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VisionTek showcases extreme AMD involvement, Fury X, R7 300, R9 300

Chris Smith | Jun 25, 2015 8:34 AM CDT

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.

Continue reading: VisionTek showcases extreme AMD involvement, Fury X, R7 300, R9 300 (full post)

Club 3D shows off its AMD Radeon Fury X, claiming world's fastest GPU

Chris Smith | Jun 25, 2015 4:27 AM CDT

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.

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AMD Radeon R9 Fury X works in 4-way CrossFire, and 8-way under Linux

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 24, 2015 9:02 AM CDT

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.

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X works in 4-way CrossFire, and 8-way under Linux

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.

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AMD Radeon R9 Nano is a tiny, HBM super-powered video card

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 22, 2015 3:41 AM CDT

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.

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AMD's dual GPU version of the Radeon R9 Fury X will be out this year

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 22, 2015 3:19 AM CDT

Exclusive: I've just run back to my hotel room after being at the Australian launch of the new Radeon 300 and Fury line of video cards, where AMD teased their new Radeon R9 Fury X, R9 Nano, and the PCB of a dual-GPU based on two Fiji cores using HBM. When I pressed AMD about a release date for the dual-GPU solution, we were exclusively told that it would be "this year".

With only six months of the year left, we should see AMD until what I'm predicting will be the Radeon R9 Fury X2 in November. I also pressed them about the name, but they said they weren't confirming that at this time.

But it was the PCB of the dual-GPU that I wanted to run to first, so while the rest of the Australian media and partners walked to the rear of the room to check out the Fury X-powered PCs and Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype headsets, I rushed the stage to get my hands on the PCB. You can see the PCB packs two Fiji GPUs, both rocking High Bandwidth Memory which you can see quite clearly.

Continue reading: AMD's dual GPU version of the Radeon R9 Fury X will be out this year (full post)

PowerColor shows off its PCS+ Radeon R7 300, R9 300 video card range

Chris Smith | Jun 22, 2015 2:29 AM CDT

Adding to the myriad of AMD Radeon Radeon R7 300 and R9 300 releases is that of PowerColor and its PCS+ series announcement, marking a long stint of AMD graphics manufacturing ranging back to 1997.

PowerColor shows off its PCS+ Radeon R7 300, R9 300 video card range

The PCS+ R9 390X/390 models come complete with 8GB of GDDR5 memory and 2816 stream processors adding to a 1060MHz and 1010MHz core clock respectively. As for cooling, PowerColor claimed in its latest press release that "the anodized back plate is attached to the back of the card to protect the components as well as helping to lower the temperature" in addition to a fan controller which ensures minimal RPM is upheld in low-use environments.

Supporting Virtual Super Resolution, FreeSync, Liquid VR and 4K resolution applications, the whole range of cards is expected to be released soon with no pricing currently listed.

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ASUS develops 0 dBA idle Radeon video cards

Chris Smith | Jun 22, 2015 1:31 AM CDT

If silent is what you're seeking, ASUS has now shown off its Radeon R9 390 and Radeon R9 390X cards featuring an all-new triple-fan STRIX DirectCU 3 cooling setup - this technology ensures that all the fans are switched off when the card is at idle, quoted by TechPowerUp as "common desktop / light-3D loads."

ASUS develops 0 dBA idle Radeon video cards

With this air cooler said to be identical to that seen in the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX, ASUS has developed a giant aluminum fin-stack heat sink, attached to the GPU by four 10mm nickel plated copper pipes and cooled by three 100mm fans.

Complete with a 50MHz core overclock when compared to the 1000 MHz reference, the R9 390 STRIX is slightly edged out by the 390X which sits at 1070 MHz compared to 1050 MHz reference.

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Are you ready for GIGABYTE's AMD Radeon R9 300 and R7 300 Series?

Chris Smith | Jun 21, 2015 11:29 PM CDT

Adding to the range of video cards on offer is GIGABYTE with its AMD Radeon R9 300 and R7 300 Series, running off its very own WindForce air cooling technology.

Are you ready for GIGABYTE's AMD Radeon R9 300 and R7 300 Series?

With the whole G1.Gaming range being factory overclocked, its GV-R736OC-2GD brandishes core speeds of 1200 MHz out of the box cooled by a single 90mm fan. This sits alongside the GV-R737WF2OC-2GD/4GD (2GB and 4GB models) which sits at a factory overclocked core speed of 1015 MHz and is cooled by a WindForce 2X setup.

The top of the range is pictured through the R9 390 and 390X, featuring 2-slot designs complete with 2 fan WindForce 2X cooling and running at core speeds of 1025MHz and 1060MHz respectively.

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AMD demos 11520x2160 Dirt Rally running from a single Radeon R9 Fury X

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 19, 2015 8:14 PM CDT

Our friends over at Legit Reviews were at the AMD event where the Radeon R9 Fury X was officially unveiled, taking in the beauty that is a triple 4K setup with a resolution of 11,520x2160.

The 11,520x2160 was powered by a single AMD Radeon R9 Fury X running Dirt Rally, with Legit Reviews adding that it "was pushing 60FPS" with AMD telling the site that two Radeon R9 290X cards, or a single R9 295X2 gets around 45-50FPS with the same resolution.

If you haven't heard about Fury X, it's powered by AMD's new Fiji architecture and uses High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). There's a 4096-bit memory bus with 4GB of HBM1 on it, with 512GB/sec of available bandwidth. We will have our Fury X sample arriving next week, so prepare for some very interesting tests to take place.

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AMD Radeon R9 390X cards in CrossFire use up to 800W of power at 4K

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 19, 2015 9:19 AM CDT

AMD released its Radeon R9 390X, and the entire Radeon 300 series this week, with our reviews on the SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 390X 8GB and MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming 8G already up and running.

But what we really wanted to see was the super enthusiast side of things, so we've tested out two of our 390X cards in CrossFire at 4K to see what the scaling is like on them. Well, we were more than blown away with the performance, with 4K 60FPS and above in every single one of our tests. But it was the power consumption that blew us away the most, with up to 805W of power being consumed by our setup.

Yes, 805W. Comparing this to the single Maxwell-based NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti in our test system, with the entire rig using 360W, this is a big difference. We found during our normal testing (Battlefield 4 at 1440p with the Ultra preset minus AA) the AMD Radeon R9 390X cards in CrossFire were consuming 760W, but during some of our testing (Shadow of Mordor) the cards were pushing up to 805W.

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