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AMD Radeon R9 Fury

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.

ManufacturerAMD
R9 Fury Series
Radeon R9 Fury 3584 @ 1000 MHz4096 Bit @ 500 MHz
CodenameFiji
ArchitectureGCN 1.2
Pipelines3584 - unified
Core Speed *1000 MHz
Memory Speed *500 MHz
Memory Bus Width4096 Bit
Memory TypeHBM
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0)
Power Consumption275 Watt
Transistors8900 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesMantle, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, CrossFire, PowerTune, ZeroCore, HD3D, TrueAudio
Date of Announcement16.06.2015
InformationPCI-E 3.0
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Power Consumption - FurMark 1.18 GPU Stress Test Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
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min: 340     avg: 340 (93%)     median: 340 (93%)     max: 340 Watt
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
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100%
min: 175     avg: 175 (32%)     median: 175 (32%)     max: 175 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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min: 23381     avg: 23381 (100%)     median: 23381 (100%)     max: 23381 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 319815     avg: 319815 (83%)     median: 319815 (83%)     max: 319815 Points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda

2017
high 1920x1080
59.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
51  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
27.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Resident Evil 7
high 1920x1080
132  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
53.6  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
38.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Watch Dogs 2
high 1920x1080
68.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
43.4  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
27.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dishonored 2
ultra 1920x1080
57.3  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
30.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
high 1920x1080
100  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
92  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
54.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Titanfall 2
ultra 1920x1080
117  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
61.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Battlefield 1
ultra 1920x1080
102  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
46.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mafia 3

Mafia 3

2016
high 1920x1080
42  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
20  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided
high 1920x1080
72.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
35.6  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
25.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
No Man's Sky
high 1920x1080
69  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
39  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
35.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.