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Gaming like an eSports pro requires talent, ambition and of course plenty of practice, but you also need to have the right combination of hardware. In League of Legends, one moment of stuttering can be the difference between life and death, so gamer's need serious graphics power. But nobody wants to drag an elephant-sized PC to the LAN tournament; you also need something small, sleek, portable and capable to bring your best game.

 

Earlier this year, AMD joined with professional gaming team FNATIC as its official processor sponsor and to provide robust and slim hardware that its players can trust. But you don’t need to make the team to use the same great gear; gamer's can easily build a similar system to what FNATIC players count on in the eSports arena.

 

  Built with the high-performance AMD A10-7860K processor including capable Radeon™ R7 graphics for world class online gaming, the platform delivers incredibly smooth performance, offering up to 79 frames per second (average) at full HD 1080p resolution in some of the most popular online games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends and World of Tanks.

 

System configuration details below

 

With its quad-core CPU and powerful graphics combined on one efficient chip, the A10-7860K enables all of this power to fit in a tiny, attractive, and easy-to-transport case. AMD FreeSync™ technology also eliminates image tears and choppiness for the smooth game play needed for victory.

 

The A10-7860K features full DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ supporting current titles, as well as next-generation game titles, and comes fully-featured with support for up to three displays in multi-monitor Eyefinity, Microsoft® Xbox Game™ streaming through Windows® 10, and high-resolution H.265 video playback and encoding acceleration. So whatever your gaming need, AMD has got you covered.

 

While we can’t help you improve your aim or give you cat-like reflexes, AMD can provide you with great performance thanks to high clock rates and built-in Radeon R7 graphics, ensuring a smooth, immersive experience in some of the most popular online and eSports games right out of the box. May you strike first and last.

 

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To learn more about AMD hardware and key features:

 

Jay Marsden is a PR Manager for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. 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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System Configurations for E-Sports Gaming Performance:

* Low settings, 2XAA

** AMD Internal lab testing as of Jan. 25, 2016 on Microsoft Windows 10 using an AMD A10-7860K processor, 2x4GB of DDR3-2133 RAM, on an ASUS A88X-PRO motherboard using the Catalyst 16.1 Graphics Driver.

All games were run at Full HD 1080p with various detail settings. The system achieved 45fps avg. in DOTA2, 50fps avg. in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and 79fps avg. in League of Legends. GV-26

As part of the recent excitement generated by the AMD Capsaicin event held during GDC 2016, the world discovered that AMD is at the heart of 83% of the exciting Virtual Reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) systems market worldwide.1  From traditional bastions of gaming, such as consoles and discrete graphics cards inside gaming PCs, to incredible innovations such as the wireless Sulon Q head-mounted display powered by an AMD FX-8800P APU, AMD is demonstrating the prowess needed to drive the immersive experiences of VR.

 

The last piece of the VR puzzle is to understand where today’s AMD desktop platforms fit into the broad VR ecosystem. In fact, HTC recommends the AMD FX™ 8350 as a processor that’s capable of driving the HTC Vive VR headset - a fantastic and very accessible entry point to a VR-capable PC. Simply select your VR recommended discrete GPU to enable your VR experience.

 

Valve, the game developer behind incredibly popular games such as DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Half-Life, recently released the SteamVR performance test so that gamers can find out how capable their hardware is for Virtual Reality workloads.

 

VR Ready

In our testing, we found that many of our popular desktop processors can meet the High or Very High fidelity performance levels needed to earn the SteamVR performance test VR Ready moniker:

 

AMD Processor

GPU

SteamVR Test Fidelity

AMD FX™ 9370
AMD FX™  8370
AMD FX™  8350
AMD FX™  6350

Radeon™ R9 Fury

GeForce GTX 980

Very High

Radeon™ R9 390

GeForce GTX 970

High

 

With zero dropped frames and no CPU bottlenecked frames, the AMD FX 8-core/6-core processors listed above deliver the performance needed to earn the “VR Ready” rating.

