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# 1Val` Jun 18 2015, 04:41 AM
AMD R300 Graphics Processor Unit's.


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If you've built a gaming PC lately, there is a good chance that you purchased an NVIDIA graphics card and Intel processor, due to exceptional performance over competitors. Both of those companies make great products. Unfortunately for AMD, consumers have been ignoring their products for quite some time. Understandable given that the company's products over the last few years have been unable to keep up with the competition. Especially since the launch of Nvidia's Titan X and 980 GTX Ti GPU's.


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This year, however, AMD has been roaring back to relevance and possibly dominance. It announced the value-focused A10-7870K APU and then the awesome 6th generation A-Series notebook processors. Today, the company continues on an upward trajectory as it announces the Radeon R9 Fury, Fury X, Fury Nano and the R9 and R7 300 Series graphics cards. All are DirectX 12 capable and Windows 10-ready. If you are an enthusiast gamer for 4k gaming and beyond, the Fury X is for you.


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The Fury X is the first GPU in the world to feature High Bandwith Memory. AMD explains that Fuyry X "brings to market the highest GPU memory bandwidth ever, pioneered by a consortium led by AMD, High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) integrated on-chip delivering 60 percent more memory bandwidth over GDDR5 along with unprecedented 4096-bit memory interface. The Radeon R9 Fury X GPU delivers more than 3x the performance per watt of GDDR5 in 94 percent less PCB surface area, producing ultra-enthusiast-class performance in a mere 7.5 inch (19cm) board".






  • AMD RADEON R9 FURY X $649 - June 24
  • AMD RADEON R9 FURY $549 - June 24
  • AMD RADEON R9 390X $429 - June 18
  • AMD RADEON R9 390 $329 - June 18
  • AMD RADEON R9 380 $199 - June 18
  • AMD RADEON R7 370 $149 - June 18
  • AMD RADEON R7 360 $109 - June 18


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# 2~AngelOfDeath~ Jun 18 2015, 05:21 AM
Design of the card looks interesting, we will see how this will be working in practice. But still that won't be good opponent for Nvidia.

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# 3Val` Jun 18 2015, 09:07 AM
It will because Nvidia overprice their flagship GPU's by a lot. AMD have been behind a while but I think this series is going to give them back the crown. Personally I can't wait for Benchmarks, should be up next 24-48 hours. Performance per dollar the R390x and Fury should put the 980 Ti and Titan X in trouble. Supposedly the R390x($650AU) will perform the same as the 980 Ti($1100AU), and hopefully the Fury($1000AU) shits all over the Titan X($1600AU-wtf?) for a lesser price. We'll find out very soon.


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# 4Maru Jun 29 2015, 17:46 PM
I was of the understanding AMD tailored to the low budget audience where as Nvidea was for the slightly more affluent? Does this new series change that.

Also are games optimised to one or the other? You see a lot of "plays best on nvidea/AMD" on game cases and animations upon start up.

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# 5Paranoid Kamikaze Jun 29 2015, 21:21 PM
QUOTE(Maru @ Jun 29 2015, 10:46 AM) *

I was of the understanding AMD tailored to the low budget audience where as Nvidea was for the slightly more affluent? Does this new series change that.

Also are games optimised to one or the other? You see a lot of "plays best on nvidea/AMD" on game cases and animations upon start up.

AMD's new series either trades blows or is better than their Nvidia counterpart.

Yes, some games are better on Nvidia and some AMD. Titles that use Gameworks are more Nvidia tailored and the AMD optimized games are usually from EA and a few other studios such as Relic. They pretty much all even up after driver fixes though so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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# 6Val` Jul 1 2015, 02:55 AM
Dam what a fail launch lol. Up to the R390s are all rebrands of the 290, just higher clocks and stuff.

The Fury X benchmarks also dissapointing. It cant keep up with the GTX 980 Ti on 1080p and 1440p, but its pretty badass at 4k, think thats where the HBM kicks in. It basically matches the GTX Titan X at 4k and costs $600 AU less lol.


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# 7Paranoid Kamikaze Jul 1 2015, 21:17 PM
QUOTE(Val` @ Jun 30 2015, 19:55 PM) *

Dam what a fail launch lol. Up to the R390s are all rebrands of the 290, just higher clocks and stuff.

The Fury X benchmarks also dissapointing. It cant keep up with the GTX 980 Ti on 1080p and 1440p, but its pretty badass at 4k, think thats where the HBM kicks in. It basically matches the GTX Titan X at 4k and costs $600 AU less lol.


No, they're not rebrands. They're refreshes. A rebrand is the same card with a new sticker on it.

The manufacturing changed which allowed them to achieve higher clocks, they have slightly better power management, and they have more Vram. Seriously, the R9 390 has more than double the amount of Vram than the GTX 970 (cause it has 3.5 tongue.gif).

The Fury X benchmarks were done with old drivers. It's performing better with the newer updated drivers and will probably get better as more driver updates come considering it's a new technology.

As for the 980 Ti, it's having huge driver issues right now. Incredibly unstable and crashing constantly. Hopefully that gets fixed up.

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