AMD provides the new Radeon R9 Fury X in a beast of a box, but I don't think it's a good representation of what's inside. I really would've preferred to have something truly unique, like the metal briefcase that the R9 295X2 came in. Heck, I would've liked a box that the reference GTX 900 series comes in, as that case is actually pretty damn nice.
But, packaging isn't everything, right? Let's take a look at the card itself.
The Radeon R9 Fury X is definitely the best reference card AMD has ever released - at least in my eyes. The company has used an industrial design, which they call "professional, elegant, simple and modern", and I wholeheartedly agree.
It features a beautiful full metal construction, with the shroud using multiple pieces of aluminum die cast finished in both black nickel mirror gloss, and a unique soft touch black. The front of the Fury X is removable, with four hex screws that can be removed to unveil everything beneath. AMD has made the Fiji-based Fury X this way so that it allows customers to have the option of 3D printing, or CNC an alternate plate onto the card, giving it a totally custom look.
Another unique part of the card is something that we've seen on ASUS cards, is what AMD calls the 'GPU Tach'. The GPU Tach is a series of LEDs on the back of the card next to the two 8-pin PCIe power connectors that alert you to the power consumption of the Fury X at any given time. If the card is in idle, a single green LED will be lit, but as the power consumption of the card increases, as do the number of LEDs.
Another LED illuminated part of the card is something NVIDIA has been doing for quite a while with its GeForce cards, with AMD now illuminating with a glowing red "RADEON" logo on the top of the card for the entire time the card is in operation.
For power, the Fury X requires two 8-pin PCIe power connectors.
For display connectivity, we have three DisplayPort outputs and a single HDMI - which unfortunately, is only HDMI 1.4a - which is capable of just 4K at 30Hz, unlike HDMI 2.0 which can pump out 4K at 60Hz.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Quick Specs and Availability & Price]
- Page 2 [Packaging & Detailed Look]
- Page 3 [Card Specifications & Cooling Setup]
- Page 4 [Testing Method & Test System Configuration]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Synthetic]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - 1080p]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - 1440p]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - 4K]
- Page 9 [Performance Summary]
- Page 10 [Overclocking, Power Consumption and Sound Testing]
- Page 11 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- NVIDIA quietly intros new GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5X
- PS4 exclusive Days Gone delayed to April 2019
- Thronebreaker gameplay shows blend of RPG and CCG
- Path of Exile coming to PS4, ratings listing suggests
- Red Dead Redemption 2 listed for PC
- onboard LAN MAC 00:00:00:00:00:00 after BIOS update
- Intel Core i9-9900K 9th Gen Coffee Lake Review
- x79 compatibility with NVNe
- ASRock X399M Taichi Stuck on Splash Screen
- HP EX920 SSD Review - Mainstream Perfection
- OnDeck Launches ODX for Banks
- Adobe Announces Next Generation of Creative Cloud at MAX 2018
- Sharkoon PURE STEEL: Minimalist PC Case for High-End Hardware
- Xara Designer Pro X v16 has been released
- Endless Road: Indie roguelite card game now on Steam