The ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 Fury graphics card has been revealed, showcasing the first proper custom design for a Fiji based card. The STRIX Radeon R9 Fury is a high-end graphics card which will be hitting the market on 10th July. The reference price set for the Radeon R9 Fury is $549 US while the custom designs will push prices above the MSRP to around $599-$629 US. The $649 US market is already a competitive zone with GeForce GTX 980 Ti and the Radeon R9 Fury X already battling out in the 4K performance section. The Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury has also leaked been leaked which you can see here.
ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 Fury Graphics Card Pictured - DirectCU III Cooling Comes To Fiji
The ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 Fury is based on the same DirectCU III cooler which has been featured on the ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 390 series and the STRIX GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics cards. These cards are currently the flag ship solutions from AMD and NVIDIA. AMD recently introduced their Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card which also is their first card to feature HBM memory. The card was designed to be a reference only offering but it is going to change with the FIji Pro based Radeon R9 Fury which will adopt non-reference designs with customized PCBs and high-end coolers. These full sized, air cooler boards will deliver better cooling and overclocking compared to reference boards which we saw on the Radeon R9 Fury X.
Now let's talk about the card itself, the STRIX Radeon R9 Fury is based on the Fiji Pro graphics chip. This chip has been in the talks since the last couple of days and the specifications are simply a cut-down version of the top Fiji XT chip. The Radeon R9 Fury comes with 56 compute units, these amount to 3584 stream processors, 64 Raster operation units and 224 texture mapping units. The engine clock for the reference AMD Radeon R9 Fury is maintained at 1000 MHz which is 50 MHz slower than the Radeon R9 Fury X. The GPU churns out a total of 7.2 TFlops of compute performance as mentioned above which is around the same league as the GeForce GTX Titan X. We don't have any specific clock speeds for the ASUS STRIX model but they are most likely configured around a factory overclock (out-of-box).
The card also features 4 GB of HBM VRAM that is clocked at a 500 MHz (1.0 Gbps data rate). The memory runs across a 4096-bit bus interface has has a bandwidth of up to 512 GB/s. The card can stick to the same power configuration of dual 8-Pin connectors and has a board power of 275W. Display outputs include three display connectors, a single DVI and a single HDMI port. The card will have support for next generation APIs such as DirectX 12 and supports Freesync, VSR and Frame Rate Target Control.
The STRIX Radeon R9 Fury is a beautiful card to look at, it has the DirectCU III cooler that accommodate a large heatsink block fitted with several Direct Touch heatpipes that make contact to the GPU and HBM. The heat is channeled through the multiple 10mm heatpipes and dissipated in the large aluminum fin block which is then cooled off by three triple-wing blades that can operate at 0dB. The card also feature Super Alloy II power and a large backplate to keep things nice and clean on the back. The card takes up dual slots when equipped and has a lot of muscles for upcoming gaming titles. Expect more cards to be revealed ahead of launch on 10th July.