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.

ArchitectureGCN 1.2
Pipelines3584 - unified
Core Speed1000 MHz
Memory Speed500 MHz
Memory Bus Width4096 Bit
Memory TypeHBM
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0)
Transistor Count8900 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesMantle, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, CrossFire, PowerTune, ZeroCore, HD3D, TrueAudio
Date of Announcement16.06.2015
InformationPCI-E 3.0


3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

F1 2019

F1 2019

ultra 1920x1080
79  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
62  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
38.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
ultra 1920x1080
38.9 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
51.6 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
22.5 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
ultra 1920x1080
56.8  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
45.6  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
28.3  fps    + Compare