AMD announced new Radeon R9 300 series and R7 300 series graphics cards earlier this week, and while those graphics cards are interesting, there are nowhere as titillating as the Mack Daddy of AMD GPUs: Fiji. Fiji will find its way into three distinct products this summer: Radeon R9 Nano, Radeon R9 Fury, and the range-topping (and water-cooled) Radeon R9 Fury X. And we can’t forget other upcoming variants like this dual-Fiji board or the scrumptious Project Quantum. As we indicated previously, the water-cooled Radeon R9 Fury X will debut June 24 for $649, while the air-cooled Radeon R9 Fury will land on July 14 for $549.
Although we can’t yet bring you our full review on Fiji (don’t worry, it will arrive shortly), we can provide you with the following official spec sheet for the Radeon R9 Fury X:
The specs shouldn’t be too surprising for anyone that has been following Fiji for any length of time, and as you can see, the chip is built on a 28nm process. Other specs to take note of are the 8.6 TFLOPs of compute performance, 4GB of High Bandwidth Memory (we don’t need no stickin’ 8GB), and 275W power envelope.
And below, you’ll find AMD-provided benchmarks for the Radeon R9 Fury X:
Again, please realize that these are benchmarks that AMD has run themselves. Manufacturer benchmarks tend to show their products in the best possible light, but these early results look promising. The 4K gaming performance shows the Radeon R9 Fury X outpacing the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti in all benchmarks (if ever so slightly in some cases) with the real outlier being Sleeping Dogs, in which we see a roughly 20 percent performance advantage for AMD’s latest and greatest.
To get a true picture of the performance profile for Fiji and its various incarnations, you’ll have to wait for the HotHardware review which will land next week. We’re working behind the scenes to bring you the best possible coverage on the Radeon R9 Fury X, and you won’t be disappointed.