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TweakTown: How does the Fury-X perform in 2020 (Hint: Not Well)

I won't link the full charts as they are large, but I will quote their conclusion, and that it goes to show you that the Fury-X's 8.2 Tflops of compute power are meaningless when you consider the RX 590 packs 6.3 and 5500XT a mere 5.1.

https://www.tweaktown.com/articles/9476/amd-radeon-r9-fury-how-does-it-stack-up-in-2020-against-navi/index.html

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Re: TweakTown: How does the Fury-X perform in 2020 (Hint: Not Well)

Actually, I will post the 1920x1080 charts, there are 2560x1440 and 4K charts as well, but needless to say you won't be playing at those resolutions with the Fury X.

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: TweakTown: How does the Fury-X perform in 2020 (Hint: Not Well)

I have a Sapphire R9 Fury with 3 fans on it, 12" long and it a beast.

I have used the card at 1920x1080 and all games even now are playable. At 1920x1080 many games do not even load the R9 Fury that much, while some games are more demanding.

I also have the RX 480 8GB which is what I am using at present.

My R9 Fury does not work on my X570 for some reason but does work on the older X470. Both platforms are setup for benchmarking. I may build a new rig when the X670 surfaces with the Ryzen 4000 surface.

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colesdav
MVP

Re: TweakTown: How does the Fury-X perform in 2020 (Hint: Not Well)

I played at 4K with a pair of R9 Fury X in DX11 Crossfire and DX12 MultiGPU.
I played on single R9 Fury X at 2K on many games.
Let down by lack of driver support.
I bought them for Compute performance and because they work on ROCm and Blender though, which is not discussed at all. 

hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: TweakTown: How does the Fury-X perform in 2020 (Hint: Not Well)

colesdav wrote:

I played at 4K with a pair of R9 Fury X in DX11 Crossfire and DX12 MultiGPU.
I played on single R9 Fury X at 2K on many games.
Let down by lack of driver support.
I bought them for Compute performance and because they work on ROCm and Blender though, which is not discussed at all. 

BIOS and driver headaches seem to be the way with team red. Eventually cards like my RX 480 are sold in volume so the drivers tend to be better tuned.

last time I use dual cards was GTX 260 SLI. My GTX 690 is technically SLI but it is one card.

aside from my X470, i usually get boards for one video card and see what I can buy to leverage it

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colesdav
MVP

Re: TweakTown: How does the Fury-X perform in 2020 (Hint: Not Well)

Sure - Polaris sold well so lots of focus on the drivers. 

One video card should be enough for people not working on Compute ot Blender.
DX11 Crossfire is dead and not supported any more.
Latest AAA games that work will likely stop working in future as games are modified, since no AMD Crossfire support.
DX12 MultiGPU has little support and even less benefit.

colesdav
MVP

Re: TweakTown: How does the Fury-X perform in 2020 (Hint: Not Well)

Remember that R9 Fury X was fabbed on TSMC 28nm versus Polaris and Vega on Global Foundries 14nm, RX 590 on 12nm,  and now Navi on TSMC 7nm.
The process advantages from 28nm to 14nm is a large jump as is the jump from 14nm to 7nm.

hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: TweakTown: How does the Fury-X perform in 2020 (Hint: Not Well)

colesdav wrote:

Sure - Polaris sold well so lots of focus on the drivers. 

One video card should be enough for people not working on Compute ot Blender.
DX11 Crossfire is dead and not supported any more.
Latest AAA games that work will likely stop working in future as games are modified, since no AMD Crossfire support.
DX12 MultiGPU has little support and even less benefit.

none of the major engines today support dual cards anymore

so for gaming multiple cards do not make sense

the Intel Phi card is a power pig but useless for gaming, they are selling for < $99 on eBay for cards that were > $2000 a few years ago

hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: TweakTown: How does the Fury-X perform in 2020 (Hint: Not Well)

colesdav wrote:

Remember that R9 Fury X was fabbed on TSMC 28nm versus Polaris and Vega on GlobalFoundries 14nm, RX590 on 12nm,  and now Navi on TSMC 7nm.
The process advantages from 28nm to 14nm is a large jump, as is the jump from 14nm to 7nm.

back in the day when video cards were 55nm and needed 200W each, bought a Corsair TX850V2 to handle a pair of them. Back then many games were able to be improved with dual cards, but not all.

My RX 480 is 14nm but it is not a flagship card, it was cheap when I grabbed it with an eye on VRAM which seemed to be a bottleneck for gaming at 4K.

Now that I have results to work with, I can now see more clearly forward for my requriements.

Vega 56 cards are available with 8GB and Vega 64 cards also are available with 8GB VRAM. A vendor I saved on eBay has thousands of old video cards, he sent me a photo, card is dead not to worry he has lots of spares. He had a huge pile of RX 470 4GB which are not as powerful as my RX 480 so not much use but lots of potato rigs can use those old cards.

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pokester
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Re: TweakTown: How does the Fury-X perform in 2020 (Hint: Not Well)

I did get a long life out of my 7950 and 7970. No complaints and the drivers were never an issue either, at least pre-Wattman. It wasn't until Battlefield 1 that I ran into a game they could no longer play. I only got a year out of my RX 580 before I outgrew it. Never had a Fiji or Nano but their lesser brothers were darn fine cards too even without the higher bandwidth memory. 

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