 

VR Capable

Decades of PC gaming have taught us that there’s a wide spectrum of capable hardware to choose from, and that you don’t need to spend top dollar in order to have a worthwhile experience. VR is no different. The highest-end hardware will provide the highest visual fidelity, but you can get a great experience from a midrange PC as long as you pair it with a capable graphics card designed to maximize your VR experience - then adjust visual detail levels appropriately. The SteamVR performance test also indicates where a more mainstream PC can be considered “VR Capable” for these hand-tuned VR gaming experiences, some of which we have indicated below:

 

AMD Processor

GPU

SteamVR Test Fidelity

A10-7890K

A10-7860K

AMD Athlon™ X4 880K

Radeon™ R9 380

GeForce GTX 960

Medium

 

Again, all these combinations caused no CPU bottlenecked frames, ensuring the discrete GPU is working hard to deliver the best VR experience it can. A VR Capable rated platform is also able to be upgraded to “VR Ready” status by upgrading the discrete GPU – our testing shows an A10-7890K platform can be upgraded to Very High fidelity by using a GeForce GTX 980 graphics card, for example.

 

The Bottom Line

PC users shouldn’t assume they need to replace their PC to try out VR, and folks who want to build a brand-new system to experience virtual reality may be pleasantly surprised to learn that the AMD FX™, Athlon™ X4, and A10-series processors are viable platforms to enjoy this new, incredible, and immersive medium. Our testing is not designed to be exhaustive, so if you have a combination not listed above, go ahead and try out the SteamVR performance tool and share your results with us on your favorite social media platform, and tag it #AMDVR.

 

Learn More

For more information on this or other AMD products check out these resources:

  • Learn more about the AMD processors here
  • Learn more about Radeon™ Graphics here
  • Learn more about AMD LiquidVR™ here
  • Become a fan of AMD on Facebook
  • Follow AMD on Twitter

 

Till next time - GET MORE with AMD Processors!

 

Jay Marsden is a Communications Manager 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.

 

Additional Information:

  1. According to Jon Peddie Research as of March 11, 2016, AMD is estimated as powering 83% of the total addressable market for dedicated VR HMDs.
  2. AMD Test System configurations for all SteamVR results: AMD FX™ 9370 4.4GHz, AMD FX™  8370 4.0GHz, AMD FX™  8350  4.0GHz, AMD FX™  6350 3.9GHz, A10-7890K 4.1GHz, A10-7860K 3.6GHz, AMD Athlon™ X4 880K 4.0GHz, Motherboard: ASUS A88X-PRO, 8GB RAM, Win10 pro 64-bit , AMD Driver 15.301.1801.1001, Nvidia Driver 10.18.13.6200

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AMD has always believed that PC users should GET MORE from their hardware, and has demonstrated this by delivering innovation and value at every opportunity.  Today we are excited to announce the new AMD A10-7890K APU which is the fastest AMD desktop APU released to date, with 1.02 TFLOPS of theoretical compute performance1. In addition, we’re announcing the new AMD Athlon™ X4 880K, the fastest multi-core AMD Athlon™ processor ever released with a 4.2 GHz maximum turbo clock rate.2

 

Not only do these new processors represent a new high-water mark in the AMD Athlon™ X4 and A-series processor lines, but they come bundled with AMD’s most exciting, near-silent cooling solutions to date.

 

The New A10-7890K APU with AMD Wraith Cooler

The A10-7890K APU has been paired with the top-of-the-line AMD Wraith Cooler to deliver a potent combination of performance, near silent operation, and stylish illuminated shroud for a premium experience. Gamers will be able to take advantage of great performance thanks to high clock rates and built-in Radeon™ R7 graphics, and have a great immersive experience in some of the most popular online and eSports games right out of the box.

 

Best-In-Class Online Gaming with AMD Radeon™ Graphics

The A10-7890K can provide smooth gaming at full 1080p HD with high details enabled in some of the world’s most popular online games

AMD’s fastest APU, Ever…

Not only is the AMD A10-7890K a great performer for your games, but it is feature rich to support today’s and tomorrow’s applications.  AMD APUs combine the power of AMD processors with the performance of discrete Radeon R7 class graphics in one convenient SoC and support DirectX® 12, OpenGL, Vulkan™, and FreeSync™, in addition to Microsoft® Xbox One™ game streaming.

 

New AMD A10-7890K Processor Specifications:

CPU Cores

4

GPU Cores5

8

Max Turbo / CPU Frequency

4.1/3.9 GHz

GPU Frequency

866MHz

TDP Class

95W

Thermal Solution

AMD Wraith Cooler

L2 Cache

4MB

Build it the way you want

With support for DDR3-2133 and higher with AMD Memory Profiles; get smoother gaming when you connect an AMD FreeSync™ technology-enabled monitor, take advantage of unlocked3 AMD CPU and GPU Cores, and be  able to upgrade to the latest PCIe® Gen 3 Graphics Cards to enable performance gaming at ultra-HD resolutions.

