AMD Fiji Graphics Card Shown Behind Closed Doors at Computex

With all of the tech media at Computex we expected to hear some news or leaks about AMD’s upcoming Fiji graphics card. As we talked about earlier the flagship called will be called Radeon Fury and AMD internally is calling it Fury X. Behind closed doors at Computex an AMD partner was showing the card to journalists.

AMD Radeon Fury X

Being that the card going to be called “Radeon Fury” the entire Radeon R300 line will be rebrands. So the Radeon R9 390X will simply be a rebrand of Radeon R9 290X with 8GB of GDDR5 memory and possibly higher clock frequencies.

Behind closed doors the card was being displayed, but of course there are not photos as they were not allowed. The PCB is short as expected and like what we’ve seen from the leaked shots of the card. AMD is able to save space by no longer placing the memory on the PCB itself, but on the interposer next to the GPU. The card’s VRM has therefor been moved closer to the GPU. There are a total of six power phases with two 8pin PCI-Express power connectors. So in theory the card can draw up to 375 Watts of power. The cooler of the card is made by CoolIT.

The installed memory on the card was confirmed at 4GB. Clock speeds of the GPU and memory were not revealed. Like “Hawaii” cards the Radeon Fury cards will have a BIOS switch. Display outputs include HDMI 2.0 and three DisplayPort 1.2 ports. The estimated size of the GPU is 520 mm².

In its current state the card is not operational. It could be switched on, but no image would appear on the screen. The board partner did sort of hint at performance, the Radeon Fury will apparently be slower than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. AMD is currently still working to optimize higher clock rates and making adjustments the the drivers.


Source: Hardwareluxx | News Archive

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