AMD R9 Fury X2 launching in December

AMD R9 Fury X2 launching in December

AMD R9 Fury X2 launching in December

 

 It looks like AMD will soon be releasing their newest and fasted GPU, a dual Fiji monster called the AMD R9 Fury X2. The GPU is currently rumored to be released in December and is already known to have been sent to developers and other industry insiders. 

The AMD R9 Fury X2 is essentially two R9 Fury X GPUs on a single PCB, offering 2X the theoretical performance and coming water cooled as standard. 

  AMD R9 Fury X2 launching in December  

 

With the Fury X2, AMD is aiming to boost 4K-performance with up to 80%, according to internal documents. Both Fiji-XT GPUs in the Fury X2 will have clock speeds of up to 1GHz while the stacked 8GB of HBM will run at 500MHz. It’s worth noting that the Fury X2 will supposedly not work on 32bit Windows, but let’s be honest, if you’re getting a video card like this, you’re probably running a 64bit OS anyway. A full list of specifications, courtesy of WCCFtech, can be found below.

 

GPU  Fiji XT x2 (Gemini)

Stream Processors

8192

GCN Compute Units

128
Render Output Units 128
Texture Mapping Units 512
GPU Frequency Up to 1GHz
Memory 8GB HBM (4GB per GPU)
Memory Interface 8192bit (4096 per GPU)
Memory Frequency 500MHz
Effective Memory Speed 1Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 1 Terabyte per second
Cooling Solution Liquid cooling
Performance (FP32) 16.38 TFLOPS
TDP Approx. 375W
GFlops/watt Approx. 43.7
Launch Price TBA
Launch Date November/December 2015

 

 

DICE’s Johan Andersson, the chief architect of the companies Frostbite Engine has already received a pre-release version of AMD’s R9 Fury X2, but as you can see from the tweet above, he has not had the best experience with this early model. 

 

AMD R9 Fury X2 launching in December  

It will be very interesting to see how this monster GPU performs when it releases next month, and how Nvidia will respond to this release. Does Nvidia have a Dual GTX 980Ti or Titan X coming?

 

You can join the discussion on AMD’s R9 Fury X2 on the OC3D Forums.