiji line of video cards has finally been unveiled, as AMD CEO Lisa Su announced the Radeon R9 Fury X, Fury, and Nano during E3. It was expected the cards would be formally shown off during the PC Gaming Showcase at E3 later tonight, but I guess AMD was just a little too excited. The Fury X is powered by the Fiji XT GPU with 4096 Stream Processors, 256 Texture Mapping Units, 64 GCN Compute Units, and 4GB of HBM memory on a 4096-bit interface. The Fury, meanwhile, has the Fiji Pro GPU with 3584 Stream Processors, 224 Texture Mapping Units, 56 GCN Compute Units, and the same amount of HBM and memory interface. Then we come to the Nano, which is a little lacking in its specifications other than a Fiji GPU.

The Fury X features an integrated, closed-loop water cooler that should be capable of some massive overclocks. Its engine clock is already at 1050MHz and the 4GB of HBM at 500MHz (but that pushes out 512GB/s of bandwidth). It has three HDMI ports and one DisplayPort, and is powered by two 8-pin PCIe connectors. The Fury is an air-cooled model with a 1GHz engine clock and 500MHz memory clock, which still puts out 512GB/s of bandwidth. Its connectors should be the same as the Fury X, although that and the power requirements aren't known. The Nano lives up to its name, as while the Fury X is 7" long and the Fury 10", the Nano is just 6" long. It's an air-cooled card that is half the size of the R9 290X, but with far more performance. Again, exactly how much performance is not known, but expect that to be revealed before long.

Alongside the R9 Fury X, Fury, and Nano, AMD also launched its R9 and R7 300 series of cards. All of these are rebrands from what should be the R9/R7 200 series, like the rumors stated, but AMD did not specify the exact names of the cores. Regardless, all R9/R7 300 series cards support DirectX 12 and the Vulkan API, so these rebrands have been heavily tweaked. The R9 390X and R9 390 feature 8GB of GDDR5, with the R9 380 packing 4GB of GDDR5. The R7 370 also features 4GB of GDDR5, while the R7 360 has 2GB of GDDR5 and a tiny size.

Now we come to the price and availability, at long last. The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X is priced at $649 and will arrive on June 24, the Fury is $549 and arrives on July 14, while the Nano is expected sometime later this summer for an unknown price. The R9 390X comes in at $429, the R9 390 at $329, the R9 380 at $199, the R7 370 at $149, and the R7 360 at a mere $109; pretty in line with the rumors. All the R9/R7 300 series cards are expected to launch this Thursday. Oh, and there's one other Fiji GPU card in the works, a dual-GPU card packing 8GB of HBM (4GB per core), but that won't be formally revealed until later this summer (or maybe tonight during the PC Gaming Showcase).

Source: PC World, WCCFtech, and KitGuru




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Voltes_5 on June 17, 2015 00:14

CEO Lisa Su was really excited about the products. I cant wait to see the Fury X reviewed and compared to the 980ti performance wise on 4K. I wonder how you would fit two of those Fury X on a case.

ccokeman on June 17, 2015 00:20

CEO Lisa Su was really excited about the products. I cant wait to see the Fury X reviewed and compared to the 980ti performance wise on 4K. I wonder how you would fit two of those Fury X on a case.

Carefully! 

 

Need a case that has fan openings in the top and rear or two on top! 

jdm_freek on June 17, 2015 01:08
I'm really glad to see AMDputting out something that gets nvidia attention now hopefully we see some price drops in the future
Voltes_5 on June 17, 2015 02:36

 

CEO Lisa Su was really excited about the products. I cant wait to see the Fury X reviewed and compared to the 980ti performance wise on 4K. I wonder how you would fit two of those Fury X on a case.

Carefully! 

 

Need a case that has fan openings in the top and rear or two on top! 

 

Yah, I stil am using one of those older TT Armor steel case. It had a huge fan on the top with a plastic housing, I removed it for better airflow, the rads could be placed on the top of the case, but the problem would be the length of the hoses. Problem is, I have not messed with any water cooling gear in years, had no reason to since I was able to air cool my cpu overclocks.

 

Looking forward on your reviews with the Fury X ccokeman.


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