[EXCLUSIVE] AMD’s Fiji XT Based Card ‘Radeon R9 Fury X’ Smiles for The Camera – Interposer and PCB Size Revealed

Usman Pirzada
Posted Jun 3, 2015
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Hype about AMD’s upcoming Fiji XT based graphic card, the alleged Radeon R9 Fury X, is at an all time high and we have something more to add to the flames. Here are some exclusive renders and details about the upcoming AMD flagship. The card is expected to release on 16th June but it looks like everything pertaining to it will be out beforehand (like always).

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Render Watercooled PCBA render of AMD’s upcoming Fiji XT based flagship. @WCCFTech and (Soon to be) AMD Public Domain

AMD R9 Fury X PCB and Interposer size revealed – Renders showcased

We know that the Fiji XT variant (at the very least) of the internally codenamed ‘Fury’ series will be watercooled. We also know that AMD is planning to release Fiji PRO powered graphic cards as well. If the internal nomenclature AMD is using right now makes it to the shelves then the full die will be called R9 Fury X while the cut die will be called R9 Fury. Both will have exactly 4GB of HBM memory. The card is powered by a 2x 8-pin connector but should have wattage less than 300 Watts.

The PCB of the graphic card is pretty small. Its actually just 19 cm in length. The reason for this is pretty simple, the power circuitry has been moved closer to the die. If you look at the first render you will notice that the chokes and capacitors of the power circuit are much closer to the die than usual. Usually there is a layer of GDDR5 memory in between, something that is completely absent here (obviously). However, while there is no memory layer, the interposer compensates by being pretty damn huge. It measures 55mm by 55mm for a total area of 30.5cm^2. The Fiji die itself should measure around 480-540mm^2 (reverse engineering it from the pictures). A single HDMI 2.0 and 3 DisplayPorts (1.2) are present. Given below is another render of the watercooled FijiXT based graphic card:

R9 Fury X Draft Render Fiji XT GPU
The R9 Fury X will be AMD’s strongest card in the lineup and will be poised to target the TITAN-X. Matt Skynner CVP of AMD has also stated that the card is the ‘fastest GPU in the world’ so anticipation is building up to unprecedented heights for the Fiji launch. Regardless of how good the card performs, the thing that makes or breaks the Fury lineup will be the pricing strategy. AMD has always priced its products very fairly and a ‘watercooled-world’s-fastest-GPU’ at the right price will sell like hot cakes.

 WCCFTechAMD Radeon Fury X
AMD Radeon Fury
AMD Radeon R9 390X
AMD Radeon R9 290X
GPU Code NameFiji XTFiji PROHawaii XTHawaii XT
GPU Cores / Shaders4096TBD28162816
Memory
4GB Stacked HBM4GB Stacked HBM8GB GDDR54GB GDDR5
Memory  Frequency1.0Ghz1.0Ghz6.0Ghz5.0Ghz
Memory Interface4096 Wide IO4096 Wide IO512bit GDDR5512bit GDDR5
Total Memory Bandwidth512GB/S512GB/S384GB/S320GB/S
GPU  Clock Speed1.05GhzTBD1.05Ghz1Ghz
Compute Performance8.5TFLOPS*TBD5.9TFLOPS*5.6TFLOPS
Launch PriceTBDTBDTBD$549
* Estimated from core count and clock speed.

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