At E3 2015, AMD & PC Gamer co-presented the “New Era of PC Gaming” event, featuring the latest AMD has to offer, as well as talks about the future of PC Gaming with VR looming around, and with high resolution content and displays are already around.
AMD’s Fury Series, not to be mistaken for the R9 390X, has seen official daylight, and boy the card looks really good. On paper, it is equipped with a 4GB of HBM interface (4096-bit bust width), 4096 Stream Cores, and will feature 1.5x performance per watt difference to the R9 290X. The Fury will come in 3 flavors – The Fury X which is watercooled, The Fury which is an actively cooled card via air, and the Fury Nano which is a compact version, and will be the smallest of the Three cards with a single 8-pin PEG power connector. All cards will feature at least 3 Display Port, and a Single HDMI port (not sure if 2.0) for future proofing and high resolution display compatibility.
AMD also announced a fourth version, which is a dual GPU card – Probably going to be named as the Radeon Fury X2. Nothing much has been revealed so far except for the PCB with 2 Fuji GPUs, a flat real estate which is a sign that it’s going to be cooled via liquid, a PLX chip connecting both GPUs, and 2x 8-pin PEG power connectors which on paper should provide 375W of power together with the PCI-E slot.
Pricing should be competitive, as AMD marks the Radeon R9 Fury X at $649USD, while the air cooled Radeon R9 Fury comes in at $549USD. These cards will be available this coming June 24th at retailers worldwide and reviews should be released anytime soon. No words about the availability of the R9 Fury Nano yet, as well as its pricing.