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It looks like we can expect NVIDIA to unveil a few new professional-grade video cards in the coming months, with their latest drivers adding support for three new video cards.
These cards are the NVIDIA Quadro M5000, Quadro M4000 and Tesla M60. The Quadro M cards will most likely be unveiled at SIGGRAPH 2015 which kicks off on August 9, with both the M5000 and M4000 cards based on the GM204GL graphics processor. This will see NVIDIA shift from the Kepler-based GPUs to Maxwell-based GPUs, which should see a drastic drop in temperatures and power consumption.
Forbes' Jason Evangelho has kicked one of the most awesome things I've ever seen for video cards, where he started off by posting a picture of himself on his Facebook cuddled up to the HBM-powered AMD Radeon R9 Fury X.
AMD's Roy Taylor kicked in posting his own photo, and then offering $2 to the charity of Jason's choice for every picture, up until $500 is raised for the hashtag #guyscuddlingwithvideocards. Well, I have countless video cards here in my office, so I covered my daughter from head to toe in video cards and snapped the above photo! Great fun!
You can support Jason right here.
Featuring a reference clock of 1050 MHz core and 500 MHz (512 GB/s) HBM clocks, GIGABYTE's rendition of the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X video card is completely devoid of DVI connections.
Opting for DisplayPort, there is an included DP to DVI adapter within the packaging even though there is no direct port offered.
Available in the US for $649.99, this card further features the standard Fury X offerings of 4GB of HBM, a closed loop cooling system and 4,096 stream processors.
Adding to the myriad of announced AMD Radeon R9 Fury X video cards is PowerColor's offering, marking yet another year of AMD manufacturing, continuing since 1997.
Also featuring 4GB of High Bandwitdh Memory, PowerColor has released this card with a core speed of 1050MHz, a memory speed of 500MHz, a HDMI output, three DisplayPort outputs and with DirectX 12 support included.
A 3000RPM fan cools the all-in-one closed loop watercooling unit, a real time eight LED indicator helps keep you informed at all times as to what's going on inside this beast and this 7.5-inch card claims to pack memory into a 94% smaller space than previous renditions. Further supporting Virtual Super Resolution, FreeSync, Liquid VR, and 4K resolution, this card can be researched here.
If you're thinking about upgrading, maybe now is the time as VisionTek announces its launch of a Radeon R9 Fury X card alongside the R9 300 and R7 300 series - all made available from June 24th 2015.
Michael Innes, President of VisionTek is excited for this release, stating in a recent press release that "We are focused on alignment with PC Gamers and are excited to announce the new features embedded in AMD's Fury X design." Also interested in the advancement of Virtual Reality, Innes continued "We believe Virtual Reality will transform the way we experience and interact with our PC. We are embarking on a new universe of entertainment and the new VisionTek AMD powered cards create the required platform for launch."
Offering LiquidVR Technology, Freesync Technology and Virtual Super Resolution, these cards by VisionTek cater towards 1440p and 1080p gaming situations and all feature a similar styling scheme, brandishing a mainly-black color outlay with hints of red.
Adding to the list of announced AMD Radeon R9 Fury X cards is MSIs rendition, complete with "multiple LED lights located on the side of the card" as claimed in a recent press release. What are they for? "Some just for cool light effects, others to indicate the GPU intensity level."
Coupled with MSIs Afterburner software which enables users to dial in a sweet overclocking profile, the Fury X comes bundled with advanced fan speed controls based on GPU temperatures. Not only will this ensure your card stays nice and cool, but also very quiet.
Equipped with 4GB of High Bandwidth Memory there is unfortunately no release date or price announced.
Soon after the official global announcements came, Club 3D's AMD Radeon Fury X offering has also been unveiled, self-claimed as "the fastest GPU in the world and it's here to take your gaming performance to a completely new dimension."
Boasting High Bandwidth Memory, an all-in-one cooling system, 6K surround capabilities and a marketing spiel tailored towards 4K gaming, the Club 3D 4GB HBM AMD Radeon Fury X seems to be available for purchase immediately, or so as the press release eludes to.
If you're wanting one for yourself, we've been told that websites like Newegg and Amazon should have pricing listed, however after a quick look no results came back positive. Either you're going to have to wait or email them yourselves for a copy of this model.
A few days ago we were in Sydney, Australia for the AMD unveiling event for the new Radeon 300 series and the new Radeon R9 Fury X. During a Q&A session with AMD's Chief Gaming Scientist, Richard Huddy, we asked if the Radeon R9 Fury X could be used in 4-way CrossFire configurations.
Huddy replied saying that you can indeed use the Radeon R9 Fury X in 4-way CrossFire setups, but that the team has already played with 8-way setups under Linux. But, I also asked if it was a problem with the massive radiator that is attached to each Fury X, and that a 4-way CrossFire configuration would be quite hectic, even inside the biggest chassis.
AMD didn't seem to clearly answer the question, but noted that Fury X in 4-way CrossFire has been done before. We have secured ourselves a second Fury X for some CrossFire lovin', so expect some Fury X CrossFire scores in the coming days.
With 4K gaming starting to gain traction, MSI has released its new premium LED-laden GAMING SLI Bridge, complete with support for 2-way SLI on NVIDIA GTX 900 series video cards.
This metal shrouded bridge brandishes the MSI GAMING logo and looks like it will suit most red and black color scheme case layouts, marketed as best for use with MSI's own GAMING series of NVIDIA GTX 900 video cards.
Unfortunately, there was no announcement in the press release of 3-way or 4-way SLI bridges just yet, hopefully we'll have an update for you soon on upcoming products and the pricing of this handy tool.
Sure, the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X gets all of the attention, but I think one of the best video cards to be released this year is going to be the Fiji-based Radeon R9 Nano. I think we're going to see an entire new class of Mini-ITX-based PCs that will pack a serious performance punch, made possible by the R9 Nano.
The Radeon R9 Nano is a tiny little card, as long as the x16 PCIe port it goes into, and consumes just 175W of power from its single 8-pin PCIe power connector.
As you can see, it fits in my hand without a problem - which can't be said for any flagship video card on the market right now. Just imagine a super-powered Steam Machine or 4K-capable PC that can sit next to your PC, virtually silent, thanks to the HBM-powered R9 Nano.
And again from some different angles, and a tease of the single 8-pin PCIe power connector for just 175W of power consumption.