AMD’s Fury X has hit retail shelves in limited quantities, but it certainly doesn’t represent the entirety of the new GPU line. We’ll be seeing Fury X2, the Fury Nano and just the fury released over the coming weeks, but there’s been a lot of speculation just what these cards contain.
Starting out with the Radeon R9 Nano, there’s a report circulating hinting the card will be based on the full Fiji core, meaning there’ll be 4096 shaders, 64 ROPS and 256 texture units powering the thing. But in a unit so small, something has to give – and it looks like that something will be the core clock.
The Fury X runs at a rather nippy 1050MHz, but AMD have promised the Nano will put out around 85 to 90 percent of the performance of its larger brother, which might hint at the final core clocks of the card. There’s also a chance we’ll see some of the larger and bulkier power distribution of the card too.
It’s purpose isn’t necessarily for the bleeding edge – rather it’s for those who demand very high performance, but also require it to come in a small form factor.
|SPECS||Fury X2||Fury X||Fury||Nano|
|GPU||2x Fiji XT||Fiji XT||Fiji Pro||Fiji|
|Shaders||4096 x2 (8192)||4096||3584||4096|
|GCN Compute Units||64 x2 (128)||64||56||64|
|Render Output Units (ROPS)||64 x2 (128)||64||64||64|
|Texture Mapping Units (TMU’s)||256 x2 (512)||256||224||256|
|GPU Core Clock||?||1050Mhz||1000+||Lower|
|Memory||4GB HBM1 x2||4GB HBM1||4GB HBM1||4GB|
|Memory Interface||4096bit x2||4096bit||4096bit||4096Bit|
|Memory Frequency||500Mhz x2||500Mhz||500Mhz||500Mhz|
|Memory Bandwidth||512GB/s x2 (1024GB/s)||512GB/s||512GB/s||512GB/s|
|Performance (SPFP)||Over 17 TFLOPS||8.6 TFLOPS||?||?|
Moving on to the R9 Fury, and supposedly the GPU will feature 3584 stream processors, cutting the number of GCN units from 64 of the Fury X to 56. TMU’s also see a reduction, to 224; but unsurprsingly we’re left with the same 64 ROPs.
Strangely, AMD are allowing AIBs (AMD’s board partners, such as say Sapphire) to have their way with the Fury’s cooling design, compared to the Fury X where AMD have very strict specs which manufactures must adhere too.
It’s a rather impressive lineup as I’m sure you’ll agree – and currently there’s no clear winner between either the Fury line up or the high end Nvidia GPU’s. The ‘winner’ of this graphics card generation will likely come down to price, features and drivers – all of which is good thing for the end customer.