First Liquid Cooled AMD Radeon R9 Fury Non-X Coming Soon – This Or A Fury X?
What Makes This Fury Very Different
First Liquid Cooled AMD Radeon R9 Fury Non-X To Be Released By XFX
Now that we've established that this is invariably an R9 Fury, let's talk about what makes it different. Well first of all it's the first liquid cooled R9 Fury that we've seen so far. It also features a custom XFX frontplate and backplate. XFX hasn't revealed any clock speed or pricing details about the card, but I have little doubt that it's going to be one of the fastest and most expensive R9 Fury cards of the bunch.
Which brings me to one very interesting point. Liquid cooling is generally more expensive than air cooling and the custom liquid cooling solution that AMD has designed for the R9 Fury X is actually a very high-end single radiator solution. The 120mm high fin density radiator is a double thickness radiator, twice as thick as standard 120mm radiators. These double thickness radiators are normally found in $80 CPU cooling solutions like the Corsair H80i.The included fan with the Fury X is a Nidec/Scythe Gentle Typhoon, one of the quietest and very best pressure optimized radiator fans. AMD also designed a custom fanless cooling solution for the voltage regulator.
When all of that is taken into consideration it becomes clear that this is not just a run of the mill cooling solution. And if you were to actually look at similarly liquid cooled graphics cards in the market, like MSI's $740 liquid cooled GTX 980 Ti Sea Hawk for example, you'll find that it adds a huge $90 premium to the price tag and understandably so. Even though it's not fanless or not really as custom as the liquid cooling solution used for the R9 Fury X, it still added a considerable amount to the cost.
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