AMD Radeon R9 Fury
The AMD Radeon R9 Fury is a high-end desktop graphics card. In 2015 it was the second-fastest model in the AMD lineup (after the Radeon R9 Fury X). As the flagship, the R9 Fury is based on the Fiji chip, but only 3,584 of the 4,096 shaders are activated. The chip is manufactured in 28 nm at TSMC and features the third generation of the GCN architecture (also known as GCN 1.2). Another similarity is the 4 GB of HBM graphics memory that is also clocked at 500 MHz (4,096 bit = 512 GB/s).
The gaming performance of the R9 Fury is slightly above a GeForce GTX 980 (desktop and notebook) at maximum details and in high resolution settings. By reducing details and settings, the GTX980 is able to pull ahead thanks to the more efficient drivers. However, this may change in future DirectX 12 games. Compared to laptop graphics solutions, the R9 Fury is slightly slower than two GeForce GTX 980M cards in SLI configuration (but without the micro-stuttering problems).
The Fiji chip fully supports DirectX 12 (feature level 12_0) in hardware and also integrates a new Unified Video Decoder (UVD). Like the Carrizo APUs, the R9 Fury is able to decode H.265 UHD videos on the chip. However, the HDMI outputs still only support HDMI 1.4 and therefore 4K at 30 Hz. HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, like the GeForce GTX 960, are not supported.
The power consumption is on a level with the faster AMD Radeon Fury X and rated at 275 Watt (typical). Therefore, a 750 W power supply is recommended. Compared to the GeForce GTX 980, the power consumption under load is noticeably higher and also the efficiency is not as good.
|Pipelines||3584 - unified|
|Core Speed||1000 MHz|
|Memory Speed||500 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||4096 Bit|
|Max. Amount of Memory||4096 MB|
|DirectX||DirectX 12 (FL 12_0)|
|Transistor Count||8900 Million|
|Features||Mantle, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, CrossFire, PowerTune, ZeroCore, HD3D, TrueAudio|
|Date of Announcement||16.06.2015|