First Liquid Cooled AMD Radeon R9 Fury Non-X Coming Soon – This Or A Fury X?
We have only seen a handful of AMD AIB partners announce Radeon R9 Fury cards so far. None of which featured liquid cooling, until now. XFX has just teased an upcoming Radeon graphics card on twitter, something that looks a lot like a Radeon R9 Fury X but actually isn't. We've just reported that AMD is prepping a dual GPU "Fury X2" 17 teraflop monster of a graphics card just in time for the holidays. But it seems AMD isn't the only company looking to shake things up with new Radeon graphics card launches.
The graphics card shown above is actually a Radeon R9 Fury, that's right not a Fury X. One can tell through some very subtle differences between it and the Radeon R9 Fury X. Like the I/O bracket for example which is not ventilated on the XFX Radeon R9 Fury X but is on the XFX Radeon R9 Fury shown above. AMD doesn't allow any of its partners to change the design of the R9 Fury X, including the I/O bracket.
Thankfully a thorough examination and a keen eye for detail isn't going to be necessary to quickly figure out that this is indeed a water cooled R9 Fury rather than a Fury X. Because as it happens we can just take a look at the leaked photo of the box which clearly states "R9 Fury". Where as the box for XFX's R9 Fury X clearly states "R9 Fury X".