Radeon R9 FURY 

Released July, 2015
  • 1 GHz
  • 4 GB
7.9 Out of 10

Explore 3 desktops with the Radeon R9 FURY
Things don't look as good versus the GTX 980, though, as even the NVIDIA GTX 980 reference design is much quieter and custom designs offer a near-noiseless gaming experience; I'm thinking of ASUS GTX 980 STRIX and MSI GTX 980 Gaming.
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While the card introduces cool new technology like HBM and watercooling in a compact form factor, its performance is not high enough to conclusively beat NVIDIA's offerings, especially the factory overclocked models.
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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon R9 FURY

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 FURY
798.29 mHash/s
Radeon RX 480
602.96 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 FURY
140.17 mPixels/s
Radeon RX 480
120.11 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 FURY
3,359.5
Radeon RX 480
3,356.26

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 FURY
3,719.68
Radeon RX 480
3,714.84

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon R9 FURY
76.92

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon R9 FURY
434.44

Battlefield 4

Radeon R9 FURY
101

Crysis 3

Radeon R9 FURY
64.5

Reviews Word on the street for the Radeon R9 FURY


9.2
We dreaded the prospect of a dual-GPU card based on the "Hawaii" silicon, but were pleasantly surprised when the dual-GPU R9 295X2 turned out to be cooler and quieter than single-GPU NVIDIA chips.

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Performance

The performance gap suddenly widens as soon as we start looking at lower resolutions; 4K vs. the GTX 980 Ti: -2%, 1440p: -9%, 1080p: -14%, 900p.
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In addition, the card exhibits some coil noise, depending on the game and framerate, but it's definitely there, and combined, the two effectively overpower the fan's noise levels.
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Averaged over all our benchmarks we see a 7% performance lead over the reference GTX 980 at 1440p, which I'd recommend as the optimum resolution for the card.
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Applications

Sure, there will be lazy game developers that will fill all the VRAM up with unnecessary junk, but those games will be the exception, not the norm.
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This means you can build a compact low-noise gaming PC for the living room that has enough power to play all the latest games.
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In gaming, noise levels are very good, much lower than competing reference designs from NVIDIA.
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Gaming

NVIDIA's GTX Titan X is still 8% ahead, but the performance is extremely game dependent.
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So if you are thinking about 144 Hz 1080p gaming, the GTX 980 Ti is the way to go.
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With 40 dBA, gaming noise is reasonable due to the large fans, and the noise quality is also better than on smaller fans.
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Memory

For any memory standard (including HBM), memory speed/bandwidth and power draw don't scale linearly.
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It is complemented by a transfer of video memory from physical chips surrounding the GPU package - over 32-bit-wide data paths, each.
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This is what necessitates a new memory standard.
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Power

Furmark maximum power is high, but this test is mainly to determine the power limit and to generate the absolute worst-case power-draw value.
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Overall, AMD has caught up to NVIDIA Maxwell's power efficiency, getting close without beating it.
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Furmark maximum power only reaches 270 W, which suggests that ASUS has not increased the board power limit in their BIOS.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Fiji
Market Desktop
Clock speed 1,000 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 3,584
Texture mapping units 224
Render output processors 64
Compute units 56
Pixel rate 64 GPixel/s
Texture rate 224 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 7,168 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 500 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,000 MHz
Memory bus 4,096 bit
Memory 4,096 MB

noise and power

TDP 275W
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