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AMD recently released the AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X GPU, the most advanced and innovative GPU ever created for the enthusiast market. Using a revolutionary new stacked configuration of high-bandwidth memory (HBM), the Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card represents a paradigm shift in GPU design in the chip previously codenamed “Fiji.”  The Radeon R9 Fury X GPU launched a couple of weeks ago and has achieved strong reviews and astonishing demand.

 

Now comes the Fury -- the AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury GPU to be exact. The air-cooled Radeon R9 Fury GPU will be available starting Tuesday, July 14th from select add-in card suppliers, and will include the ASUS Strix Radeon™ R9 Fury and the Sapphire Tri-X Radeon™ R9 Fury graphics cards.

 

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The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X and Radeon R9 Fury GPUs share many similar features and capabilities, starting with the revolutionary High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) which is engineered to deliver extreme bandwidth and performance for unbelievably “real” 4K and VR gaming experiences. Co-developed by AMD with industry partners, this is truly a marvel of engineering, delivering more than 3x the bandwidth per watt than GDDR5 along with a 4096-bit memory interface for incredible new advances in power and efficiency – the most innovative “total solution” GPU available today. The Radeon R9 Fury GPU delivers 60% more memory bandwidth over GDDR5 powering extreme performance and bleeding-edge technology - a true GPU paradigm shift – for achieving high-frame rates and smooth gameplay.

The AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury GPU joins our new generation of powerful Radeon R9 Series graphics cards ready for high resolution gaming today as well as the DirectX® 12 games of tomorrow:

 

R9 FURYX

R9 FURY

R9 390X

R9 390

R9 380

GPU ARCHITECTURE

28nm

28nm

28nm

28nm

28nm

API SUPPORT

DirectX® 12, Mantle, OpenGL® 4.5, Vulkan™, OpenCL™ 2.0

DirectX® 12, Mantle, OpenGL® 4.5, Vulkan™, OpenCL™ 2.0

DirectX® 12, Mantle, OpenGL® 4.5, Vulkan™, OpenCL™ 2.0

DirectX® 12, Mantle, OpenGL® 4.5, Vulkan™, OpenCL™ 2.0

DirectX® 12, Mantle, OpenGL® 4.5, Vulkan™, OpenCL™ 2.0

HIGH-BANDWIDTH MEMORY (HBM)

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

 

Virtual SUper resolution (VSR)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

AMD FreeSync™ technology

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

AMD liquidVR™ technology

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

4K RESOLUTION SUPPORT

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

FRAME RATE TARGET CONTROL (FRTC)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DDMA AUDIO

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

HDMI (WITH 4K, STEREO 3D, DEEP COLOR & X.V.COLOR™)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

AMD POWERTUNE TECHNOLOGY

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

AMD ZeroCore Power Technology

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

AMD TRUEAUDIO TECHNOLOGY

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

AMD EYEFINITY TECHNOLOGY10 (MAXIMUM DISPLAYS)

Up to 6 displays with DisplayPort MST hub

Up to 6 displays with DisplayPort MST hub

Up to 6 displays with DisplayPort MST hub

Up to 6 displays with DisplayPort MST hub

Up to 6 displays with DisplayPort MST hub

AMD HD3D Technology

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

VIDEO CODEC ENGINE (VCE) (WITH H.264, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, VC-1 & BLU-RAY 3D)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

GPU CLOCK SPEED

Up to 1050 MHz

Up to 1000 MHz

Up to 1050 MHz

Up to 1000 MHz

Up to 970 MHz

MEMORY BANDWIDTH

512 GB/s

512 GB/s

384 GB/s

384 GB/s

  1. 182.4 GB/s

MEMORY INTERFACE

4096-bit HBM

4096-bit HBM

512-bit GDDR5

512-bit GDDR5

256-bit GDDR5

MEMORY AMOUNT

4GB HBM

4GB HBM

8GB GDDR5

8GB GDDR5

Up to 4GB GDDR5

STREAM PROCESSING UNITS

4096 (64 Compute Units)

3584 (56 Compute Units)

2816 (44 Compute Units)

2560 (40 Compute Units)

1792 (28 Compute Units)

REQUIRED POWER SUPPLY CONNECTORS

2x 8-pin

2x 8-pin

1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin

1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin

2 x 6-pin

AMD CROSSFIRE™ SUPPORT12 (MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GPUS AND CROSSFIRE BRIDGE INTERCONNECT REQUIRED)

4, no

4, no

4, no

4, no

2, no

FORM FACTOR

Full height, dual slot, liquid-cooled

Full height, dual slot

Full height, dual slot

Full height, dual slot

Full height, dual slot

*Discrete AMD Radeon™ and FirePro™ GPUs based on the Graphics Core Next architecture consist of multiple discrete execution engines known as a Compute Unit (“CU”). Each CU contains 64 shaders (“Stream Processors”) working in unison.