 

The New AMD Athlon™ X4 880K with Near-silent 125W AMD Thermal Solution

We’ve gotten some very positive feedback about the capable AMD Wraith Cooler’s impressive thermal performance, so we decided to make the same, capable hardware available to the new AMD Athlon™ X4 880K processor. Introducing the near-silent 125W AMD Thermal Solution, for when results are all that matter: featuring the AMD Wraith Cooler’s near-silent operation and capable thermal performance, without the illuminated shroud.7,8

The AMD Athlon™ X4 880K delivers on all counts. It’s the fastest Athlon™ X4 processor that AMD has ever produced, with four cores and a maximum 4.2 GHz turbo clock; it has the new near-silent 125W Thermal Solution, with power to spare for this processor’s 95W TDP; and its multiplier unlocked, allowing users to exercise a highly configurable power and performance curve via AMD OverDrive™ software.3

 

Smooth 1440p and 4K Online Gaming Performance

You can pair the AMD Athlon™ X4 processor with a low-cost Radeon™ R7 360 discrete graphics card for excellent 1080p online gaming performance, but this hardware has the chops to go even further: the AMD Athlon™ X4 880K can propel a moderate Radeon™ R7 370-class graphics card into smooth 1440p and even 4K frame rates on some of the most popular online games in the world, at high detail settings with anti-aliasing enabled.

AMD Athlon™ X4 processor Specifications:

CPU Cores

4

Max Turbo / CPU Frequency

4.2/4.0 GHz

TDP Class

95W

Thermal Solution

Near-silent 125W AMD Thermal Solution

L2 Cache

4MB

The A10-7870K, Now including the New, Near-silent 125W AMD Thermal Solution

We also thought our existing A10-7870K APU could use some love, so we’ve replaced the existing cooler with the new near-silent 125W AMD Thermal Solution without raising the price. That means that A10-7870K buyers can now benefit from AMD Wraith Cooler-class near-silent operation and capable thermal performance, just without the illuminated shroud. 7,8

When can I buy?

The new AMD A10-7890K,  and Athlon™ X4 880K processors and thermal solutions, and the AMD A10-7870K with its new 125W Thermal Solution are planned to be available for sale at the end of March 2016 at select retailers/e-tailers and participating system vendors

 

Learn More

For more information on this or other AMD products check out these resources:

  • Learn more about the AMD A10-7890K,AMD Athlon™ X4 880K, and AMD A10-7870K here
  • Learn to build an A10-7890K system video guide here
  • Become a fan of AMD on Facebook
  • Follow AMD on Twitter

 

Till next time - GET MORE with AMD A-series Processors!

 

Jay Marsden is a Communications Manager 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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Additional Information:

Vulkan and the Vulkan logo are trademarks of the Khronos Group Inc.

 

  1. As of December 15, 2015, based on nominal clock rates, the A10-7890K has a maximum theoretical compute capacity of 1017.984 GFlops and scores 6259 in Passmark CPUMark. The previous fastest AMD APU is the A10-7870K which has a maximum theoretical compute capacity of 1011.584 GFlops and scores 5997.2 in Passmark CPUMark. GV-23
  2. The Athlon X4 880K has the highest clock rate of any Athlon that AMD has made to date. As of December 15, 2015, the Athlon X4 880K has a maximum turbo clock of 4.2 GHz. The previous fastest APU is the Athlon X4 970K, with a maximum turbo clock speed of 4.1 GHz. GV-20
  3. AMD’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware.
  4. AMD Internal lab testing as of Feb. 16, 2016 on Microsoft Windows 10 using an AMD A10-7890K processor, 2x4GB of DDR3-2133 RAM, on an ASUS A88X-PRO motherboard using the Catalyst 16.1 Graphics Driver. All games were run at 1080p resolution with the following settings: DOTA2 was set to high textures, high shadows, render quality 100%, with AA enabled; Counter Strike:GO was set to highest detail settings with 8x MSAA; and League of Legends was set to highest detail settings with AA enabled. The system achieved 54.5fps avg. in DOTA2, 54.8fps avg. in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and 98fps avg. in League of Legends. GV-27
  5. AMD APUs based on the Graphics Core Next architecture contain CPU cores and GPU Cores on the same silicon. A GPU Core on an APU contains 64 shaders (“Stream Processor”) working together.
  6. AMD Internal lab testing as of Feb. 16, 2016 on Microsoft Windows 10 using an AMD Athlon X4 880K processor, 2x4GB of DDR3-2133 RAM, Radeon R7 370 graphics card, on an ASUS A88X-PRO motherboard using the Catalyst 16.1 Graphics Driver. All games were run at 1440p and 4K with the following settings: DOTA2 was set to high textures, high shadows, render quality 100%, with AA enabled; Counter Strike:GO was set to highest detail settings with 8x MSAA; and League of Legends was set to highest detail settings with AA enabled. At 1440p resolution the system achieved 77fps avg. in DOTA2, 126.7fps avg. in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and 26.1fps avg. in League of Legends. At 4K resolution the system achieved 72.4fps avg. in DOTA2, 66.9fps avg. in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and 170.1fps avg. in League of Legends.  GV-28
  7. Product only available when bundled with select AMD processors.
  8. Subject to use according to product specifications. The AMD S3 cooler (near-silent 125W AMD Thermal Solution) has a maximum noise level of 39dbA. The AMD D3 cooler, which the S3 Cooler has replaced on certain CPUs, has a maximum noise level of 52 dbA. WTH-4

