AMD unveils Radeon R9 Fury, R9 300, R7 300-series graphics cards

AMD logoAMD's highest-specification graphics cards have been replaced by a new frontrunner, with the chip producer also revealing a collection of more moderate graphics cards. The new R9 Fury series is headed up by the Fury X, a card that is claimed to not only have the highest GPU memory bandwidth ever, but also manages to scale the card's length down to an extremely small 7.5 inches.

The R9 Fury X GPU uses High-Bandwidth Memory integrated onto its Fiji GPU, providing 60 percent more memory bandwidth over GDDR5 and and a 4096-bit memory interface. Using 4096 stream processors, it has a core clock of up to 1,050MHz, 512GBps of bandwidth, 256 texture units, and a pixel fill rate of 67.2GPps. The GPU also manages to provide three times the performance per watt in a heavily reduced PCB surface area, allowing the card to take up less physical space.

AMD unveils Radeon R9 Fury, R9 300, R7 300-series graphics cards

The card is easily capable of handling 4K video and virtual reality, with it including support for DirectX 12, Vulkan, Open GL 4.5, and Mantle, while AMD Eyefinity 3x1 with 1440p FreeSync-enabled monitors will allow gamers to play in a 6K-resolution panorama. On the back are three DisplayPort outputs, accompanied by a single HDMI.

To match its small stature, making it suitable for compact PC builds, the card also uses a black-nickel aluminum exoskeleton and soft-touch aluminum plates with liquid cooling instead of the normal oversized plastic fan covering. The next card down, the Fury, will use the same construction as the Fury X but will use air cooling and will drop some of the specifications down.

A third card, the R9 Nano, uses the same chip and HBM as the other two Fury cards, though few details have been provided about its specifications. What is known is that it will be an even shorter 6 inches in length. Another card is also planned this fall under the Fury name, using two Fiji GPUs.

R9 Fury X cards are expected to start shipping from June 24, priced at $650, while the R9 Fury will sell for $550 and will go on sale from June 14. The R9 Nano is expected to ship in the fall, for an unknown price.

Taking a step down from the Fury, the R9 300 series are all claimed to be capable of 4K gaming, use Virtual Super Resolution to recreate 4K graphics on a 1080p display, and support for DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan, and LiquidVR. Performance isn't as high as the Fury cards, partly from using GDDR5 instead of HBM, with the top card having 8GB of memory and 2,816 stream processing units. The R9 390X, 390, and 380 will cost $430, $330, and $200 respectively.

Lastly, the R7 300 series is more of an entry-level range of modern cards, touting high frame rates for 1080p and 1440 displays. Support for DirectX12, OpenGL 4.5, and Vulkan is also touted. The R7 370 will cost $150 when it becomes available on June 18, while the R7 360 is the cheapest of the group, coming in at $110.

Source: Electronista

Tags: AMD, Radeon, videocards

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