 

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury GPU, like others within the AMD Radeon™ R9 300 family, is built on AMD’s GCN Architecture for unified graphics processing and computing, allowing it to achieve higher utilization, enabling improved performance and efficiency. This results in higher frame rates in the latest games at high resolutions and at the highest settings. In fact, the AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury GPU supports Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) that automatically re-renders games at higher resolutions (up to 4K) and then dynamically rescales them for HD displays at higher quality and details.

 

What’s more, the AMD Radeon R9 Fury GPU is architected for immersive virtual reality gaming, enabling liquid-smooth images with high frame rates and low latencies for a smoother and a more comfortable VR experience thanks to AMD LiquidVR™ technology.

 

This is to whet your appetite as there’s a lot more to the AMD Radeon R9 Fury GPU! Whether you’re looking to experience a different reality through virtual worlds, be ready to play a next generation DirectX® 12 game or play your favorite current game in 4K resolution at ultra-settings, the AMD Radeon R9 Fury GPU is ready to rock your world.

 

Get more details about the AMD Radeon R9 Fury graphics series at http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/desktop/r9

 

Jay Marsden is the Communications Manager for Consumer/AIB Graphics at AMD. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.

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Star Wars™ Battlefront™ is arguably the most anticipated game of the year, and personally I can’t wait to shoot some Rebel scum on Hoth. I was one of the lucky people who got to see the first PC gameplay a few weeks ago, and I can’t remember a time when I was more excited about a game launch than I am now for Star Wars Battlefront.

 

If you thought you have to wait until November to play the game, guess again!

 

AMD is bringing the first-ever hands-on with Star Wars Battlefront on PC to gamers at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego. A few days from now, in a 1,000 square foot demo area at Nerd HQ, powered by AMD graphics, fans can immerse themselves in their Star Wars battle fantasies by going hands-on with Walker Assault. Fans will be able to fight in epic 40-player battles in Walker Assault, where Rebels must destroy the Empire’s onslaught of AT-AT’s by calling in Y-Wing bombers. Imperials will need to protect their Walkers while utilizing their mighty weaponry to crush the Rebel objective, all while experiencing stunning, photorealistic visuals as only a PC powered by AMD graphics can provide.

 

If you saw our livecast where we launched our new AMD Radeon™ R9 and R7 300 series products, Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, Senior Producer at DICE on Star Wars Battlefront, came on stage with us and showed the world the very first footage taken from the PC version of the game, and talked about what an incredible journey it’s been for the team at DICE working to bring the Star Wars universe to life. In her own words: “Star Wars Battlefront immerses players in an iconic interstellar landscape. In order to do justice to such a complex, stylistic universe and replicate the source materials as closely as possible, we had to enhance our in-house Frostbite engine to fully articulate our vision. AMD helped optimize that engine for the PC, bringing the galaxy far, far away to life in even more detail with support for a range of technologies that make it the best possible experience on PC.”

 

 

Of course Sigurlina announced a few weeks ago that Star Wars Battlefront on PC will support 4K resolution gaming When you factor in all of the goodness AMD Gaming Evolved will bring to the title – like native support for AMD Eyefinity multi-monitor technology*, Virtual Super Resolution for better image quality1, AMD FreeSync™ technology for stutter- and tear-free gaming2, and AMD CrossFire™ multi-GPU technology* – the game experience is going to be crazy good. And that’s just the stuff we can talk about right now!

 

So there you have it – if you want to get your hands-on experience with the game, stay tuned at https://twitter.com/EAStarWars. For gamers interested in early DLC access, pre-order the title at http://starwars.ea.com/starwars/battlefront/buy. Star Wars™ Battlefront™ will be available for purchase on November 17, 2015 through EA Origin™.

 

 

Antal Tungler is a PR Manager for AMD. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.

 

 

 

  1. AMD’s Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) feature is offered by the AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X, R9 390 series, R9 380, R7 370, R7 360, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 series and R9 285 graphics cards and is designed to automatically re-render games at higher resolutions and dynamically rescale them for HD displays at higher quality and visual details. Check with your system manufacturer for specific capabilities. GRT-8
  2. AMD FreeSync™ technology is designed to eliminate stuttering and/or tearing in games and videos by locking a display’s refresh rate to the framerate of the graphics card. Check with your component or system manufacturer for specific capabilities. AMD FreeSync™ technology compatible monitor, AMD Radeon™ Graphics and/or AMD A-series APU compliant with DisplayPort™ Adaptive-Sync required. AMD Catalyst™ 15.2 Beta (or newer) required. Adaptive refresh rates vary by display; check with your monitor manufacturer for specific capabilities. A list of supported hardware and compatible monitors is available at www.amd.com/freesync

*Learn more at www.amd.com/featuredetails