Want to build a high-performance gaming PC for the newest, demanding game titles like Star Wars™ Battlefront™?   A gaming rig that delivers smooth, stutter-free graphics and overclocking doesn’t have to cost a fortune. All users deserve an exceptional gaming experience regardless of budget. So whether you’re looking to upgrade your current AMD build or start a new one, AMD has got you covered with this cost-effective combination for smooth, high-performance gaming for 1080p and beyond.

 

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AMD RADEON™ R9 380X GRAPICS CARD

The AMD Radeon R9 380X card is an ideal choice for smooth, high-performance gaming at 1080P and above, and is ideal for the games of today and tomorrow, with full support for DirectX® 12.   

 

Advanced features allow you to maximize performance, including:

 

AMD FX™ 8370 CPU

Want to take your PC’s performance capabilities up a notch? Try upgrading to an AMD FX processor! With the AMD FX 8370 CPU, you get higher clocks than the Intel i54. And it is the only Unlocked Clock Multiplier processor at its price point for configurable power and performance5. The AMD FX 8370 CPU is the ideal option for those who like to push their PC’s performance.

And with eight CPU cores, it is ready to take full advantage of DirectX 126.

 

AMD 990FX Chipset

With support for up to four AMD Radeon™ GPUs with AMD CrossFire™ technology, an AMD 990FX enabled motherboard is an excellent fit for your AMD FX processor, and the ultimate PC build. The chipset also supports USB 3.1 Type A for improved bandwidth, and AMD OverDrive™ for full performance and optimization tuning controls for your platform.

 

AMD FreeSync Monitors

With a FreeSync enabled display, you’ll never have to worry about image-tearing or choppy game play getting in your way. And the availability of new entry-level monitors for 1080p gaming and beyond like the 24” AOC G2460PF mean that FreeSync just got even more accessible!

 

Whether you’re an aspiring AAA game champion, eSports legend or more of a casual gamer, AMD offers a full spectrum of hardware delivering exceptional value to help improve immersion, and allow you to reach your full gaming potential in today’s most demanding titles.

 

All of these components are available for to buy right now on Newegg:

 

Jay Marsden is a Communications Manager 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.

 

Additional Information:

 

Additional hardware (e.g. Blu-ray drive, 4K monitor, TV tuner, wirelessly enabled HDTV) and/or software (e.g. multimedia applications) are required for the full enablement of some features. HD Video display requires an HD video source. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems - check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.

 

  1. AMD’s Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) feature is offered by the AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series, 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.
  2. Frame rate targeting is offered by select AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series, AMD Radeon™ R9 and R7 300 Series graphics and is designed to reduce heat, noise and power consumption by letting users set a target frame rate for their games and applications.  Confirm supported technologies with your component or system manufacturer for specific capabilities before purchase.
  3. 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.
  4. As of November 12, 2015, Intel’s fastest Core i5 processor is the Core i5-6600K with a maximum turbo clock rate of 3.9 GHz, while AMD’s FX 8370 has a maximum turbo clock rate of 4.2 GHz. DTV-62
  5. As of November 12, 2015, the AMD FX 8370 ($200 on Newegg) is the only unlocked processor between the AMD FX 8350 ($170 on Newegg) and the Intel Core i5-4690K ($240). DTV-63
  6. DirectX 12, Vulkan or Mantle application support required

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If you’ve researched any displays or TVs recently, you’ve undoubtedly read about the benefits of 4K. And while 4K gaming is certainly growing in popularity, one in three PC Gamers on Steam still have 1080p as their primary resolution. Do you demand a smooth, true-to-life, premium 1080p online gaming experience? Whether you’re an avid eSports athlete or first person shooters are more your beat, you don’t need to break the bank. The AMD Radeon R7 370 graphics card is specifically engineered for 1080p and the ideal choice for gamer's, giving you all the features and technologies you want.

