The Fury X from AMD will on its way to give a tough competition to 980Ti, proved to be efficient than its counterparts available in the market till date. They also introduced 300-series GPUs that will replace the existing ones. It was not a surprise when AMD announced that their latest graphics cards will be sold out under the brand name of Fury. Ending the rumours in the market, last day AMD officially announced the names, price and certain specifications of those. Here I am giving a chart showing various specs and features of various variants of Fury along with a comparison to Nvidia 980Ti
|Dual Fury||Fury||Fury||Fury Nano||Nvidia 980Ti|
|Core Clock (MHz)||–||1050||1050||–||1000|
|VRAM Bus (Bit Width)||2*4096||4096||4096||–||384|
|Availability||Fall||June 24||July 14||Late Summer||Now|
From the above we can clearly understand Fury and Fury X contain the same core hardware. But difference comes in their cooling system. Fury is air cooled, whereas the 7.5 inch sized Fury X utilizes the liquid cooling system, which would consume more power than usual. But when their prices are compared with that of Nvidia 980Ti, Fury seems to be worth more than enough since you can have almost double the specifications for the same price.
AMD declares that their Fury Nano will be a perfect card with size as small as 6 inches and with half of the TDP as that of 290X. They also stated that the clocks on those cards will be functioning more efficiently when compared to standard Fury X. This will be launched by the end of this summer. The other with Dual-GPU version will be launched soon.
What makes them different?
The new series Nano, Fury and Fury X will be utilizing High Bandwidth Memory which will replace GDDR5. The advantages that AMD figure outs include 3 times better performance per watt of GDDR5 and utilize only 94% less space than GDDR5 cards. Fury X will have 8.6 Tflops as against 5.6 of that of 290X, 4096 stream processors against 2816 of 290X and 8.9 billion transactions as against 6.3 billion of 290X. When coming to power management, Fury is 1.5 times better than that of 290X and Fury Nano is 2 times better than that of 290X.
When coming to the price, it seems that AMD gives much worth for what you pay for. The new R9 390X and R9 390 are tagged at $429 and $329 respectively. They both are loaded with 8GB GDDR5 memory. They both uses the same Hawaii GPU core just like the 290X or 290. They are also packed with clocks of 1050MHz and 1000MHz respectively for 390X and 390. The R9 380 is being tagged with $199 and is expected to have similar specifications as that of R9 285 with nominal improvements.
The R7 370 will be priced at $149 while the R7 360 will be available for $109. Both these cards will be liked by those who don’t go for high end games, but interested in less intensive games like League of Legends and Dota 2. R7 370 will be sporting with 2GB which will feature upto 4GB while R7 360 is with 1GB which will feature upto 2GB. All these are expected to hit the market by today itself. So go on and try yourself these cards and speed the compatibility of your PC to the maximum.