For those who are in the market for a super high end video card AMD will be launching the R9 Fury X on 06/24/2015 for an MSRP of $649.00. Personally, I have my bank account in order and will be buying one immediately so I hope to have some further impressions about it next week. Hopefully I’ll have it in hand by Thursday because I have that day off from work. I’ll need to install some benchmarkable games over the next few days…..
The R9 Fury X is going to be the first card to market with HBM memory – something completely different from what we’ve seen before with GDDR5 boards. Rather than forcing the memory speed through the roof AMD has widened the memory controller up to 4096-bit. The end result is that – even with relatively slow memory – the R9 Fury X will have more bandwidth than any other card on the market.
What do we have to look forward to? Currently reported we should see:
|GPU: Fiji with 4096 Stream Processors @ 1.00Ghz|
|Memory: 4GB @ 500Mhz 4096-bit|
|Memory Bandwidth: 512 GB/sec|
I’m worried about the 4GB of RAM and that it may impact performance, but leaked press-release benchmarks look very promising:
I’m willing to take the plunge to experiment Hurry up, June 24!