 

Some AMD Radeon™ R7 370 partner designs (clicking a link will take you to a 3rd party site):

 

XFX AMD Radeon™ R7 370 4gb Double Dissipation – Info here

 

Gigabyte GV-R737WF2OC-2GD AMD Radeon™ R7 370– Info here

 

MSI AMD Radeon™ R7 370 4GB – Info here

 

PowerColor AMD Radeon™ R7 370 4GB – Info here

 

Asus Strix R7 370 – Info here

 

HIS R7 370 IceQ X² OC– Info here

 

Sapphire NITRO AMD Radeon™ R7 370 – Info here

   

Visiontek AMD Radeon™ R7 370 – Info here

 

 

 

Online Gaming Supremacy

The AMD Radeon™ R7 370 presents a new class of GPU for online gaming with high-performance features and technology. The Radeon R7 370 GPU provides unparalleled 1080p GPU performance in its price range.

 

Thanks to advanced features like Virtual Super Resolution (VSR), gamer's can experience quality that rivals 1440p, even on a 1080p display. With the Frame Rate Target Control feature, you can fine-tune your graphics with real-time frame rate control by targeting a frame rate during game play, which can reduce GPU power consumption.

 

Other key features include:

 

  • 256-Bit Memory Bus: High-bandwidth bus interface delivers the performance needed at higher resolutions.
  • Up to 4GB GDDR5 Memory: Play the advanced texture-rich games, and keep pace with ever-increasing memory requirements and frame buffer demands with up to 4GB of fast GDDR5 high-performance memory.
  • AMD Eyefinity Technology: Expand your view and connect up to six displays simultaneously on a single GPU for panoramic gaming at its best.

 

Best-in-Class Gaming

What’s more, the Radeon R7 370 GPU offers class-leading performance in top game titles

 

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              Benchmarks run on Intel Core i7 5960X, Gigabyte X99-UD4, 16GB DDR4-2666MHz, 1920x1080, High Settings

 

Future API Support

With the recent launch and available free upgrade* of Windows® 10 from Microsoft®, many gamers are wondering what that release means for their hardware performance. The Radeon R7 370 GPU is ready for high-resolution gaming today as well as the DirectX® 12, OpenGL® 4.5 and Vulkan games of tomorrow.  Microsoft’s new technology enables great performance and dramatically improved GPU and CPU multiprocessing and multi-threading performance thanks to Asynchronous Shaders and Multi-threaded Command Buffer Recording for more efficient rendering of richer and more complex scenes.

 

You’ve heard it from us before – No guts, no glory. With the AMD RadeonR7 370 graphics card, you’ve got both. With advanced features and intense visual realism, you’ll be stepping up your game (pun intended) in no time.

 

Specifications:

Process

28nm

Stream Processors

1024

Compute Units

16

Engine Clock

Up to 975 MHz

Compute Performance

  1. 2.00 TFLOPS

Texture Units

64

Texture Fill-Rate

  1. 62.4 GT/s

ROPs

32

Pixel Fill-Rate

  1. 31.2 GP/s

Z/Stencil

128

Memory Configuration

2GB/4GB GDDR5

Memory Interface

256-bit

Memory Speed / Data Rate

Up to 1,400MHz / Up to 5.6Gbps

Memory Bandwidth

Up to 179.2 GB/s

Power Connectors

1 x 6-pin

Typical Board Power

110W

PCIe® Standard

PCIe® 3.0

4K Resolution Support

Yes

API Support

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

Virtual Super Resolution (VSR)

Yes

Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC)

Yes

Power Technology

AMD PowerTune, AMD ZeroCore Power Technology

 

Learn more about AMD Radeon R7 300 Series products at http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/desktop/r7

 

Jay Marsden is 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.

 

* Free Upgrade Offer from Microsoft – Get a free upgrade to Windows® 10 for qualified new or existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1 devices that upgrade in its first year! And even better: once a qualified Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, Microsoft will continue to keep it up to date for the supported lifetime of the device, keeping it more secure, and introducing new features and functionality over time – for no additional charge. Visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-10/about for more information. Terms and conditions apply.

 

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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.